September 27 - 29, 2019

2nd - 36th Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront

2019 marks the 46th 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 27 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 22 magnificent 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.

Stay for the day or the whole weekend, and help us Celebrate the Beach Life!


Friday, September 27
12:00pm - 11:00pm

Saturday, September 28
10:00am - 11:00pm

Sunday, September 29
1o:00am - 6:00pm

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, and all shows are FREE!

Friday, September 27


31st STREET STAGE


6:00-8:30pm
The Chong Band

9:00-11:00pm
UB40


24TH STREET STAGE


6:00-8:30pm
BJ Griffin & the Galaxy Groove

9:00-11:00pm
Tidewater Drive Band


17TH STREET STAGE


6:00-8:30pm
Little Country

9:00-11:00pm
Tailgate Down

Saturday, September 28


31st STREET STAGE


1:00-2:30pm
Alec Edmonds

3:00-4:30pm
Intangible Cats

5:00-6:30pm
Bam Bam Betty

7:00-8:30pm
Snackbar Jones

9:00-11:00pm
PSYCHEDELIC FURS


24TH STREET STAGE


1:00-2:30pm
Dustin Furlow Duo

3:00-4:30pm
The Gold Sauce

5:00-6:30pm
REBIRTH BRASS BAND

7:00-8:30pm
ANDERS OSBORNE

9:00-11:00pm
Anthony Rosano & Conqueroos


17TH STREET STAGE


1:00-2:30pm
Joe Gosman Band

3:00-4:30pm
Bad Weather Birds

5:00-6:30pm
Audiohum

7:00-8:30pm
Ben Phelps Project

9:00-11:00pm
Strictly Bizzness

Sunday, September 29


31st STREET STAGE


1:00-3:00pm
Breaking Brad

3:30-6:00pm
The Janitors


24TH STREET STAGE


1:00-3:00pm
Lewis McGehee

3:30-6:00pm
SKIP CASTRO BAND


17TH STREET STAGE


1:00-3:00pm
Tiki Bar Band

3:30-6:00pm
The Rhondels


STAGES SPONSORED BY:

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Parking:

Click Here for more information about your travel options, as well as parking locations and prices.

Municipal parking lots are located on Atlantic Avenue at 4th Street, Rudee Loop, 2nd Street, and on Pacific Avenue at 19th Street and Croatan Beach. The lots charge a daily fee from April 1 to October 31. The municipal parking garages are located on Pacific Avenue at 9th Street, 25th Street, and 31st Street. The maximum fee for the day at any of the garage locations is $10 unless staying overnight.

Designated on-street parking for people with disabilities is available at Rudee Loop, 2nd, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 30th, 33rd, 34th, 36th, 37th, 38th. Designated off-street parking for people with disabilities is available in all municipal lots. To park in these spaces requires A PROPERLY DISPLAYED sticker, windshield placard, license plate, or other officially issued tag. No placard will be honored unless the person to whom the placard is issued is riding in the vehicle. Additionally, any vehicle visibly marked with a "handicapped" tag or other form of identification may park at any metered location for free up to 4 hours. Universally-accessible ramps are located at every beach access in the resort area.

Resident Parking Discount (available by showing a valid driver's license with a Virginia Beach address) is $3 at all City parking garages and lots upon entrance after 5 p.m.

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Festival Transportation:

The Hampton Roads Transit Atlantic Avenue Shuttle (Route 30) leads to restaurants and oceanfront attractions, with service every 15 minutes, 8 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.

The Bayfront Shuttle (Route 35) runs from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront (Resort Area) to First Landing State Park, through the North End beaches up to the Bayfront along Shore Drive (Bay Area). Service is offered about every 45 minutes, 8 a.m. – midnight, Friday-Sunday.

The Aquarium and Campground Shuttle (Route 31) takes you to Virginia Aquarium and fun parks along General Booth Blvd, with service about every 20 minutes, 9:30 a.m.-midnight, Friday-Sunday.

Single fares for all shuttles are $2 or less. You can pay with cash onboard or use cash, debit or credit cards to purchase multiple-day passes and fare cards at Sunsations locations along Atlantic Avenue or at ticket vending machines along Atlantic Avenue at 13th, 17th, 29th, 37th and 41st Streets.

Visit www.gohrt.com for more information on oceanfront transportation.

