This weekend, the Virginia Beach Oceanfront is humming with visitors, tents and activities, all part of the 43rd Neptune Festival. A parade and fireworks? Check. Sand sculptures? Of course. And a regatta, volleyball and musical performances, too.
But as Southside Daily reporter Kate Mishkin found Friday, the festival also offers quieter moments: a child in a stroller, holding an American flag; a vendor trying on a straw hat; a golden retriever, ready for a forever home.
Those are just some of the scenes she observed. Check out more of what she saw in this gallery of her photos.
The schedule for today’s festivities is here.