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 though 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! For more information, contact the Neptune Festival office at (757) 498-0215.
Neptune's Trophy (Best overall float) -
King's Trophy (Best theme portrayal as a state) -
Triton's Trophy (Best use of sound) -
Dolphin Trophy (Best use of music) - Public Works
Mayor's Trophy (Best theme portrayal as the City of Virginia Beach) -
Sister Cities Trophy (Best use of Sister City themes) -
1st Place - Kempsville High School Marching Chiefs
2nd Place - First Colonial Marching Patriots
MARCHING GROUPS, DANCE
1st Place - BellA Dance
2nd Place - Encore Dance Studio
1st Place - Salem High School NJROTC
2nd Place - Coastal Composite Squadron