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Friday, September 27
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturday, September 28
10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, September 29
10:00am – 4:30pm


Virginia Beach Oceanfront
14th Street on the Beach


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Farther, Faster, Higher

Big Air, Extreme Vertical, and Speed Retrieve…oh my! Come down to 14th Street to catch these adorable dogs in action. Viewing is free and open to the public, and the DockDogs® pool can be seen from the Boardwalk, the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier, and right on the beach.

Viewing is free and open to the public. If you are interested in participating with your dog, you may register before the event or on site at the event. Click the link below to learn more about entry fees, rules, and registration.

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Friday, September 27th

Onsite Registration/Practice

Big Air Wave #1

Big Air Wave #2

Big Air Wave #3

Saturday, September 28th

Onsite Registration/Practice

Big Air Wave #4

Big Air Wave #5

Big Air Wave #6

Big Air Wave #7

Extreme Vertical Competition

Sunday, September 29th

Onsite Registration/Practice

Big Air Wave #8

Big Air Wave #9

Speed Retrieve Competition

Big Air Finals (Pro, Semi Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)

Double Wave Divider 
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Quick Rules for Participation

  • Anyone can bring their dog to an event to compete. There are two ways to register for an event, pre-register online or register onsite at the event. There is a discount for teams that pre-register online and it also guarantees you a spot in the waves you would like to enter. CLICK HERE to register.
  • The dog must be AT LEAST 6 months old, and handler must be AT LEAST 7 years old to compete or practice.
  • No pushing, shoving or throwing the dog in the water. He/She must go willingly!
  • Poop and Scoop or clean up is mandatory
  • When at a DockDogs® event all dogs must be on a 4′ leash, 8′ away from other dogs at all times or in a crate within the kenneling area.
  • There is a handlers meeting 15 minutes prior to each wave you are participating in. If you are not in attendance at the meeting, you will be scratched from the wave and you will not be refunded your entry fees.

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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.