independence day Section

PHOTOS: Fireworks light up skies off Burien’s Three Tree Point on the 4th

PHOTOS: Fireworks light up skies off Burien’s Three Tree Point on the 4th

Courtesy Elston Hill come these great photos of the longtime, community-funded, barge-based fireworks display off Burien’s Three Tree Point on the 4th of July:  Read More →

LETTER: ‘Fireworks are banned on the 4th; let’s enforce the ban…’

LETTER: ‘Fireworks are banned on the 4th; let’s enforce the ban…’

[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:] Fireworks are Banned on the 4th, Let’s... [Read more]

Here’s where you can safely enjoy a public fireworks display this 4th of July

Here’s where you can safely enjoy a public fireworks display this 4th of July

Watching a professional fireworks show is a great – and safe – way to enjoy pyrotechnic fun while staying safe and minimizing the risk of wildfires and injuries this 4th of July. As a reminder, please... [Read more]

Burien’s 98th annual 4th of July Parade & B-Town Criterium Bike Race is back!

Burien’s 98th annual 4th of July Parade & B-Town Criterium Bike Race is back!

Come one, come all…the 4th of July is right around the corner and Discover Burien and the City of Burien have an epic celebration planned – appearing for their 41st year: the B-Town Criterium... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Fireworks are illegal in Burien…’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Fireworks are illegal in Burien…’

[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:] Dear Burien, Fireworks are illegal in... [Read more]

Beverly Park Baptist Church will host a 4th of July Block Party

Beverly Park Baptist Church will host a 4th of July Block Party

All are invited to a 4th of July Block Party on July 4th from Noon – 3 p.m. at Beverly Park Baptist Church. This is a potluck barbecue celebration open to anyone in the community featuring bounce... [Read more]

UPDATE: Three Tree Point Fireworks fundraising approaches finish line

UPDATE: Three Tree Point Fireworks fundraising approaches finish line

Donate today to help the Three Tree Point Fireworks fund cross the finish line and keep this annual tradition alive! The Three Tree Point Fireworks fund committee says that only about $4,000 dollars is... [Read more]

SOS: Three Tree Point Fireworks may be canceled, and organizers need help!

SOS: Three Tree Point Fireworks may be canceled, and organizers need help!

Our friends at the Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund are seeking the community’s help: Dear Burien and Normandy Park residents, We are writing this letter to ask for your support with this year’s... [Read more]

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]