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31 Years of Specquackular Fun Welcome to the 31st Annual Renton River Days, presented by Two car shows will be held at Cedar River Park on Sunday, July 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Deutsch-Marque Show & IKEA, with activities in Liberty Park on July 22-24. Experience Shine will host an impressive display of Audis, BMWs, Mercedes, this year’s festival that showcases Renton’s passion for music, art, and Porsches. The Seattle Vehicle Electric Association food, active lifestyle, community organizations and (SEVA) will be hosting their electric car show on the our citizens. Twenty planning committees and 250 backside of the Renton Community Center. volunteers have been working diligently to ensure Free shuttle service will link the main festival there will be something for everyone at the festival grounds of Liberty Park (at Bronson Way N. near this year. With different events and activities for the tennis courts) to available parking at Renton all generations, the festival brings the community Memorial Stadium. Look for the “River Days Shuttle together for a mid-summer showcase of fun and Stop” signs. This free service will run continuously entertainment. As the Official Guide for Renton on Friday, July 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; River Days, this special section of the Renton Saturday, July 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and Reporter contains all the locations, times, and Sunday, July 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. spotlight features to help you plan for your favorite I hope you will take a moment to view page 4 and events. recognize the event sponsors and contributors who The Wenatchee Youth Circus will perform three Denis Law have made our 2016 festival possible. When you visit shows at Cedar River Park (July 22 at 1:30 p.m. and Mayor these businesses in the community, take a moment to 6:00 p.m., and July 23 at 1:30 p.m.). See page 18 thank them for their civic involvement and corporate partnership. for a complete listing of FREE Weekend Fun for Kids. Outdoor Since 1986, Renton River Days remains free of admission charge entertainment is non-stop with nearly 40 performing groups on and nearly all activities are provided at no expense to children and two stages in Liberty Park. See pages 21 for the entire line-up of families. stage entertainment. Please join me in experiencing Renton’s finest celebration as we New this year, the volunteer Board of Directors for Renton River proudly showcase what continues to make Renton a special place Days, in partnership with the Renton Reporter, is organizing its to live, learn, work, play, and raise families. first ever Video Jingle Contest. See page 17 for information and Denis Law, Mayor complete details at rentonreporter.com.


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This official Renton River Days section was produced by the Renton Reporter and delivered to more than 26,000 Renton businesses and households by the Renton Reporter. Additional copies will be available at the Renton River Days Information Booth in Liberty Park, July 22-24. FESTIVAL COORDINATOR Sonja Mejlaender • (425) 430-6528 www.rentonriverdays.org BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIRMAN Kelly Beymer Publisher: Ellen Morrison Advertising: Lisa Yaskus-McLaren


Festival Street Closures Please note the following street closures: • Houser Way North between Mill Avenue South and Bronson Way North will be closed at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, and will reopen on Monday, July 25. The Renton River Days Parade, beginning at 10:00 a.m., will be on Saturday, July 23, and travels down South 3rd Street from Shattuck Avenue to Liberty Park. In order to form the Parade, South 3rd Street between Rainier and Mill will be closed to all traffic and parking from 7:00 a.m. until completion of the Parade at approximately 1:00 p.m. All side streets adjacent to and leading to South 3rd Street will be restricted to local access only during the same time period. There will be no downtown street closures on Sunday, July 24.

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2016 River Days Festival Schedule Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 3

Thursday, July 21

Jr. Champs Tennis Tournament: (preregistration req’d), Liberty Park, Renton High and McKnight Middle Schools; various times

Renton History Museum: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Senior Day BBQ Picnic: Renton Community Center (advance ticket req’d), 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Renton Annual Art Show Preview Party: Renton Community Center ($20), 8 p.m.

Friday, July 15 - Sunday, July 17 Junior Challenger Tennis Tournament: (preregistration req’d), Liberty Park, Renton High and McKnight Middle Schools; various times

Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24

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Adult Tennis Tournament (NTRP): (preregistration req’d), Renton High and McKnight Middle Schools; various times

Join the fun Friday evening, July 22, at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park (grass amphitheater north of Kidd Valley), for a free showing of “Aladdin” on the large screen. Only low-back chairs and blankets in the front viewing section. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 7:45pm. Call 425.430.6719 if inclement weather.

Tuesday, July 19 Renton History Museum: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wednesday, July 20 Renton History Museum: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.







