Upcoming Events

August 22, 2018

Wednesday’s Family Fun Run POSTPONED due to poor air quality

UPDATE: Wednesday’s ‘Family Fun Run’ has been postponed due to poor air quality.

It was scheduled to run from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Town Square Park, but will be rescheduled for September – so stay tuned to the blog for updates!

Start: August 22, 2018 5:30 pm
End: August 22, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: Burien Town Square Park
480 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 25, 2018

2018 Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Saturday, Aug. 25

The 2018 Poverty Blues & Brews Festival is returning for its ninth annual summer concert/party on Saturday, Aug. 15!

Dozens of the Northwest’s best Craft Beers, Ciders and Wine will be featured, along with four GROUND SHAKING Blues Performances on the scenic shores of Des Moines Beach Park.

  • GATES OPEN AT NOON, and Blues will be playing and Beers will be pouring until 8 p.m.
  • You must be 21 or older to attend.
  • There will be plenty of parking in the Des Moines Marina.
  • While you are in town, you might want to visit the Des Moines Farmer’s Market.

Early Bird tickets are available NOW for just $35.00!

Click here to buy your tickets now

100% of the net proceeds go to charities supported by Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park, WA.

There will also be a Pre-Funk at the Normandy Park Ale House from 8 – 10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 – click below to register for FREE:

Interested in sponsoring this event? Your business could join a long list of civic minded businesses. Your company’s brand will be exposed to thousands for very reasonable rates. Best of all, your tax deductible investment will help the Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary Club assist many worthy local charities. There are a limited number of sponsor opportunities left and they will be snapped up soon.

Click here to learn how you can help Sponsor this great community event.

“Thanks for supporting Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary, and feel free to ‘Share’ this post to help us spread the word!”

The Festival will be located on the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park, located at 22030 Cliff Ave S. in Des Moines, WA:

Start: August 25, 2018 12:00 pm
End: August 25, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: Des Moines Beach Park
22030 Cliff Ave S., Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

Bowling fundraiser for Burien Pride LGBTQ College Scholarship Fund Aug. 25

The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority – along with the City of Tukwila, ACME Bowling and Orion Entertainment – will be sponsoring ‘The Queen Pin Bowling Classic,’ a fundraiser for Burien Pride’s LGBTQ College Scholarship Fund.

This fun event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 7 – 10 p.m. at ACME Bowling in Tukwila, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Burien Pride Scholarship Fund.

Who will be crowned “Belle of the Balls” at the first annual Queen Pin Bowling Classic? Dress up and bowl, or wear your street clothes — we don’t care! Come for an evening of fun, frolic, music, and libation, featuring the fabulous Aleksa Manila and more incredible drag performers.

Reserve your own team of four, or be assigned to a team upon arrival. Spectator seating is also available — so if bowling isn’t your thing, you can still participate in all of the fun and festivities. Signature cocktails and food will be available for sale at the venue. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed, High Score, and more!

All proceeds from the event will go towards Burien Pride’s LGBTQ College Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded annually to students with financial need who identify as LGBTQ+ in Burien’s local community. The scholarship gives them the opportunity to pursue a degree from an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational program.

This event is 21 and over, and ID is required.

WHO: Host, Aleksa Manila along with Miss U.T.O.P.I.A Seattle, Atasha Manilla; Empress of Seattle, Donna Tella Howe; Miss Gay API International, Tanya Rachinee and La Femme Magnifique International, LaSaveona Hunt.

SPONSORS: Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, City of Tukwila, and ACME Bowling, Billiards & Events and Orion Entertainment.

BENEFITS: Benefiting Burien Pride.

WHAT: The Queen Pin Bowling Classic: The first annual drag queen bowling tournament, 100% of the proceeds will benefit Burien Pride’s LGBTQ College Scholarship Fund.

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: ACME Bowling, Billiards & Events, 100 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA, 98188.


  • $35 Early Bird Bowler – thru Aug. 1, 2018
  • $20 Early Bird Spectator – thru Aug. 1, 2018
  • $45 Regular Price Bowler
  • $30 Regular Price Spectator

To purchase tickets, please visit eventbrite.com.

About the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority
The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) is the official destination marketing organization for Seattle Southside. The organization is responsible for competitively marketing the area as an ideal destination for leisure and business travelers who wish to explore Western Washington and for meeting and event planners to hold their functions. The Seattle Southside RTA is funded by a self-assessed hotel fund and supported by a lodging tax from the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila and Des Moines.

For more information, please visit www.seattlesouthside.com or call 877.885.9452.

Start: August 25, 2018 7:00 pm
End: August 25, 2018 10:00 pm
Venue: ACME Bowling, Billiards & Events
100 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA, 98188, United States

September 7, 2018

FREE Arts-a-Glow Lantern Making class will be Friday, Sept. 7 at Burien Library

Photo by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com

A FREE Arts-a-Glow Lantern Making class will be held at the Burien Library on Friday, Sept. 7, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Presented by Oleana Perry, this is a family program, and all ages are welcome.

“Create your own lantern to light the night! All materials provided.”

Arts-a-Glow is Burien’s spectacular annual lantern festival and procession held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 5-10 p.m. at Dottie Harper Park.

Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/5b63280455a44e3500c35a17

Start: September 7, 2018 3:30 pm
End: September 7, 2018 5:30 pm
Venue: Burien Library
400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 8, 2018

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day will be Saturday, Sept. 8

The Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department’s annual Kids’ Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Fire Station 28.

