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Renton Celebrates 120th Anniversary

Courtesy of Renton Downtown

At the shore of Lake Washington where the Black and Cedar Rivers meet, Renton is a place where people have come together to build a community — from the original Duwamish to the immigrant workers who came to build out the region’s mining and logging industries. Renton is celebrating its 120th anniversary as an incorporated city, featuring its multicultural roots and the history and experience of its many generations of people who have helped shape the city into what it is today.

Set for Sept. 18-19, the celebration will include:

Multicultural Festival – Saturday, Sept. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Activities include live stage performances of music and dance performances, games, art, community booths, and art. Admission is free.

International Food Festival – Saturday, Sept. 18 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Purchase an International Passport Bundle in Piazza Park to sample the diverse global cuisine in downtown Renton.

Fireworks at Coulon – Saturday, Sept. 18: An evening fireworks display on Lake Washington

North American Fashion Week – Sept. 16-19: Held at the Hyatt on Lake Washington, the four-day event showcases local design talent, a chance to meet the designers, a panel to discuss equity in fashion, and a runway show finale.