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2016 River Days Festival Schedule Friday, July 22 Renton History Museum: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Renton Annual Art Show: Renton Community Center, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free Shuttle Service: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Art Market (arts and crafts booths): Liberty Park, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Community Information Booths: Liberty Park, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Lions Sight & Hearing Screening Unit: Liberty Park, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. KidZones: Liberty Park, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Nibble of Renton: Liberty Park, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Stage Entertainment: Liberty Park, 11:30 a.m. - 8:15 p.m. Wenatchee Youth Circus: (Tickets $2/youth $3/adult) Cedar River Park, 1:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. Family Fun & Films: “Aladdin,” Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 23 Pancake Breakfast: Renton Senior Activity Center, 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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Renton River Days has collaborated this year with four Renton businesses to sponsor the 2016 festival t-shirt: Banner Bank, King & Bunnys, Maplewood Golf Course, and Torero’s Restaurants. Their support offsets costs and helps River Days to keep shirt prices down. This year’s shirt is lime-green and can be purchased at the Renton River Days Information Booth during the festival weekend at Liberty Park, July 22-24. Prices are: Adult Small – Adult XL ($12); Adult XXL-XXXL ($15); and Youth Small - Youth XL ($10). Also available at the Festival’s Information Booth will be the annual themed “The Duck Stops Here!” button and festival logo’d mugs, hats and visors available for purchase.

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Six-A-Side Soccer Tournament: Renton High School, 8 a.m. Volkssports Fun Walks: Renton Senior Activity Center, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free Shuttle Service: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Renton River Days Parade: South 3rd Street, 10 a.m. Renton History Museum: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Annual Quilt Exhibition: Renton Community Center, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Renton Annual Art Show: Renton Community Center, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Community Information Booths: Liberty Park, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Lions Sight & Hearing Screening Unit: Liberty Park, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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Art Market (arts and crafts booths): Liberty Park, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. KidZones: Liberty Park, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Nibble of Renton: Liberty Park, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Stage Entertainment: Liberty Park, 11:30 a.m. - 8:15 p.m. Chalk Art Contest: Tennis Courts in Liberty Park, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Break-A-Thon: Liberty Park, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wenatchee Youth Circus: (Tickets $2/youth $3/adult) Cedar River Park, 1:30 p.m.

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Free Shuttle Service: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Deutsch-Marque Show & Shine: Cedar River Park, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Renton River Days is looking for volunteers during festival weekend (July 22-24) to help with various children’s activities, art-related events, to help keep the park clean and litter-free, and to help with the parade (July 23). If you’d like to volunteer, please email Sharon Murphy, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator at rrdvolunteer@comcast. net. Most tasks are outdoors and require physical ability. You can also visit www.rentonriverdays.org for festival volunteer information and to download a festival volunteer application. While most of the opportunities are intended for those 16 years and older, there may be positions available for those under 16. Renton River Days is jam-packed with events, entertainment, recreation, arts and food for all to enjoy. Volunteering for the festival is one of the most fun and rewarding ways to get involved.

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Sponsored by Harley Exteriors, Organized by Renton Lions Club The Renton Lions Club is looking forward to meeting, greeting and serving lots of hungry people at the Annual River Days Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, July 23, 7:30 - 10:00 a.m., at the Renton Senior Activity Center. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit cup, juice and coffee or tea. Prices are $6.00 for adults, and $4.00 for seniors and children under 12. Come fill your tummies before the grand parade and help the Lions Club fund their community projects. The public is invited to bring donations of used eyeglasses and hearing aids, non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank, clean and bagged items for the Renton Clothing Bank, and towels and blankets for the Humane Society.

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The Circus is Comin’ to Town! Co-Sponsored by Walmart The Wenatchee Youth Circus will host three performances at Cedar River Park, the park adjacent to the Henry Moses Aquatics Center and the Renton Community Center. Show times are Friday, July 22 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 23 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets cost $2 per child under 18 and $3 per adult. Tickets may be purchased at the Festival Information Booth on July 22 or 23 in Liberty Park or 30 minutes prior to show times at the Circus entrance. Seating is “festival style” on the grass field. Easy access on foot from Liberty Park to Cedar River Park by using the I-405 underpass.



