Annual Virginia Beach festival canceled for first time

Annual Virginia Beach festival canceled for first time
Virginia Beach. (Source: NBC12)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Organizers of an annual festival on the Virginia coast have announced that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the three-day event scheduled for September has been canceled.

An announcement on its web page said the Neptune Festival Boardwalk weekend, set for Sept. 25-27, was canceled for the first time in its 47-year history.

Festival president and CEO Nancy Creech said that after discussion with staff and the board, it was decided it couldn’t proceed with a festival of this magnitude.

Creech said the festival will focus on plans for 2021.

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