Save the date because this Fatherâ€™s Day weekend â€“ June 20 &Â 21 â€“ marks a sacred (and FREE) annual tradition in BurienÂ â€“ the Wild Strawberry Festival and Father’s Day Car Show and Chili Cook-Off! Downtown Burien will once again be transformed as folksÂ gather to celebrate arts, entertainment, music, dancing, great food, and of course, really cool cars and much more. New this year is the addition of the Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, June 20. Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to explore, and learn about a variety of trucks. Notably absent this year is the spring carnival, which has been a mainstay of the Strawberry Festival in recent years. â€œWith the growth and development of our downtown core, weâ€™ve had to reassess the carnival as a direct component of the Strawberry Festival,â€ Andrea Reay, Executive Director at Discover Burien, said. â€œSafety is always our paramount concern, and this year we just didnâ€™t have the space to execute an effective carnival as part of the Festival. The carnival will be back in Burien with all your favorite rides, games and treats this fall in Puget Sound Park September 24Â through the 27.â€ Sunday JuneÂ 21Â is of course Fatherâ€™s Day, so donâ€™t forget to thank your Dad, and invite him to the Discover Burien Fatherâ€™s Day Car Show! Now in its 13th year, this annual event features lean mean cruzin’ machines and has become a perfect date with Dad. Beautifully restored classic cars and their present-day cousins line SWÂ 152nd Street in downtown Burien from 4th Ave SW to Ambaum Blvd. Do you have a car you would like to enter? Please just follow this link to find out how to register http://www.discoverburien.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2015-Car-Show-Registration.pdf. Also on tap are raffles, tunes from the 50’s & 60’s, local restaurants and shops opening their doors for food and drink and in store specials. This year also marks the return of the great chili cook-off. Prizes will be awarded for the best chili recipe in B-Town. If you think your chili has what it takes to bring home the prize, please follow this link for more information on how to enter http://www.discoverburien.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2015-Chili-Cook-Off.pdf Fatherâ€™s Day weekend will surely be a fun filled weekend to remember in Burien, hope to see you there! For more information on all the activities and events at the Wild Strawberry Festival please visit www.burienstrawberryfestival.org. For more information on local events, shopping local as well as specials and discounts offered by member businesses please visit www.discoverburien.org.]]>
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