Every year The Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach takes place over 30 blocks of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. This year make sure to head down to the beach for Boardwalk Weekend which will include the North American Sand Sculpting Championship, Atlantic Regatta, Volleyball competition, Youth Art Show, Neptune’s Grand Parade, as well as music, food, and more.
When: Boardwalk weekend takes place September 27-29, 2019. Friday 12-11pm. Saturday 10am-11pm. Sunday 10am-6pm.
Where: 2nd to 36th Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Stages are located at 17th, 24th, and 31st Streets on the Boardwalk.
For a full list of events click HERE. Some of the highlights are:
The North American Sandsculpting Championship is back and is always impressive. If you head over to check out the sculptures in the "Land of Sand" keep in mind the admission fee is $5 fee for adults (kids 12 and under are free with paid adult) and no pets are allowed. The tent does have access for wheelchairs and strollers.
Hours for this popular display are Friday, 9/27: 9am - 11pm. Saturday, 9/28: 9am - 11pm. Sunday, 9/29: 9am - 9pm. Monday - Wednesday: 9/30 - 10/2: 10am -6 pm. Thursday, 10/3: 10am - 8pm (City Employee Appreciation Day). Friday - Sunday, 10/4 - 10/6: 10am - 6pm.
The Championship kicks off September 27th and sculptures can be viewed through October 6, 2019. A complete description of the Sandsculpting Event including admission rates and hours of the display can be found HERE. Don't miss the Sand Clinics where you can learn about Sandsculpting from a Pro! Topics of the clinics include Sandcastle Building 101 and The Art of Sculpting a Dolphin in Sand.
Neptune's Grand Parade will take place Saturday morning, September 28, 2019, from 11:30am-1pm between 16th and 32nd Streets on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. This event is FREE and open to the public and takes place rain or shine. Additional information on the parade can be found HERE.
Live Music - Live performances from UB40, The Psychedelic Furs, Rebirth Brass Band, Anders Osborne, and Skip Castro Band! The full performance schedule can be found HERE.
Family Fun Zone - 15th Street on the Boardwalk, Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Bring the family to cool off under the shade of a bubbles tent, play yard games, and catch a movie! Test your skills with cornhole, giant jenga, connect four, and foosball…or dance it out to our house DJ. Once the sun goes down, the silent disco is open and a movie begins! Family Fun Zone is free and open to the public and available Friday, September 27: 5-9:30pm. Saturday, September 28: 12-9:30pm. Sunday, September 29: 10am-4pm.
On Friday and Saturday, the Silent Disco begins at 7:30pm. The Movies begin at 8pm: Friday, September 27 - Pirates of the Caribbean Saturday, September 28 - Hook.