It’s summer and it’s time to get out and celebrate it. Fun activities are plentiful this weekend in Renton!
Four martial arts organizations are partnering together for the Break-a-thon on Friday from noon-3 p.m. at Liberty Park. This fun-for-the-whole family event will showcase local martial artists and benefits .
Would you like to network with your fellow business professionals before the start of your weekend? There is no better place to been seen than a networking breakfast. This week’s breakfast is being held at , and Merrill Gardens knows how to put on a breakfast! It is on Friday from 7:30–9 a.m.
Join the Renton Lion’s Club for their pancake breakfast Saturday morning before the Renton River Days parade. It’s cheap, it’s good, and it’s for a good cause. 7:30 a.m.–10 a.m. at the Renton Senior Center. $6.00 for adults, $4 for seniors and kids under 12.
Also on Saturday, you can grab a chair and a cold beer from the beer garden just outside at and enjoy the smooth jazz sounds of Cascade Jazz for The Landing’s Jazz in July. It starts at 6 p.m. just outside Regal Cinema. Jazz in July is accepting food donations for Northwest Harvest, and the cost of the event is free thanks to its generous sponsors Papaya Vietnamese Café, The Renton Reporter, and . To learn more about the musicians, visit: http://www.cascadejazz.com
Are you a fan of quilting? Also on Saturday, July 23, the 13th Annual Quilters exhibition is always a popular event during Renton River Days. The quilts are displayed inside the . The lovingly made quilts are awe-inspiring, and you can vote for your favorite.
Who doesn’t love a parade? You’ve got marching bands, SeaFair pirates, fire-trucks, clowns, politicians, and great people watching. It’s a long parade, so bring your lawn chairs and find a spot along South 3rd Street in downtown Renton. It starts at 10 a.m., but if you want a great view, you’ll need to get there earlier.
Bring water and money if you still want to buy a ticket for the Rubber Ducky race (Sunday afternoon) sponsored by the . Renton Rotarians will be selling the $5 tickets up and down the parade route, and at various booths in Liberty Park. All of the money goes right back into the Renton community for things like warm coats for kids, dictionaries for all of the third-graders in Renton, the Renton Food Bank, and Rotacare, the free medical clinic.
The Rubber Ducky’s start swimming on Sunday, July 23 at 4:30 p.m. The race starts at the Houser Street Bridge.
The winning quacker will win $1,000, which was donated by The Rotary Club of Renton, 2nd prize is $750 donated by , 3rd prize is a $500 gift card from , 4th prize is a $500 certificate to , and 5th prize is a $400 gift certificate to Renton Western Wear.
At 5 p.m. on Sunday, on the Bob Bridge stage at Renton River Days in , Seattle’s favorite jazz man, Darren Motamedy is back in town. You will not want to miss his performance. Motamedy left his native Kent to broaden his horizons in Las Vegas a year or so ago, so this is a special performance.