July 2017 – Things To Do in Kent, Washington

Things To Do in Kent, Washington - July 2017

Summer is a particularly busy time in Kent, Washington, complete with our weekly farmer’s market, free summer concerts, Kent Cornucopia Days and more. Here are highlights of events in and near Kent, Washington in July 2017. Know of an event we missed, or see a mistake? Please email us at info@ilovekent.net so we can make needed changes. Thank you, and have a great summer!

Last updated July 20, 2017 at 8:18 AM

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Kent Farmer’s Market
2nd Ave. and Smith Streets
Downtown Kent
9 AM to 2 PM

Monthly Kids’ Art Project – FREE
Rusty Raven Studio (212 First Ave. S., Kent, WA)
10 AM – 1 PM

Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market
Des Moines Marina
10 AM – 2 PM

Meow Fest 2: The 2nd Coming is Meow
Covington Library (27100 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042)
1 PM – 4:30 PM

Neely Mansion Summer Saturday Open House
Neely Mansion (12303 SE Auburn Black Diamond Rd, Auburn0, WA, 98002)
1 PM – 4 PM

Monday, July 3, 2017

Coffee, Cake & Islam
Dilettante Mocha Cafe (514 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
6 PM – 7 PM

Fireworks Spectacular
Emerald Downs (2300 Ron Crockett Dr., Auburn, WA 98001)
5 PM – 11:30 PM

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Independence Day

4th of July in Renton
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park (1201 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056)
9 AM – 11 PM

4th of July Festival
Les Gove Park (910 9th St. SE, Auburn, WA)
11 AM – 4 PM

Family Fourth of July
Angle Lake Park (19408 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA)
11 AM – 11 PM

Fourth of July Splash – FREE
Lake Meridian Park (14800 SE 272nd St., Kent, WA 98042)
Noon to 10:30 PM

Fireworks Over Des Moines
Des Moines Marina
Noon to 11 PM

Federal Way’s Red, White and Blues Festival
Celebration Park (1095 S. 324th St., Federal Way, WA 98003)
3 PM – 11 PM

Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks
Lake Wilderness Park (22500 SE 248th St, Maple Valley, WA 98038)
4 PM – 11 PM

For a list of other fireworks displays throughout the state, click here.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

YWCA Support Services for Veteran Families
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – Noon

Early Literacy Parties in Spanish (newborn to age 5)
Fiestas de alfabetizacion temprana en espanol
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
1 PM – 2:30 PM

Inventing the Impossible Magic Show
Covington Library (27100 164th Avenue SE, Covington, WA 98042)
3 PM – 3:45 PM

Reuben’s Brewers Night
The Brewmaster’s Taproom (2000 Benson Road S., Renton, WA 98055)
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Friday, July 7, 2017

Annual Artists’ Chalk In
Black Diamond Miner’s Days
Black Diamond (Railroad Ave. and Baker Street)
6 PM – Midnight

Teen After-Hours at the Library
Covington Library (27100 164th Avenue SE, Covington WA 98042)
7 PM – 10 PM

Karaoke with KJ Lime and Absolute Karaoke
The Harp Bar & Restaurant (24437 Russell Rd., Kent, WA 98032)
9 PM – 1 AM

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Kent Farmer’s Market
2nd Ave. and Smith Streets
Downtown Kent
9 AM to 2 PM

Black Diamond 7th Annual Coal Miner’s Day 5K
Register at gym across from Black Diamond Police Station
9 AM

Master Gardener Clinic
McLendon Hardware (23662 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031)
10 AM – 2 PM

Discovery Days
MaST Center Aquarium (28203 Redondo Beach Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198)
10 AM – 2 PM

Black Diamond Miner’s Day Celebration
Black Diamond – Railroad Ave.
10 AM – 4 PM

Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market
Des Moines Marina
10 AM – 2 PM

Build Big, Big Small Science Workshop
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10:30 AM – Noon

Neely Mansion Summer Saturday Open House
Neely Mansion (12303 SE Auburn Black Diamond Rd, Auburn0, WA, 98002)
1 PM – 4 PM

Dog-a-Thon Fundraiser
Reds Wine Bar (Kent Station, 321 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
4 PM – 9 PM

Sunday, July 9, 2017

27th Annual Return to Renton Car Show
Downtown Renton
10 AM – 3 PM

Free 13th Movie Showing
Hosted by: Guided Pathways, Kent Youth & Family and Sierra Club of Washington
13111 SE 274th St., Kent, WA 98030
2 PM – 4:30 PM

