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FESTIVAL Presented by the City of Covington

Saturday & Sunday

JULY 16 -17



FOOD ZOO MUSIC PARADE Parade - Sat. at 10 a.m. Son of Reptile Man - Sat. at 3:15 p.m. Zoo - Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Valley Green - Sun. at 1:15 p.m. Magician Jeff Evans - Sat. at 12:45 p.m. JT Shank - Sat. at 4:15 p.m. Forgotten 45’s - Sat. at 5:30 p.m. Ante Up Band - Sun. at 3 p.m. Watermelon Eating - Sat. at 2 p.m.


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FREE! Summer Splashtacular - 1-3 p.m. Free water safety event at the Covington Aquatic Center.

JULY 16-17 FREE! Covington Days Festival

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy the parade, music, kids’ zone, arts and crafters, yummy food, and more! Located “downtown” at 169th Pl. SE & SE 270th Pl.

FREE! JULY 22 Summer Concert - 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a free concert by Hook Me Up at Covington Community Park.

FREE! JULY 29 Summer Concert - 6:30 p.m.

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FREE! KidsFest - 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Covington KidsFest is always full of fun and free activities meant just for kids like inflatables, mascots and bike safety. Located in the Kohl’s Parking Lot.

AUG 19

FREE! Family Concert - 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a free family concert by Kindie Rock Band The Not-Its at Covington Community Park.

AUG 20

AGES 21+

Sausage & Cider Fest - 3-7 p.m.

Adults get to snack on sausage and sip cider from around the region while enjoying live music and lawn games at Covington Community Park (Ages 21+ only; tickets are $35-$50).

Enjoy a free concert by Soul Purpose at Covington Community Park.

AUG 26


Don’t miss Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the outdoor big screen at Kentwood High School. Come dressed as your favorite character.

FREE! Summer Concert - 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a free concert by Landslide at Covington Community Park.

FREE! Family Movie Night - 8:30 p.m.

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This summer’s festival will take place in the street on SE 270th Place and 169th Place SE (on the side of and behind Office Depot), and on the campus of the Valley Medical Center North facility at 16850 SE 272nd St. in Covington. The festival grounds will be open to the public on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

COME HUNGRY & FIND GREAT NEW MENUS The festival is excited to welcome several great new food vendors including a couple of unique foodtrucks and those good old festival staples. Here is a sampling of their menus: THE FRYING DUTCHMAN – Fish and chips, tofu and fish tacos, prawns and chips, ginger slaw EL ARGENTO – Argentinian sandwiches in pork, beef, chicken and sausage BLACK STAR KEBABS – Chicken and beef kebabs, lamb, Joloff rice, plantains CORN DOG REMIX – Hand dipped corn dogs (beef, cheddar, hotlink, polish, bratwurst, cheddar jalepeno) nachos, french fries (sour cream/onion, chipotle bbq, ranch, or garlic-parmesan) NORTHWEST KETTLE CORN – traditional kettle corn and lemonade PIE LAB – Pie by the slice (apple, peach bourbon, strawberry) and mini pies (chocolate, triple berry) IT’S ALL GOOD COFFEE – Mochas, lattes, coffee, Italian sodas, all natural smoothies

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PARADE ROUTE Covington Days Parade Route

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The parade route features sidewalks along the whole route, but snagging a spot to set up a chair or stand and watch the parade near the judge’s stand (by Panda Express) will allow you to see groups perform in front of the judges and then easily walk over to the festival grounds when the parade ends. The festival parade route begins at the Real Life Church Campus at 26201 180th Ave SE. Parade staging begins at 9 a.m. and that means road closures will begin around 9:30 a.m. and will last up until 1 p.m.

The parade will enter onto 180th Ave SE and head south toward 272nd/Kent Kangley. It will turn right (or west) onto Kent Kangley and continue west to SE 169th Place SE where it will turn right (or north) and will dissipate. The new parade route is just over one mile long and the judging stand will be located on 272nd/Kent Kangley near Panda Express and Starbucks. There will be multiple road closures and detours in Covington during the parade. While 272nd/Kent Kangley westbound will be closed between 180th/ Wax Road and 168th Place SE, the eastbound lanes will remain open at all times. Please obey all road closure and detour signs.

