Free Outdoor Concerts in Northern Virginia and Summer Music Series

2023 Outdoor concerts in Northern Virginia begin in May and offer free, family-friendly outdoor entertainment throughout the summer season. Happily, most of the annual free outdoor concert series return in 2023.

Bookmark this article of more than 40 places to enjoy Northern Virginia outdoor concerts all season long. You'll find evening concerts in a variety of musical styles, plus a collection of kid-friendly morning concerts perfect for little ones.

Prefer a movie under the stars? Check out our guide to Outdoor Movies in Northern Virginia. And inspire your next outing in the Best Outdoor Activities in Northern VA.

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Our listing includes concert series in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties plus independent cities including Fairfax, Falls Church, and Great Falls. We also list outdoor concert series at urban parks throughout Northern Virginia.

2023 outdoor concerts in Northern Virginia are listed in order of weekday, then alphabetically by city, to make planning easy. Morning concerts for kids are listed last. You'll find concert dates and locations below, along with links to more information.

Click the links to find performer details, rules, reservation and ticket requirements, and inclement weather policies. A few of the outdoor concert venues are covered, and those concerts are held rain or shine. But most of the summer concerts feature lawn seating, so rain and thunderstorms can lead to cancellations.

You should definitely check the rules before bringing a pet along. Some 2023 outdoor concerts in Northern Virginia are pet friendly, but many do not allow pets, even on a leash.

Outdoor Concerts in Northern Virginia offer free, family-friendly entertainment all summer long.
2023 Outdoor Concerts in Northern Virginia
Find more free fun: Outdoor Movies in Northern Virginia.

Tuesday Night Outdoor Concerts

Harris Pavilion, Manassas
Acoustic Tuesdays, 7:00
May 16 – September 5
Harris Pavillion, Old Town Manassas

Wednesday Night Outdoor Concerts

Mason District Park, Annandale
Spotlight by Starlight, 7:30
June 16 – August 18
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Burke Lake Park, Fairfax Station
Springfield Nights, 7:00 – 8:00
June 28 – August 23
7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station

Lee District Park, Franconia
Lee District Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
July 5 – August 23
6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia

Thursday Night Outdoor Concerts

Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax
Evenings on the Ellipse, 5:30 – 7:00
July 6 – August 17
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax
Concert is held in the Government Center if it rains.

Cherry Hill Park, Falls Church
Concerts in the Park, 7:00
June 22 – August 3
312 Park Ave, Falls Church

Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon
Hunter Mill Melodies, 7:30 – 8:30
July 6 – August 17
2709 West Ox Road, Herndon

Lake Anne Concerts, Reston
Lake Anne Thursday Evening Concerts, 7:00 – 9:00
June 15 – July 27
Washington Plaza, Lake Anne, Reston

Metro Plaza at Reston Station, Reston
Take a Break Concert Series, 7:00 – 8:30
June 1 – August 31
Weihle-Reston Metro Station, Reston

Cascades Overlook, Sterling
Meet Me in the Plaza, 6:00 – 9:00
May 11 – September 7
21453 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling

Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle
Summer Concert Series, 7:00 – 8:30
June 8, 22, July 6, August 17, 24, 31
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle

The Boro, Tysons
Summer Live Music Series, 5:30 – 8:00
June 1 – August 24
Upper Promenade near Boro Park, Tysons

Nottoway Park, Vienna
Nottoway Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
July 6 – August 24
9537 Courthouse Road, Vienna

Friday Night Outdoor Concerts

Grist Mill Park, Alexandria
Mount Vernon Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
June 2 – August 25
4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria

Mason District Park, Annandale
Spotlight by Starlight, 7:30
June 16 – August 18
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Crystal City Water Park, Arlington
Fridays at the Fountain, 5:00 – 8:00
June – October
1750 Crystal Drive, Arlington

Hillside Park, Broadlands, Ashburn
Broadlands Live, 6:00 – 9:30
August 4, September 1, October 6
43004 Waxpool Road, Ashburn

Old Town Square, Fairfax
Rock the Block Concerts, 6:30 – 9:30
May 26, June 23, July 21, August 25, September 22, October 20
10415 North Street, Fairfax

Royal Lake, Fairfax
Braddock Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
July 7 – August 18
5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax

Mosaic District, Fairfax *NEW
Mosaic Live at Mosaic District, 6:00 – 7:30
June 24 – August 19
Strawberry Lane, Fairfax

Friday Night Live!, Herndon
Friday Night Live!, 6:30 – 10:00
May 5 – August 25
777 Lynn Street, Herndon

Plaza Party, Village at Leesburg
Plaza Party, 6:00 – 9:00
May 19 – September 2 (Friday + Saturday)
1610 Village Market Blvd SE, Leesburg

River Mill Park, Occoquan
Music on the Mill, 6:00 – 8:00
May 20, June 17, July 15, August 12 + festival days
458 Mill Street, Occoquan

