This weekend the annual Neptune Festival is kicked into high gear, a month long celebration that's one of the biggest and successful festivals along the East Coast.
Neptune's Surfing Classic takes place Saturday, September 12 @ 7:30pm through Sunday, September 13 @ 5pm from 1st to 8th St at the oceanfront where old and young surfers face-off in this popular surf classic.
Also Saturday & Sunday, the 19th Annual Neptune's Fall Wine Festival 12pm-5pm @ Neptune’s Park (31st St/Atlantic Avenue).
The festival gains momentum with local favorite End of Summer Bay Bash on Friday, September 18th.
There are over 40 Neptune events per year, but the majority runs throughout September culminating with the flagship event Boardwalk Weekend, 9/25 – 9/27 which always begins on the last Friday of September. It’s actually the largest annual special event in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Festival annually generates approximately $21 million in economic impact, approximately $700,000 of direct municipal taxes, and shares over $100,000 with partnering charitable organizations such as EQUI-KIDS, Virginia Beach Rotary, Virginia Beach Jaycees, and the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society among others.
See you this weekend…