Press Releases

Boardwalk Weekend Events Honor Victims & Heroes of the May 31 Tragedy
​Virginia Beach Neptune Festival’s 46th Annual Boardwalk Weekend is packed with EVEN MORE EVENTS FOR 2019
Virginia Beach Fine Artist Stephie Jones Was Commissioned for Important Role
Inclement Weather Anticipated Due to Hurricane Dorian’s Expected Path
The 46th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival’s August–September 2019 Schedule of Events Summary
Drawing Competitors from 11 Countries
​Prestigious Annual Show Ranks in Country’s Top Five
NEW Exciting Changes to One of Virginia Beach’s OLDEST and Best-Loved Races
​Summer’s Swan Song Celebration | Limited Tickets Available
September 14 & 15 | Early Bird Tickets Still Available
​“Hop” on over the area’s favorite beer festival—Good for what “ales” you
Presented by the Breeden Company
Executive VP & CFO of Sentara Healthcare Honored
Neptune Virginia Beach Maquette, a seven-foot identical scale model version of the iconic 34-foot bronze Neptune Virginia Beach statue which dominates the Virginia Beach boardwalk at 31st Street, was installed and will be dedicated on December 11th in the E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.
Neptune's 22nd Annual Fall Wine Festival cancelled due to impending weather
​Competitors from 11 countries will gather for in Virginia Beach for Neptune Festival’s International Sand Sculpting Championship
​Put down your bridge cards and dust off your dancing shoes for one magical evening!
Limited Tickets Available for Virginia Beach Neptune Festival’s End of Summer Bay Bash
The highly acclaimed show, one of the highlights of the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Boardwalk weekend, ranked third out of the top 200 art shows nationally in the Fine Art and Design category in the 2018 200 Best Issue of Sunshine Artist Magazine.
“Virginia is for Wine Lovers,” and on September 15th and 16th, make that Virginia Wine. Virginia’s leading vineyards will be at Neptune’s Park at 31st and Atlantic on the oceanfront for the Neptune Festival’s 22nd Annual Fall Wine Festival. Guests will not only enjoy samplings from over 70 of the Commonwealth’s best-loved varieties, but will have the opportunity to meet the talented vintners helping build Virginia’s reputation for quality wines.
Craft beer lovers throughout Hampton Roads will gather at Neptune’s Park at 31st Street and Atlantic on Saturday, August 25th for the Neptune Festival’s 4th Annual Coastal Craft Beer Festival.
The Neptune Festival will be partnering with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra to officially introduce the VSO’s new assistant conductor to the Hampton Roads music community when beachfront musical strains again fill the air at the free Symphony by the Sea Concert Series this summer.
Tickets Going Quickly for Neptune Festival’s 15th Annual Spring Wine & Food Festival. New This Year: Delectable Food Pairings & Rosé-All-Day Tasting Station!
Long-Time Neptune Festival Board Member & Community Leader Honored
Neptune Festival Cancels Tonight’s Fireworks
Neptune Festival unveils their annual limited edition commemorative poster, created by local artist Rick Ricketts
Neptune's International Sandsculpting Championship Returns to the Beach!
27 Free Concerts at the Beach!
The Neptune Festival’s Boardwalk Weekend! This grand finale to the 44th Anniversary and 2017 Neptune Festival season includes something for everyone!
The famous East Coast celebration celebrates its 44th anniversary with a full schedule. August and September events build momentum to Boardwalk Weekend, 9/29 – 10/1.
Neptune’s Park will be transformed into a craft beer lover’s haven on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival’s 3rd annual Coastal Craft Beer Festival!
Under the watchful eye of King Neptune, beachfront pops will once again fill the air with six magical evenings of music by the sea as the Neptune Festival’s Symphony by the Sea concert series, presented by The Breeden Company, gets underway in July.
Virginia Beach, VA: The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival announces the addition of eight new members to its Board of Directors. Each will serve a three-year renewable term. A total of 40 area business leaders make up the Neptune Festival Board. Festival President Nancy Creech made the announcement.
The 44th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival is pleased to announce King Neptune’s Tritons for the 2017 festival. As part of the Neptune Festival Royal Court, the Tritons are nominated from among the business community and serve as aides to King Neptune and ambassadors of goodwill for the Neptune Festival and Virginia Beach during festival events throughout the year. The following eight Tritons have been selected for 2017.
The 44th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival is pleased to announce Stacy Cummings, Jr. was named King Neptune XLIV at a ceremony Saturday night, April 1st in Virginia Beach.