Best of Kent Cornucopia Days
The nationally recognized and award-winning summer family festival is in Kent, just south of Seattle. The street fair alone is huge – over 600 vendors from around the country! Other main events include the Lions Street Fair (July 13 – 15), farmers market, fine crafts market, Dragon Boat Races, a soccer tournament, 5K fun run, King County Jaguars semi-pro football game, skateboard and inline skate tournaments, Miss Cornucopia Scholarship Pageant, carnival and midway, grand parade (2pm, July 15), children’s play area, and fine art show and exhibit. Here’s what’s happening:
THURSDAY, JULY 12
Corner of W. Smith and Lincoln Ave. in Kent
(former Metro Park & Ride lot)
Experience the thrills of this full size carnival that has rides for all ages! There is a giant midway and over 20 rides including a section dedicated to young kids.
FRIDAY, JULY 13
Produced by the Kent Lions the Market Place is for crafts people and artists specializing in handcrafted items only. The objective is to create a colorful, balanced and varied selection of high quality handmade crafts and artwork at the festival. The Fine Crafts Market Area is located outside near the Kent Station, Kent’s new retail and entertainment destination.
Fine Crafts Market
10:00am – 8:00pm
Kent Police & Fire Dept Safety Fair
Railroad Ave between Gowe and Meeker
10:00am to 8:00pm
Stop by for tips to keep your family safe, and let your kids climb aboard a fire truck.
SATURDAY, JULY 14
Kent Cornucopia Days 5K Fun Run and Walk
Three Friends Fishing Hole
20025 Russell Road
The Kent Parks Department is pleased to present the Kent Cornucopia Days 5K Fun Run. The focus will be on encouraging families to participate together to get outside and exercise. Day of race registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The race features a fast down and back along the Green River Trail.
Town Square Plaza Park
Kid friendly live entertainment, displays, vendors tailored towards kids and families, and of course the fun Town Square Plaza fountain.
Kent Cornucopia Cup
A huge soccer tournament held on Saturday and put on by the Kent Youth Soccer Association.
Kent Cornucopia Days 12th Annual “Dragon Boat Races”
Lake Meridian, Kent
8:30am until 5:00pm
Kent Cornucopia Dragon Boat Races consists of teams from around the world and is held on Saturday.
Kent Lions “Street Fair”, “Taste of Cornucopia”, “Kent Farmers Market” & Kent Station “Fine Crafts Market” and Art Show:
Continues, 10:00am to 8:00pm.
Annual Skateboard Tournament
Arbor 360 Park, 240th & 120th
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Registration is at 12 noon and tournament is at 1 pm.
SUNDAY, JULY 15
Kent Lions “Street Fair”, “Taste of Cornucopia”, “Kent Farmers Market” & Kent Station “Fine Crafts Market” and Art Show
Continues 10:00am to 5:00pm.
4th Ave., starting at Saar St., turning West on Smith St and ending at 6th Ave.
Join with thousands of spectators who line the streets for Kent largest and most prominent parade. Enjoy floats, marching bands, drill teams, and the SEAFAIR Pirates. Bring the family early for this outstanding event.
For more information, and a complete schedule, go to http://www.kcdays.com.