Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Sara Baldwin,
Acting Executive Director

Arts in the Parks

  • Arts in the Parks
  • Braddock Nights
  • Evenings on the Ellipse
  • Hunter Mill Nights
  • Lee District Nights
  • Mt. Vernon Nights
  • Music at Arrowbrook Park
  • Nottoway Nights
  • Spotlight by Starlight
  • Springfield Nights
  • Starlight Cinema


Wednesday & Saturday mornings • 10 a.m. • Summer 2020 dates released May 1

Arts in the Parks is a FREE family fun alternative to Saturday & Wednesday morning cartoons & video games. It serves to entertain children, teach them the importance of protecting our natural resources, introduce them to live entertainment in an informal kid friendly atmosphere, and forge a connection between kids and parks.

For most children, Arts in the Parks is their first exposure to live entertainment, and for practically all of the young watchers, it's their first chance to join professionals on stage. So they remember and forever associate the delightful experiences with parks. For Fairfax County's younger set, ARTS IN THE PARKS has become THE THING TO DO!

Arts in the Parks is held at Burke Lake, Mason District, E.C. Lawrence and Frying Pan Farm Parks, Saturday and Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. Summer 2020 dates will be released on May 1, 2020.

Performance Venue

Rain Cancellations: For last minute performance cancellations due to inclement weather, call the HOTLINE at 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the program start time.

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Arts in the Parks

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