Have a Blast This July in Burien
4th of July Parade Thursday, July 4, Downtown Burien
Harbor on Vashon Island. There’s also another great show in Liberty Bay near Poulsbo. They do fireworks on Wednesday, July 3 (you can learn more here: vikingfest.org/3rd-of-july). And there’s also the Summer Fourth at Gas Works Park in Seattle (more on that at seafair.com/events/2019/ seafair-summer-fourth). From noon until 11 p.m. on July 20, Olde Burien is the place to be. The block party is centered on SW 152nd St. and 10th Ave. SW but extends through town as eateries and shops open their doors with specials and sales. Plus, there will be live music all day. The party is free, and it’s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon with the family. For updates and more events, be sure to check out DiscoverBurien.org! And don’t forget to check out the Burien Farmers Market every Thursday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. It’s a great way to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies! Olde Burien Block Party Saturday, July 20, Olde Burien
After 98 years, the Burien Fourth of July Parade is still going strong! Gather around to take in the patriotic spectacle of marching bands, floats, and more. The parade starts at 3 p.m., so get your spot early! The Burien Parade remains one of the most popular Fourth of July parades this side of Seattle. The parade typically lasts two hours and, as always, is free to the public. Many local businesses keep their doors open on the Fourth, so you don’t have to worry about grabbing a bite after the parade. That is if you don’t have a barbecue to get to!
Fireworks Around Seattle Thursday, July 4, Around Seattle
While Burien has its own afternoon parade, there is still the question of what to do about fireworks in the evening! Do you go home or go out? Well, we have a few suggestions. There are a lot of fireworks shows in and around Seattle. Our favorites include the fireworks in Quartermaster
The Juicy Lucy is a burger with cheese hiding in the patty, and it is a staple in Minnesota. We think it should be a Fourth of July favorite nationwide.
2 lbs. ground chuck beef, 20% lean
8 slices melting cheese (like American, Swiss, Muenster, or cheddar)
16 small potato rolls, toasted
Salt and pepper, to taste
Your favorite burger accompaniments
1. Divide beef into 16 evenly sized balls. 2. Rip cheese into roughly equal pieces, creating 16 equal portions. 3. Using your index finger, create a small indentation in each ball. 4. Fill indention with cheese and pinch meat around to seal. Then gently form balls into 3/4-inch-thick patties. Season patties. 5. Meanwhile, heat a cast-iron skillet to medium-high. 6. Lightly coat skillet with oil and cook patties in batches. Brown one side undisturbed, about 3 minutes. Carefully flip and cook until desired doneness, about 3 minutes for medium. 7. Serve on toasted potato rolls with your favorite accompaniments.
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