Monday, July 10, 2017

Coffee, Cake & Islam
Dilettante Mocha Cafe (514 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
6 PM – 7 PM

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

2017 Kent Summer Concert Series
Kent Station Concerts – in front of AMC Theatres
Knut Bell – Americana/Rock
Noon to 1 PM

Maker Fun Tuesdays! (ages 5 to 14)
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
2 PM – 3:30 PM

Cell Phone Photography Class
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
7 PM – 8:20 PM

The Re-Build It Town Puppet Show
Covington Library (27100 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042)
3 PM – 3:45 PM

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Trail Walks 2017 – Self-Guided Walks
West Fenwick Trails, Meeting Place: West Fenwick Park
(3808 S. Reith Rd., Kent, WA 98032)
9 AM – 11 AM

Rock ‘n Roll Sing-along Bingo Fundraiser
Kent Parks Deli & Cafe (600 E. Smith St., Kent, WA)
11:30 AM to 1 PM

After Lunch Book Club
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
1 PM – 2:30 PM

Optical Art Workshop
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
3 PM – 5 PM

Write On (for middle and high school ages)
Covington Library (27100 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042)
4 PM – 5 PM

2017 Kent Summer Concert Series
Kent Station Concerts – in front of AMC Theatres
Aaron Crawford – Country/Rock
6 PM to 8 PM

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mustangs Northwest Ride & Drive
Sponsored by Brad’s Custom Auto
Pacific Raceways (31001 144th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98042)
7 AM – 5 PM

King County Fair
Enumclaw Expo Center (45224 284th Ave. SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022)
10 AM – 10 PM

Early Literacy Parties in Spanish (newborn to age 5)
Fiestas de alfabetizacion temprana en espanol
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
1 PM – 2:30 PM

Writing Stories: Build a Character, Demolish a Stereotype (middle & high school ages)
Covington Library (27100 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042)
4 PM – 5:30 PM

Logic Presents: Everybody’s Tour
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
8 PM – 11 PM

Friday, July 14, 2017

Kent Cornucopia Days
Various Locations
10 AM – 8 PM

King County Fair
Enumclaw Expo Center (45224 284th Ave. SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022)
10 AM – 10 PM

Fusing PlasticScience Workshop (ages 10-14)
Covington Library (27100 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042)
3 PM – 4 PM

Throwback Sizzling Jam
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
8 PM – 11 PM

Karaoke with KJ Lime and Absolute Karaoke
The Harp Bar & Restaurant (24437 Russell Rd., Kent, WA 98032)
9 PM – 1 AM

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Kent Cornucopia Days 5K Fun Run
Three Friends Fishing Hole (19970 Russell Rd, Kent, WA 98032)
Race Day registration at 7:30 AM
Race starts at 9 AM

Kent Cornucopia Days Dragon Boat Races
Lake Meridian (14800 SE 272nd Street, Kent, WA)
Racing begins at 8:30 AM

Covington Days
169th Pl. SE/SE 270th Pl. and
Valley Medical North Lot behind Office Depot
9 AM – 7 PM

Central Avenue Mini Storage Garage Sale
Central Ave Mini Storage (1407 Central Ave S, Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – 4 PM

Evergreen Stamp Show
Kent Commons (525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – 6 PM

Kent Cornucopia Days
Various Locations
10 AM – 8 PM

King County Fair
Enumclaw Expo Center (45224 284th Ave. SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022)
10 AM – 10 PM

Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market
Des Moines Marina
10 AM – 2 PM

Neely Mansion Summer Saturday Open House
Neely Mansion (12303 SE Auburn Black Diamond Rd, Auburn0, WA, 98002)
1 PM – 4 PM

ideaX: Intro to Kerbal Space Program (middle and high school ages)
Covington Library (27100 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042)
2 PM – 4 PM

LFL: Seattle Mist vs. Austin Acoustic
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
7 PM – 10 PM

Sunday, July 16, 2017

3rd Annual VW Nationals
Pacific Raceways (31001 144th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98042)
8 AM – 5 PM

Kent Cornucopia Days
Various Locations
10 AM – 5 PM

Covington Days
169th Pl. SE/SE 270th Pl. and
Valley Medical North Lot behind Office Depot
10 AM – 5 PM