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SUNDAY, JULY 17 • 10 AM 5 PM

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10 am ������������ Festival grounds open

10 am - 5 pm �����Animal Encounters Pop-up Zoo FREE

10 am ����������� Parade begins at Real Life Church

11:30 am �����������Dance Expressions Express Line

11:30 am ������ Parade awards and festival welcome on main stage

Noon-1 pm ��������City Council serves up FREE popsicles and ice cream bars while supplies last

11:45 am ������ Award for Covington Citizen and Honorary Citizen of the Year

1:15 pm ������������Musical Entertainment – Valley Green

Noon ������������� Children’s Dance Theater

5 pm �����������������Festival grounds close

3 pm �����������������Musical Entertainment – The Ante Up Band

12:45 pm ����� Magician Jeff Evans 12-3 pm �������� Cascade Regional Blood Services Bloodmobile 2 pm ������������� Watermelon Eating Contest FREE to enter, all ages and great prizes! 3:15 pm �������� Son of Reptile Man 4:15 pm �������� Musical Entertainment – JT Shank 5:30 pm ������� Musical Entertainment – The Forgotten 45’s 7 pm ������������� Festival grounds close

WHERE TO PARK Covington’s downtown area is home to many businesses, including those open on weekends. Please be respectful of parking in lots designated for business customers and residents. Festival parking is ok in the following locations: • South Lake Clinic Building at 27005 168th Place SE • Covington City Hall rear parking lot only • Valley Medical Center South Campus (behind Pier 1 Imports) • HANDICAP ONLY: Kashner Orthodontics Building at 27015 169th Place SE

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Kick off the festival by taking the kids out to the main road (272nd) to watch the parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Stake out a spot near Panda Express where the parade judging stand will be located to hear announcements and see performances by some of the dozens of entries. Many hand out fun giveaways as they walk by, too! After the parade, for just $5, kids can speed down the giant slide, try the “Wipeout” style inflatable, and run through the inflatable obstacle course as many times as they want! Kids of all ages can win prizes by playing skee ball, attempting football throws, or taking a stab at archery and attempting to knock down balls with safe arrows for just $1 per ticket. And kids can pick out some cool designs from our face painter for $3-$6, too. At 2 p.m., head up to the mainstage to enter the popular Watermelon Eating Contest. Contestants will be called up by age group and winners will get prizes like a punch card for Discovery Playtown, gift cards, and more! Don’t forget to catch Magician Jeff Evans perform just before the watermelon eating contest and Son of Reptile Man right after!

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Several vendors will also have fun kids’ activities during the festival, including: • Home Depot’s tile art and free kid kits to build race cars, birdhouses and more • Maple Valley Fitness’s chicken mascot available for photos off and on throughout the day • Covington Aquatics Center’s dunk tank to raise funds for scholarships • Witty Scientist’s kid’s science experiments on Saturday RAD Ceramics offering on-site ceramic painting for all ages (for a fee) • Smith Brother’s Farms providing free milk samples • Kent Regional Fire Authority’s fire truck and safety education • Discovery Playtown’s coloring contest

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REPTILES AND ANIMALS GALORE Almost no one can resist the chance to hold cool animals or touch a reptile. You can do both during the festival weekend! We would like to welcome Son of Reptile Man Isaac Peterson on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. The reptile shows are known for letting you get up close and personal with exotic reptiles. The reptiles are brought to the show from the Reptile Zoo located in Monroe, which is open to the public 365 days a year. You’ll learn about the importance of animals in the balance of nature and you’ll get a “handson” experience, too! All day on Sunday you can experience the Animal Encounters Mobile Petting Zoo! The animals vary from event to event, but you might get a chance to see and pet a wallaby, sheep, Patagonian mara, mini pig, African pygmy goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, bantam chickens, and more. Both the Reptile Show and Petting Zoo are FREE!



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HELP GROUPS FUNDRAISE ON FESTIVAL WEEKEND COVINGTON COMMUNITY CHURCH ANNUAL YARD SALE Covington Community Church is holding its annual Yard Sale in the front yard of the church at 17455 SE Wax Road (across from McDonalds) on Covington Days weekend Friday, July 17th, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lots of household items, children’s clothes and toys, books, exercise equipment and more for sale. Bring your food from Covington Days and enjoy their park to eat and let the kids play. Also, free water and snacks will be available.

THE DUNK TANK BY THE COVINGTON AQUATIC CENTER The Covington Aquatic Center is hoping for warm weather this Covington Days as they raise money for aquatics scholarships with the popular dunk tank! Festival-goers can take a turn trying to dunk them for a small donation to the scholarship program. What’s even better is that Sunday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., you can take turns trying to dunk Covington City Council Members!

