TIME LAPSE/PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Three Tree Point Celebrates The 4th

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Despite gray skies and occasional rain, Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood celebrated Independence Day 2010 with a day full of block party-like activities, starting with a community breakfast for 350 or so, a flag raising ceremony, children’s parade where the finish line reward was an Otter Pop, carnival games, an art gallery exhibit at the old store, live music from two different bands, bonfires on the beach and more, all climaxing in a barge-based professional fireworks display that lasted nearly 40 minutes!

The B-Town Blog’s own Michael Brunk and Scott Schaefer were on hand as well, taking pics and having fun – first, here’s a time lapse video of the intersection of Maplewild Ave SW and SW 172nd, as shot from the roof of a beachfront cabana beginning Sat. July 3rd (can you see yourself Waldo? look closely!):

And here’s a slideshow of pics Scott took:

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And Scott’s iPhone 4 HD video of the fireworks finale (who’s the stooge chanting “USA! USA!” anyways?); note the US flag in the right foreground:

And finally, Michael Brunk’s Sound Slideshow of the fireworks show – be sure to turn your speakers on to hear the audio!:

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8 Responses to “TIME LAPSE/PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Three Tree Point Celebrates The 4th”
  1. Larger versions of my Three Tree Point fireworks photos are now available on Flickr:
    View the photo set

  2. Greg says:

    In spite of some rain it was a great day of fireworks, tradition, community and music by the Three Tree Point Blues Band and special guest Boomerang Summer. Thanks for capturing the events in interesting and unique ways

  3. Stan says:

    I was just wondering, why is it legal down at Three tree point but no where else in Burien?
    Is it because the council okays it or is this something any citizen of this make-shift city pay $100.00 and get a permit to allow the discharging of fireworks?

    • Julie says:

      Hi Stan, the barge/fireworks permit was issued to a professional fireworks company by The Coast Guard, as the barge is in Puget Sound (which is not part of Burien).

      You are absolutely correct that Fireworks are illiegal in all of Burien, including Three Tree Point.

  4. 3TreeCellars says:

    It seems like they parked the barge a ways further north this year, so many of us on the south side didn’t get to enjoy them as much as usual (not to mention the drizzle).

    But thanks to all who worked so hard to make it another memorable 4th! Cheers!

  5. Lolly says:

    Has this gone from a Three Tree Point neighborhood event to an all of Burien event? If that’s the case next year – I’d like more Burien police coverage to actually patrol Maplewild and side streats – so my guests don’t get jumped and beaten by roving bands of 20 – somethings not from the Three Tree Point neighborhood. (Yes, this did happen.) This is the second year in a row there have been problems like this.
    Personally – I’d like a smaller event, no sponsors, no media coverage – back to the neighborhood picnic this used to be.

    • Ursula says:

      I’m sorry to hear that your guests had such an horrid experience with what should have been a pleasant memorable event. It seems we had more police coverage this year than in the past, so I’m with Lolly on this suggestion even if it means having a smaller , shorter fireworks show.

  6. Stan says:

    Might be late to have it be a neighborhood picnic now.
    Sorry to hear about your friends though, maybe if Burien legalized fireworks one night a year like the 4th of July something like this could have been prevented. I don`t know. Those roving bands of teens and 20 somethings out to cause trouble might think twice next time if just one person was armed, (like myself) and put a couple of them down like the rabid animals they are. I would liken it to shooting ducks in a gallery,, Memories of Iraq dancing in my head,,, ahhhhh

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