The City of Burien and Discover Burien will mark their third year of bringing neighbors together to celebrate National Welcoming Week – which runs from Sept. 8-17 – with a day of community connection, play, and celebration on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Here’s more on what this free event will feature from the city:
- Come play with us: The Highline Heritage Museum will offer an array of multicultural games from around the world, including Lotería. Our Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department will also have a variety of games that kids (and kids at heart) can play.
- Dance and music: Enjoy the sights and sounds of dance performances and music to celebrate cherished traditions that reflect our community’s cultural heritage.
- Enjoy Burien’s foodie paradise: Burien restaurants represent cuisines from around the world. Some highlights from small, local restaurants will be available for purchase.
- Meet Your Neighbors: More than 20 community-based organizations will be present to share information about their services and resources and provide giveaways.
- City Living Room: Learn about City programs and share your thoughts and ideas with City staff about current planning projects and more.
Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.
“By participating in Welcoming Week, we are communicating our desire to build bridges of trust, respect, and mutual understanding within our community,” said Burien City Manager Adolfo Bailon. “Whether community members have recently arrived or are first, second, or multigenerational residents of Burien, we want everyone to feel like they are home.”