ROAD CLOSURES
Atlantic Avenue, between 5th-36th Streets, will be closed Saturday, 9/28 from 7:00am-9:15am, and again from 10:00am-1:00pm.

Recycling: The Neptune Festival is certified Virginia Green!
Our goal is to reduce our environmental impact through recycling, water and energy conservation, and community and business involvement. Please look for recycling available up and down the Boardwalk and in the parks.


For more information, please contact the Neptune Festival office at (757) 498-0215. During Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend (September 27-29, 2019) call the Neptune Festival Command Center at (757) 213-3461

Restrooms are located along the boardwalk and the 17th, 24th and 31st Street Parks.

Beverage Tents are located at 17th, 24th, and 31st Streets. Please have a valid photo ID. You must be 21 years or older to purchase and consume alcohol.

Festival Information and Brochures can be found at kiosks on 17th and 24th Streets on the Boardwalk.

First Aid station is located on 16th Street.

Commemorative Posters will be for sale at 24th Street. Posters and a limited number of autographed posters are available for purchase on the boardwalk or in advance at the Neptune Festival office and online.

Commemorative T-shirts are available for purchase along the Boardwalk at 16th, 24th and 31st Streets.


OTHER ATTRACTIONS


FAMILY FUN ZONE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | 5:00PM-9:30PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 | 12:00PM-9:30PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 | 10:00AM-4:00PM
15TH STREET ON THE BOARDWALK, VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT
Bring the family to cool off under the shade of a bubbles tent, play yard games, and catch a movie! Test your skills with cornhole, giant jenga, connect four, and foosball…or dance it out to our house DJ. Once the sun goes down, the silent disco is open and a movie begins! Family Fun Zone is free and open to the public.

SILENT DISCO BEGINS AT 7:30PM | MOVIES BEGIN AT 8:00PM
Friday, September 27 - Pirates of the Caribbean
Saturday, September 28 - Hook


BEACH YOGA AND FITNESS

YOGA ON THE BEACH
SATURDAY, SEPTMBER 28 | 10:00AM-11:00AM
36TH STREET BEACH FITNESS PARK, VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT
Start your day off right with a free yoga session on the beach! All levels are welcome, bring a yoga mat or your beach towel to become one with the sea. Provided by LIFT Fitness Foundation, in conjunction with Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga.

NEPTUNE’S FITNESS CHALLENGE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 | 1:00-3:00PM
36TH STREET BEACH FITNESS PARK, VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT
Attend this family friendly fitness event to get your blood pumping! Activities will incorporate the beachfront strength training and body weight exercise apparatuses provided at the 36th Street Fitness Park.

All events are free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted onsite to benefit the LIFT Fitness Foundation. LIFT Fitness Foundation serves homeless individuals, people in substance abuse recovery, veterans and children in our most vulnerable communities. LIFT’s mission is to create a foundation of wellness through exercise and nutrition education to uplift individuals in need; giving them hope, encouragement, and a sense of belonging as they prepare to take steps forward in their lives.


WE ARE VB STRONG

In remembrance and in honor of those affected by the tragedy in our dear city on May 31, 2019, the Neptune Festival hopes you will join us in grieving the lives lost and celebrating the heroism exhibited by our first responders.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
7TH STREET ON THE BEACH, VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT
A special sandsculpture will be created to honor the victims and pay homage to our first responders. It will be visible and accessible from the boardwalk outside of the International Sandsculpting Championship tent.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
12:30PM-1:30PM | 31ST STREET PARK, VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT
Please join us on Sunday, September 29th to honor the victims and recognize the heroism that our first responders exhibit all year long. This event is free and open to the public.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
10:00AM-8:00PM | 7TH STREET ON THE BEACH, VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT
We invite all City of Virginia Beach employees (plus one guest, and free for children under 12) to experience the International Sandsculpting Championship tent free of charge. Bring your City Employee ID to access this special viewing session.


VBPD ON THE BOARDWALK

Join us for interactive displays on the Boardwalk, including tours of the Mobile Command Vehicle and Bomb Squad Response Vehicle. Both vehicles house state of the art equipment, and are critical to the safety of our community.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am-2:00pm; Public Safety Display, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Visit with Virginia Beach Mounted Patrol to get an up close view of the horses who serve our City (weather permitting).
Saturday, 3:00pm-6:00pm; Sunday, 10:00am-1:00pm