This past Saturday as part of local Day of the Dead celebrations the annual Night of 1000 Pumpkins was held in Dottie Harper Park.

This annual event began in 2009 as part of the closing gala for the Burien/Interim Arts Space (B/IAS) that was located near Town Square Park in downtown Burien.

This year’s event was special as many of the organizers and artists that brought B/IAS to life returned to help increase the interactive and performance art involved in the celebration.

BTB’s photog Michael Brunk was at the event and shot the following video and photos.


You can click individual thumbnails to view larger versions. If you shot photos or video at Night of 1000 Pumpkins we’d love to see your results! Send your images or links to We’ll put together a reader gallery later this week.


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