2021 Outdoor Concerts for Free Fun in Northern Virginia

Outdoor concerts in Northern Virginia begin in May and continue to offer free, family-friendly outdoor entertainment throughout the summer season. Happily, most of the free outdoor concerts are back this year. Bookmark this round-up of more than 35 places to enjoy Northern Virginia outdoor concerts in 2021. You'll find evening concerts in a variety of musical styles, and a collection of kid-friendly morning concerts perfect for the little ones.

Our listing includes concert series in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties plus independent cities including Fairfax, Falls Church, and Great Falls. You'll find concert dates and locations below, along with links to more information.

2021 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.

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 2021 outdoor concerts in Northern Virginia are pet friendly, but many do not allow pets, even on a leash.

2021 Outdoor Concerts in Northern Virginia offer free, family-friendly entertainment all summer long.
2021 Outdoor Concerts in Northern Virginia
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Tuesday Night Outdoor Concerts

Harris Pavilion, Manassas
Acoustic Tuesdays, 7:00
May 11 – September 14
Harris Pavillion, Old Town Manassas

Wednesday Night Outdoor Concerts

Mason District Park, Annandale
Spotlight by Starlight, 7:30
July 7 – August 25
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Rutherford Park, Fairfax *New location
Braddock Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
July 5 – August 23
4710 Guinea Road, Fairfax

Burke Lake Park, Fairfax Station
Springfield Nights, 7:00 – 8:00
July 7 – August 25
7315 Ok Road, Fairfax Station

Lee District Park, Franconia
Lee District Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
July 7 – August 25
6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia

Thursday Night Outdoor Concerts

Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax
Evenings on the Ellipse, 5:30 – 7:00
July 8 – August 26
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 17 – July 29
312 Park Ave, Falls Church

Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon
Hunter Mill Melodies, 7:30 – 8:30
July 8 – August 26
2709 West Ox Road, Herndon

Lake Anne Plaza, Reston
Take a Break Concert Series, 7:00 – 9:00
June 3 – September 22
11404 Washington Plaza W., Reston

Reston Town Center, Reston
Lunchtime with the Arts at Mason, 12:30 – 1:30

Jun 3 – 24
Reston Town Square Park, Reston

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

May 6 – September 30
21453 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling

Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle
Summer Concert Series, 7:00 – 8:30
July 8, 22, August 26
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle

The Boro, Tysons
Summer Live Music Series, 5:30 – 8:00
June 3 – August 26
Upper Promenade near Boro Park, Tysons

Nottoway Park, Vienna
Nottoway Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
July 8 – August 26
9537 Courthouse Road, Vienna

Friday Night Outdoor Concerts

Grist Mill Park, Alexandria
Mount Vernon Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
July 9 – August 27
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 9, September 3
43004 Waxpool Road, Ashburn

Old Town Square, Fairfax
Rock the Block Concerts, 6:30 – 9:30
May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22
10415 North Street, Fairfax

Royal Lake, Fairfax
Braddock Nights, 7:30 – 8:30
July 9 – August 27
5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax

Friday Night Live!, Herndon
Friday Night Live!, 6:30 – 10:00
July 2 – September 24
777 Lynn Street, Herndon

Plaza Party, Village at Leesburg
Plaza Party, 6:00 – 9:00
May 1 – September 25
1610 Village Market Blvd SE, Leesburg

River Mill Park, Occoquan
Music on the Mill, 6:00 – 8:00
May 15, June 19, July 17, August 6, August 21
458 Mill Street, Occoquan

Wiehle-Reston East Metro Plaza, Reston
Summerbration Fab Fridays, 7:00 – 9:00
June 4 – September 3
Reston Station Boulevard, Reston

Town Green, South Riding
Summer Concert Series, 7:00 – 9:30
June 25 – August 20
Town Green, 43050 Center Street, South Riding

Tysons Corner Center Plaza, Tysons Corner
Summerfest, 4:00 – 7:00
May – Oct
Tysons Corner Plaza

Vienna Town Green, Vienna
Summer on the Green, 6:30
June 4 – August 13
144 Maple Avenue, Vienna

Church Street, Vienna
Chillin on Church, 6:30 – 9:30
June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17
Church Street, Vienna

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, Woodbridge
Summer Concerts, 8:00 – 10:00
June 11 – August 13, every two weeks
15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge

Saturday Night Outdoor Concerts

Ossian Hill Park, Annandale
Spotlight by Starlight, 7:30
July 10 – August 28
7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale

Arrowbrook Park, Herndon
Music at Arrowbrook Park, 7:30 – 8:30
July 10 – August 28
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 1 – September 25
1610 Village Market Blvd SE, Leesburg

Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton
Mount Vernon Nights, 7:00 – 8:00
July 10 – August 28
9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton

Harris Pavilion, Manassas
Summer Sounds Concerts, 6:30
July 31, August 28, September 25
Harris Pavilion, Old Town Manassas

River Mill Park, Occoquan
Music on Mill, 6:00 – 8:00
May 15, June 19, July 17, August 6 + 21
458 Mill Street, Occoquan

Reston Town Center Pavilion, Reston
Reston Concerts on the Town, 7:30 – 10:00
CANCELED for 2021
11900 Market Street, Reston

Sunday Night Outdoor Concerts

Harris Pavilion, Manassas
Sunday Funday Concerts, 3:00
June 13 + 20, August 21 + 22, September 5
Harris Pavilion, Old Town Manassas

Mason District Park, Annandale
Spotlight by Starlight, 7:30
July 11 – August 22
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Great Falls Village Centre, Great Falls
Concerts on the Green, 6:00 – 8:00
June, Aug 15 – Sep 26
776 Walker Road, Great Falls

Reston Town Center Pavilion, Reston
Sunday Art in the Park, 7:00 – 8:00
June 13 – August 29
Corner of Market and Explorer St., Reston

2021 Outdoor Concerts for Kids

These morning concerts feature a fun entertainers to delight the little ones.

Kids on the Green, Town Green, Vienna
Tuesday morning, 10:00 – 11:00
July 6 – August 17
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 19 – August 7
Corner of Market and Explorer St., Reston

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2 thoughts on “2021 Outdoor Concerts for Free Fun in Northern Virginia”

  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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