Exciting happenings are going on in the City of Renton, from free neighborhood BBQs, a wine and brews event, and live musical performances to car shows and Renton River Days!

Summer is the time for youth, activity, and celebration.

The warm weather and sunshine beckons us to get outdoors, explore, and have fun in the sun. What better way to do that than to enjoy the many activities going on here in Renton, where people, businesses and families thrive!

Kick off your summer with an outdoor BBQ! Free and open to the public. Join us at Cascade Elementary, located at 16022 116th Avenue SE from 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. on June 23rd. Bring the kids for some face painting, lawn games and hot dogs! Live music provided by Danny Godinez. For more information, click Neighborhood BBQs

The Wine and Brews Event is back! On June 24th, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Landing located at 810 N 10th Place, come sample great wine, beer, food, and live music from The Slacks Band-Pop & Rock Band while supporting a great cause: Communities in Schools of Renton – Tukwila. Must be 21+ and tickets are available $20.00 presale/$25.00 day of the event. For more information, click Wine and Brews Event.

And what is summer without time spent in the pool, splashing around with friends and family? Beat the heat at the Henry Moses Aquatic Center located at 1719 SE Maple Valley Hwy. Pool opens on June 24th for the 2023 season. It offers, lap pool, lazy river, wave pool, water play structure, and waters slides. There is fun for all ages with Half-Pint Splash-N-Play perfect for ages 6 months to 5 years, water walking and lap swim sessions that offers zero-impact exercise for ages 18+, and open swim sessions for all ages. For more information on pricing and schedule click Henry Moses Aquatic Center.

One of the first Cities in King County to celebrate Juneteenth

Come celebrate, Reclaiming our Greatness Juneteenth celebration at Liberty Park, located at 1101 Bronson Way on June 25th from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Hosted by Elevate PR Management and Renton Residents for Change come and enjoy 14+ performances and community speakers, 40+ vendors and food trucks, a job fair, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, photo booth, bouncy houses, face painting and so much more! For more information, click Reclaiming our Greatness.

Community is Renton’s Priority

The new Family First Community Center, the first of its kind in Renton opens its doors to the public on June 26th. Located at 16200 116th Avenue SE and will be open Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This new 25,000 square foot facility has services that include after school programs, youth sports, art and music classes, educational programs including computer literacy classes, healthy cooking classes and workshops on topics such as financial planning and parenting skills. The facility houses a gymnasium, fitness center, and outdoor play areas for sports recreation and fitness classes, along with a full medical and dental clinic as well as mental health counseling. The combination of services in one location is designed to take a holistic approach to an individual’s wellness and provide support for people of all ages and backgrounds. For more information, click Family First Community Center.

Rad cars, great music, and food trucks, oh my!

The Return to Renton Car Show, celebrating 32 years is great for new car enthusiasts as well as more experienced ones. If you like tricked out cars, muscle cars, or the classics, the Return to Renton Car Show is for you, it’s a space for car enthusiasts of all kinds to come together and enjoy a day of cars, food, music and much more. Happening on July 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Piazza Park located downtown on the corner of S 3rd and Burnett Avenue. For more information, click Return to Renton Car Show.

It’s a Family Festival and Community Celebration

The Renton River Days is back and better than ever! Three days of family-oriented events and activities for everyone to enjoy, so come one and all starting Friday, July 21st to Sunday, July 23rd. The heart of the festivities lies with the Activity Zone that will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday and from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Discover a range of both fee-based and free activities suitable for all ages. To participate in fee-based activities, a wristband is required, available for purchase at rentonwa.gov/register. Take advantage of presale wristbands by using the keyword ”Zone” during registration.

The Annual Renton River Days Parade sponsored by Brotherton Cadillac will begin at 10:00 a.m. on July 22nd on S 3rd Street through downtown. This year’s parade theme is Where Community Grows which is appropriate because here in Renton our communities positively grow and prosper, that’s why it’s the place where people, families, and businesses thrive.

Don’t forget to stick around for the annual Rubber Ducky Derby organized by the Rotary Club of Renton taking place on Sunday, July 23rd at 3:30 p.m. which can be viewed from the Houser Way pedestrian Bridge.

Don’t just come for the food, the entertainment, or the activities, come for the friendships you will build, the fun you will discover and the community you will find here in Renton. For more information click, Renton River Days.