Celebrate Cultural Diversity with Music and Dance

Travel around the world this summer while staying inside the Beltway with the Cultural Heritage Nights performance series at Ossian Hall Park in Annandale, Virginia.

The Park Authority’s international-themed concerts are aimed at promoting awareness and appreciation of Fairfax County’s cultural diversity through the sharing of music and dance. These free performances take place on Saturday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

To kick things off, enjoy the exotic and diverse beauty of Taiwanese culture, dance and music with “Hai Hua Community Center” on June 16, 2018. “Santi Budaya” preserves the best of Indonesian dance culture with a diverse group of highly trained dancers, musicians and lavish costumes in a performance on June 23.

July will feature Japanese culture with the music of “The Washington Toho Koto Society” whose performances have been promoting mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and the United States for more than 45 years. Get a taste of traditional Bolivian music and dance on July 21 with “Tradiciones Bolivianas.”

Be ready for some yodeling when “Alt Washingtonia Schuhplattler Verein” brings traditional Alpine dance and music to the stage on August 4, and tap your toes to the sound of the fiddle when “Irish Breakfast Band” offers up an evening of Irish music and dance on August 18.

Find details on these and other cultural performances by visiting  the Park Authority’s Summer Entertainment Series web page. Concerts are held outdoors and may be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Call 703-324-7469 one hour prior to the start of the show for updates.

The Summer Entertainment Series is funded by the Fairfax County Park Authority, in partnership with generous contributions through the Fairfax County Park Foundation from local businesses, corporations and individual donors.