The Neptune Festival!

The Neptune Festival is  the “Venice Start of the Summer Weekend” event!   2017 Neptune Festival date:  June 24, 2017.     The event is free, and open to all ages.   This old Venice tradition  was reinstated in 2011.  View Venice history lesson below!  

Neptune Festival event itinerary:  

  • Warm up Party 4:00pm
  • 4:30 PARADE & Solstice Sea Side Celebrations TBA
  • After party    7-10pm

Additional details coming soon!


Venice History: 1938 –  It began with the arrival of King Neptune in an outrigger canoe followed by Queen Venetia’s coronation and a royal procession along Ocean Front Walk. The queen read a proclamation commanding her subjects to engage in three days of fun and frivolity. The afternoon parade featured floats and costumed merrymakers wearing enormous plaster of paris heads that were manufactured in Arthur Reese’s studio. Windward Avenue was roped off for a street carnival where wandering gondoliers entertained.

(Photos below and  above insert taken from


Click here to view past Neptune Festival photo galleries!

All photos by Venice Paparazzi.  Need a vacation photographer?