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2015 Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend

Published: September 15, 2015

One of Hampton Road's most popular events, the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival will be held Sept. 25 to 27, 2015.


As of Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Due to adverse weather that is expected to severely impact the Virginia Beach Oceanfront through Sunday, The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival has made the decision to modify and/or cancel many of the offerings of the festivals Boardwalk Weekend scheduled for September 25 -27 for the safety of the general public and the festival participants.


The following events were scheduled to continue as of Wednesay:

The Neptune's International Sandsculpting Championship is underway and protected in a large 300’ tent. Judging will be Thursday and the Neptune’s Land of Sand will be open, conditions permitting, beginning Friday morning at 9 am. It will be open throughout the weekend and then daily through October 4th.

Admission is $5 per person with children 12 and under are free.

Weekend Hours are Friday, 9 am – 11 pm, Saturday 9 am – 11 pm, Sunday, 9 am – 9 pm

Monday-Sunday, September 28-October 4, 10am-6pm daily

The Neptune's Art and Craft Show is moving to the Virginia Beach Convention Center (1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451). Over 240 artists from around the country are expected to participate. The show will be free and open to the public. King Neptune XVII and the royal court will be at the Art and Craft Show on Saturday, September 26 at 11 am.

Show hours will be Friday 12 pm – 7 pm, Saturday 10am – 7 pm, Sunday, 10 am – 6pm.

Neptune Festival 8K Run will still take place with minor adjustments, and updates will be made as necessary.


Cancelled Events include:

All music at 17th, 24th, and 31st Street  Stages, Friday through Sunday

Neptune's Sailing Regatta on Saturday

Neptune's Grand Parade on Saturday

Neptune's Fireworks on Saturday night

All food and exhibitors along the boardwalk, Friday through Sunday

Neptune's Youth Art Show on Sunday morning

Neptune's Volleyball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday

For more information, call the Festival Office at 757-498-0215 or visit the Neptune Festival Facebook page at