Renton International Festival Crosses Cultural Barriers

(Renton, WA) The inaugural Renton International Festival is the first of its kind to incorporate such a large range of entertainment and attractions. Produced by the International District based One Media Venture, the Renton International Festival connects the ethnic communities far beyond the reach of Seattle because it is supported by various communities coming from Renton, Kent, Bellevue, Tacoma, Federal Way, and beyond. The outreach impact is strengthened even further with co-sponsors Seattle Chinese Times, Viet Wah Group, and Renton Chamber of Commerce.

(Renton, WA) The inaugural Renton International Festival is the first of its kind to incorporate such a large range of entertainment and attractions. Produced by the International District based One Media Venture, the Renton International Festival connects the ethnic communities far beyond the reach of Seattle because it is supported by various communities coming from Renton, Kent, Bellevue, Tacoma, Federal Way, and beyond. The outreach impact is strengthened even further with co-sponsors Seattle Chinese Times, Viet Wah Group, and Renton Chamber of Commerce.

Performances from over 8 cultures
The multitude of performances at Renton’s Viet Wah Plaza is hardly challenged. Over the three-day festival on August 13, 14, and 15, the exquisite performances will keep the audience excited from beginning to end in addition to drawing many supporters of their own. Music performances include : Hip-Hop, Country, Rock, East Asian music, Northwest Sinfonietta performing Peter and the Wolf, among many other singers and bands. The lively festivities will also have Japanese Taiko drumming, breath-taking Brazilian Samba, African tribal dance, celebrative Mexican music, island-and-sun flavored Hawaiian music, Chinese Lion Dancing, awe-inspiring Kung Fu demonstration, with many more to come.

Arts! Crafts! Merchandise! Information!
Over 20 food and merchandise booths had already been confirmed for the event. As with the performances, these booths include merchandises and foods from all over the world. Here is but part of the appetizing feast: kebabs, satay, hot and spicy Thai, home-style Taiwanese, and more. The shopping can be done at the Renton International Festival will include fresh flowers, delicate handcrafts, creative arts, sparkling Chinese jewelries, among others. Also joining the festival to provide free and valuable information are Sunset Memorial, Qwest, insurance and finance service groups.

International Automotive Showcase
One Media Venture partners with nwmotiv.com to bring the automotive enthusiast scene back to the Northwest, over 50 pre-selected top cars from the Northwest will compete for awards at Renton International Festival. The day-long carshow is organized and hosted by a group of veterans who have deep roots in the automotive industry. The cars will speak for themselves for the thorough modifications they received; for more eye-candies, carshow will of course come with models.

According to the organizers, many vendors had already booked their space at the festival. They urge any interested party to contact the vendor coordinator at 206-621-8863 or vendors@rentonfest.com soon. The producer welcomes and values participants of different backgrounds as well as innovative suggestions. For more information, please visit www.rentonfest.com

Location: The Greater Highlands Center, Viet Wah Plaza, Renton. 2820 NE Sunset Blvd, Renton, WA 98056

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