2018 marks the 45th 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 35 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 in the Top 20 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!
31st STREET STAGE
Tiki Bar Band
THE DELTA SAINTS
(blues and roots rock)
TOAD THE WET SPROCKET
24TH STREET STAGE
(alternative and roots rock)
17TH STREET STAGE
Joe Gosman Band
The Gold Sauce
THE DEVON ALLMAN PROJECT with special guest DUANE BETTS
Dave Johnson & The Truth
Hoffman Beverage logo
Old Dominion University logo
Sinclair Communications logo
LifeNet Health logo
Virginia Natural Gas
CLICK HERE for your travel options, as well as parking locations and prices
Road Closures: Atlantic Avenue (between 5th-34th Streets) will be closed Saturday, September 30th from 7:00am-9:15am, and again from 10:00am-1:00pm.
HRT Trolleys will run along Atlantic Avenue between 1st and 42nd Streets between 8am-Midnight throughout the Boardwalk Weekend. Rides are $2 each. The trolley stops are conveniently located along Atlantic Avenue. Trolleys arrive approximately every 20 minutes, but can take longer due to heavier traffic on event weekends. Click here for more information on oceanfront transportation.
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 28-30, 2018) 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.
15TH ST, VIRGINIA BEACH BOARDWALK
FRIDAY, SEPT 28 11:00AM-6:00PM · SAT, SEPT 29 10:00AM - 6:00PM · SUN, SEPT 30 10:00AM - 4:30PM
DockDogs is the World's Premier Canine Aquatics Competition where you can have the most fun with your dogs! Dock diving is an exciting performance sport that is all about fun for dogs, owners and spectators. Join us during Neptune Festival weekend, when dogs will participate in Big Air, Extreme Vertical, Speed Retrieve, and Iron Dog competitions!
Any breed is welcome at a DockDogs event. Viewing is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required to participate.
Visit www.DockDogs.com for more information.
CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART MOBILE GLASS STUDIO
13TH ST, VIRGINIA BEACH BOARDWALK
SATURDAY, SEPT 29 NOON - 10:00PM · SUNDAY, SEPT 30 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Highly skilled members of our glass team take their talents out of the confines of our Glass Studio and onto the Virginia Beach Resort. Thanks to a cleverly crafted mobile studio, people who have never been exposed to the captivating nature of glass art can see the molten magic live and in person! Viewing is free and open to the public.