Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to the annual Neptune Festival.
Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature 35+ musical performances from local, regional, and national recording artists.
On the boardwalk, you can find over 250 artisans displaying handmade work, at an Art & Craft Show that has been ranked #5 out of 200 Fine Art and Design Shows across the country.
Keep walking to find 20+ sand sculptures created by world-renowned international sculptors at Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship.
Other weekend events include Neptune’s 8k Race, Grand Parade, Volleyball Tournament, Atlantic Regatta, Youth Art Show, and more! See below for information on all Boardwalk Weekend events.
LIVE MUSIC: Boardwalk Weekend fills 3 musical stages with great local and national talents. Stages are located at 24th and 31st Streets on the Boardwalk, and all shows are FREE!
What: annual Neptune Festival
When: September 29 – October 01, 2023
Where: Virginia Beach Boardwalk (3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA)
Hours: Friday (Noon – 11:00 p.m.), Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.), Sunday (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
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