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The American Bus Association has ranked the Neptune Festival in the top 10 events in the US Southeast.

What are the dates for the Neptune Festival, in Virginia Beach? The event is held annually in September.

The centerpiece of the Neptune Festival is a gigantic bronze statue of King Neptune. The sculpture, almost as big as King Kong, is 26 feet tall and weighs 12 tons. The monolithic casting is the largest cast bronze figure in the US since the US Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial was erected in Washington DC.

Neptune Festival events include beach parties, sports events, Blue Angels air shows and wine tastings. A sandsculpting competition draws contestants from around the world.

The Neptune Festival also features daily concerts, an art show and a parade.