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.
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.
We are featuring a new series this summer taking place on Saturday evenings at Mosaic in Merrifield.
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 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!
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 2023 Summer Entertainment Series!