44th Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend
Sep 29 – Oct 1, 2017
2017 marks the 44th 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 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature a variety of live music and performers. Ignite your taste buds and satisfy your shopping savvy at this year’s outdoor shopping and dining experience… from crab cakes to Italian ice, stained glass to pottery, there is sure to be something to delight young and old festival goers alike.
Below is general information about Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend. For event-specific information, go to: Neptune Festival Events
Boardwalk Weekend Hours:
Fri, Sep 29: 12pm – 11pm
Sat, Sep 30: 10am – 11pm
Sun, Oct 1: 10am – 6pm
This year’s outdoor dining experience features all of your favorite festival fare. Enjoy the view of the Atlantic Ocean along with fresh crab cakes, mouth watering barbecue, fresh cut French fries, savory chicken on a stick, hot funnel cakes and cool Italian ices, to list just a few! Along with delectable food offerings, you can stop to listen to some great live music or visit all the exhibitors set up on the Boardwalk.
LIVE MUSIC: Boardwalk Weekend fills 3 musical stages with great local and national talents. Stages are located at 17th, 24th, and 31st Streets on the Boardwalk. CLICK HERE for 2017 Band Schedule
STAGE HOURS: Friday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm | Saturday: 1:00pm – 11:00pm | Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Neptune Festival Grand Parade
Sep 30th – 11:30am – 1pm
16th – 32nd Street – Atlantic Ave.
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 a weather eye out for King Neptune and his court! With a 16 block parade route, a bad spot is hard to find.
Make sure you get there early though for front row seating as many of the floats will have beads and other fun toss giveaways to give to the crowd. Come cheer your favorites as all roll down Atlantic Ave starting at 11:30 AM. As a highlight of Neptune Festival, this free event is a must for all, young and old alike. So take a seat on the curb and watch the entertainment roll by.
This event is free and open to the public and will take place RAIN OR SHINE! For more information, contact the Neptune Festival office at (757) 498-0215.
Championship: Sep 29th – Oct 8th
4th – 10th Street – Oceanfront
How else can one describe this new and improved event any other way than with an experience? With a world-class venue, talent, and prize purse, Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship has distinguished itself as a premier event unlike any other for miles. From the gallery feel and extended viewing hours, your sandsculpting fill can be quelled with a single visit.