VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Fireworks were canceled Saturday for the 40th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival.
According to festival organizers, the decision was made by the City of Virginia Beach Fire Marshal due to wind concerns. The wind was a concern because of the possibility of property damage from flying firework debris.
The strong winds didn't stop thousands of people from heading to the Oceanfront Saturday.
Organizers bring in more than 450 tons of sand for the sand sculpting competition, which brings artists from all over the world to the beach.
Organizers said the remainder of the festival including music, food, exhibits, and sand sculpture viewing stayed open until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The Neptune Festival continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The fireworks will not be rescheduled.
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