King County Fair
Enumclaw Expo Center (45224 284th Ave. SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022)
10 AM – 6 PM

Kent Cornucopia Days Grand Parade
Downtown Kent
2 PM

Evergreen Stamp Show
Kent Commons (525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – 4 PM

Monday, July 17, 2017

The X-STREAM Magic Show (ages 5 and up)
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
3 PM – 3:45 PM

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

2017 Kent Summer Concert Series
Kent Station Concerts – in front of AMC Theatres
The Bobby Medina 4tet – Sinatra to Soul
Noon to 1 PM

Maker Fun Tuesdays! (ages 5 to 14)
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
2 PM – 3:30 PM

Kent City Council
Kent City Hall, Council Chambers
(220 Fourth Ave. S., Kent, WA)
7 PM – 9 PM

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Coffee with the Chief
Starbucks (10700 SE 208th St., Kent, WA)
8 AM – 9 AM

Wednesday Picnic Performances: Joanie Leeds
Town Square Plaza (2nd Ave. and Harrison St., Kent, WA)
Noon to 1 PM

Soos Creek Botanical Garden & Heritage Center
Red Barn Program: Clematis: Queen of Climbers
(29308 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn, WA 98092)
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Game On! (middle and high school ages)
Covington Library (27100 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042)
4 PM – 5 PM

2017 Kent Summer Concert Series
Kent Station Concerts – in front of AMC Theatres
Darren Motamedy – Smooth Jazz
6 PM to 8 PM

Thursday, July 20, 2017

YWCA Support Services for Veteran Families
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – Noon

Senior Day BBQ Picnic
Renton Community Center (1715 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA 98057)
11 AM – 1 PM

Early Literacy Parties in Spanish (newborn to age 5)
Fiestas de alfabetizacion temprana en espanol
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
1 PM – 2:30 PM

Bill Harley Storytelling and Music Show (all ages)
Covington Library (27100 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042)
2 PM – 3 PM

Third Thursday Art Night
Artsy Fartsy Art Lessons (218 W. Meeker St., Kent, WA 98032)
4 PM – 7 PM

Thursday Adventure Run
Road Runner Sports (Kent Station, 444 Ramsay Way, Ste. 114, Kent, WA 98032)
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Introduction to Tai Chi
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
7 PM – 8 PM

Thursdays at the Lake: Incendio
Lake Meridian Park (14800 SE 272nd St., Kent, WA)
7 PM – 8:30 PM

Friday, July 21, 2017

PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival
PowellsWood Garden (430 S. Dash Point Rd., Federal Way, WA 98003)
9 AM – 5 PM

Covington Quilter’s Guild Quilt Show
Cedar Heights Middle Schools (19640 SE 272nd Ave., Covington, WA 98042)
10 AM – 5 PM

Renton River Days
Liberty Park (1101 Bronson Way N, Renton, WA 98057)
11 AM – 8 PM

Des Moines Waterland Festival and Parade
(22506 Marine View Dr., Des Moines, WA 98198)
12 PM (Fri) – 5 PM (Sun)

Art Club (grades 5 to 12)
Covington Library (27100 164th Ave. SE., Covington, WA 98042)
3 PM – 5 PM

Covington Summer Concert Series:
Herb Alpert Tribute featuring Bobby Medina
Covington Community Park (17649 SE 240th St., Covington, WA 98042)
6:30 PM

Karaoke with KJ Lime and Absolute Karaoke
The Harp Bar & Restaurant (24437 Russell Rd., Kent, WA 98032)
9 PM – 1 AM

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Des Moines Waterland Festival and Parade
(22506 Marine View Dr., Des Moines, WA 98198)
12 PM (Fri) – 5 PM (Sun)

Kent Farmer’s Market
2nd Ave. and Smith Streets
Downtown Kent
9 AM to 2 PM

Renton River Days Parade
S. 3rd St. from Shattuck Ave. to Liberty Park, Renton, WA
10 AM

Kent Chronicles – Local Ukranian-American History
Greater Kent Historical Society & Museum
(855 E. Smith St., Kent, WA 98030)
10 AM – 11:30 AM

ShoWare Shootout: 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – ???

Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market
Des Moines Marina
10 AM – 2 PM

Covington Quilter’s Guild Quilt Show
Cedar Heights Middle Schools (19640 SE 272nd Ave., Covington, WA)
10 AM – 5 PM

Renton River Days
Liberty Park (1101 Bronson Way N, Renton, WA 98057)
11 AM – 8 PM

Neely Mansion Summer Saturday Open House
Neely Mansion (12303 SE Auburn Black Diamond Rd, Auburn0, WA, 98002)
1 PM – 4 PM

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Des Moines Waterland Festival and Parade
(22506 Marine View Dr., Des Moines, WA 98198)
12 PM (Fri) – 5 PM (Sun)

Covington Quilter’s Guild Quilt Show
Cedar Heights Middle Schools (19640 SE 272nd Ave., Covington, WA)
10 AM – 4 PM

Renton River Days
Liberty Park (1101 Bronson Way N, Renton, WA 98057)
11 AM – 6 PM

Leader-Guided Walks
Clark Lake Park Trails, Meeting Place – Wilson Playfields
(13028 SE 251 St, Kent, WA 98030)
11 AM – 1 PM

Renton River Days Rubber Duck Derby
Houser Way Bridge, Renton WA
4:30 PM

Monday, July 24, 2017

Books at Kent Station
Hosted by St. Rita’s Amazing Traveling Bookstore &
Textual Apothecary (417 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – 3 PM

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

2017 Kent Summer Concert Series
Kent Station Concerts – in front of AMC Theatres
Final Notice – Country/Variety
Noon to 1 PM

Reading Party at Des Moines Beach Park
Des Moines Beach Park
1 PM – 3 PM

PNW Summer Handcycling Series
Pacific Raceways (31001 144th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98042)
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Animals Build It Puppet Show
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Trail Walks 2017 – Self-Guided Walks
Green River Trail & Frager Rd., Meeting Place:
Van Doren’s Landing Park (21901 Russell Rd., Kent, WA 98032)
9 AM – 11 AM

Wednesday Picnic Performances: Eric Herman and the Puppy Dogs
Town Square Plaza (2nd Ave. and Harrison St., Kent, WA)
Noon to 1 PM

Breaking Down Comics Art Workshop (ages 11 to 20)
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
3 PM – 5 PM

Teen Library Council (middle and high school ages)
Covington Library (27100 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042)
3:30 PM – 4 PM

Board-dom (middle and high school ages)
Covington Library (27100 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042)
4 PM – 5:30 PM

2017 Kent Summer Concert Series
Kent Station Concerts – in front of AMC Theatres
SweetKiss Momma – Southern Rock
6 PM to 8 PM

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Wind Carries a Thousand Colors Kite Workshop (ages 5 to 11)
Covington Library (27100 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042)
11 AM – Noon

Early Literacy Parties in Spanish (newborn to age 5)
Fiestas de alfabetizacion temprana en espanol
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
1 PM – 2:30 PM

KYFS Silent Reading Party
Sweet Themes Bakery (317 W. Meeker St., Kent, WA 98032)
6 PM – 8 PM

Thursdays at the Lake: Men of Worth
Lake Meridian Park (14800 SE 272nd St., Kent, WA)
7 PM – 8:30 PM

Friday, July 28, 2017

Kids’ Movie of the Month: The Lego Movie
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Covington Summer Concert Series:
The True Loves (R & B/Soul)
Covington Community Park (17649 SE 240th St., Covington, WA 98042)
6:30 PM

Karaoke with KJ Lime and Absolute Karaoke
The Harp Bar & Restaurant (24437 Russell Rd., Kent, WA 98032)
9 PM – 1 AM

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Kent Farmer’s Market
2nd Ave. and Smith Streets
Downtown Kent
9 AM to 2 PM

Experience Historical Kent at Kent Farmer’s Market
2nd Ave. and Smith Streets
Downtown Kent
9 AM to 2 PM

Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market
Des Moines Marina
10 AM – 2 PM

Neely Mansion Summer Saturday Open House
Neely Mansion (12303 SE Auburn Black Diamond Rd, Auburn0, WA, 98002)
1 PM – 4 PM

Kent Valley Figure Skating Club’s Summer Showcase
Kent Valley Ice Centre (6015 S. 240th St., Kent, WA)
1:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Soundscapes! Building with Art and Craft (all ages)
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 9802)
2 PM – 2:45 PM

Safe Sungazing: Solar Eclipse 2017 (all ages)
Covington Library (27100 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042)
2 PM – 3:30 PM

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Open House by Islamic Center of Kent
Kent Regional Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
3 PM – 5 PM