Upcoming Events

August 25, 2016

FREE Family Fun Run will be Thursday, Aug. 25 at Town Square Park

FFR Summer 2016

A FREE, scavenger hunt style ‘Family Fun Run’ race for runners and walkers of all ages will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25 at Town Square Park.

The run will run from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the park, located at SW 152nd Street and 5th Place SW.

Get ready because the 60-minute dash starts at 6:30 p.m. when the map of local businesses holding raffle tickets is revealed. The goal is to get as many raffle tickets as possible and return before 7:30 p.m. when the raffle starts.

Raffle prizes will be awarded to both kids and adults.

Preregistration is required – click here for details.

Start: August 25, 2016 6:30 pm
End: August 25, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Burien Town Square Park
SW 152nd Street & 5th Place SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 27, 2016

First-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk will be Aug. 27 at Kennedy High School


Celebrate 50 years of Kennedy Catholic High School history at the first-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 27.

This inaugural race will begin at 8 a.m., and is open to all students, families, alumni, neighbors, and friends.

The start and finish lines will be on the school’s new athletic field.

Options include a chip-timed 5k run, an untimed 5k walk, and a free quarter mile kids’ dash around the school track, with prizes for top finishers.

Registration fees are $25 through Aug. 23 and $35 from Aug. 24 through race day.

All participants will receive a race t-shirt.

Registration Coupon Code through Aug. 20 – use the code “LANCER” to receive a $10 discount on your race registration:


Start: August 27, 2016 8:00 am
End: August 27, 2016 12:00 pm
Venue: Kennedy Catholic High School
Phone: 206.246.0500
140 S. 140th Street , Burien, WA, 98168, United States

Volunteers needed for restoration event at Miller Creek Trail on Saturday, Aug. 27

Volunteers are needed for a restoration event at Miller Creek’s S 144th Street Trail in Burien on Saturday, Aug. 27.

The Miller-Walker Basin has two new Habitat Stewards – Ashley and Sheila – who will be hosting work parties along the Miller Creek trail this summer…and all are invited.

Join your neighbors to restore the forest near Miller Creek, continuing the work that has been done by previous volunteers since 2007.

“Get outside and get some exercise while improving the health of the creek!”

No experience is necessary, and gloves, tools, and light refreshments are provided. Please RSVP so we can plan for tools and snacks.


  • Saturday, Aug. 27, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Park at the trail parking lot along Des Moines Memorial Drive just south of S. 144th St. in Burien. Walk west along the Miller Creek trail, cross S. 144th Way, and look for us next to the S 144th Street Miller Creek Trail on the right.

WHAT: Work with volunteer Habitat Stewards to remove invasive weeds, spread wood chip mulch, and prepare the area for planting more native plants this fall.


  • Clothing that will protect you from the sun, cold, rain, and blackberry thorns (and that you don’t mind getting dirty)
  • Filled water bottle, gloves if you have them

IMPORTANT NOTE: This park does not have a restroom – please plan ahead.

RSVP:  Email or call Elissa Ostergaard, [email protected]206-477-4792


Bookmark this page to check back for updates to the Miller-Walker volunteer calendar: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/watersheds/central-puget-sound/miller-walker-creeks/volunteer.aspx

This project is a joint effort of the City of Normandy Park, the City of Burien, the City of SeatacKing County, the Port of Seattle, and the Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship program

Start: August 27, 2016 9:30 am
End: August 27, 2016 11:30 am
Venue: Miller Creek Trail
S. 144th Street, Burien, WA, United States

El Dorado West holding Car Show & Food Bank Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 27


Advertiser El Dorado West will be holding a Car Show & Food Bank Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at their campus, located at 1010 SW 134th Street in Burien.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Live music from the Tim Turner Band
  • Lindy Hop Dance performance by the Sister Kate Dance Company, with dance lessons to learn “The Charleston”
  • Hot Dogs, chips and soda for sale
  • $20 per car entry fee (for the Car Show)

“El Dorado West residents will be judges of your beautiful cars!”

All proceeds will benefit the White Center Food Bank.


Start: August 27, 2016 10:00 am
End: August 27, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: El Dorado West
1010 SW 134th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 1, 2016

1st day of Highline Public Schools for grades 1-12

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 is the first day of school for students in grades 1-12 at Highline Public Schools.

The first day of school for kindergarten students is Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Date: September 1, 2016
Venue: Highline Public School
Burien, WA, United States

September 6, 2016

Innovative film ‘M.O.P.Z’ to be featured at Film Office Happy Hour Sept. 6



The incredibly innovative comedy short “M.O.P.Z.” – which was filmed mostly at Burien’s Sunnydale Elementary School – will be featured at the next Burien Film Office Happy Hour, on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

The free, open, all-ages event will run from 5:30–7 p.m. at the Tin Theater, located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. The 11-minute film will be screened at 6 p.m., and will be followed by a Q&A presentation by some of the filmmakers.