COVINGTON DAYS RAFFLE Stop by the information booth and get your raffle tickets to win great prizes! Proceeds from the raffle go right back into the festival to help provide kid and family activities. Just a few of the awesome prizes include a family pack of Mariner’s tickets; passes to Wild Waves; family pack of tickets to Northwest Trek; passes for the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad; VIP tickets to Sausage and Cider Fest; and much more!

THE COVINGTON QUILT SHOW Although not always on the same weekend, the Covington Quilt Show has been connected to the Covington Days Festival since the early 90’s and is one of the Covington Quilter’s Guild’s main fundraising events. Highlights include judged quilts, vendors, tea room, bazaar, bed turning, HUGS charity quilt display and quilts in progress, I Spy, door prizes and lots of fun. Admission is only $5 and the show runs Friday, July 22, 10- 5 p.m; Saturday, July 23, 10- 5 p.m.; and Sunday, July 24, 10-4 p.m. at Cedar Height Middle School, 19640 SE 272nd in Covington.

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Councilmembers OVER POPSICLES

There’s no better way to get to know your Covington City Council members than to have them serve you FREE ice cream bars and popsicles on Sunday, July 17 from noon-1 p.m. or while supplies last. Join them for a chat, handshake, or just for the free ice cream! Guess what? You’ll also have the chance to dunk a few council members in the Covington Aquatics Center’s Dunk Tank during that same time frame for a small donation to the aquatics scholarship fund.

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LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC The festival mainstage is booked with great musical talent throughout the weekend that you won’t want to miss. Take your pick – from country rock to pop to reggae, there is something you are bound to love!

JT SHANK – SAT. AT 4:15 PM JT Shank performs original easy-listening music with a Jimmy Buffet style sound and a touch of country rock.

THE FORGOTTEN 45’S – SAT. AT 5:30 PM A group of young talented musicians make up the Forgotten 45’s! With a rock/alternative style, they cover music from the 50s to today as well as performing their own original music.

VALLEY GREEN – SUNDAY AT 1:15 PM Groove to the reggae/rock sound of Covington’s own Valley Green Band.

ANTE UP BAND – SUNDAY AT 3 PM The Ante Up Band plays an eclectic mix of rock, pop, country, funk, and reggae. The band formed in 2015, but all of its members are seasoned musicians with outstanding resumes.

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ENTERTAINERS ON THE MAINSTAGE The festival mainstage is for more than just music! Local dance groups will showcase their talents and attendees will be delighted with an amazing magic show and reptile show.

CHILDREN’S DANCE THEATER SATURDAY AT NOON Catch a performance by members of Children’s Dance Theater. The theater offers a variety of classes for different age groups and dance levels.

MAGICIAN JEFF EVANS SATURDAY AT 12:45 PM Jeff Evans’ Amazement Magic Show will not disappoint! Jeff provides clean comedy and interactive magic that leads to barrels of laughter, audience participation, and amazement!


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WATERMELON EATING CONTEST What’s a Covington Days Festival without its famous Watermelon Eating Contest?! Our friends from Discovery Playtown in Maple Valley bring you this year’s watermelon eating contest at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. It’s absolutely free to compete and there are great prizes including a Discovery Playtown 10-visit punchcard for our youngest age group and other great prizes for each age category. Plus, you get free watermelon, too, so don‘t miss it!

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Covington Parks & Recreation presents

CAMP ADVENTURE a new adventure every day August 1-5 5 Days Full of Adventure Grades 6-9 $275 CAMP SCHEDULE:

Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Early drop-off at 7 am Late pick-up until 6 pm

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DAY 1 - Bellevue Challenge Course & Zip Tour Climb the aerial obstacle course of rope swings, cable crossings, a cargo net and more!

DAY 2 - Lake Sammamish State Park

Participate in a park service project, tour the lake by kayak, then end the day swimming, paddle boarding, playing frisbee or volleyball, or just relax!

DAY 3 - Discovery Park Outdoor Classroom

Learn outdoors in the low-tide pools and take part in geocaching and a scavenger hunt.

DAY 4 - Cascade Park Field Day Fun

Try archery, the giant slip ‘n’ slide, floating the river, and compete in a field day tournament!

DAY 5 - Remlinger Farms & Snoqualmie Falls Pick fresh berries and other produce at the farm then hike the falls. Come back to the main camp and cook healthy and nutritious snacks.

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QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS? Have questions about the festival? Or, maybe you have some great suggestions or ideas for next year? You can e-mail the festival at, call (253) 480-2402, or visit our Facebook page at

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