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Chuck Brown Band members.
Chuck Brown Band

The Fairfax County Park Authority’s Summer Entertainment Series features popular concerts, children’s shows and outdoor movies that serve as an important connection to community at 20 Countywide locations, the Starlight Cinema drive-in movies in Centreville on Saturday evenings in August. In 2023, 37,696 people enjoyed 189 movies, concerts and live performances by outstanding local and national touring groups!

Performances are held outdoors and are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. So, pack a picnic basket, umbrella, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy evenings of music in the parks, as well as Arts in the Parks Saturday and Wednesday morning shows just for children! Call the HOTLINE at 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour before the start of the show for rain cancellations. A complete schedule of all performances can be found at the Summer Entertainment Series website.

123 Andrés performers.
123 Andrés

The Summer Entertainment Series includes the educational Arts in the Parks shows that introduce children to live, quality entertainment in an outdoor setting. These performances are held every Saturday morning at outdoor amphitheaters in Burke Lake Park, Mason District Park, Wakefield Park and E.C. Lawrence Park. There are also programs each Wednesday morning at Frying Pan Farm Park Visitors Center.

Ruth and Hal Landers.
The Ruth & Hal Launders Charitable Trust

The Summer Entertainment Series is supported by nonprofit organizations, individuals and private sector businesses. These partners have donated the financial resources that enable the Park Authority to book nationally-recognized artists and the area's top local talent.

Bruce in the USA performer.
Bruce in the USA

Bruce in the USA tribute band at Arrowbrook Centre Park is made possible through the generous sponsorship by The Ruth & Hal Launders Charitable Trust.

Generosity from I-66 Outside the Beltway and other thoughtful donors, make the popular Starlight Cinema Drive-In Movies series at Trinity Centre possible. Drivers are invited keep abreast of the latest traffic alerts by signing up online at I-66 Outside the Beltway.

Transurban 395/495/95 Express Lanes is a long-time supporter of concerts at Spotlight by Starlight, Franconia District Nights, Braddock Nights, Providence Presents and Evenings on the Ellipse.

Please consider sponsoring this widely popular series. Be recognized within targeted series or sponsor the entire program throughout Fairfax County!

Fairfax County Park Authority Summer Entertainment Series.

On our online donation page, you'll see each individual Summer Entertainment Series location is listed individually in alphabetical order. You'll also see a donation item for contributing where help is most needed.


Thank you to each of the following supporters whose generosity through the Fairfax County Park Foundation funds talented performances and popular movies as part of the FCPA’s 2024 Summer Entertainment Series!

****** Celestial Star ($20,000+)

The Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust logo. Arrowbrook Centre logo.

***** Stellar Stars ($10,000 - $19,999)

Transurban Operator logo. Dominion Energy logo.
66EL Outside Beltway logo. Workhouse Arts Center logo.
Virginia Commission for the Arts logo. Mosaic logo.
Interstate logo. Wegmans logo.
Pulte Homes logo.
Pulte logo.

**** Presenting Star ($7,500 - $9,999)

*** Rising Stars ($5,000 - $7,499)

Logo Capital One HALL. Fairfax Memorial Park.
Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home.

Family & Friends
of Bob Lydick

**Premier Stars ($3,000 - $4,999)

Great American Restaurants logo. Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park logo.

Hilltop Sand and Gravel

Kingstowne Towne Center. Lerner.
Pohanka Automotive Group. Crabtree Family Foundation logo.
Tysons Corner logo.

* Shining Stars ($1,000 - $2,999)

Chaney Enterprises logo.

Supporters of Mason District Park

Logo EYA. Glory Days Grill.
Novec logo. Bunnyman Brewing logo.
Young Won Trading. Hello Garage logo.
Vulcan Materials Company. Federal Realty logo.
Sheehy logo.

Community Stars ($500 - $999)


CRC logo.

Individual Stars (up to $499)

Canterbury Woods Civic Association