The Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach includes a sandcastle competition, athletic competitions, art and crafts show, Neptune Grand Parade, and other activities.
The festival peaks on Boardwalk Weekend, beginning the last Friday of September. The 2011 dates for Boardwalk Weekend are September 30 - October 2.
One of the most popular components of the festival is the Neptune Art and Craft Show. The venue features artists, craft displays, food vendors and other specialties. The show is held along Virginia Beach boardwalk.