Free, Live Children’s Performances — Arts in the Parks

by Liz Jones | June 7, 2021 12:00 am


<< All-Things-Summer[1] << Summer Entertainment[2] << Arts in the Parks


We’re so lucky to live in and near a county that provides our children with such outstanding opportunities to see performing artists!

Ranging from comedians and magicians to puppetry and music, there’s a whole summer of free shows waiting for you at Fairfax County Parks! Please note, all performances are free to watch (no tickets required), however, some parks do charge a per car entry fee for non-Fairfax County residents.

Scroll down to see the entire 2021 schedule, or choose your month: July[3] | August[4].


JULY


July 7, 2021
123 Andrés
Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center Pavilion | Herndon, VA

Andrés and Christina are a Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés, and their songs and concerts get the whole family singing and learning in Spanish!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about 123 Andrés online[7].


July 10, 2021
The Great Zucchini
Burke Lake Park Amphitheater | Fairfax Station, VA

The Great Zucchini, an award-winning family performer, has delighted young children for more than 20 years with his hands-on, interactive comedy and magic shows! Prepare for a performance filled with giggles, laughs, and smiles at his popular show geared just for kids!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about The Great Zucchini online[8].


July 10, 2021
Rocknoceros
EC Lawrence Park Amphitheater | Chantilly, VA

With their clever turns of phrase and bright melodies, Coach, Willie Bob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie are favorites of toddlers all the way to ‘tweens!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Rocknoceros online[9].


July 10, 2021
123 Andrés
Mason District Park Amphitheater | Annandale, VA

Andrés and Christina are a Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés, and their songs and concerts get the whole family singing and learning in Spanish!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about 123 Andrés online[7].


July 10, 2021
Blue Sky Puppet Theater
Wakefield Park | Annandale, VA

Since 1974, Blue Sky Puppet Theatre, a touring children’s theatre, has performed thousands of shows dedicated to excellence in theatre, art, education, and fun!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Blue Sky Puppet Theater online[10].


July 14, 2021
Blue Sky Puppet Theater
Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center Pavilion | Herndon, VA

Since 1974, Blue Sky Puppet Theatre, a touring children’s theatre, has performed thousands of shows dedicated to excellence in theatre, art, education, and fun!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Blue Sky Puppet Theater online[10].


July 17, 2021
Rocknoceros
Burke Lake Park Amphitheater | Fairfax Station, VA

With their clever turns of phrase and bright melodies, Coach, Willie Bob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie are favorites of toddlers all the way to ‘tweens!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Rocknoceros online[9].


July 17, 2021
The Great Zucchini
EC Lawrence Park Amphitheater | Chantilly, VA

The Great Zucchini, an award-winning family performer, has delighted young children for more than 20 years with his hands-on, interactive comedy and magic shows! Prepare for a performance filled with giggles, laughs, and smiles at his popular show geared just for kids!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about The Great Zucchini online[8].


July 17, 2021
Mr. Gabe & the Circle Time All-Stars
Mason District Park Amphitheater | Annandale, VA

Mr. Gabe is a singer/songwriter who performs music for young children! His lively and interactive songs are a rockin’ and rollin’ blend of traditional songs, family-friendly rock and pop classics, and originals from his two award-winning albums.

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Mr. Gabe & the Circle Time All-Stars online[11].


July 17, 2021
Marsha & the Positrons
Wakefield Park | Annandale, VA

This DC-based kindie band (kids + indie rock) is known for shows that are a ton of family-friendly fun! Both playful and educational, their original songs about science and how the world works are entertaining for adults and kids alike. In addition to getting audiences singing along and dancing to songs that inspire curiosity about science, they also play traditional favorites, kid-appropriate pop covers, and parodies!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Marsha & the Positrons online[12].


July 21, 2021
Rocknoceros
Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center Pavilion | Herndon, VA

With their clever turns of phrase and bright melodies, Coach, Willie Bob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie are favorites of toddlers all the way to ‘tweens!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Rocknoceros online[9].