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Specquackular Food at the Nibble Sponsored by CORT Party Rentals Experience a variety of culinary delights from local restaurants and caterers at the 2016 Nibble of Renton at Liberty Park. Food vendors will feature Hawaiian, teriyaki, burgers, pizza, corn dogs, BBQ ribs, chowder, fish and chips, grilled salmon caesar salads, roasted corn, gyros, polish dogs and kielbasas, elephant ears, strawberry shortcake, smoothies, ice cream, Italian sodas, and espresso to name just a few. Menu prices range from $5-$9, so come hungry to Liberty Park. California Pizza Kitchen Corn Dogs of the World Cousin’s Gourmet Delicious Asia Ivar’s Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse Kidd Valley Kornman of Washington Pac Island Grill Ray’s Teriyaki Zone 3 Explorers Mobile Espresso

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RENTON ANNUAL ART SHOW • Vicki Faull, Chair • Elena Bakhareva • Ginny Garrett • Maryanne Hoben • Karen Lunder • Joan Martin • Linda Middlebrooks • Vicki Navarro • Susan Ringwood RUBBER DUCKY DERBY • Rich Foster, Co-Chair • Lawrence Graves, Co-Chair • Rotary Club of Renton SENIOR DAY PICNIC • Shawn Daly • Debbie Little SPORTS • Andy O’Brien, Chair Soccer Tournament • Greater Renton-Tukwila Youth Soccer Assoc. • Nicole Klein Tennis Tournaments • Aces Tennis • Steve Bergquist Volkssport Fun Walks • Interlaken Trailblazers • Sharon Moats VIDEO JINGLE CONTEST • Darren Stott • Celestine Ezinkwo • Ellen Morrison • Seth Long • Renton Reporter VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR • Sharon Murphy

July 22 - 24, 2016

Lions Clubs Provide Free Health Screening The Renton Lions Club, in conjunction with the Lions Clubs of Fairwood and Kennydale, are sponsoring the Lions Health Screening Unit at Renton River Days, July 22-24. FREE health screenings will be available for Blood Pressure, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Sight, and Hearing. The Lions Health Screening Unit is a professionally-equipped, state-licensed, mobile unit staffed by health professionals, Lions Club members, and volunteers. Children under 18 must have parent or guardian present; written permission for the tests will be required. Lions Club volunteers will also be accepting used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Schedule at Liberty Park: Friday, July 22: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Renton River Days Video Jingle Contest Create a :30 video with jingle that showcases your enthusiasm for Renton’s community family festival. Visit media partner rentonreporter. com for guidelines, submission process, and a sample track. Only family-appropriate content, visual and language. Deadline to submit video jingles is midnight, July 17, 2016. View and vote for video jingles at rentonreporter.com; voting closes at 5 p.m. on July 20. All accepted entrants will be eligible for prize drawings donated by local merchants, festival sponsors, and Renton Reporter. All video jingle contest submissions become property of Renton River Days. Co-Sponsored by Renton Reporter and Seattle Revival Center.


Renton River Days Video Jingle Prize Packages: GRAND PRIZE Winning jingle will be played during festival weekend, July 22-24, at Liberty Park $100 iTunes Gift Card $100 IKEA Gift Card 2 Mariners Tickets 4 hours of free studio time at Cry Out Studios with sound engineer CelestineRap Studio Condenser Microphone and Accessories Package


2ND PLACE PRIZE $50 iTunes Gift Card $50 IKEA Gift Card USB Studio Condenser Microphone

July 22 - 24, 2016

3RD PLACE PRIZE $50 IKEA Gift Card $30 iTunes Gift Card In addition to the Audience Favorite “Top 3” Prize categories, accepted registrants will be eligible for a random drawing of gift card prizes ranging in value from $20-$40 donated by IKEA, McLendon Hardware, Torero’s, Costco and Video Jingle Contest Sponsors Renton Reporter and Seattle Revival Center.

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Free “Specquackular!” Weekend Fun for Kids Kids are the focus at these free fun activities at Liberty Park, Friday-Sunday, July 22-24! Special thanks to the sponsors (listed to the right) who made these festival features free of charge for kids and families. All activities will take place between 12pm - 6pm, though some activities start earlier or end later. • Board Games of the World, co-sponsored by Stoneway Concrete • Caricaturist • Chalk Art Contest (Saturday only), sponsored by Wiener & Lambka, P.S. • Climbing Wall, co-sponsored by Walker’s Renton Subaru and The Law Offices of Steven D. Weier • Dizzy’s Tumble Bus, co-sponsored by UW Medicine-Valley Medical Center • Hamster Balls • Inflatable Playland • Junk Chimes, sponsored by Fred Meyer • Kids Photo ID Cards, sponsored by BECU • LEGO PlayZone, co-sponsored by ADT Security Services and Renewal by Andersen • Old McLendon’s Petting Zoo, sponsored by McLendon Hardware • Putt Putt Golf, sponsored by Smith Brothers Farms • Renton History Museum • Renton Police Dept Activities • Sound of Culture Activity, sponsored by Renton Technical College • Springfree Trampoline • Strolling Stilt Character, sponsored by Champion Windows • Toymaker’s Workshop (Saturday/Sunday), co-sponsored by AlaskaUSA Federal Credit Union and Atkinson Zornes Financial Planning Group • Vuelta La Luna - Hooping, Aerialist & Balloons, sponsored by Torero’s Mexican Restaurants