“Come join us for a FREE day of fun at the local fire station in Burien!”

  • Climb aboard a fire engine!
  • Play games!
  • Watch demonstrations!
  • Win prizes!
  • Hunt for candy!
  • Police ID cards for children!
  • Make crafts!
  • Bring your camera!

WHO: Burien Normandy Park Fire Department

WHAT: Kids’ Day

WHERE: Fire Station 28, 900 SW 146 Street, Burien, WA 98166

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, 10 a.m – 3 p.m.

WHY: Day of fun at the fire station!

INFO: For more information, please call Fire Station 28 at (206) 242-2040.

Start: September 8, 2018 10:00 am
End: September 8, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: Fire Station 28
Phone: (206) 242-2040
900 SW 146 Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Burien’s annual ‘Arts-a-Glow’ will be Saturday, Sept. 8 at Dottie Harper Park!

Burien’s unique and oh-so-sweet ‘Arts-a-Glow’ Lantern Festival & Procession will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Dottie Harper Park.

This FREE, annual event is not to be missed, and runs from 5 – 10 p.m., with the procession beginning around 8 p.m./dusk.

NOTE: This year the lantern procession will begin in a new location – all are invited to meet at the Annex Parking Lot (look for the food trucks), just north of SW 146th Street and 4th Ave SW.

“Bring your lanterns! Dress in costume! Bring shakers and bells to play as you walk to make beautiful music!”

The forest comes alive with magic! Join us for Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival, when Dottie Harper Park is transformed into a place where jugglers roam, acrobats bend and twist, and the trees dance in the light of lanterns. Follow us on Facebook.

Bring the kids to our FREE!!! lantern-making booth. LED tea lights, batons, and clothing will also be available for purchase from Bright Costumes. Want to make your lantern at home? We have helpful tips on how to turn jars, balloons, and pie tins into whimsical lights.

All of that creative energy should help you work up quite an appetite. Satisfy your hunger at one of the many food trucks. The Ultimate Melt, Alaskan Dumplings, Thai-U-Up, Buns on Wheels, Athena’s, Galaxy Donuts & Dogs, Full Tilt Ice Cream, and sample tea from Phoenix Tea.

Music floats through the trees all night. The delicate sound of Jini O’Flyn’s harp will welcome all merry-makers to Dottie Harper. As the evening continues, enjoy the steady beat of drums and the call of guitar; James Whetxel and Yaw Amponsah will be playing together at the Annex. Before darkness falls, the deep tones of electric bass by Gretchen Yanover will be found on the stage immediately following Arden Fujiwara and his captivating ukulele.

At dusk (8 p.m.), gather at the Annex parking lot, on 4th betweeen 146th and 144th SW, with your lanterns and costumes for an evening procession through Burien led by the Filthy Femcorps. Don’t miss this event!

Artist Installations:
Wander through Dottie Harper Park and the Annex Park to find amazing artist light installations…before and after dark!

Yummy Food and Drink! Food Trucks and More:
The Ultimate Melt, Alaskan Dumplings, Thai-U-Up, Athena’s, Buns on Wheels, Galaxy Donuts & Dogs, Full Tilt Ice Cream, and tea samples by Phoenix Tea!

Get Your Glow On!
Buy LED Tea Lights ($1), batons ($3), EL costumes and more from Bright Costumes.

Dottie Harper Park is located at 421 SW 146th Street:

Start: September 8, 2018 5:00 pm
End: September 8, 2018 10:00 pm
Venue: Dottie Harper Park
421 SW 146th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 29, 2018

‘Hack to School’ Golf fundraiser for local schools will be Sept. 29

Come show your support and help raise funds to benefit Marvista Elementary, Gregory Heights and St. Francis of Assisi schools at the second annual ‘Hack to School’ Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Last year, the tournament raised over $4,000 benefiting the PTSA at both Marvista and Gregory Height Elementary School.

“We hope to increase participation and raise even more money this year. Let’s build our community all while having a fun time!”

The deadline to register online is Sept. 15, 2018.

WHAT: ‘Hack to School’ Golf Tournament fundraiser

WHERE: Foster Golf Links, 13500 Interurban Ave. South, Tukwila WA 98168 (206) 242-4221

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

COST: Entry fee is $100 per player, (18 holes)

REGISTER: Register online here


  • 4 Player Scramble Format
  • 1 p.m. check-in/registration 1:45 p.m. shot gun start
  • PLEASE REGISTER online and RSVP by September 15, 2018
  • Register on link on Facebook Page Entry fee is $100 per player, (18 holes)
  • Mulligans will be available for purchase cash only Refreshments and light snacks available for purchase cash only


  • $200 Hole Sponsorship
    • Sign on Hole
    • Logo on Website & on Facebook Page
  • $500 Hole Sponsorship
    • Event Entry & Sign on Hole Logo on Website & on Facebook Page
  • $1,000 Title Sponsor


All proceeds will be donated to each school’s PTSA to support students and families by funding programs such as field trips, art/ music curriculum, after-school enrichment clubs, providing grants and scholarships and bring additional educational opportunities to our schools!

Start: September 29, 2018 1:00 pm
End: September 29, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Foster Golf Links
Phone: (206) 242-4221
13500 Interurban Ave. South, Tukwila, WA, 98168, United States