The legend of Neptune says that this Roman god was King of the Sea. Carrying his trident, a three-pronged spear, Neptune would drive in his dolphin-pulled chariot over the waters, calming the waters wherever he went. Since the beginning of the Neptune Festival, people from the Virginia Beach community have been chosen to play the part of King Neptune and his Royal Court.
The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival is intended to provide an opportunity for citizens of the City of Virginia Beach to take part in an atmosphere of festive fun, to develop a sense of community pride, and to enjoy and celebrate together the special heritage that characterizes the City of Virginia Beach. Court members serve as the visible embodiment of community service and are recognized as role models of desirable citizenry.
King is chosen by the Neptune Festival committee from nominations
solicited from the general public. The selection process weighs criteria
such as demonstrated involvement and contribution to the quality of
life in Virginia Beach and active participation in the activities of
Once chosen, the King and his Court become ambassadors for the City throughout the year.
2021 NEPTUNE FESTIVAL KING NEPTUNE
King Neptune XLVII will be announced in the Spring of 2021.
2021 NEPTUNE FESTIVAL TRITONS
Joining King Neptune are Tritons, men of the community, who are also selected by nomination and an understanding of the spirit of the Neptune Festival.
Lonnie Bush Real Estate
RRMM Design Build, LLC
Portfolio Recovery Associates Group
Virginia Port Authority
Williams Mullen, PC
Rouse's House, Virginia Beach City Council
2021 NEPTUNE FESTIVAL PRINCESSES
Princesses have demonstrated active participation in school, community and/or civic organizations and endeavors. Applicants must be presently juniors entering their senior year in September 2021 at a Virginia Beach High School.