Burien’s Octoberfest Coming To Town Square Park Sept. 23 – 26th
Burien’s annual Octoberfest is coming to Town Square Park beginning Thursday, Sept. 23rd through Sunday, Sept. 26th, and will include a beer and wine garden along with an abundance of activities for young and old.
Festival offerings will range from live rhythm and blues music to Burien’s only full carnival, a benefit walk to aid homeless women at Hospitality House (read details here), and 40-plus booths of food, arts and crafts.
The adrenaline rush and fun of the Davis Shows carnival rides gets Octoberfest underway on Thursday, Sept. 23rd, and to celebrate you can buy one armband good for unlimited rides all day and get a second armband free (for Thursday only). Armbands are just $23. The carnival’s rides and games continue through Sunday, Sept. 26th, and close each day when attendance gets too thin.
By Saturday, Sept. 25th, Octoberfest kicks into high gear with the addition of entertainment onstage, a beer and wine garden, and vendor booths. On the Octoberfest stage lineup are:
Saturday, Sept. 25:
- 2-6 p.m. – Choyce (classic rock and roll)
- 6-10 p.m. – The Just Us Band (R&B plus 1950s and 1960s rock)
Sunday, Sept. 26:
- Noon-2 p.m. – A noted jazz musician TBA
- 2-6 p.m. – The KJR All Americans (R&B plus 1960s and 1970s rock)
An outdoor beer and wine garden on the festival’s grounds will feature Octoberfest beers brewed by Elliott Bay Brewhouse & Pub to be savored while watching the entertainment onstage. All proceeds from the beer and wine garden, operated by Elliott Bay Brewhouse & Pub and the Mark Restaurant & Bar, will go to the non-profit Discover Burien Association, which works on the economic development and marketing of the city.
Browse the festival’s 40-plus booths for unique arts and crafts plus typical festival eatables such as roasted corn and hot dogs. Some vendors from the Burien Farmers Market will also be on hand.
On Saturday morning take an easy 2-mile stroll to help Hospitality House’s shelter for homeless women, located in Burien. Register for the ninth annual Walk for Women at 9 a.m. Sept. 25 for $25 at Southwest 152nd Street and Fifth Place Southwest at Burien Town Square. The walk starts at 10 a.m. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Afterward there will be a prize drawing for walkers who raise the most money through sponsorships. For sponsorship forms, go online to www.hospitalityhousesouthking.org.
The carnival runs from 3 p.m. to close Sept. 23 and Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to close Sept. 25 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 26. Hours for the main festival are Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Octoberfest will occur at Burien Town Square Park at SW 152nd Street and 5th Place SW in downtown Burien.
For more information, call (206) 941-7199 or go online to www.discoverburien.com.