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Astronomy Festival

(3-Adult) Enjoy activities including guided star gazing, looking through the telescope, and listening to ancient stories about the constellations round the campfire. Participate in other activities and games throughout the evening. Hot chocolate and snacks available for purchase. Canceled if raining or snowing.


Bluegrass Barn Half Season Pass 2020

It’s not too late to support the Bluegrass Barn by becoming a season pass holder. The new Half Season Pass includes admission to all four shows of the second half of the series, plus prime reserved seating. All sales are final. Advance purchase online. Your name will be on a roster, please present ID. The series at the park's Visitor Center is sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Park, Vienna Hardwoods and Eastman Guitars and Mandolins in cooperation with Fairfax County Park Authority. Doors open at 6pm and show time is at 7pm. Food and drinks, including beer and wine, are available for purchase. Artists include Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Carolina Blue, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, and Troy Engle & Southern Skies.


Bluegrass-Carolina Blue

Formed in 2007, Carolina Blue is a Brevard, NC based band whose roots run deep in the tradition of Bill Monroe. The band has been working hard since then: winning band contests, performing, producing recordings and appearing on TV. After only twelve years they are attracting a wider audience and are poised to become an overnight success. They received their first Vocal Group of The Year Nomination at the 2018 SPBGMA Awards Show. The band's repertoire consists of original songs, many bluegrass favorites, and gospel, all done in the traditional style. Doors open at 6pm, show time is 7pm. The series is held indoors at the park's Visitor Center. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.


Bluegrass-Chris Jones & The Night Drivers

03-15-2020 Whether it’s in the studio or on stage, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard today. The band, led by Chris’ soulful lead-singing, songwriting, and solid guitar, is increasingly recognized for strong cross-band songwriting collaborations. The Night Drivers are respected master musicians Mark Stoffel, Jon Weisberger, and banjo artist and songwriter, Gina Furtado. Doors open at 6pm, show time is 7pm. The series is held in doors at the park's Visitor Center. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.


Bluegrass-Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

1/12/20 Michael Cleveland’s blistering prowess and technical fluency made him a sought-after musician early in his career, leading to performances with Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Tim O’Brien, J.D. Crowe and the New South and other luminaries. In 2006, Michael formed his own band, using it as a vehicle to constantly drive himself and his music forward. He and his band are a perennial fixture on the award shows winning multiple “Fiddle Player of the Year” nods and other accolades too numerous to list. Doors open at 6pm, show time is 7pm. The series is held indoors at the park's Visitor Center. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.


Bluegrass-Troy Engle & the Southern Skies

04-05-2020 Troy Engle's sideman resume reads like a who's who of Bluegrass and Country Music. He's played just about everywhere with artists like Patty Loveless, Larry Sparks, The Isaacs and Buddy Jewell. Now he’s formed his ace Bluegrass band "Southern Skies, to deliver his original music. The band specializes in original, traditional Bluegrass, with a modern flair. Doors open at 6pm, show time is 7pm. The series is held in doors at the park's Visitor Center. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.


Lee District Open Water Swim (13-Adult)

(13-Adult) Lee District Open Water Swim is great for anyone wishing to try out open water swimming or for open water veterans looking to gauge their off-season conditioning. The event is held in Lee District’s Olympic sized pool with no lap lanes and open water buoys to allow for a continuous swimming experience. You must be able to swim for at least 20 minutes continuously in a pool to participate.


Nutcracker Fantasy Puppet Show

Join Master Puppeteer Bob Brown at the Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center for a vivacious marionette performance. Get ready to enter the Kingdoms of Snow, Flowers, Sweets, and Far-a-Way Places. The fun is for all ages!


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