Festivals/Annual Events

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Enjoy the all-too-fleeting summer with outdoor entertainment at the Olde Burien Block Party on Saturday, July 21 from noon to midnight.

Olde Burien will be packed with live music, outside dining and drinking, sausage-eating contest, $500 shopping spree and more. The event is the Olde Burien Retail Group’s way of thanking customers and community for their support.

To be entered into the drawing for a $500 Olde Burien shopping spree, just make purchases at participating businesses that day. What better time to explore the latest offerings of Olde Burien shops and take advantage of spectacular store specials.

Take in a variety of live entertainment while enjoying expanded outdoor dining and drinking provided by Olde Burien eateries:
12-12:50 p.m. – Darrell Data (rock to jazz)
1-1:50 p.m. – Ian Ayers
2-2:30 p.m. - Fashion Show (see the latest looks)
2:30-3:30 p.m. – Tupelo (California country rock)
4-4:30 p.m. – Sausage-Eating Contest
4:30-5:30 p.m. – Pink Torpedoes (classic rock and dance music)
6-7 p.m. – Pat Riefflen (guitar blend of many genres)
7:30-9 p.m.- West Side Sally (rock and blues)
9:30-11 p.m. - Burien City Ballbangers (hard rock)


Fourth of July fireworks are fun for most people but scary for pets. The Humane Society offers these Independence Day pet tips:

Leave them at home-- There are many family and group activities that are perfect for pets, but a public fireworks display or a picnic, cookout or any other type of gathering where fireworks will be set off isn’t one of them – please resist the urge to take your pets to such an event.
Don't leave your pet in the car--
With only hot air to breathe inside a car, your pet can suffer serious health effects—even death—in a few short minutes. Partially opened windows do not provide sufficient air, but they do provide an opportunity for your pet to be stolen.

Give them shelter--
Keep your pets indoors at home in a sheltered, quiet area. Some animals can become destructive when frightened, so be sure that you've removed any items that your pet could destroy or that would be harmful to your pet if chewed. Leave a television or radio playing at normal volume to keep him company while you're attending Fourth of July picnics, parades, and other celebrations.


Free Health and Wellness Fair June 23

Allstar Fitness and Roxbury Spine & Wellness Clinic are planning a free public health and wellness fair on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 10:00 – 3:00p.m. at the Allstar Fitness location in West Seattle, located at 2629 SW Andover Street, Seattle, WA 98126.  read more »

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Katherine Chounla of SeaTac was recently selected to participate in the 2012 Miss Teen Seattle pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, June 17.

Katherine, a Global Connection High student on the Tyee campus, learned of her acceptance into this year's competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Seattle area.

Katherine submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year's Seattle Pageant Coordinator.

Katherine will be competing, for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. Katherine will be competing in the division, one of four divisions that will have young ladies ages of 7 and 19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear.

Most important, Katherine will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year's Seattle judging panel.


Two major events for the Highline Music4Life program are being held in
Des Moines in September. The Poverty Bay "Blues & Brews" event will be on Saturday, Sept. 10th at the Des Moines Beach Park beginning at noon and will feature several prominent "Blues" groups, including Left Hand Smoke, Rod Cook & Toast, Little Bill & the Blues Notes and the Fabulous Roofshakers.

The second event will be the Highline Music4Life "Instrument Collection Day" on the following Saturday, Sept. 17th, at the Des Moines Marina. This will be the first of what are intended to be annual springtime events to ask adults who have unused musical instruments in their garages or attics to donate them to the Highline Music4Life program. Both events are community-wide activities that are inspired by Des Moines Rotary with the active support of the Burien-White Center and SeaTac Rotary clubs.


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Registration is now open for the Burien Brat Trot 5K-a great day of German Style fun and exercise presented by the Tin Room in Olde Burien!
The 5K race starts at 1:00 p.m. in the heart of Olde Burien and widely circles Lake Burien.

The "Seize the Sausage" Family Race (about one mile) starts at Lake Burien Park at 1:40 p.m. Both events finish to cheering crowds right in the heart of Olde Burien where revelers can enjoy a day-long Oktoberfest style festival including brats, beer gardens, live entertainment and plenty of activities for kids! Costumes are encouraged!

