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As far as famous statues go, the statue of King Neptune on the Boardwalk of Virginia Beach isn’t a very old one. It was built in honor of the annual Neptune Festival at Virginia Beach, an elaborate and traditional party celebrated for upwards of forty years (and still going strong!) in 2005, though plans existed years prior. That doesn’t mean it’s not impressive, or any less important to the locals – as far as a sight for sore eyes, a humongous, intimidating ancient god rising from the Atlantic Ocean and looking upon us mere mortals is up there on the list, at least in our book.
Mini golf is pretty timeless as far as family fun goes, and Virginia Beach has no shortage of it. From old-fashioned themed mini golfing for all ages to slightly amped up versions for added thrill, there’s a place for every family to head in, pick up a club, and putt until they drop (or at least until they run out of balls and holes).
What’s a trip without a good festival? If you’re looking for something to do this September before the water gets too cold to wade in, the 43rd annual Neptune Festival is probably your best bet, especially if you’re up for some maritime fun.
When Bingo and bridge aren’t doing the trick, the annual Seniors Gala portion of the Neptune Festival is the perfect place for the oldest of citizens to get up, kick off their shoes, and shake a leg.
Even if it’s not the big leagues, every baseball fan knows that everyone has to start somewhere. For the Norfolk Tides, whose home field is Harbor Park at Norfolk, this is especially true. Harbor Park is a great place to catch a game, eat some traditional ballpark food (can anyone say hot dog?), and maybe enjoy a beer along with the spectacle.
Looking to get a tattoo while you’re down at the beach? The 2016 Virginia Beach Tattoo Festival is a weekend-long event held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center that might help with just that. The event runs 8/12 to 8/14 and goes all day long for the whole weekend. It’s the only time all year you’ll find artists from all over the state — and the country, even — gathered in one place and ready to do what they do best: tattoo.