Neptune Festival Grand Parade

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Sept 29, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

16th - 32nd Streets
on Atlantic Avenue

Sponsored By:



Neptune's Trophy (Best overall float) - Virginia Wild Booster Club #69

King's Trophy (Best theme portrayal as a state) - Cinderella Scholarship #83

Mayor's Trophy (Best theme portrayal as the City of Virginia Beach) - Giant Hearts Dog Rescue #35

Heritage Award - Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast #72


1st Place - Hampton University "The Force"

2nd Place - F. W. Cox "Marching Falcons"

3rd Place - - Interboro High School "Buccaneers"


1st Place - Bell-A-Dance

2nd Place - Rhythm of Ireland


1st Place - Woodrow Wilson High School JROTC

2nd Place - Virginia Beach CPS Combined NJROTC

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!

The 2018 parade theme is "All the World Loves the Beach." 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

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

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