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.
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.