Free Outdoor Concerts in Northern Virginia and Summer Music Series

2022 Outdoor concerts in Northern Virginia begin in May and offer free, family-friendly outdoor entertainment throughout the summer season. Happily, most of the free outdoor concert series are back in 2022.

Bookmark this round-up 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.

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.

2022 outdoor concerts in Northern Virginia are listed in order of weekday, then alphabetical 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 2022 outdoor concerts in Northern Virginia are pet friendly, but many do not allow pets, even on a leash.

2022 Outdoor Concerts in Northern Virginia offer free, family-friendly entertainment all summer long.
2022 Outdoor Concerts in Northern Virginia
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Tuesday Night Outdoor Concerts

Harris Pavilion, Manassas
Acoustic Tuesdays, 7:00
May 14 – September 6
Harris Pavillion, Old Town Manassas

Wednesday Night Outdoor Concerts

Mason District Park, Annandale
Spotlight by Starlight, 7:30
June 17 – August 21
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Burke Lake Park, Fairfax Station
Springfield Nights, 7:00 – 8:00
July 3 – August 24
7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station

Lee District Park, Franconia
Lee District Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
July 6 – August 24
6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia

Thursday Night Outdoor Concerts

Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax
Evenings on the Ellipse, 5:30 – 7:00
July 7 – August 18
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 23 – August 4
312 Park Ave, Falls Church

Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon
Hunter Mill Melodies, 7:30 – 8:30
July 7 – August 18
2709 West Ox Road, Herndon

Metro Plaza at Reston Station, Reston *NEW Location
Take a Break Concert Series, 7:00 – 8:30
June 2 – September 1
Weihle-Reston Metro Station, Reston

Reston Town Center, Reston
Lunchtime with the Arts at Mason, 5:00 – 6:00 *New Time
May 26 – June 23
Reston Town Square Park, Reston

Cascades Overlook, Sterling
Meet Me in the Plaza, 6:00 – 9:00
TBA
21453 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling

Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle
Summer Concert Series, 7:00 – 8:30
TBA
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle

The Boro, Tysons
Summer Live Music Series, 5:30 – 8:00
June 2 – September 1
Upper Promenade near Boro Park, Tysons

Nottoway Park, Vienna
Nottoway Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
July 7 – August 18
9537 Courthouse Road, Vienna

Friday Night Outdoor Concerts

Grist Mill Park, Alexandria
Mount Vernon Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
June 3 – August 26
4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria

Mason District Park, Annandale
Spotlight by Starlight, 7:30
July 9 – August 27
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 5, September 2
43004 Waxpool Road, Ashburn

Old Town Square, Fairfax
Rock the Block Concerts, 6:30 – 9:30
May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, October 21
10415 North Street, Fairfax

Royal Lake, Fairfax
Braddock Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
July 8 – August 19
5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax

Friday Night Live!, Herndon
Friday Night Live!, 6:30 – 10:00
May 6 – August 26
777 Lynn Street, Herndon

Plaza Party, Village at Leesburg
Plaza Party, 6:00 – 9:00
May 6 – September 23
1610 Village Market Blvd SE, Leesburg

River Mill Park, Occoquan
Music on the Mill, 6:00 – 8:00
May 21, June 18, July 16, August 6, August 20
458 Mill Street, Occoquan

Wiehle-Reston East Metro Plaza, Reston
Summerbration Fab Fridays, 7:00 – 9:00
June 3 – September 2
Reston Station Boulevard, Reston

Town Green, South Riding
Summer Concert Series, 7:00 – 9:30
June 24 – August 19
Town Green, 43050 Center Street, South Riding

Lake Accotink Park, Springfield
Braddock Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
July 8 – August 19
7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield

Tysons Corner Center Plaza, Tysons Corner
Summerfest Concerts, 6:00 – 8:00
May – Oct
Tysons Corner Plaza

Vienna Town Green, Vienna
Summer on the Green, 6:30
June 3 – August 12
144 Maple Avenue, Vienna

Church Street, Vienna
Chillin on Church, 6:30 – 9:30
June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16
Church Street, Vienna

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, Woodbridge
Summer Concert Series, 8:00 – 10:00
June 3 – August 26, every two weeks
15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge

Saturday Night Outdoor Concerts

Ossian Hill Park, Annandale
Spotlight by Starlight, 7:30
June 18 – August 20
7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale

Arrowbrook Park, Herndon
Music at Arrowbrook Park, 7:30 – 8:30
July 9 – August 27
2351 Field Point Road, Herndon

Leesburg Town Green, Leesburg
Acoustic on the Green, 7:00 – 8:30
June 5 – August 28
25 West Market Street, Leesburg

Plaza Party, Village at Leesburg
Plaza Party, 6:00 – 9:00
May 6 – September 24
1610 Village Market Blvd SE, Leesburg

Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton
Mount Vernon Nights, 7:00 – 8:00
June 11 – August 27
9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton

Harris Pavilion, Manassas
Summer Sounds Concerts, 6:30
July 9 + 23, August 13 + 20, September 3
Harris Pavilion, Old Town Manassas

River Mill Park, Occoquan
Music on Mill, 6:00 – 8:00
May 21, June 18, July 16, August 6 + 20
458 Mill Street, Occoquan

Reston Town Center Pavilion, Reston
Reston Concerts on the Town, 7:30 – 10:00
CANCELED for 2022
11900 Market Street, Reston

Sunday Night Outdoor Concerts

Harris Pavilion, Manassas
Sunday Funday Concerts, 3:00
May 29, June 13, July 17, 24, August 7, 21, 28, September 4
Harris Pavilion, Old Town Manassas

Mason District Park, Annandale
Spotlight by Starlight, 7:30
May 22 – August 21
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Great Falls Village Centre, Great Falls
Concerts on the Green, 6:00 – 8:00
May 15 – Sep 25
776 Walker Road, Great Falls

Reston Town Center Pavilion, Reston
Sunday Art in the Park, 7:00 – 8:00
June 12 – August 28
Corner of Market and Explorer St., Reston

2022 Outdoor Concerts for Kids

These free morning concerts feature fun and family-friendly entertainers to delight children.

Kids on the Green, Town Green, Vienna
Tuesday morning, 10:00 – 11:00
TBA
144 Maple Ave E., Vienna

Arts in the Park, Multiple Parks
Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 10:00 – 11:00
July 7 – August 28

  • 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 18 – August 6
Corner of Market and Explorer St., Reston

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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