Renton River Days – Celebrating 26 Years in 2011
July 22 – 24, 2011, in Liberty Park
The 26th Annual Renton River Days will be a multi-day family festival and celebration of community pride. It is a time to gather with family, friends and neighbors and enjoy the amenities and activities which make Renton a great community in which to live, work and play. Originating in 1986, this celebration joins residents, businesses, organizations, and Puget Sound region tourists together for a wonderful variety of events, special features for kids, arts & crafts, recreation, food and stage entertainment. Liberty Park, in the heart of Renton, is the focal point for the festival. Cedar River Park is also host to many events in and around the Renton Community Center.
2011 Festival Highlights
Wednesday, July 20, Kick-Off Event, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Tea Palace in the Renton Highlands.
Thursday, July 21, Senior Day Picnic, Renton Community Center.
Friday-Sunday, July 22-24, Main Festival Weekend, Liberty Park.
Event hours in Libery Park will be: July 22, 11:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.; July 23, 10:00 a.m. – 8 p.m.; July 24, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Featuring an expanded KidZone (inflatables and numerous activity stations just for kids), two entertainment stages, Nibble of Renton, Art Market (arts and crafts booths), Renton Annual Art Show (juried fine art show at the Renton Community Center), Community Booths, Quilt Show (inside the Library), Chalk Art Contest (on the sport court), plus much more.
Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, Wenatchee Youth Circus Performs at Cedar River Park.
Joining the line up of events and activities over festival weekend, the Wenatchee Youth Circus will host three performances at Cedar River Park (the park just east of I-405, by the Renton Community Center and Henry Moses Aquatics Center). Show times will be Friday, July 22, at 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 23, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $1/pp for children under 18, and $2/pp for adults 18 and over. Tickets will be available for sale July 22 and July 23 in Liberty Park at the Festival Information Booth, and 30 minutes prior to each of the three show times at the Circus seating entrance in Cedar River Park.
Saturday, July 23, Parade
Begins at 10:00 a.m. on South 3rd St., Downtown Renton.
Sunday, July 24, Rubber Ducky Derby
Launched from the Houser Street Bridge at 4:30 p.m.
Renton River Days Celebrates 13 Years with Title Sponsor IKEA
This year marks Renton’s 26th annual festival and celebrates the 13th anniversary with IKEA as the festival’s Title Sponsor.
Since 1999, IKEA has been the Title Sponsor of Renton River Days. The IKEA-Renton River Days relationship has provided annual financial contributions at the highest level, print material graphic design, and store gift cards to support the festival’s many “sanctioned” events with contest prizes, art awards and appreciation of volunteers. Together with the support of all of the festival’s many sponsors, contributors and the City of Renton, the Title Sponsor relationship with IKEA has enabled Renton River Days to produce a quality, safe and family-oriented festival and continue its longtime tradition of offering virtually all its activities free to families and children. Please join us in thanking IKEA for 13 years of Title Sponsorship.