The Seafair Pirates make their way down Fourth Avenue during the 2018 Kent Cornucopia Days parade. This year’s parade is Sunday, July 14. FILE PHOTO, Rachel Ciampi/Kent Reporter

The Seafair Pirates make their way down Fourth Avenue during the 2018 Kent Cornucopia Days parade. This year’s parade is Sunday, July 14. FILE PHOTO, Rachel Ciampi/Kent Reporter

Kent Cornucopia Days to feature street fair, parade, fun run

48th annual festival July 12-14

A street fair, parade, 5K fun run/walk and dragon boat races are part of the 48th annual Kent Cornucopia Days this weekend.

The free festival begins Friday, July 12, and continues Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Numerous downtown streets are closed for the street fair that features more than 300 vendors from across the region, everything from handmade jewelry to homemade sauces. Food courts, a beer garden and entertainment stages are part of the street fair.

Boeing staff and Lunar Rover alumni are grand marshals of the Grand Parade, which starts at 1 p.m. Sunday along Fourth Avenue. The group includes Maine Tonkin, Dennis McKillip, Charlie Martin, Harris Atkins and John Winch. Mike Lombardi, a Boeing corporate historian and Kent resident, is also being recognized for providing information to the city of Kent, which in turn is helping the city to update Kherson Park with a Lunar Rover replica along with an astronaut to commemorate Boeing’s space contributions from Kent.

Runners and walkers will hit the Green River Trail on Saturday for the annual Kent Cornucopia Days 5K run/walk. The race will start and stop at Three Friends Fishing Hole, 20025 Russell Road.

Race day registration is at 7:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. event.


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