Summer festivals, farmer’s markets, car shows & more

This weekend there are lots of fun activities planned in and around Kent, including car shows, karaoke, Black Diamond Miner’s Day, 27th annual Return to Renton car show, the Kent Farmer’s Market and much more. Here are some of the weekend’s highlights:

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

Dana Neuts

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