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Celebrating the Beach Life

since 1974

The Neptune Festival is a private, non-profit organization that produces more than 40 events in Virginia Beach each year.

Join us for free concerts and seaside wine tastings, athletic events and a 30-block long celebration of the beach life on the boardwalk.

Sand Sculpture Doors of Perception 

Featured Event

International Sandsculpting Championship

September 29 - October 8, 20237th Street on the Beach

It’s been the signature event of the Neptune Festival since its inception, and has grown to the most prestigious event of its kind in the nation. With an international field of sculptors representing 15 countries from around the world, watch the professionals turn grains of sand into works of art in just 3 days, and visit the gallery for the finished product!

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Stay Tuned!

From our Boardwalk Weekend events to our Wine and Craft Beer Festivals, we have a little something for everyone. Keep an eye out for 2023 dates — coming soon!

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Neptune Festival couldn’t do all we do without the support of our volunteers, sponsors and vendors. Learn more about how you can get involved in life at the beach.

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Festival Events

Kick off your shoes with us!

Since we host over 40+ events each year, you’re sure to find something to smile about. Whether you want to try a new brew, listen to great music, have a fun day with your kids or push past your PR, we’re here to put some sunshine in your day!

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