Free Summer Entertainment Returns To Local Parks

The Fairfax County Park Authority, in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and with contributions from local businesses and corporations, presents a summer-long calendar of shows, concerts and movies appropriate for you and your family.

These concerts, held in local parks are the perfect place to bring a picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs to  enjoy the best local and regional entertainers. Best of all, they are close to home and absolutely free!

Performances range from children’s puppet shows to big band, jazz, bluegrass, rock, classical and world music. For those who love a classic, enjoy a nostalgic return to the good old days and the drive-in theatre where you can view classic movies on a large, outdoor screen from the comfort of your car.

New this year is an international series of music, dance, and movies held every Sunday evening at Ossian Hall Park to promote awareness and appreciation of Fairfax County’s cultural diversity.

You’ll find performances stretching from one end of the county to the other at a wide array of outdoor amphitheaters and locations.  Some highlights from the approaching season include:

  • The Seldom Scene on June 23, 2011 at Nottoway Park in Vienna.
  • Bluegrass performance by Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper on August 3 at Lee
  • District Park Amphitheater
  • Scythian performance of Irish music at Frying Pan Farm Park on June 23
  • Tom Paxton’s folk music on August 5 at the Mason District Park Amphitheater
  • The Damnwells with roots and blues music on July 15 at Royal Lake Park
  • Larnell Starkey & the Spiritual Seven featuring African-American Gospel on July 21 at
  • Nottoway Park
  • The David Kitchen Band featuring pop rock at Grist Mill Park on July 15.

For rain cancellations call 703-324-SHOW.