NEW Attractions at 2019 Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend

Virginia Beach Neptune Festival’s 46th Annual Boardwalk Weekend
Packed with EVEN MORE EVENTS FOR 2019

Sept 17, 2019- Virginia Beach
Now in its 46th year, Virginia’s largest outdoor party keeps getting bigger and better- packed with even more ways to Celebrate Beach Life. The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival’s Boardwalk Weekend, a not-to-be-missed annual end-of-summer celebration for over 400,000 guests, ranks among the top 20 festivals in the Southeast and the top 100 in North America. Under King Neptune’s regal gaze, the Virginia Beach oceanfront, Friday, September 27th until Sunday, September 29th–from 2nd to 36th Streets, is transformed into a family-friendly utopia, filled with block-after-block of the area’s best in arts, food, fitness and entertainment. This year there is even MORE to enjoy.

FRIDAY 9/27, 12PM-11PM | SATURDAY 9/28,10AM -11PM | SUNDAY 9/29, 10AM-6PM

Details available at neptunefestival.com/events/boardwalk-weekend

NEW EVENTS


FAMILY FUN ZONE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | 5PM-9:30PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 | 12PM-9:30PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 | 10AM-4PM
15TH STREET ON THE BOARDWALK, VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT
Bring the family to cool off under the shade of a bubbles tent, play yard games, and catch a movie! Test your skills with cornhole, giant Jenga, Connect Four, and foosball—or dance it out to our house DJ. Once the sun goes down, the silent disco is open and a movie begins! Family Fun Zone is free and open to the public.

MOVIES BEGIN AT 8PM
Friday, September 27 - Pirates of the Caribbean
Saturday, September 28 - Hook


BEACH YOGA & FITNESS ON THE BEACH

YOGA ON THE BEACH
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 | 10AM-11AM
36TH STREET BEACH FITNESS PARK, VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT
Start your day off with a free yoga session on the beach! All levels are welcome, bring a yoga mat or your beach towel to become one with the sea. Provided by LIFT Fitness Foundation, in conjunction with Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga.

NEPTUNE’S FITNESS CHALLENGE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 | 1PM-3PM
36TH STREET BEACH FITNESS PARK, VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT
Attend this family friendly fitness event to get your blood pumping! Activities will incorporate the beachfront strength training and body weight exercise apparatuses provided at the 36th Street Fitness Park.

All fitness and yoga events are free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted onsite to benefit the LIFT Fitness Foundation. LIFT Fitness Foundation serves homeless individuals, people in substance abuse recovery, veterans and children in our most vulnerable communities. LIFT’s mission is to create a foundation of wellness through exercise and nutrition education to uplift individuals in need; giving them hope, encouragement, and a sense of belonging as they prepare to take steps forward in their lives.


VB STRONG
In remembrance and in honor of those affected by the tragedy in our dear city on May 31, 2019, the Neptune Festival hopes you will join us in grieving the lives lost and celebrating the heroism exhibited by our first responders.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
7TH STREET ON THE BEACH, VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT
A special sandsculpture will be created to honor the victims and pay homage to our first responders. It will be visible and accessible from the boardwalk outside of the International Sandsculpting Championship tent.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 | 12:30PM-1:30PM
31ST STREET PARK, VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT
Please join us on Sunday, September 29th to honor the victims and recognize the heroism that our first responders exhibit all year long. This event will include presentations, music, and children's activities, and is free and open to the public.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 | 10AM-8PM
7TH STREET ON THE BEACH, VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT
We invite all City of Virginia Beach employees (plus one guest, and free for children under 12) to experience the International Sandsculpting Championship tent free of charge. Bring your City Employee ID to access this special viewing session.


VIRGINIA BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT ON THE BOARDWALK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
16TH STREET ON THE BOARDWALK

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 10AM-2PM / PUBLIC SAFETY DISPLAY, 2PM-5PM
Join us for interactive displays on the Boardwalk, including tours of the Mobile Command Vehicle and Bomb Squad Response Vehicle. Both vehicles house state of the art equipment and are critical to the safety of our community.

SATURDAY, 3PM-6PM / SUNDAY, 10AM-1PM
Visit with Virginia Beach Mounted Patrol to get an upclose view of the horses which serve our City (weather permitting).


More about these events can be found at https://www.neptunefestival.com/events/boardwalk-weekend#otherattractions.


FESTIVAL FAVORITES

Art Lovers will find more than 250 artisans on the boardwalk from displaying handcrafted creations. It’s an ART AND CRAFT SHOW not to be missed, ranked 5th nationally in the Fine Art and Design category in the annual 200 Best Issue of Sunshine Artist Magazine.

20TH-31ST STREETS
FRIDAY (9/27), 12PM-7PM | SATURDAY (9/28), 10AM-7PM | SUNDAY (9/29), 10AM-6PM
neptunefestival.com/events/neptune-festival-art-craft-show


In the sand, spectators will witness some of the best sculpting the world has to offer in the globally renowned INTERNATIONAL SANDSCULPTING COMPETITION, which features master sculptors from 11 countries who will produce 22 breathtaking sand sculptures.