July 24, 2021
Mr. Gabe & the Circle Time All-Stars
Burke Lake Park Amphitheater | Fairfax Station, VA

Mr. Gabe is a singer/songwriter who performs music for young children! His lively and interactive songs are a rockin’ and rollin’ blend of traditional songs, family-friendly rock and pop classics, and originals from his two award-winning albums.

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Mr. Gabe & the Circle Time All-Stars online[11].


July 24, 2021
Marsha & the Positrons
EC Lawrence Park Amphitheater | Chantilly, VA

This DC-based kindie band (kids + indie rock) is known for shows that are a ton of family-friendly fun! Both playful and educational, their original songs about science and how the world works are entertaining for adults and kids alike. In addition to getting audiences singing along and dancing to songs that inspire curiosity about science, they also play traditional favorites, kid-appropriate pop covers, and parodies!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Marsha & the Positrons online[12].


July 24, 2021
The Great Zucchini
Mason District Park Amphitheater | Annandale, VA

The Great Zucchini, an award-winning family performer, has delighted young children for more than 20 years with his hands-on, interactive comedy and magic shows! Prepare for a performance filled with giggles, laughs, and smiles at his popular show geared just for kids!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about The Great Zucchini online[8].


July 24, 2021
Ray Owen
Wakefield Park | Annandale, VA

Ray Owen, a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, presents “Animal Odyssey,” a tuneful animal kingdom adventure. The show is a journey through a land of rousing songs, down a river of rollicking stories, through a rolling valley of wide-eyed surprises to a sea of kid’s comedy. Featured highlights include a great farm animal impersonation competition — a zany Chicken Karaoke contest for kids!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Ray Owen online[13].


July 31, 2021
Marsha & the Positrons
Burke Lake Park Amphitheater | Fairfax Station, VA

This DC-based kindie band (kids + indie rock) is known for shows that are a ton of family-friendly fun! Both playful and educational, their original songs about science and how the world works are entertaining for adults and kids alike. In addition to getting audiences singing along and dancing to songs that inspire curiosity about science, they also play traditional favorites, kid-appropriate pop covers, and parodies!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Marsha & the Positrons online[12].


July 31, 2021
Blue Sky Puppet Theater
EC Lawrence Park Amphitheater | Chantilly, VA

Since 1974, Blue Sky Puppet Theatre, a touring children’s theatre, has performed thousands of shows dedicated to excellence in theatre, art, education, and fun!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Blue Sky Puppet Theater online[10].


July 31, 2021
Rocknoceros
Mason District Park Amphitheater | Annandale, VA

With their clever turns of phrase and bright melodies, Coach, Willie Bob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie are favorites of toddlers all the way to ‘tweens!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Rocknoceros online[9].


July 31, 2021
The Great Zucchini
Wakefield Park | Annandale, VA

The Great Zucchini, an award-winning family performer, has delighted young children for more than 20 years with his hands-on, interactive comedy and magic shows! Prepare for a performance filled with giggles, laughs, and smiles at his popular show geared just for kids!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about The Great Zucchini online[8].


AUGUST


Aug 7, 2021
Ray Owen
Burke Lake Park Amphitheater | Fairfax Station, VA

Ray Owen, a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, presents “Animal Odyssey,” a tuneful animal kingdom adventure. The show is a journey through a land of rousing songs, down a river of rollicking stories, through a rolling valley of wide-eyed surprises to a sea of kid’s comedy. Featured highlights include a great farm animal impersonation competition — a zany Chicken Karaoke contest for kids!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Ray Owen online[13].


Aug 7, 2021
Mr. Gabe & the Circle Time All-Stars
EC Lawrence Park Amphitheater | Chantilly, VA

Mr. Gabe is a singer/songwriter who performs music for young children! His lively and interactive songs are a rockin’ and rollin’ blend of traditional songs, family-friendly rock and pop classics, and originals from his two award-winning albums.

