Neptune's International Sand Sculpting Championship is back!

It's been the signature event of the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival since its inception, and has grown to the most prestigious event of its kind in the nation. With an international field of sculptors representing 10 countries from around the world, watch the professionals turn grains of sand into works of art in just 3 days!

September 30 - October 9
View the sculptors' creations

Admission: $7 per person (admission purchased on-site - cash only)
Children ages 12 and under are free while accompanied by an adult
Learn more

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

Entrance to the tent is located at 7th Street


Sand Clnics

Learn from a master sculptor with the FREE classes below. No reservations needed - space is limited.

Saturday, October 1 | On the beach at 6th Street
9:00am - 11:00am: Sandcastle Building 101
1:00pm - 3:00pm: The Art of Sculpting a Dolphin in Sand
4:00pm-6:00pm: Sandcastle Building 101

Sunday, October 2 | On the beach at 6th Street
9:00am - 11:00am: Sandcastle Building 101
1:00pm-3:00pm: The Art of Sculpting a Dolphin in Sand

More details at the Neptune Festival website.