Cruz the Loop

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Cruz and RTR Car Show

The third annual Cruz the Loop has partnered with The Return to Renton Benefit Car Show to create a Hot Rod Weekend in Downtown Renton! July 6, 2019 the streets of downtown will feature good eats, live music, a beer garden, and the infamous Cruz of cars around the Renton Loop. 

Event registration is $30, including a unique Cruz the Loop t-shirt. Registration is open until the event starts and extra t-shirts may be purchased day of event. Registration can also be made by calling the Renton Community Center at 425-430-6700 and pressing 8.

Registrants can pick up their packets and stage their cars starting at 5 p.m. on July 6 at 200 Mill Ave. S. Further details will be emailed or mailed to registered participants prior to event date.

Spectating is always part of the Cruz, highly encouraged and free. Join the fun and cheer on the classic cars as they tour downtown Renton and reminisce about the days gone by.

Cruising the Loop First-Hand

Rob Shuey, a code compliance inspector with the City of Renton, met his wife Jackie while cruising. Together they reminisce about the night they met, the fun of cruising, and the life they have shared.

2017 Highlights


Pre-registration is underway and will continue until the event is full. The cost is $30 for pre-registration and day of registration at 200 Mill Ave S from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

What’s included with pre-registration? A 2019 Cruz the Loop t-shirt, a window cling, and a commemorative magnet. Day of registration includes the window cling. Cruz t-shirts may be purchased separately at Piazza Park.

Information packet and swag pick-up takes place on Cruz day Saturday, July 6 between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. in the staging parking lot of 200 Mill Ave S. Please enter via Houser Way N.

For more information call 425-430-6700 and press 8.

Cruz Route

A six block area stretching from Wells AvenueCruz'ing Route S. to Shattuck Avenue S. and from S. Second Street to S. Third Street will be closed to traffic from approximately 4 to 9 p.m.

The Cruz'ing takes place between the hours of 6 to 9 p.m. and starts in the parking area at 200 Mill Street.

Registered vehicles will re-create the route made popular in the 1950s, 60s and 70s by heading west on S. Second Street from the parking area, taking a left on Shattuck Avenue, another left on S. Third Avenue, a third left on Wells Avenue S., and continuing the Cruz circuit back onto S. Second Street with a final left turn!


This year’s entertainment will feature The Jon Casey Band who will be cranking out classic "Rock-n-Roll" hits in Piazza Park alongside our new beer garden sponsored by Rain City Catering. The beer garden is for ages 21 and above. Further entertainment details will be announced so stay tuned like a 426 Hemi.

History of the Cruz

A brief history of The Cruz;

  • It was the place to see and be seen in Renton back in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. 
  • Back then, we didn’t have Facebook or Instagram.This was our social network.
  • This was the “it” spot to show off your cars and the place to hang out with friends. 
  • Due to its popularity and the traffic congestion it generated, the city had to ban it for decades.
  • We’re bringing it back for this one day, so thanks for joining us relive the famous Renton Loop!

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