The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival kicks off this weekend

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – After last year’s hiatus, it’s time to celebrate again at Virginia’s biggest outdoor party, the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend.

From 6th to 36th Street, the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk comes alive from Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26, transformed into a family utopia, filled, block after block, with the finest arts, food, fitness and entertainment.

Here is the list of events:

SHO ART AND CRAFTSW-Art Lovers will find more than 200 artisans on the promenade exhibiting handcrafted creations.

20e-31st STREETS | FRIDAY 24/9, 12 am-7pm | SATURDAY 09/25/10, 10 am-7pm | SUNDAY 09/26/10, 10 am-6pm
Go to neptunefestival.com/events/neptune-festival-art-craft-show for details.

INTERNATIONAL SAND SCULPTURE COMPETITION– At Neptune’s Land of Sand, spectators will be amazed by the work of 26 of the world’s most talented master sand sculptors from 5 countries. Admission is $ 5. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Pets are not allowed.

6e-8e STREETS, ENTRY AT 7e STREET FRIDAY (24/9) & SATURDAY (9/25), 9 am-11pm | SUNDAY (9/26), 9 am-9pm MONDAY – SUNDAY (9 / 27-10 / 3), 10 am-6pm Go to neptunefestival.com/events/international-sand-sculpting-championshippour more details.

LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES-will fill the air with music all weekend. There’s something for everyone, with 18 performances on two stages featuring local, regional and national artists. Alternative, blues, rock, country – it’s all FREE

LOCAL AND NATIONAL BANDS | 31st, & 24e STREET STEPS.
TITLES INCLUDED: Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Big Head Todd And The Monsters, 10,000 Maniacs and The Skip Castro Band. For full lineup, including stage and performance times, visit toneptunefestival.com/events/boardwalk-weekend#liveMusic.

THE 8K RACE OF NEPTUNE starts at 8am on Saturday. The start is at 37e Street on the promenade and the arrival is at 31st Street Park for the post-race party.
START AT 37E STREET ON BOARD WALK / ARRIVAL AT NEPTUNE PARK, 31ST ST | SATURDAY (9/25) Visit neptunefestival.com/events/neptunes-8K-run for more details.

NEPTUNE BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT 32sd-36e STREETS | SATURDAY (9/25) & SUNDAY (9/26), 9 am-5pm
Visit neptunefestival.com/events/neptunes-volleyball-tournament for more details.

THE ATLANTIC REGATTA OF NEPTUNE sets sail from Cape Henry to Rudee Inlet on Saturday at 8:00 am. The action can be seen from the beach, along the promenade. ON THE EDGE OF THE OCEAN | SATURDAY (9/25), 8 am-3pm
Visit neptunefestival.com/events/neptunes-atlantic-regatta for more details.

YOUTH ART SHOW is a great place to see emerging high school talent on display. 27E -28e STREETS ON ATLANTIC AVENUE | SUNDAY (9/26), 10 am-5pm
Visit neptunefestival.com/events/youth-art-show for more details.

HEROES OF THE HOMETOWN: THE Final Toast of NEPTUNE Breakfast is a celebration of the many people who stand up for our community and our country, such as military, police, firefighters, emergency service volunteers and more. One must reserve.

HILTON VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT HTEL PEACOCK BALLROOM | SUNDAY (9/26), 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Visit neptunefestival.com/events/hometown-heroes-neptunes-final-toast for more details.

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