Wiehle-Reston East Metro Plaza, Reston
Summerbration Fab Fridays, 7:00 – 9:00
June 2 – September 1
Reston Station Boulevard, Reston

Town Green, South Riding
Summer Concert Series, 7:00 – 9:30
June 9 – August 18 (every 2 weeks)
Town Green, 43050 Center Street, South Riding

Lake Accotink Park, Springfield
Braddock Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
July 7 – August 18
7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield

Tysons Corner Center Plaza, Tysons Corner
Music and Dance on the Plaza, 6:00 – 8:00
May 5 – August 11, first two Fridays of the month
Tysons Corner Plaza

Vienna Town Green, Vienna
Summer on the Green, 6:30
June 2 – September 15
144 Maple Avenue, Vienna

Church Street, Vienna
Chillin on Church, 6:30 – 9:30
June 16, July 14, August 18, September 15
Church Street, Vienna

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, Woodbridge
Summer Concert Series, 8:00 – 10:00
June 9 – September 22, every two weeks
15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge

Saturday Night Outdoor Concerts

Ossian Hill Park, Annandale
Spotlight by Starlight, 7:30
June 17 – August 19
7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale

Arrowbrook Park, Herndon
Music at Arrowbrook Park, 7:30 – 8:30
July 8 – August 26
2351 Field Point Road, Herndon

Leesburg Town Green, Leesburg
Summer Jams, 7:00 – 8:30
June 3 – August 19
25 West Market Street, Leesburg

Plaza Party, Village at Leesburg
Plaza Party, 5:00 – 9:00
May 19 – September 2 (Friday + Saturday)
1610 Village Market Blvd SE, Leesburg

Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton
Mount Vernon Nights, 7:00 – 8:00
June 3 – August 26
9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton

Harris Pavilion, Manassas
Summer Sounds Concerts, 6:30
June 3 + 24, July 15 + 19, August 26
Harris Pavilion, Old Town Manassas

Reston Town Center Pavilion, Reston
Reston Concerts on the Town, 7:30 – 10:00
Mar 20 – August 26
11900 Market Street, Reston

Tysons Corner Center Plaza, Tysons Corner
Concerts on the Plaza, 7:00 – 9:00
June 17, July 15, August 19
Tysons Corner Plaza

Sunday Night Outdoor Concerts

Harris Pavilion, Manassas
Sunday Funday Concerts, 3:00
June 11 – October 1
Harris Pavilion, Old Town Manassas

Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Vienna
Music in the Gardens, 3:00
September 3 – 27
Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Vienna

Mason District Park, Annandale
Spotlight by Starlight, 7:30
May 21 – August 20
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Great Falls Village Centre, Great Falls
Concerts on the Green, 6:00 – 8:00
May – September
776 Walker Road, Great Falls

Reston Town Center Pavilion, Reston
Sunday Art in the Park, 7:00 – 8:00
June 11 – August 27
Corner of Market and Explorer St., Reston

2023 Outdoor Concerts for Kids

These free morning concerts are some of the best things to do with kids on weekends in Northern Virginia. Follow the links to see which fun and family-friendly entertainers are performing each week.

Kids on the Green, Town Green, Vienna
Tuesday morning, 10:00 – 11:00
June 20 – August 15
144 Maple Ave E., Vienna

Arts in the Park, Multiple Parks
Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 10:00 – 11:00
June 18 – August 27

  • Mason District Park, Annandale
    6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale
  • Wakefield Park, Annandale
    8100 Braddock Road, Annandale
  • E. C. Lawrence Park, Chantilly
    5040 Walney Road, Chantilly
  • Burke Lake Park, Fairfax Station
    7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station
  • Frying Pan Park, Herndon
    West Ox Road, Herndon

Family Fun Entertainment, Reston Town Center
Saturday mornings, 10:00 – 10:45 am
June 17 – August 5
Corner of Market and Explorer St., Reston

Whether you pick a favorite or explore them all, there are free concerts in Northern Virginia for every age and musical preference.

Find more family fun in our guide: 21 Family Friendly Parks in Northern Virginia.

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2 thoughts on “Free Outdoor Concerts in Northern Virginia and Summer Music Series”

  1. Hi all!
    Thanks for letting people know about the return to normal summer concerts.
    Fairfax County Park Authority is holding 134 concerts, children shows, and movies this summer. There are some updates to your information that are available on our website http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

    Our Friday night concert at Lake Accotink Park is moved to Rutherford Park on Wednesday evenings this year only.

    A new Arts in the Parks children’s series will be held at Wakefield Park outside Audrey Moore Rereation Center in Annandale on Saturday mornings at 10 AM.

    Specific concert and movie information will be posted on our website no later than June 1.

    Social distancing restrictions will be in place this summer and details will be available on our website which is the best source for the most current information.

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