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July 22 - 24, 2016

“The Ducks Stop Here!” River Days Parade For the 31st year, spectators will line S. 3rd St. from Shattuck Ave. to Liberty Park on Saturday, July 23, for the 10:00 a.m. start of the annual Renton River Days Parade, sponsored by Brotherton Cadillac. River Days proudly welcomes the annual return of STAR 101.5 FM’s Kent Phillips, Parade Announcer. You are sure to experience “specquackular” fun at this exciting annual event.

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Specquackular Action: River Days Sports and Recreation Jr. Champs Tournament

Organized by Aces Tennis Open to all juniors ages 8-18 interested in a competitive tournament, July 1-3, at Liberty Park, Renton High School and McKnight Middle School. Singles: $32, Doubles: $21/player. Pre-registration required. Call 425.235.9495 or acestennis.net.

Junior Challenger Tournament

Organized by Aces Tennis Open to all juniors ages 8-18 interested in a competitive tournament, July 15-17, at Liberty Park, Renton High School and McKnight Middle School. Singles: $32, Doubles: $21/player. Pre-registration required. Call 425.235.9495 or acestennis.net.

NTRP Championship Tournament

Organized by Aces Tennis Open to all players interested in a competitive tournament, July 22-24, at Renton High School and McKnight Middle School. Singles: $32, Doubles: $22/ player. Pre-registration req’d. Call 425.235.9495 or acestennis.net.

Six-A-Side Soccer Tournament

Organized by Greater Renton-Tukwila Youth Soccer Assoc. Annual youth soccer tournament, Saturday, July 23, at Renton High School. Open to Boys and Girls U/7 through U/16. Visit grtysa.org for online registration.

Volkssports Fun Walks

Sponsored by Southlake Clinic Organized by Interlaken Trailblazers On Saturday, July 23, from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Parking available at Renton Memorial Stadium. Follow signs to Start Table at riverfront side of Senior Center. Explore Renton’s finest amenities and historic landmarks. Call 425.235.0528 or interlakentrailblazers. org.

Specquackular Art at River Days Art Market

Liberty Park Browse and shop nearly 80 hand-crafted artist vendor booths. rentonriverdaysartmarket@gmail.com. July 22 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. July 23 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. July 24 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Renton Annual Art Show

Renton Community Center Original pieces by Pacific Northwest artists at this annual juried fine art show. Artwork available for purchase. 425.254.9934. July 21 8:00 p.m. Preview Party (tickets req’d: $20) July 22-23 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. July 24 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. [20]

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July 22 - 24, 2016

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Friday, July 22 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 6:45 p.m.


WA Old Time Fiddlers The Brian Butler Blues Band Calvin the Clown Alex Enger & The Mayors RJ & Company – Standards, Polkas & Latin CryOut! w/CelestineRAP Alleyoop Musical Games Patrick McHenry - Honky Tonk Country Eduardo Mendonca - Traditional Brazilian The Dusty Mountain Boys - Bluegrass Oncore - R&B Dance

Alleyoop Musical Games

Chikiri – The School of Taiko

Saturday, July 23 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m.


Heartstrings Duo – Country & Soft Rock The Raucous Band – Classic Rock The Little Gym Northwest Tap Connection The Pacific Island Band - Hawaiian Darren Motamedy - Jazz Break-A-Thon Awards Presentation Chikiri – The School of Taiko Alleyoop Musical Games Acoustic Couti – Ragtime to Rockabilly Wally & The Beaves with Special Guests

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Sunday, July 24 11:30 a.m. TOR 12:00 p.m. RV 1:15 p.m. TOR 2:00 p.m. RV 3:00 p.m. TOR 3:30 p.m. RV 4:45 p.m. TOR 5:00 p.m. RV

July 22 - 24, 2016

Chris Anderson Jazz, Motown & Pop Stanley Alleyne - Steel Drum Renton City Concert Band Seussical the Musical Ventura Highway Revisited 70’s Soft Rock Duo Finelli – Vaudeville Music & Dance Jr. Cadillac - Classic Rock & Roll Good Vibes Trio – Swing & Jazz

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