The Brat Trot is a true community celebration- that brings out the fun in all of us--and it also raises critical funds for two local non-profits Safe Kids King County South and Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence. Safe Kids supports injury prevention through education and access by providing needy families with essentials such as car seats and cribs. The Highline Schools Foundation provides community resources to help all Highline Public Schools succeed by supporting classroom innovation, the arts, athletics, college scholarships and many more district programs and needs.

Acts from breakdancing to musical theater to stand-up comedy

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Laugh, cry, think, and be amazed during 24 hours of nonstop live entertainment by performers from all over greater Seattle at Burien Little Theatre 's 9-10-11.

From 9 a.m. on Saturday. Sept. 10 to 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, audiences can see everything at Burien Little Theatre from breakdancing to theater to live rock-and-roll to stand-up comedy--and much, much more.

9-10-11 will dish up fabulous entertainment without a break, even in the middle of the night, plus espresso for those who need recharging and mimosas in the morning. And, yes, the action doesn't stop for 24 hours until 9 a.m. Sunday.
Acts range from family friendly, typically during the day, to definitely for adults in the later night hours. For specifics, find the performance schedule online at www.burienlittletheatre.org.

$10 all day rate anywhere in the main terminal garage

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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport invites Seafair fans to "go green to Seafair" with a $10 all day parking rate at the main terminal garage if you take Link Light Rail to the Seafair hydroplane races or Blue Angels demonstrations Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, August 5, 6, & 7.

Parkers are welcome in both General and Terminal Direct parking at the main terminal airport garage. Terminal Direct parking at Sea-Tac Airport offers the most convenient access to the airport terminal and quick connection to Link Light Rail. You'll park on the 4th floor of the airport garage, an easy walk to the pedestrian bridge leading to the SeaTac/Airport station.

Parkers MUST present a Seafair $10/day parking coupon to a cashier upon exiting the airport garage. Parkers must enter the garage after 6 a.m. and leave before midnight. Parkers without a coupon will not be granted the $10 all day rate. A separate coupon will be needed for each day. Coupons can be found on the Seafair webpage at http://www.seafair.com/news.aspx?ID=146&Mon=8&Yr=2011 as well as the Port of Seattle/Sea-Tac Airport Parking webpage at http://www.portseattle.org/seatac/ground/


On July 22 and 23, the Des Moines Waterland Festival will take place at the marina.
Events will start with a Marina Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the marina at 6:30 p.m. on Friday the 22nd, followed by the Des Moines Classic Community BBQ at 7 p.m.. There will also be a ticketed beer garden. The event will be hosted by Billy McHale’s Restaurant.
On the 23rd, the Classic Car and Wooden Boat Show will begin at 8 a.m. and go on until 4 p.m. It will feature over 200 classic cars and is sponsored by the Knight Car Club, while the boat show is sponsored by Powell Homes. There is no admission fee to these shows, but donations will go to the Hospitality House, a Burien womens homeless shelter, and Destination Des Moines.
Following the shows, there will be a Children's Parade at 5:45 p.m., followed by a motorcycle drill routine performed by The Cossacks.
The Waterland Parade will begin at 6 p.m., sponsored by Scotch and Vine. Times/News columnist Earline Byers and Clark Snure will be the Grand Marshals this year.
Beyond these main events, other events are occurring this weekend as well, such as art exhibitions and the Des Moines Farmer's Market.


Olde Burien sizzles with a summer street party Saturday, July 16 packed with diversions ranging from an ice-cream-eating contest to live music.

From noon to midnight, the Olde Burien Block Party will also feature a sausage-eating contest, a fashion show and a drawing for a $500 shopping spree, plus a live wedding onstage. The free event is a thank you from the Olde Burien merchants to customers and community for their support.

Be sure to enter the drawing to win a $500 Olde Burien shopping spree. Every time shoppers make a purchase at participating businesses that day, they will be entered in the drawing. The shops will offer special deals, so it’s an ideal time to shop the unique wares of Olde Burien.

Until 10 p.m., catch live entertainment on an outdoor stage while savoring the food and drink of various Olde Burien eateries in their extended outdoor. Don’t miss the live wedding onstage of a member of Uncle Ernie. Or become part of the action by competing in the ice-cream-eating and sausage-eating contests.

In the street party’s entertainment lineup are:

12-2 p.m. - Greg Parke (easy listening acoustic & electric guitar)
2-2:30 p.m. - Fashion Show

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