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Mr. Gabe & the Circle Time All-Stars online[11].


Aug 7, 2021
Blue Sky Puppet Theater
Mason District Park Amphitheater | Annandale, VA

Since 1974, Blue Sky Puppet Theatre, a touring children’s theatre, has performed thousands of shows dedicated to excellence in theatre, art, education, and fun!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Blue Sky Puppet Theater online[10].


Aug 7, 2021
Rocknoceros
Wakefield Park | Annandale, VA

With their clever turns of phrase and bright melodies, Coach, Willie Bob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie are favorites of toddlers all the way to ‘tweens!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Rocknoceros online[9].


Aug 11, 2021
Mr. Gabe & the Circle Time All-Stars
Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center Pavilion | Herndon, VA

Mr. Gabe is a singer/songwriter who performs music for young children! His lively and interactive songs are a rockin’ and rollin’ blend of traditional songs, family-friendly rock and pop classics, and originals from his two award-winning albums.

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Mr. Gabe & the Circle Time All-Stars online[11].


Aug 14, 2021
Blue Sky Puppet Theater
Burke Lake Park Amphitheater | Fairfax Station, VA

Since 1974, Blue Sky Puppet Theatre, a touring children’s theatre, has performed thousands of shows dedicated to excellence in theatre, art, education, and fun!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Blue Sky Puppet Theater online[10].


Aug 14, 2021
Mr. Jon & Friends
EC Lawrence Park Amphitheater | Chantilly, VA

Mr. Jon & Friends is a family performer who makes music that inspires fun, laughter, and a whole lot of dancing! This award-winning singer/songwriter creates an energetic environment that is sure to bring a smile to your face!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Mr. Jon & Friends online[14].


Aug 14, 2021
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble
Mason District Park Amphitheater | Annandale, VA

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Concerts are interactive experiences with the audience, especially for young, first-time concert-goers!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre.


Aug 14, 2021
Mr. Gabe & the Circle Time All-Stars
Wakefield Park | Annandale, VA

Mr. Gabe is a singer/songwriter who performs music for young children! His lively and interactive songs are a rockin’ and rollin’ blend of traditional songs, family-friendly rock and pop classics, and originals from his two award-winning albums.

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre. Connect and learn more about Mr. Gabe & the Circle Time All-Stars online[11].


Aug 18, 2021
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble
Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center Pavilion | Herndon, VA

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Concerts are interactive experiences with the audience, especially for young, first-time concert-goers!

Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre.


Learn more about Arts in the Park here[5], or click here[6] to search by venue and genre.

All performances are subject to change and are weather-dependent, for last-minute performance cancellations, call (703) 324-7469 one hour before the program start time.

Please note, all performances are free, however, some parks do charge a per car entry for non-Fairfax County residents.

Learn More[15]


Important Disclaimer: This opportunity is curated from a public source and subject to changes and/or cancelations that might not be reflected above. Always call to confirm before participating.

Endnotes:
  1. All-Things-Summer: https://dullesmoms.com/allthingssummer/
  2. Summer Entertainment: https://dullesmoms.com/summer-entertainment/
  3. July: https://dullesmoms.com/arts-in-the-parks/#July
  4. August: https://dullesmoms.com/arts-in-the-parks/#Aug
  5. here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/arts-in-the-parks
  6. here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/performance-search
  7. online: https://123andres.com/
  8. online: https://thegreatzucchini.com/
  9. online: https://www.rocknoceros.com/
  10. online: http://www.blueskypuppets.com/
  11. online: https://mrgabemusic.com/
  12. online: https://www.marshaandthepositrons.com/
  13. online: https://www.rayowenmusic.com/
  14. online: https://www.mrjonmusic.com/
  15. Learn More: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/arts-in-the-parks

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