The ‘Night of 1,000 Pumpkins’ will haunt Burien’s Dottie Harper Park from 6 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, as a fun family-safe celebration of Halloween and the Day of the Dead! “Bring your carved pumpkin and an LED candle to Dottie Harper Park site or carve one at the event to fill the park with illuminated jack o’ lanterns!” Here’s what to expect:

  • $6 wristband for kids for unlimited carnival games-purchase at the door.
  • Costumes encouraged!
  • Mariachi music, puppet shows, storytelling around the campfire
  • Face painting by Burien Arts, paper flower making, animal and toddler room
  • Bring something for the community altar and view many fabulous altars
  • Walk through the cemetery
  • Enjoy food trucks and vendors: Tamales, roasted corn, Tokyo Dog, Burien Press beverages and sweets.
  • The return of Pumpkin Plinko
  • Fire Art and Sling Bang Bowling
  • Celebrate your community, your family and friends! All pumpkins will be composted through a gift from Recology CleanScapes.
Dottie Harper Park is located at SW 146th and 4th Ave SW. Thank you to sponsors 4 Culture, Discover Burien and Ignition Northwest. For more information, visit the Facebook event page or call the Burien Community Center at (206) 988-3700.
Day of the Dead artwork by Danielle Burton. Click image to see large version.

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