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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.

We are featuring a new series this summer taking place on Saturday evenings at Mosaic in Merrifield.

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.

  • Arts in the Parks Children’s Series - Sponsor Benefits
  • Braddock Nights Concert Series (Braddock District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Evenings on the Ellipse Concert Series (Government Center) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Franconia District Nights Concert Series (Franconia District / formerly Lee District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Hunter Mill Melodies Concert Series (Hunter Mill District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series (Mt. Vernon District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Music at Arrowbrook Centre Park Series (Dranesville District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Providence Presents (Nottoway Nights & Global Music and Dance) Concerts Series  (Providence District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Spotlight by Starlight Concert Series (Mason District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Springfield Nights Concert Series (Springfield District) - Sponsor Benefits
  • Starlight Drive-In Cinema Series (Sully District) - Sponsor Benefits

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!

****** Celestial Star

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

***** Stellar Stars

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 Stars

Peterson Companies logo. Trinity Centre.

*** Rising Stars

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

Family & Friends
of Bob Lydick

**Premier Stars

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

Hilltop Sand and Gravel

Kingstowne Towne Center

Pohanka Automotive Group. Crabtree Family Foundation logo.
Sheehy Auto Stores. Tysons Corner logo.

* Shining Stars

Chaney Enterprises logo.
Erickson Senior Living logo. Logo EYA.

Supporters of Mason District Park

Glory Days Grill.
Novec logo. Bunnyman Brewing logo.
Young Won Trading. Hello Garage logo.

Community Stars

CRC logo.

Individual Stars

Canterbury Woods Civic Association