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Renton Farmers Market
Situated along spectacular Lake Washington about 10 miles south of Seattle is the vibrant and bustling lakeside community of Renton, Washington. In addition to its stunning natural beauty and plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities, this close-knit community boasts a wide range of events that offers something for everyone.

Located at the Renton Piazza next to the King County Transit Center, the Renton Farmers Market runs Tuesdays from 3-7 pm from June until the end of September. Its convenient location provides easy access via public transportation, and two-hour free parking is available at Renton's City Center Parking Garage.

The Renton Farmers Market not only features fresh, local food, it is a community gathering place for the residents of Renton and visitors. From food demonstrations to live entertainment, the market features a variety of activities that are free and fun for the whole family.

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Family Fun at Coulon Memorial Beach Park

Renton WA Coulon Park

Lake Washington has long been a local hub for entertainment and fun things to do in Renton.  Whether you're looking to find the perfect fishing spot, celebrate summer with a barbecue, or simply take a scenic stroll with gorgeous views of Renton in every direction. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is the perfect spot to enjoy everything that Lake Washington has to offer. Autumn and winter are ideal for secluded walks and sight-seeing; while the warm weather months come with bigger crowds and plenty of outdoor activities

If you looking for things to do in Renton, look no further than From family fun activities to the best neighbhorhoods to buy a house in Renton--we're your local Renton community experts.

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Dining Guide for Renton Residents

Renton WA Best Restaurants

Reserving a table for dinner in Renton, WA is never a problem.  Newcomers to the Renton community have so many choices, it may be hard to decide.  That's why we have compiled this list of our top 10 restaurant choices in Renton.  Renton is thriving and continues to grow--including the food scene.  Each week brings new opportunities to try different cuisines and settings.  If you're ready to get started, here is our list of the top 10 restaurants in Renton, WA.


1.  Melrose Grill
The Melrose Grill has existed since 1901. A wonderful slice of Seattle history, it's a neighborhood gem. The steakhouse serves tasty cuts and favorite sides, as well as offering options for people who prefer seafood, salad, or chicken. Located at 819 Houser Way South, it's a family-owned establishment that opens daily at 5 p.m.

2.  Blossom Vegetarian
This Vietnamese hotspot serves fresh, authentic cuisine and has a menu that's heavy on the vegetarian, but caters to carnivores as well. Some of the house favorites include the Blossom Fresh Rolls, Pho, and Fried Rice. Blossom is open daily for lunch and dinner and located at 305 Burnett Avenue South.

3.  Himalayan Cafe
The Himalayan Cafe prides itself on choosing high-quality ingredients and spices and preparing savory dishes in the most authentic way possible. The Nepalese and Indian cuisine boasts things like Momo (steamed dumplings), Tandoori, Naan, and much more. You can find this casual spot at 202 SW 43rd Street.

4.  El Burrito Loco
El Burrito Loco is ideal for meals on the run. The simple menu satisfies Mexican food-lovers from all over the Seattle area. This hopping neighborhood eatery is at 314 Park Avenue North. Don't forget to try the legendary carne asada fries.

5.  Sushi Today
Reviewers joke that Sushi Today should actually be, "Sushi all the Time." It's an easy place to get hooked on, and offers excellent service and delicious food. It tends to be packed at lunch, but is open for dinner as well. The atmosphere is cozy and located at 330 Southwest 43rd Street.

6.  Ma La Kor Thai Restaurant
Fresh, delicious, and authentic are the three words to describe Ma La Kor Thai. The chef, Natee, has been passionate about cooking since the age of 5. The food is made without MSG, and prepared with love and joy. It is open daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at 101 Southwest 41st Street.

7.  Marianna Ristorante
At 310 Wells Street is a delectable Italian diner. Warm and inviting, Marianna Ristorante serves traditional Italian food in a friendly setting.

8.  Peyrassol Cafe at Southport
This cozy bistro serves New American food with a rustic edge. One draw for many is the brunch served on Saturday. Peyrassol Cafe is also open for lunch or dinner most days, and sources food as locally and organically as possible. Find them at 1083 Lake Washington Boulevard North #30.

9.  Red House Beer & Wine Shop
Beer, wine, and tapas brings regulars back to Red House again and again. It's an ideal place to meet up with friends, share a meal, drink, and have a good time. The extensive selection of beer and wine is worthy of any connoisseur. The restaurant is located at 410 Burnett Avenue South.

10.  La Fuente
La Fuente has been delighting Renton with salsa, tacos, and a lively atmosphere long before the area was popular. Enjoy classic Mexican dishes and great service at 3221 Northeast Sunset Boulevard. blog banner

Whether Renton, WA is your current home or "soon-to-be" home, contact, when you're ready to buy and sell homes in the Renton real estate area.


Ivar's Clam Light, a Renton Holiday Tradition

Renton, WA residents join together each December at the Ivar's Clam Lights extravaganza for a Christmas light spectacular that would impress Clark Griswold.

Renton Christmas Lights

Ivar's Clam Lights, a local holiday tradition since 1994, illuminates Renton's shores throughout the month of December.  At the center of the holiday activity is Ivar's Seafood Restaurants, located at 1201 Lake Washington Boulevard N. in Renton.  The display wraps around to the water walk at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park for about a mile's walk of holiday magic with twinkling lights, visual displays, and live musical entertainment.

Clam Light Display Renton

Dancing Clam Lights Renton

The festivities begin at 6:15 p.m. on December 4 with the Dancing Clam and are followed by the official lighting at 7 p.m.  The event runs nightly through January 1 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.  While there, do not miss the Rainier Yacht Club Parade of Boats and Argosy Christmas Ships--and since you'll probably be hungry, stop at Ivar's Seafood Bar for a cup of their famous clam chowder.  And the best part of it all is--Ivar's Clam Lights is a free event. 

About Ivar's Seafood Restaurant

Ivar's Clam Lights is named for Ivar's Seafood Restaurant, an iconic Seattle area eatery. Known for its fresh clams and a history of folly, the restaurant is something Renton and Seattle area people know and love.

About Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

The 57-acre Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is located on the southeast shores of Lake Washington.  The park offers places to play, the option to spend time on the water and, of course, plenty of open green space. In the summer, you can often find families lounging on the beach enjoying the two miles of trails and swimming in Lake Washington. However, the family-friendly entertainment does not stop when the warm weather leaves. Throughout the fall and winter, the park is host to a variety of events like the iconic Ivar's Clam Lights festival. blog banner


Make Renton WA Your Home

Ivar's Clam Lights is just one of many family-friendly events held in and around Renton every year. There is always something to do in Renton for the entire family. Contact Sheri Goldman today to start your search for homes for sale in Renton WA.

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