September 24 - 26, 2021
6th - 36th Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront

2021 marks the 47th 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 30 blocks of the boardwalk and feature 20+ performances from local, regional, and national recording artists. On the boardwalk, you can find over 200 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 18 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 24
12:00pm - 11:00pm

Saturday, September 25
10:00am - 11:00pm

Sunday, September 26
1o:00am - 6:00pm

LIVE MUSIC:
Boardwalk Weekend fills 2 musical stages with great local and national talents.
Stages are located at 24th and 31st Streets on the Boardwalk, and all shows are FREE!

Friday, September 24

***Per Fire Marshal Regulations, we cannot allow chairs or blankets at music stages.***


31st STREET STAGE


6:00-8:30PM
Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos

9:00-11:00PM
ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND


24TH STREET STAGE


6:00-8:30PM
Plastic Eddie

9:00-11:00PM
RIGHT ON


17TH STREET STAGE


NEW IN 2021!
FAMILY FUN ZONE
4:00PM-9:00PM
FREE Paint Parties with The Mermaid Factory, Magicians, Face Painters, Games, and more!

Silent Disco & Movie Night
Featuring the movie "Sing" at 7:30PM

Saturday, September 25

***Per Fire Marshal Regulations, we cannot allow chairs or blankets at music stages.***


31st STREET STAGE


1:00-2:30pm
BigForestFire

3:00-4:30pm
Lucky 757

5:00-6:30pm
MOER

7:00-8:30pm
The Jesse Chong Band

9:00-11:00pm
BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS


24TH STREET STAGE


1:00-2:30pm
Dustin Furlow & Matt Thomas

3:00-4:30pm
Mostly Outta Line

5:00-6:30pm
The Gold Sauce

7:00-8:30pm
10,000 MANIACS

9:00-11:00pm
Buckshot


17TH STREET STAGE


NEW IN 2021!
FAMILY FUN ZONE
11:00AM-9:30PM
FREE Paint Parties with The Mermaid Factory, Magicians, Face Painters, Games, and more!

Silent Disco & Movie Night
Featuring the movie "Moana" at 7:30PM

Sunday, September 26

***Per Fire Marshal Regulations, we cannot allow chairs or blankets at music stages.***


31st STREET STAGE


1:00-3:00PM
Nature's Child

3:30-6:00PM
The Brasswind


24TH STREET STAGE


1:00-3:00PM
Vinyl Headlights

3:30-6:00PM
SKIP CASTRO BAND


17TH STREET STAGE


NEW IN 2021!
FAMILY FUN ZONE
10:00AM-4:00PM

FREE Paint Parties with The Mermaid Factory, Magicians, Face Painters, Games, and more!


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Parking:

Click Here for more information about your travel options, as well as parking locations and prices. For additional parking information, call (757) 385-4800


Municipal parking lots are located on Atlantic Avenue at 4th St, Rudee Loop, 2nd St, and on Pacific Avenue at 19th St and Croatan Beach. The lots charge a daily fee. Municipal parking garages are located on Pacific Avenue at 9th St, 25th St, and 31st St. The maximum fee for the day at any of the garage locations is $10 unless staying overnight. Metered street parking is available throughout the resort area at $2.00 per hour.


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 Atlantic Avenue Shuttle (Route 30) runs from one end of Atlantic Avenue to the other, with service every 15 minutes, 8am-2am daily.

The Bayfront Shuttle (Route 35) services the Oceanfront, First Landing State Park, North End beaches, Chesapeake Bay beaches and Bayfront on Shore Drive. Service is offered about every 30 minutes, 8am–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 select stores along Atlantic Avenue, on the Mobile App, or at ticket vending machines along Atlantic Avenue at 13th, 17th, 29th, 37th and 41st Streets.

Visit www.gohrt.com/modes/vb-wave-bayfront-shuttle for more info about oceanfront public transportation.


ROAD CLOSURES

Saturday, 9/25 - Atlantic Avenue 1st-40th Streets, will be closed 7:00am-9:15am, and 10th-32nd Streets will be closed 10:00am-1:00pm.


For more information, please contact the Neptune Festival office at (757) 498-0215. During Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend (September 24-26, 2021) call the Neptune Festival Command Center at (757) 213-3461


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.

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

Beverage Tents are located in 24th and 31st Street Parks. 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.

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.


COVID WARNING:
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our volunteers, performers, and employees. You must follow all posted instructions while attending all Neptune Festival events.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By attending a Neptune Festival event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.