Images Courtesy of Michael E Brunk

2nd annual Burien UFO Festival to crash land in Olde Burien on Tuesday, April 1

“BUFO” Fest arrives April Fool’s Day beginning at 7 p.m. in and around The Tin Room Bar at 923 SW 152nd.

After last year’s wildly successful inaugural event BUFO is returning to Burien again with a 3-D UFO rendition, flash mob dance, cash costume contests for Best Man in Black, Best Woman in Black and Best Alien, as well as live music, a photo booth and much more.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will also include something new – a record attempt for most Men/Women in Black and Aliens in one place! Participants are encouraged to dress up as well as bring their own UFOs (and other appropriate props) to the event. In addition, exclusively for those participating as costumed as aliens or Men/Women in Black, the Producers of “The Maury Island Incident” will conduct a photo shoot and final test screening of the film inside the Tin Theater starting at 9 p.m. Pending the film’s premiere, this screening will not be open to the public.

Organizer John White will be giving $100 cash awards to the following “Bests” in a costume contest for:
Best Man in Black
Best Woman in Black
Best Alien
“It’s going to be another amazingly fun time with great live music, another flash mob, costume contest and world record attempt,” White told The B-Town Blog. “And I can’t wait to see the Tin Theater packed with Men and Women in Black and Aliens watching our final test screening!”

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Video coverage from last year’s event can be found here:

WHAT: 2nd annual Burien UFO Festival

WHEN: Tuesday, April 1st at 7 p.m.+

WHERE: Intersection of SW 152nd and 10th Ave SW, Olde Burien (map below)


Witness unveiling of a constructed 3D rendition UFO

Enter to win $100 cash prizes for Best Man in Black, Best Woman in Black and Best Alien

Attempt to set world record for Most Men in Black, Women in Black and Aliens in one location

Final test screening of “The Maury Island Incident” to those in costumes starting at 9 p.m.

For those that have been off planet recently, “The Maury Island Incident,” a short film that was shot locally last summer that’s based on declassified FBI documents about a man’s UFO sighting claim near Maury Island on June 21, 1947. This often-overlooked incident happened just two days before Ken Arnold’s Mount Rainier sighting, which spawned the phrase “flying saucers,” and 16 days before the infamous Roswell crash. It also included what is considered by many experts to be the first “Man in Black” encounter. The BUFO event, and the film, were inspired by this amazing slice of local history. The film is awaiting its public film festival premiere.

Learn more about the film at or visit

Renatta Emerson, Event Manager
(206) 923-8368

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