Neptune Festival Grand Parade

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Sept 28, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

16th - 32nd Streets
on Atlantic Avenue

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First place:
Salem High School Marching Sun Devils

Second place:
Bayside High School Marching Marlins

Third Place:
Tidewater Pipes and Drums


Neptune's Award for Best Overall Majorette or Dance Group:

Neptune's Award for Best Overall Marching Unit:
Virginia Wild All Stars

Triton's Award for First Runner Up Majorette or Dance Unit:
The Florettes

Triton's Award for First Runner Up Marching Unit: 501st Legion


King's Trophy :
Giant Hearts, Giant Dogs Rescue

Sandcastle Trophy:
Hurrah Players

Mayor's Trophy:
Cinderella Scholarship Program

Streets lined with people, colorful floats in all shapes and sizes, larger-than-life balloons, marching bands... all of which is just a small snapshot of Neptune's Grand Parade on Saturday. Find yourself the best spot on the block as you enjoy the music and sights of our many parade units. Be sure to keep an eye out for King Neptune and his court! With a 16 block parade route, a bad spot is hard to find.

Make sure you get there early for front row seating, as many of the floats will have beads and other fun giveaways for the crowd. Come cheer your favorites as all roll down Atlantic Avenue starting at 11:30 AM. As a highlight of Neptune Festival, this free event is a must for all, young and old alike. So take a seat on the curb and watch the entertainment roll by.

This event is free and open to the public, and will take place RAIN OR SHINE!

Show us how much your company, cultural group, school, or other organization loves the beach! Download a parade application, or contact for more information:

To participate in the parade as a band, CLICK HERE
To participate in the parade as any other type of unit, CLICK HERE

Volunteer with the Neptune Festival! CLICK HERE to help out at the Neptune Festival Grand Parade. Receive a t-shirt and guaranteed good times.

Click Photo Below to View the Entire Neptune Festival Grand Parade Gallery

For more information, contact the Neptune Festival office at (757) 498-0215.