ABOUT

NEPTUNE FESTIVAL ROYAL COURT

The Neptune Legend

The legend of Neptune says that this Roman god was King of the Sea. Carrying his trident, a three-pronged spear, Neptune would drive in his dolphin-pulled chariot over the waters, calming the waters wherever he went. Since the beginning of the Neptune Festival, people from the Virginia Beach community have been chosen to play the part of King Neptune and the Royal Court.

The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival is intended to provide an opportunity for citizens of the City of Virginia Beach to take part in an atmosphere of festive fun, to develop a sense of community pride, and to enjoy and celebrate together the special heritage that characterizes the City of Virginia Beach. Court members serve as the visible embodiment of community service and are recognized as role models in the city.

King Neptune & the Royal Court

The King is chosen by the Neptune Festival committee from nominations solicited from the general public. The selection process weighs criteria such as demonstrated involvement and contribution to the quality of life in Virginia Beach and active participation in the activities of community life. Once chosen, the King and the Court become ambassadors for the City throughout the year.


2022 NEPTUNE FESTIVAL KING NEPTUNE

W. TAYLOR FRANKLIN
The Franklin Johnston Group


2022 NEPTUNE FESTIVAL TRITONS
Joining King Neptune are Tritons, community leaders, who are also selected by nomination and possess an understanding of the spirit of the Neptune Festival. Once chosen, Tritons and their partners become ambassadors for the City and the Neptune Festival throughout the year.

Stephen Armbruster
Cherry Bekaert, LLP

Jamie Booth
Hourigan

Anne Douglas Gangwer
Virginia Beach Public Schools

Jeremy Ingram
Beacon Harbor Wealth Advisors

Mark Johnson
Truist

Cheryl McLeskey
McLeskey and Associates

Becky Sawyer
Sentara Healthcare

Brian Schools
Chartway Federal Credit Union


2022 NEPTUNE FESTIVAL PRINCESSES AND PRINCES:
Princesses and Princes have demonstrated active participation in school, community and/or civic organizations and endeavors. Applicants must be presently juniors entering their senior year in September 2022 at a Virginia Beach High School.

Prince Dylan Arluk

Princess Annika Gianascoli

Princess Brenna Pope

Princess Brooke Cuffee

Princess Brooke Richardson

Princess Durant Parker-Ashe

Princess Kaitlyn Mounts

Princess Lauren Marks

Princess Lulu Kenslow

Princess Madison Arluk

Princess Nielsen Baxley

Princess Ramey Bower

Princess Reagan Carson

Princess Regan McKinnon

Princess Sophie Berger