Grab your sunscreen, favorite snacks, and the kids for family fun in the parks this summer! Every Saturday and Wednesday morning, Arts in the Parks will be hosting several performances perfect for the whole family. Not only will they be entertained with live performances, but they’ll also connect with parks and the joy of time spent outdoors.

To kick off the Summer Entertainment Series, classically trained singer/songwriter Nicole “Ms. Niki” Addison will bring what she calls “edutainment” to the stage. Her unique brand of entertaining youth through education is a product of her extensive background in music. Like a cross between Mary Poppins and Ms. Frizzle, her songs are interactive and teach children things, such as the alphabet and colors in Spanish and other languages, all in a fresh and exciting way.

Admission is free, and the concert will be held June 18, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Burke Lake Park Amphitheater.

Concerts are held outdoors and will be canceled due to inclement weather. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) for inclement weather updates. For details regarding each series, visit

Burke Lake Park is located at 7315 Ox Road, in Fairfax Station. For more information call 703-323-6600.

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