Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend
There are some festivals focused on music, food, or a certain culture - and then there's the Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend. This festival is all about a festive atmosphere with activities ranging from athletic events to black-tie galas to the signature 32-block long party on the boardwalk. This family-friendly festival takes place at the end of September, some would say as a final good-bye to the summer weather in Virginia Beach. 2011 will be the 38th year of this festival. Over these years the Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend has grown to be one of the largest and most successful festivals on the entire eastern seaboard.
In 2011 the Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend is taking place Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 . Labor Day weekend doesn't have to be your last opportunity to enjoy Virginia Beach. With this festival, Virginia Beach comes to life with fireworks, a surfing competition, an arts and crafts fair, parade, three stages with a variety of live entertainment, and much more. One of the most popular events of the year in Virginia Beach, the Neptune Festival draws visitors from across the country to indulge in the long list of available activities.
One of the best parts about the Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend is the fact that there are activities for all different groups of people. Seniors can take part in activities designed just for them; kids will love arts and crafts along with volleyball, tennis, and a specific youth day; and adults who want to learn more about wine can check out the wine festival. Few festivals offer such a wide range of activities to interest so many people, making this the perfect event for family reunions. The whole festival culminates with a fireworks display that draws thousands of onlookers.
Intrigued by all the different activities of this festival? The next step is to check out tickets. The way this festival operates is that visitors purchase tickets to events that interest them. You won't find an overarching festival ticket here; you will need to buy individual tickets to events like the Endless Summer Beach Bash , the Fall Wine Festival , or Symphony by the Sea . Some activities don't require tickets, such as the block party on the boardwalk. For this, you will just need some spending money to enjoy all the concessions on the boardwalk.
Another reason this festival is so popular is the fact that a great deal of the proceeds go to charity. If you purchase tickets for the Seniors Gala or the Endless Summer Beach Bash , you can know that you're donating to charity while also planning a fun end of summer getaway. Beyond the organized events that require tickets, visitors can expect the quality of other events to be just as high too. Live entertainment, music, and excellent vendors all contribute to a very special weekend.
The Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend is one of the most popular weekends in the entire year in Virginia Beach. That means you are going to want to make reservations for a Virginia Beach vacation rental early. The best rentals will go quickly, so be sure to secure your ocean view home away from home before they are all gone. This festival is one last chance to celebrate summer, so you are going to want to have the best possible beach accommodations during your trip.