Welcome to Downtown!

From the Beach to the Mountains, Activities Perfect for Everyone

Activities in Renton await, whether you’re here for 24 hours or 24 days. If you’re searching for adventure, tranquility, family fun, unique eats, or local shopping, Renton is the right destination for you.

Visit Renton Like A Local

Stroll Through Downtown

Downtown Renton is window shopping friendly! Stroll down 2nd & 3rd streets, look for our resident dragon, and don’t forget to rub the donkey’s tail for good luck!

Sip & Taste

With over BLANK restaurants, cafes and bars, Downtown Renton will satiate any appetite.

Have Fun

The Fall Wine Walk, SummerFest, the Farmer’s Market, Holiday Tree Lighting make Renton the perfect place to celebrate every season!  

Take A Tour Of Renton’s Outdoor Art

Downtown Renton has become a wash of color and creativity in the last few years. Download the Visit Renton App and go on a self guided art tour! 

Dine In Or Take Out

No matter what your tastes- classic steakhouse, Asian fusion, Middle Eastern, wine tasting with tapas -it’s in Downtown Renton! 

Unique Shops

Downtown Renton’s shops are full of one of a kind and locally made crafts, food items, and other products. There is always something unique to buy! 

So Much To See & Do!

Renton History Museum

Located in an historic Art Deco firehouse, the Renton History Museum offers changing exhibits, programs, publications, and events to share Renton’s stories, past and present. The Museum is situated in historic downtown Renton and is surrounded by local shops and restaurants, offers free parking, and is close to the library and Liberty Park.

Renton Civic Theater

Founded in 1987, Renton Civic Theatre began its existence as a professional performing arts theater from a boarded up old movie house. Today, the theatre offers a full season of community theatre and are dedicated to their mission to provide quality and affordable entertainment to the community through the performing arts

IKEA Performing Arts Center

The Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center is a venue for student theatrical training, a home for local and regional artists and is dedicated to providing outstanding cultural programming for the community.

Erasmus the Dragon

Can you find Erasmus the Dragon, guardian of Downtown Renton?


Summerfest is a free appreciation event designed to recognize the dedicated residents of Renton and bring the community together for a day of fun and celebration.

Farmer's Market

This year, the Renton Farmers Market will change from being the community-gathering place it has been for 19 years, to a quick in-and-out destination for essential food shopping. While you will not see local artisans, crafters, ready-to-eat foods, kid’s activities or hear the sounds of live music, be assured that your favorite farmers will be ready with their Washington-grown fresh produce, flowers and other staples that you have come to enjoy.

Outdoor Activities

Renton Downtown offers a variety of open spaces creating a peaceful balance between urban living and the natural beauty of the Puget Sound region.