6TH-8TH STREETS, ENTRANCE AT 7TH STREET FRIDAY (9/27) & SATURDAY (9/28), 9AM-11PM | SUNDAY (9/29), 9AM-9PM MONDAY – WEDNESDAY (9/30-10/2), 10AM-6PM
THURSDAY, 10/3 (CITY EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY) 10AM-8PM | FRIDAY-SUNDAY (10/4-10/6) 10AM-6PM

FREE SANDSCULPTING CLINICS
SATURDAY (9/29) 9AM, 1PM, 4PM; SUNDAY (9/30) 10AM
6TH STREET AT THE BEACH: EVERYTHING PROVIDED. ARRIVE BEFORE CLASS TIMES TO PARTICIPATE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

neptunefestival.com/events/international-sand-sculpting-championship


PERFORMANCES ON THREE STAGES will fill the air with music all weekend long. There’s something for everyone, with 27 performances on three stages featuring local, regional and national recording artists. Alternative, blues, rock, country - it’s all free at the 17th, 24th and 36th street stages.
LOCAL AND NATIONAL BANDS | 31ST, 24TH, AND 17TH STREET STAGES.
HEADLINERS INCLUDE UB40, PSYCHEDELIC FURS, REBIRTH BRASS BAND, ANDERS OSBORNE & SKIP CASTRO BAND.
See a complete lineup, including stage venue and performance times, at neptunefestival.com/events/boardwalk-weekend#liveMusic

THE GRAND PARADE marches down Atlantic Avenue Saturday at 11:30AM, filled with colorful floats of all colors and sizes, larger-than-life balloons and precision marching bands
16TH -32ND STREETS ON ATLANTIC AVENUE | SATURDAY (9/28), 11:30AM-1PM neptunefestival.com/events/neptune-festival-grand-parade

NEPTUNE’S 8K RUN begins at 8AM Saturday. The start and finish lines are located at 31st street.
START/FINISH AT NEPTUNE’S PARK, 31ST ST| SATURDAY (9/28), 6:30AM-11AM neptunefestival.com/events/neptunes-8K-run

Look for the nets rippling in the breeze on the beach at 32nd through 36th streets for NEPTUNE’S BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT, 9AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday. 32ND-36TH STREETS | SATURDAY (9/28) & SUNDAY (9/29), 9AM-5PM neptunefestival.com/events/neptunes-volleyball-tournament

NEPTUNE’S ATLANTIC REGATTA sets sail from Cape Henry to Rudee Inlet Saturday at 8AM. Spectators can take a break from the boardwalk action and check out the boats’ arrival at Rudee Inlet in the afternoon or hang out at the 24th Street Park to watch the finish.
ALONG THE OCEANFRONT | SATURDAY (9/28), 8AM-3PM neptunefestival.com/events/neptunes-atlantic-regatta

YOUTH ART SHOW is a great place to see rising high school talent on display, Sunday 10AM-5PM. This juried art show, located at 27th and 28th streets, will have artwork on sale.
27TH -28TH STREETS ON ATLANTIC AVENUE | SUNDAY (9/29), 10AM-5PM neptunefestival.com/events/youth-art-show

King Neptune honors local heroes in HOMETOWN HEROES: NEPTUNE’S FINAL TOAST on Sunday morning at the 31st Street Hilton. The breakfast is a celebration of the many people who defend our community and country such as military servicemen and women, police, firefighters, emergency service volunteers, and others. Reservations are required.
HILTON VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT HOTEL PEACOCK BALLROOM | SUNDAY (9/29), 9AM-11AM neptunefestival.com/events/hometown-heroes-neptunes-final-toast


VISITOR INFORMATION

Restrooms and Beverage Tents are located at the 17th, 24th, 31st Street parks. Additional restrooms are located along the boardwalk. Find out more information, such as parking options, available shuttle transportation, road closures and more at https://www.neptunefestival.com/events/boardwalk-w...

MORE DETAILS ABOUT ALL THESE EVENTS CAN BE FOUND AT NEPTUNEFESTIVAL.COM/EVENTS/BOARDWALK-WEEKEND


About Virginia Beach Neptune Festival

The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival is a private, non-profit 501-C3 organization, producing over 40 events per year, which generate tens of millions of dollars in the local economy and contribute to the charitable, educational, and recreational development of Hampton Roads. The economic impact to the area of its flagship event alone, The Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend, was $23.8M in 2018. The annual weekend event is ranked among the Top 100 Events in North America and within the Top 20 Events in the Southeastern US by recognized tourism industry organizations. 2019’s Boardwalk Weekend is September 27th through 29th. Neptune’s Sand Sculpting Championship is considered one of the best competitions of its kind in the world. For more information, call the Festival office at 757.498.0215 (1.866.NEP.FEST) or visit NeptuneFestival.com.