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Helping our community and having fun doing it!

We are proud to host 40+ events annually that bring the people of Virginia Beach and surrounding areas together, while also having the opportunity to benefit the City and other non-profit organizations financially.

Fun for Everyone

No matter your taste, one (or more!) of the Neptune Festival events is just for you! Listen to music under the stars, run in an 8K, or explore artists during Boardwalk Weekend. We hope to become part of your annual tradition!

Our Story

It all began in 1973 with an idea on how to bring the community together. From a single event to 40 events for people of all ages and interests, we’re proud of what we bring to Virginia Beach.

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Photo from 1976 Neptune Festival guide of young women running in waves
Person passing out treats during Neptune Festival Grand Parade

Our Impact

From economic contributions to the City of Virginia Beach to our support of other non-profit and charitable organizations, see how we’re making an impact.

Make an Impact
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Royal Court

Blue Double Wave (Short)

From King Neptune to our Tritons and Prince and Princesses, the Royal Court is a beloved tradition and a way to recognize community involvement and contributions.

Meet the Court
Royal Court Princesses during Neptune Festival Grand Parade
Royal Court handing out gifts to people on boardwalk
Neptune Festival Royal Court Princesses during Parade

Our Team

Get to know the team that organizes our annual events, made possible by community support, corporate sponsorships, and an incredible group of volunteers.

Meet Our Team
Neptune Statue 

Neptune Statue

Proudly welcoming local residents and visitors alike, a 34-foot, cast bronze Neptune statue stands at the gateway to Neptune Park and the threshold of the sea.

More About Neptune

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Frequently Asked Questions

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