Sunday February 17th 2019



Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Virginia


It’s the Polar Plunge XVIII Winter Festival to benefit the Special Olympics of Virginia.  Why not take the “Plunge”? This is a Fun and worthwhile event and one that the kids will love to watch.  No charge to watch the fun but all “plungers” pay $100 or up to take the plunge.  Events take place at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, between 6th and 9th streets.

More than 3200 thrill-seekers are expected to jump into the Atlantic Ocean with nothing more than swimsuits and zany costumes!  And even if you scream like a little girl, you are still a superhero to the Special Olympics of Virginia.  Be sure to check out the official Plunge website to find out more about the festivities, which include a Friday night plunge party, live music, food, ice carvings and  more … PLUNGE.

Kids Zone – The Polar Plunge® Winter Festival is a family affair so pack up your children, friends and neighbors and stop in at the Kids Zone, which features inflatable rides and visits from a few local favorites, including the Virginia Beach Fire Department’s Monster Fire Truck!

Other Plunge entertainment includes live music, tasty treats, vendor displays and of course, the Plunge! There is no fee to view the Plunge, but a $5 donation is required to access the heated tent and festival area on the beach.

2010 Polar Plunge Schedule of Events:

Friday, Feb. 5

  • 6-10 p.m. Friday Night Plunge Party featuring local band Butter and a cornhole tournament (under Main Tent, at the end of 7th Street on the beach). Tickets are $10. Adult beverages and food also will be for sale. All ages welcome. For tickets, call 877.874.7462 in advance; tickets also will be sold at the door.

Saturday, Feb. 6

  • 10 a.m. Winter Festival Begins/Registration for Costume Contests (under Main Tent)/Shuttle bus begins pick up at 19th Street lot
  • 11 a.m. Opening Ceremony in the Main Tent
  • Noon Boogie Down the Boardwalk Costume Parade (meet at 6th Street)
  • 12:30 p.m. Pee Wee Plunge in the Kids Zone for childen 12 and under
  • 1 p.m. End of Registration for Costume Contests
  • 1:15 p.m. Costume Contests (under Main Tent)
  • 2 p.m. Plunge Check Presentation (under Main Tent) – come see how much we raised!
  • 2:15 p.m. “How to Survive the Plunge” Safety Briefing (in the Plunger-only area)
  • 2:30 p.m. The Plunge!

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