“M.O.P.Z.” tells the story of a lazy janitor who builds a robot to do his dirty work. Only the story is told in fast-forward in just 11 minutes! Imagine watching a 30-minute Canadian 1990s sitcom on a VHS player that’s stuck in fast-forward, including with sped-up audio and tons of great sight gags, fake commercials and incredibly hilarious scenes.

Directed by Todd Rohal, and Written by Rohal and Benjamin Kasulke, “M.O.P.Z.” has been featured on the Adult Swim cable network. It was Executive Produced by Laccey Levitt and Mischa Jakupcak, and Co-Produced by Megan Griffiths.

The production was shot Jan. 9-17, 2016, with Gevin Booth serving as the Art Director (full credits are here).

This will be a very fun, funny and informative night, which you won’t want to miss – and we recommend watching the film at least once all the way through before attending:

And if you felt like you missed some of the gags, here’s a slowed-down version:

Start: September 6, 2016 5:30 pm
End: September 6, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: Tin Theater
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 10, 2016

Burien’s annual Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival & Procession will be Sat., Sept. 10

Arts A Glow 2016

Arts-A-Glow, Burien’s Unique & Oh So Sweet Lantern Festival and Procession, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Dottie Harper Park.

This is an annual, magical evening in the forest!

Lantern art and performers, face painting, lantern making, food vendors and tea and treats.

Community Procession at Dusk!
Bring your lanterns! Dress in costume! Bring shakers and bells to play as you walk to make beautiful music! Procession map

Here’s a video of a previous procession courtesy Michael Brunk:

Performers / Activities:

  • 5:00-6:15 PM  Harp by Jini O’Flynn
  • 5:00-7:45PM   Lantern Making
  • 5:00-9:00PM   Face Painting by Burien Arts
  • 6:00-7:00PM   Circus Arts by SANCA
  • 6:30-7:30PM   Stiltwalking and more by Cabiri
  • 6:30-7:45PM   Klezmer with KletzerBalm
  • 6:30-9:30PM   Trapeze performances by Cabiri
  • 8:00-8:20PM   Procession with music by KletzerBalm & Peter Lippman
  • 8:20-9:30PM   East Indian music by Shantikar

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 5:00-10:00 PM


WHERE: Dottie Harper Park, 421 SW 146th; for location details: learn more about Dottie Harper Park.

Click here to learn about the Artist Installations!

Yummy Food and Drink!  Food Trucks and More!
The Ultimate MeltSeattle Chicken Over RiceChopstixs MobileGalaxy Donuts and DogsFull Tilt Ice Cream, and Tea samples by sponsor Phoenix Tea!

Lantern Making
Lantern making workshops!  Or make a balloon lantern at home!  You can also make a lantern from glass jars or plastic water bottlespie tins, paper bags, tin cans…you can recycle and be creative!  Light your lantern with glow sticks or battery operated candles!

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Start: September 10, 2016 5:00 pm
End: September 10, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: Dottie Harper Park
421 SW 146th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 23, 2016

3rd annual Seahurst Beach Family Campfire will be Friday, Sept. 23


SAVE THE DATE: The Seahurst Beach Family Campfire returns for its 3rd year on Friday, Sept. 23, from 6 – 8 p.m.

All are invited to watch the sunset, roast marshmallows and make s’mores around campfires, and learn about sea life at this fun event.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 23, from 6 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Seahurst Park, 1600 SW Seahurst Park Road, Burien

WHAT: Bring your flashlights, camp chairs, blankets, and picnic dinners and enjoy the beautiful beach at Seahurst Park!

  • Watch the sunset
  • Enjoy interactive activities hosted by the Environmental Science Center
  • Make a s’more! If you want more than 1, please bring extra supplies.
  • Free cocoa; coffee available for purchase

Parking is available in the upper lot with shuttle service, starting at 5:30 p.m. until the end of the event.

  • Seahurst Park Upper Parking Lot – will run continually throughout event
  • Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW to Seahurst Park – will run every 10-15 minutes; courtesy of Boulevard Park Place Active Retirement Living.

For more information, please contact Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services at 206-988-3700 or at [email protected]

Start: September 23, 2016 6:00 pm
End: September 23, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Seahurst Park Beach
Phone: 206-988-3700
1600 SW Seahurst Park Road, Burien, WA, 98166, United States