International Sandsculpting Championship

Date/TimeVenue/Location
Sep 28 - Oct 7
9:00am - 6:00pm
On the Beach (1st to 10th Street)
500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451

Ticketing Information:

Admission: $5 per person. 12 and under is free while accompanied with adult. Free discount lunch coupon with admission ticket.

This Event is Produced and Managed by:
757-498-0215
Please contact them for specific questions

EVENT DESCRIPTION

How else can one describe this new and improved event any other way than with an experience? With a world-class venue, talent, and prize purse, Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship has distinguished itself as a premier event unlike any other for miles.  From the gallery feel and extended viewing hours, your sandsculpting fill can be quelled with a single visit.

It’s been the signature event of the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival since its inception.  Now it becomes the signature event of an entire region as the International Sandsculpting Championship expands to ten days.  With an international field of sculptors representing countries from around the world, the expansion of the competition puts this as one of the most distinctive events of its kind in the world.

NEPTUNE’S KINGDOM: LAND OF SAND

A huge tent, almost as large as a football field, will house 22 sculptures created by 12 solo and 10 doubles teams! Sculptors will compete for the largest prize purse awarded in the country.

  • Extended viewing time of 10 days
  • Expanded walkways and viewing areas providing an intimate view of the process and artwork
  • Improved lighting for viewing into the evening hours
  • Protection from wind and rain, providing an entertainment option no matter the weather!
  • Unique photo opportunities
  • Live music and entertainment exclusive to the sandsculpting tent
  • Meet and Greet opportunities with the extremely talented pool of sculptors!
  • Teaching demos and live “QuickSand” competitions

These sculptors are quick on their feet!

32 of the world’s most talented sculptors will be in Virginia Beach creating incredible works of art for our viewing pleasure. 

Each sculpture is so intricate and beautiful, it’s hard to narrow down a favorite. Thankfully, that’s not our job!

Neptune’s Land of Sand Hours:

Friday: 9 am – 11 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 9 pm
Monday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
Admission: $5 per person. 12 and under is free while accompanied with adult. Free discount lunch coupon with admission ticket.
Tent is wheelchair and stroller accessible.  NO ANIMALS allowed in the tent.

Amateur Sandsculpting – School Division and Freelance Sculpting Divisions

During Boardwalk Weekend, you can also cheer on your favorite local school or freelance entrant as the amateur division shows its style. Pre-registration is required to participate.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
School Division: 4th – 6th Streets
Freelance Division: 8th – 10th Streets


EVENT SPECIAL NOTICES AND INFORMATION

Tent is wheelchair and stroller accessible.  NO ANIMALS allowed in the tent.

PHOTOS

WHAT’S NEW

Friday July 13th, 2018

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Dan Westfall... now you have a reason to come back out

Going home in September for Neptune Festival. Can't wait!!!

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Thursday July 12th, 2018

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Early bird gets the beer! We have a limited number of discounted Neptune's Coastal Craft Beer Festival tickets available for sale at $30. The discount ends July 15th, or until the pre-sale allotment has been reached. Get your tickets today > goo.gl/W27TbT ... See MoreSee Less

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Wednesday June 27th, 2018

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We are so excited to bring this band to the 45th Annual Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend - The Devon Allman Project, with special guest Duane Betts! Devon Allman (son of the late, great Gregg Allman) and Duane Betts (son of Dickey Betts) bring their own style of rock, blues, and soul to a new generation of Allman Brothers fans. Catch them on Saturday, September 29th at 5:00pm in 17th Street Park for a FREE show!

Over the next few weeks, we will release our full lineup of local, regional, and national bands. Stay tuned!
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We are so excited to bring this band to the 45th Annual Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend - The Devon Allman Project, with special guest Duane Betts! Devon Allman (son of the late, great Gregg Allman) and Duane Betts (son of Dickey Betts) bring their own style of rock, blues, and soul to a new generation of Allman Brothers fans. Catch them on Saturday, September 29th at 5:00pm in 17th Street Park for a FREE show!  Over the next few weeks, we will release our full lineup of local, regional, and national bands. Stay tuned!

 

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Are you kidding me?!! I’m there!!!

Thursday June 14th, 2018

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Guests enjoyed over 70 wines from around the world, food from 6 amazing VB restaurants, music from 2 live bands, and so much more. What a day!
Participating Restaurants: Calypso Bar & Grill VB | Eurasia Cafe | Stoley's | Zoes Restaurant | Catch 31 Fish House & Bar | Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks | PRESS WINE BAR VB

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Monday May 21st, 2018

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ATTENTION ARTISTS: Application deadline is approaching to participate in Neptune's Art & Craft Show. Follow the link to submit your application to join over 250 talented artists on the boardwalk during during the 45th Annual Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend > goo.gl/aQ6eSj ... See MoreSee Less

ATTENTION ARTISTS: Application deadline is approaching to participate in Neptunes Art & Craft Show. Follow the link to submit your application to join over 250 talented artists on the boardwalk during during the 45th Annual Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend > https://goo.gl/aQ6eSj

 

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Monday May 14th, 2018

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When is the Neptune Festival for 2018

I want to come! When is it? Sounds like there are so many new things to see and do.

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Friday May 11th, 2018

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You all did such a great job. From the check in to the wine booths & the food. The music. The water stations (could have been a few more towards the end). And low key security. It was a great day!

Wednesday May 9th, 2018

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LOW TICKET WARNING: We are very close to selling out Neptune's Spring Wine + Food Festival! Purchase your tickets before they're gone > goo.gl/eH9B1S ... See MoreSee Less

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