independence day Section

VIDEO: Raw footage of Wednesday’s 2018 Independence Day Parade

VIDEO: Raw footage of Wednesday’s 2018 Independence Day Parade

We set up our live streaming camera across from one of Burien’s most important landmarks – The Hobnobber Tavern – on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, and broadcast the city’s 97th annual Independence... [Read more]

Burien’s 97th Independence Day Parade is the oldest in King County

Burien’s 97th Independence Day Parade is the oldest in King County

Proudly in its 97th year, the city of Burien’s 4th of July Independence day parade – sponsored by PCC Community Markets and Yarington Funeral Home – is the oldest and one of the best attended in... [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]

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: 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]

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]

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]

PHOTOS: Colorful scenes from Burien’s 94th annual 4th of July Parade

PHOTOS: Colorful scenes from Burien’s 94th annual 4th of July Parade

Courtesy Photographer Elston Hill and his wife Jackline come these great photos of Burien’s 94th annual 4th of July Parade, held Saturday afternoon under gorgeous sunny skies in downtown (click images... [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]

(2015) REMINDER: 4th of July Parade starts at 3pm Saturday, follows new route (w/map)

(2015) 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]

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]

Here’s how YOU can help fund the annual Three Tree Point Fireworks show!

Here’s how YOU can help fund the annual Three Tree Point Fireworks show!

Here comes the 4th of July – a very special event in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood! “Our quiet and scenic corner of Burien turns on the charm to share in the traditions of the 4th... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Readers share their photos & stories of the 4th in Burien

PHOTOS: Readers share their photos & stories of the 4th in Burien

BTB Reader Ethan Busse, 16, shared this great photo he took of the fireworks at Three Tree Point (click image to see larger version): New Burien resident Elston J. Hill also celebrated the 4th of July... [Read more]

The 2014 Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund is seeking Business Sponsors

The 2014 Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund is seeking Business Sponsors

Photo by Michael Brunk. The 4th of July is just over a month away, and our friends at the Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund are seeking Business Sponsors and donations to help raise the $30,000 needed to... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It takes a whole community to make a wonderful & memorable parade’

LETTER: ‘It takes a whole community to make a wonderful & memorable 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:] Letter to the Editor; It takes a whole... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Three Tree Point Fireworks Display Paints Night Sky Over Burien

PHOTOS: Three Tree Point Fireworks Display Paints Night Sky Over Burien

While a few cities in south King County still host public fireworks displays on Independence Day, Burien sadly isn’t one of them. The fireworks here are part of a day-long neighborhood celebration... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From Burien’s 92nd Annual Independence Day Parade

PHOTOS: Scenes From Burien’s 92nd Annual Independence Day Parade

Who doesn’t love a parade? Not us, that’s for sure! Burien’s 92nd Annual Independence Day Parade started out under somewhat cloudy skies but the just kept getting better, and better as... [Read more]

VIDEO: Happy Independence Day from The B-Town Blog!

VIDEO: Happy Independence Day from The B-Town Blog!

We’re celebrating Independence Day today with our friends and families – celebrating American ideals such as the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press – but we wanted to share a video from... [Read more]