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Boardwalk Weekend

September 27 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 11:00 pm

Boardwalk Weekend

It’s Virginia Beach’s most famous party – The Neptune Festival’s Boardwalk Weekend!

This grand finale to the  Neptune Festival season includes something for everyone! Boardwalk Weekend’s signature event is the renowned Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship. Internationally known as the largest competition of its kind in the United States, this event has the richest prize purse in the country and draws professional sand artists from around the globe to cultivate their finest masterpieces. These showy sand masterpieces will be on display in the Neptune Sand Gallery, Neptune’s Land of Sand.

The weekend also includes a continual series of daily outdoor concerts along 35 blocks of the Boardwalk with a variety of live music.

Past performers included TR3 featuring Tim Reynolds, The Connells, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Eric Paslay and Steel Pulse. Additional weekend features include the Neptune Art and Craft Show with over 250 artisans showcasing their talent along the boardwalk; volleyball tournament; Atlantic Sailing Regatta; and an 8K run.

There is even a 26-yard Crab Crawl for kids up to 5. Additionally, the Grand Parade features more than 100 floats, military units, costumed characters and marching bands, including the award winning Booker T. Washington High School Marching Band, along the oceanfront.

Below is general information about Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend.

Paint Party

Join us for a Paint Party with The Mermaid Factory! Decorate your choice of ocean themed wooden ornaments with safe and easy to use acrylic paint, glitter, and embellishments that allow you to take home your masterpiece the same day.

Saturday, September 30:
10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm

Sunday, October 1:
10am, 12pm, and 2pm


Poseidon’s Playground : Family Fun Zone

Friday

5:00-9:30pm
DJ and Lawn Games

6:00-8:00pm
Face Painters and Balloon Artists

6:45-7:30pm
Magic Show

7:30pm
Movie Night in the Park, movie TBD

 

Saturday

10:00am-9:30pm
DJ and Lawn Games

11:30am-1:30pm
Neptune Festival Grand Parade on Atlantic Avenue

10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm
Paint Parties with The Mermaid Factory

4:00pm
King Neptune and Royal Court Meet + Greet

6:45-7:30pm
Magic Show

7:30pm
Movie Night in the Park, movie TBD

 

Sunday

10:00am-4:00pm
DJ and Lawn Games

10am, 12pm, 2pm
Paint Parties with The Mermaid Factory

11:00am-3:00pm
Face Painters and Balloon Artists


Movie Nights

Once the sun goes down, the magic show starts and a movie begins! Grab movie snacks from food vendors on the Boardwalk, and settle in for movie night in 17th Street Park.

Magic Show: 6:45-7:30pm
Movie Start: 7:30pm

Friday

Encanto

Saturday

The Super Mario Bros. Movie


LIVE MUSIC LINEUP:

Boardwalk Weekend fills 3 musical stages with great local and national talents. Stages are located at 17th, 24th, and 31st Streets on the Boardwalk.

Friday

31st STREET STAGE

  • TBD

24TH STREET STAGE

  • TBD

17TH STREET STAGE

  • FAMILY FUN ZONE

7:30PM
Movie Night featuring Encanto

Saturday

31st STREET STAGE

  • TBD

24TH STREET STAGE

  • TBD

17TH STREET STAGE

  • FAMILY FUN ZONE

7:30PM
Movie Night featuring The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Sunday

31st STREET STAGE

  • TBD

24TH STREET STAGE

  • TBD

17TH STREET STAGE

  • FAMILY FUN ZONE

Restrooms are located along the boardwalk and the 17th, 24th and 31st Street Parks.

Beverage Tents are located in 24th and 31st Street Parks. Please have a valid photo ID. You must be 21 years or older to purchase and consume alcohol.

Festival Information and Brochures can be found at kiosks on 17th and 24th Streets on the Boardwalk.

Commemorative Posters will be for sale at 24th Street. Posters and a limited number of autographed posters are available for purchase on the boardwalk.

Commemorative T-shirts are available for purchase along the Boardwalk at 16th, 24th and 31st Streets.

Details

Start:
September 27 @ 10:00 am
End:
September 29 @ 11:00 pm

Venue

1st to 33rd Street Boardwalk

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