If you’ve been trying to find a way to keep summer going, then head to Virginia Beach for the famous Neptune Festival! Virginia Beach is located just an hour and a half south of the Chesapeake Bay Campground, Virginia Landing Campground, and Williamsburg Campground. This festival is famously named in honor of the bronze King Neptune statue that stands at the entrance to Neptune Park. Dedicated to the city of Virginia Beach and its citizens in 2002, this 12-ton statue proudly welcomes local and visiting guests as it overlooks the park. The Neptune Festival is often recognized as a top event in North America and the highlight of the festival is the Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend.
Beginning on the last Friday of September, the Boardwalk Weekend is the largest event of its kind in Virginia! As the grand finale, This event features the internationally recognized International Sandsculpting Championship and draws professional sand artists from around the world. Their sand sculpture masterpieces will be on display in the Neptune Sand Gallery, Neptune’s Land of Sand from Friday September 30 – Sunday, October 9. Additionally, there will be daily outdoor concerts, craft show, fireworks display, and a grand parade with over 100 floats.
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