4th of july Section

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Scenes from a red, white and blue 4th of July in Burien

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Scenes from a red, white and blue 4th of July in Burien

Under glorious sunny skies, with temps in the high 70s, Burien’s Independence Day celebrations were a mix of tradition, family fun and red, white and blue pride in our country and region. VIDEOS: The... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Burien, and the fine is $125

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Burien, and the fine is $125

The City of Burien recently released a letter to residents, reminding all that fireworks are still illegal, and the fine for discharging them is $125. Burien Police has scheduled extra officers, who will... [Read more]

Burien’s 96th annual Independence Day Parade will follow a new route this year

Burien’s 96th annual Independence Day Parade will follow a new route this year

Proudly in its 96th year, the City of Burien’s 4th of July Independence Day parade is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County, and this year it will follow a new route. The parade is also... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Fireworks vandal(s) blow up large, locking, ~$2,300 Burien mailbox

PHOTOS: Fireworks vandal(s) blow up large, locking, ~$2,300 Burien mailbox

It appears that an overzealous fireworks vandal(s) blew up an 18-slot ‘secure’ group mailbox tree in Burien’s Seahurst neighborhood over the 4th of July weekend. The mailbox was most... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: 4th of July fireworks light up skies around Burien

PHOTOS/VIDEO: 4th of July fireworks light up skies around Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these great photos of fireworks seen from Burien on the 4th of July. “A neighbor invited us to his house for the fireworks. His house faces south. Our house faces... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Scenes from Burien’s 95th Independence Day Parade

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Scenes from Burien’s 95th Independence Day Parade

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

Two shot – including pregnant Burien woman – after 4th of July altercation

Two shot – including pregnant Burien woman – after 4th of July altercation

Monday night (July 4) around 11:30 p.m. King County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of two women shot near S. 112th St. and 1st Ave S. (map below). Police say that the women were with a group... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 4th of July in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 4th of July in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood

The 4th of July is an awesome, day-long celebration in Burien’s beautiful Three Tree Point neighborhood – starting with a community breakfast, flag-raising ceremony, kids’ parade and games,... [Read more]

LETTER: Trump supporter upset with getting soaked during 4th of July parade

LETTER: Trump supporter upset with getting soaked during 4th of July parade

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] The parade this year could have been... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Here’s your 4th of July weekend weather forecast

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Here’s your 4th of July weekend weather forecast

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Happy 4th of July weekend everyone! The question on everyone’s minds is probably... [Read more]

Fireworks illegal in Burien, but not Normandy Park or unincorporated areas

Fireworks illegal in Burien, but not Normandy Park or unincorporated areas

Fireworks are illegal within Burien city limits, so even if you’re ‘safe and sane’ and only setting off a Sparkler, or one of those classic old ‘Snakes’ that spew a strange... [Read more]

Burien’s Seafair-sanctioned 95th Independence Day Parade will be July 4!

Burien’s Seafair-sanctioned 95th Independence Day Parade will be July 4!

Photos from the 2014 parade courtesy Elston Hill Proudly in its 95th year, the City of Burien’s 4th of July Independence Day parade is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County. The... [Read more]

With less than a month to go, Three Tree Point Fireworks fund needs donations

With less than a month to go, Three Tree Point Fireworks fund needs donations

With less than a month to go until the 4th of July, the Three Tree Point Fireworks fund is still in need of donations. Here are more details from the fund’s website: The Three Tree Point Fireworks... [Read more]

Burien’s Independence Day Parade will be Seafair Sanctioned this year

Burien’s Independence Day Parade will be Seafair Sanctioned this year

Photo by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com Discover Burien announced Wednesday (April 13) that the city’s Independence Day Parade has been officially accepted as a Seafair Sanctioned Community Event. The... [Read more]

STOLEN: 10-foot dinghy stolen from Three Tree Point waterfront

STOLEN: 10-foot dinghy stolen from Three Tree Point waterfront

BTB Reader Ian Kelley wants everyone to be on the lookout for his 10-foot dinghy – complete with oars and life jackets –  that was stolen from his waterfront in Three Tree Point on Friday afternoon... [Read more]

Driver rams into gas pump at AM-PM Market on SW 136th, causing fire

Driver rams into gas pump at AM-PM Market on SW 136th, causing fire

This post was updated with new information on July 6, 2015: A female driver accidentally rammed her car into a gas pump at the AM-PM Market on SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW on Saturday afternoon (July... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fireworks light up 4th of July sky over Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fireworks light up 4th of July sky over Burien’s Three Tree Point

Courtesy Elston Hill and his wife Jackline come these great photos showing the barge-based fireworks display shot off over Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday night, July 4 (click images to see larger... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President, one Thomas... [Read more]

REMINDER: 4th of July Parade starts at 3pm Saturday, follows new route (w/map)

REMINDER: 4th of July Parade starts at 3pm Saturday, follows new route (w/map)

REMINDER: Burien’s 94th annual 4th of July Parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, and will follow a new route this year! This event is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County,... [Read more]

State Fire Marshal offers advice on disposal of unused and used Fireworks

State Fire Marshal offers advice on disposal of unused and used Fireworks

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy reminds residents that used fireworks can leave behind a great deal of debris. “If you blow it up, clean it up,” Duffy said. Proper cleanup of firework debris can... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Watch Grateful Dead concert, 4th of July Parade at Advertiser Pit Stop Bottle Shop

Watch Grateful Dead concert, 4th of July Parade at Advertiser Pit Stop Bottle Shop

Advertiser Pit Stop Bottle Shop wants our Readers to know that they’ll be holding two special events related to the 4th of July this weekend: Friday, July 3: Grateful Dead ‘Fare Thee Well’... [Read more]

City of Burien reminds residents of fireworks ban, fire danger during heat

City of Burien reminds residents of fireworks ban, fire danger during heat

The City of Burien wants to remind all that – as the 4th of July rapidly approaches – residents are asked to comply with Burien’s ban on fireworks within City limits. “Hot, dry temperatures... [Read more]

The 94th annual Independence Day Parade will march through Burien July 4!

The 94th annual Independence Day Parade will march through Burien July 4!

This post was updated with a new map on June 29, 2015: Now in it’s 94th year, the city of Burien’s 4th of July parade is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County, and this year it will... [Read more]