49th Annual Boardwalk Weekend
2023 marks the 49th anniversary for the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival’s many offerings. Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 30+ blocks of the boardwalk and feature 20+ performances from local, regional, and national recording artists.
Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show
Neptune Festival itself has been named one of the top 100 festivals in the US and is annually voted one of the top 10 festivals by the Southeast Tourism Society. Stroll along the boardwalk and discover new artists, listen to live music and enjoy the fares of local vendors. We hope to see you there!
International Sandsculpting Championship
How else can one describe this event any other way than with an experience? With a world-class venue, 32 of the world’s most talented sculptors, and an exciting prize purse, Neptune’s International Sand Sculpting Championship has distinguished itself as a premier event unlike any other.
Neptune’s Volleyball Tournament
2v2 and 4v4 play heats up the sand as men, women, youth, and coed divisions compete for titles on the Oceanfront.
Neptune’s Surfing Classic
Young and old surfers alike take to the ocean in this surf showdown. With prizes to be had, make your mark in the surf of Neptune Festival month! This event is produced in conjunction with the Eastern Surfing Association, but you do not need to be an ESA member to participate.
Streets lined with people, colorful floats in all shapes and sizes, larger-than-life balloons, marching bands… all of which is just a small snapshot of Neptune’s Grand Parade on Saturday. Find yourself the best spot on the block as you enjoy the music and sights of our many parade units. Be sure to keep an eye out for King Neptune and his court! With a 16 block parade route, a bad spot is hard to find.