Burien’s “Wild Strawberry Festival” is coming to Town Square the weekend of June 19th and 20th, and will feature a wild mix of music, art and “greenability.”
Highlights will include the B-Town Bike Fair, Discover Burienâ€™s Father’s Day Car Show, lots of live music, hands-on booths and games, an all-ages inflatable village, the Rat City Rummage Sale and much more.
And even though the event is moving to Town Square, there will still be a skateboard competition, which is always a huge hit. In addition, there will also be some on-site parkour by notable local athletes â€“ look for them jumping around Town Square’s obstacles.
Musical acts will include Rat City Brass and Underground Swing, Camino Cadillac and the Black Crabs, a Capella singing by Abrace and The Friends Trio, and numerous local performers such as Momentum Dancers, New City Dancers and the Highline Community Symphonic Band.
Visitors can interact by bringing drums and scarves and joining in a drumming and dancing party hosted by Abyssinian Dance Studio to close the event on Sunday. Annunaki Project will be back this year with their incredible trapeze rig on Saturday and on Sunday the Main Stage will be graced with MC Manuela Horn, aka Burien’s own “Yodeling Dominatrix” (see our interview with her here ).
As usual, The B-Town Blog will be a sponsor, and we’ll be “blogging live” the entire weekend from our tent.
- Saturday, June 19, 2010 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Sunday, June 20, 2010 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Burien Town Square is located at SW 152nd St & SW 5th Ave in downtown Burien.
We’ll be posting sneak peeks of acts that will appear at the fest, so be sure to check back often. For starters, here’s a video of the Annunaki Project’s Cabiri  troupe:
Here’s more info from a press release; more details available at this website :
Burienâ€™s Strawberry Festival Goes Wild!
You are invited to the 2010 Burien Wild Strawberry Festival!Â Celebrate art and greenability at our new location in Town Square Park, 152nd SW and 5th!Â The festival will feature an eclectic lineup of musicians and performance troupes, the B-Town Bike Fair, Discover Burienâ€™s Fathers Day Car Show, art and green demoâ€™s, hands on booths and games, an amazing inflatable village for all ages, Rat City Rummage and more!
Come to the Main Stage and the Performer Plazarama to catch exciting acts such as jazz by Rat City Brass and Underground Swing, Rock with Camino Cadillac and the Black Crabs, or listen to amazing accapella by Abrace and The Friends Trio.Â And you donâ€™t want to miss our talented local performers such as Momentum Dancers, New City Dancers and the Highline Community Symphonic Band (maybe in costume)!Â Bring your drums and scarves and join in a drumming and dancing party hosted by Abyssinian Dance Studio to close the event on Sunday!
Annunaki Project will be back this year with their incredible trapeze rig on Saturday and on Sunday the Main Stage will be graced with MC Manuela Horn, aka the Yodeling Dominatrix (come and see what she will be wearing for our event!!). Bring your camera and take a picture with Manuela at her booth near the stage!Â Also we will continue the tradition of the skateboard competition with ramps at the new site on Saturday! And speaking of amazing physical actionâ€”watch the schedule for the parkour performances and watch athletes jump and climb obstacles with amazing grace!
We have lots of great activities for the kids! On Saturday bring your bike to the B-Town Bike Fair on 152nd.Â Participate in a bike rodeo, bike scavenger hunt, helmet fitting and more! A $5 wristband will give you a full day of play in the inflatable villageâ€¦for big kids too! Make retro hats and glasses at the Art Garage, make chalk art, play games at many of the vendor booths, and play instruments at the Musical Petting Zoo. And donâ€™t miss the fun performers just for kids: Central Services presents The Board of Education and Bryan Vogan on the fest grounds and Jamberry Story Time and Magician Jeff Evans in the Burien Library!
We are wild and green! Learn how to prune a tree, green clean your home, compost and recycle! Pick up some native wild strawberries or Burien Press coffee grounds for your garden from the Sustainable Burien booth.
And of course, lots of great shopping, festival foods and shortcake too! This year Rat City Rummage will bring some young urban crafters and vintage booths along with demos and hands on experiences. Bring down those antique items you always wanted to know more about and have them looked at at the Burien Arts Vintage Booth. Also lots of great arts and craft booths, specialty foods and import vendors!
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