Annual Events: Neptune Festival
A boisterous and beloved send-off to summer, the Neptune Festival offers everything from a wine tasting and world-class sandcastle
competition to numerous athletic competitions, an air show and the famous
It has been ranked among the Top 10 festivals in
the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society and is one of the
top 100 festivals in the country.Neptune Festival Sandman Triathlon
One of the mid-Atlantic's best known triathlons
kicks off at Atlantic Avenue at 31st Street.
A 1K open ocean swim is followed by a 14-mile
bike race through Fort Story, concluding with a
5K run along the boardwalk. Registration fee.
Neptune Festival sandcastle. A boisterous and beloved sendoff to summer, the Neptune Festival is celebrated each September and includes the North American Sandsculpting Competition.