Last week, we talked about some of the features of the upcoming Neptune Festival, such as the Sandsculpting Championships. However, because it’s such a major event, it involves so much more. Here’s the scoop on what else to anticipate during this fabulous gala on the last weekend of September.

Take a break from boardwalk activities to watch the Atlantic Regatta on September 28. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., boats will race across the water from Cape Henry to Rudee Inlet. You can view the exciting finish from the 24thStreet Park.

The Neptune’s 8K Run offers a course with a beautiful ocean view for running, jogging or walking. After you cross the finish line, you can celebrate at the post-race party at the 31st Street Park. The race is free for spectators and $40 to $50 for participants. It will be held on September 28 from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Yet there’s more! Another part of the festival is the Volleyball Tournament on September 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The location is the beach between 30th and 40th Streets.

The Art and Craft Show includes paintings, sculpture, glasswork and photography. You can catch this ongoing display anytime during the festival.

Don’t miss the Grand Parade on September 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free event runs from 16th to 32nd Streets.

New this year, the trolley, which takes you right from KOA to the beach, will be operating every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout September. This makes trips to the Neptune Festival and other events extremely convenient.

Stay With Us

In Virginia Beach, camping doesn’t end when the summer months draw to a close.  Fall brings gorgeous weather to this area and great discounts on fall camping, along with numerous campground and oceanfront events.

The amenities at Virginia Beach KOA will provide endless hours of family fun. In addition to swimming in our two pools or flying down our giant waterslide, you can engage in an array of activities, games and exciting zipline adventures.

September 14-16 is a special weekend for KOA Value Kard rewards members. Buy Friday, September 14, and get Saturday, September 15, completely free! Not a Value Kard member yet? Purchase your card for just $30 when you make your reservation, and the complimentary night is yours.