From as far as I can remember, living in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia has always felt like a vacation. Almost every weekend, there is something interesting and wonder-worthy to do, learning is around every corner, and the beach, the mountains, or the country is only a drive away.
This weekend, we went to Virginia Beach and enjoyed the Neptune Festival. The Neptune Festival was created in 1973 by Richard Kline to celebrate and commemorate the unique heritage of Virginia Beach. What started out as a 50,000 person festival has now become the east coast’s top 10 festivals and the country’s top 100 top festivals to enjoy.
With over 500,000 people and 35+ events, this festival is definitely something worth checking out if you ever vacation in Virginia Beach during the end of September.
One of my favorite parts of the festival is the sand-sculpting contest. Sand artists from all over the coast come to compete against each other and in the process make the most breathtaking sculptures from sand that your eyes have laid on. If you doubt beautiful sculptures can be made out of sand, I have just the cure for your doubt — pictures from the fest.
Check out these amazing sculptures and if you want to know more about what you can make out of sand, Wonderopolis has the answer for you!