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Nov 11, 2023

Don’t miss summer concerts and more family entertainment.

July 28

Summer Outdoor Movie Series: Luca at Henry Moses Aquatic Center: From 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., enjoy this free screening of “Luca”, the third of the Renton Parks and Recreation Department and King County Parks’ Summer Movie Series. For the VIP experience, the cost is $10. Register at rentonwa.gov/register.

July 28-July 29

Rummage Sale: At Fred Hancock American Legion Post 19. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, browse through the American Legion Post 19’s rummage sale, with all proceeds going to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19 and its programs for military, veterans and their families. Located at 3224 Northeast 12th Street in Renton near the intersection of Northeast 12th and Sunset Boulevard. For more information, visit post19.org.

July 30

Will Run For Beer 5k: At Four Generals and Dubtown Brewing Taproom: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., this downtown 5k fun run (and walk) will help raise money for the local non-profit Birthday Dreams. Afterward, enjoy a nice pint of local beer! To register, visit eastsidebeerweek.com/will-run-for-beer-5k.

Aug. 3

Summer Concerts: Chrome Molly at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Renton Municipal Arts Commission and Parks and Recreation present arena and pop-metal rock band Chrome Molly at the Kidd Valley Stage. This free show will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 4

Family Fun Entertainment Series: Incredible Idioms with Magician Louie Foxx at Liberty Park. Starting at 12:30 a.m., this family-friendly performance showcases the truth behind idioms, mixed with magic, comedy and off-the-wall skills. This is a free event in partnership with the King County Library System and Renton Parks and Recreation.

Aug. 5

Ed McCaffrey/Gordy Neilson Memorial Golf Tournament at Maplewood Golf Course: The annual charity fundraiser tournament in memory of Ed McCaffery and Gordy Neilson will be on Saturday, August 5, at Maplewood Golf Course. Ed & Gordy were long-time members of the Maplewood Men’s Club. The tournament is held annually in their honor. A fundraiser for Renton’s high school golf teams, the shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. for this golf tournament. After golf, there will be a gathering in the banquet room for lunch, live and silent auctions, and a raffle for great prizes. Four-person scramble entry fee is $600 per team, which includes green fare, a cart, lunch and the Jr. golf donation. Hole sponsorships — with a 30 letters max — are $100. Return entry form by Sunday, July 23. For more information, contact Brian Espe at [email protected] or 206-550-7181.

Aug. 12

Renton Downtown Historic Walking Tours: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Historic Walking Tours is back! Join a tour group to visit 10 or more historic buildings and locations throughout downtown Renton. Tickets are $25 and include the tour, a tote bag, a program, tasty treat and a ticket to the Renton History Museum. Tickets can be purchased at rentondowntown.com.

Aug. 17

Summer Concerts: The Kennydales at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Rock out with the yacht rock and 70’s prog-pop group The Kennydales at the Kidd Valley Stage. This free show will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Café Vets: Monthly gathering of veterans and guests for coffee and refreshments hosted by Renton American Legion Post 19 and Auxiliary Unit 19 on the third Thursday of every month (except December) from 10 a.m. to noon. Come for coffee and camaraderie and goodies. Legion membership is not a requirement, though most veterans are eligible for membership. Post Service Officer will be on hand, in case someone needs assistance with a VA claim. No agenda, just veterans getting together with other veterans and their friends. Post Hall is in the Renton Highlands, under the water tower (3224 NE 12th St.).

Aug. 18

Clean Comedy Show at The Carco Theatre: Featuring comedian Lee Hardin and David Vox Mullen, this comedy show will being at 7 p.m. at Carco. Tickets start at $24 and can be purchased at carcotheatre.org. The Carco Theatre is located at 1717 Maple Valley Highway in Renton.

Fridays, July 28 to Aug. 25

SOS/Food Lifeline Free Lunch Pop-Up at Downtown Renton: This weekly event will take be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. where unsheltered and Renton residents with food insecurities will be given a free lunch. A partnership between SOS Emergency Feeding Program and Food Lifeline, this event will take place at 126 South Logan Avenue North.

Saturdays, July 29 to Aug. 26

Renton Parkrun at Cedar River Trail: This weekly 5K community event takes place every Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Cedar River Trail trailhead by the I-405 overpass. This free event does require registration but is meant to be a fun event where walkers, joggers, runners, volunteers and spectators can come together. For more information, visit parkruns.us/renton/ and the exact coordinates of the event are 47.4802N, -122.199W.

Tuesdays, Aug. 1 to Sept. 26

Renton Farmers Market at Piazza Park: The city farmers market will take July 4 off but will be back in Piazza Park on July 11 and every Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. until Sept. 26. Along with vendors, the Washington State University’s Master Gardeners will be there each week to answer garden-related questions.

Wednesday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 19

Free Museum Days at the Renton History Museum: Free admission to the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and enjoy the wonders of the past! To view more events or add your own to the online calendar, visit events.rentonreporter.com/calendars/all-events.

Have a Renton-related event coming up? Email [email protected] to submit a public event to be included in our weekly events calendar.

July 28Summer Outdoor Movie Series: July 28-July 29Rummage Sale: July 30Will Run For Beer 5k: Aug. 3Summer Concerts: Aug. 4Family Fun Entertainment Series: Aug. 5Ed McCaffrey/Gordy Neilson Memorial Golf Tournament at Maplewood Golf Course:Aug. 12Renton Downtown Historic Walking Tours: Aug. 17Summer Concerts: Café Vets:Aug. 18 Clean Comedy Show at The Carco Theatre:Fridays, July 28 to Aug. 25SOS/Food Lifeline Free Lunch Pop-Up at Downtown Renton: Saturdays, July 29 to Aug. 26Renton Parkrun at Cedar River Trail: Tuesdays, Aug. 1 to Sept. 26Renton Farmers Market at Piazza Park: Wednesday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 19Free Museum Days at the Renton History Museum