~Neptune Festival joins ranks of Coachella, Burning Man, Kentucky Derby & Mardi Gras~
February 29, 2019- Virginia Beach
What do Coachella, Burning Man, Kentucky Derby, Mardi Gras and the Neptune Festival have in common? All were recently named by the Travel Channel as the best festivals in their state. The Travel Channel, owned by Discovery, Inc., features programing related to travel, leisure and more recently, the paranormal. The network reaches over 91 million households in the United States. This national recognition confirms what locals have known for years; the 46-year-old Neptune Festival is the biggest and best outdoor party in all of the Commonwealth.
The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival is a private, non-profit 501-C3 organization, producing over 40 events per year, which generate tens of millions of dollars in the local economy and contribute to the charitable, educational, and recreational development of Hampton Roads. In 2018, the economic impact of its flagship event alone, Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend, was $23 million. The annual weekend event is ranked among the Top 100 Events in North America and within the Top 20 Events in the Southeastern US by recognized tourism industry organizations. Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship is renowned as one of the best competitions of its kind in the world.
2019’s Boardwalk Weekend is scheduled for September 27th through 29th.
For other top festival selections by State, see Travel Channel’s complete list at: