Streets lined with people, colorful floats in all shapes and sizes, larger-than-life balloons, marching bands...all of which is just a small snapshot of Neptune's Grand Parade on Saturday. Find yourself the best spot on the block as you enjoy the music and sights of our many parade units. Be sure to keep an eye out for King Neptune and his court! With a 16 block parade route, a bad spot is hard to find.
Make sure you get there early though for front row seating as many of the floats will have beads and other fun toss aways to for the crowd. Come cheer your favorites as all roll down Atlantic Avenue starting at 11:30 AM. As a highlight of Neptune Festival, this free event is a must for all, young and old alike. So take a seat on the curb and watch the entertainment roll by.
This event is free and open to the public, and will take place RAIN OR SHINE! For more information, contact the Neptune Festival office at (757) 498-0215.
Neptune Trophy (Best overall float) - Nightmare Mansion
King Trophy (Best theme portrayal as a state) - Busch LLC
Trident Trophy (Best use of sound) - Hurrah Players
Dolphin Trophy (Best use of music) - Parents of VA Wild
Mayor's Trophy (Best theme portrayal as the City of Virginia Beach) - HarborGroup
Sister Cities Trophy (Best use of Sister City themes) - Atkinson Realty
1st Place - Booker T. Washington
2nd Place - Massaponax
3rd Place - F.W. Cox High School
MARCHING GROUPS, WITH MUSIC
1st Place - Bell A Dance
2nd Place - Tobas Binastia
MARCHING GROUPS, WITHOUT MUSIC
1st Place - Commonwealth Challenge
2nd Place - First Colonial High School NJROTC