49th Annual Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend
  • September 29, 2023 - October 1, 2023
  • Recurring daily
  • Virginia Beach Oceanfront | Between 6th – 36th Streets
  • Time: Friday, 12:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 11:00pm, Sunday, 10:00am to 6:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the beach life!

2023 marks the 49th anniversary for the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival’s many offerings. Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 30 blocks of the boardwalk and feature 20+ performances from local, regional, and national recording artists. On the boardwalk, you can find over 200 artisans displaying handmade work, at an Art & Craft Show that has been ranked #5 out of 200 Fine Art and Design Shows across the country. Keep walking to find 18 magnificent sand sculptures created by world-renowned international sculptors at Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship. Other weekend events include Neptune’s 8k Race, Grand Parade, Volleyball Tournament, Atlantic Regatta, Youth Art Show, and more! See below for information on all Boardwalk Weekend events.


Live Music

Boardwalk Weekend fills 2 musical stages with great local and national talents. Stages are located at 24th and 31st Streets on the Boardwalk, and all shows are FREE!


Featured Events

We have a ton of events happening during Boardwalk Weekend, and we hope that you can join us for all of them!

·         Hometown Heroes: Neptune’s Final Toast (

·         International Sandsculpting Championship (

·         Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show (

·         Neptune Festival Grand Parade (

·         Neptune’s Healthy Haven (

·         Neptune’s Volleyball Tournament (

·         Neptune’s 8K Race (

·         Neptune’s Atlantic Regatta (

·         Poseidon’s Playground (

·         Symphony By The Sea Concert Series