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Find fun Atlantic City, New Jersey events

Atlantic City has always been about entertainment, but in recent years, the city has become a must-stop location for popular Jersey shore events such as top-name concerts, championship boxing matches, celebrity sightings, family-friendly Boardwalk Hall events, and more.

Whether you’re traveling to AC for vacation, a sporting event or a conference or meeting, you’ll find a full calendar of Jersey shore events, with a variety of Boardwalk Hall events and Atlantic City attractions to choose from throughout the year. Use the options below to search for Atlantic City upcoming shows, concerts, festivals and more.

Find information about Atlantic City, New Jersey events on the Boardwalk Hall calendar and the Convention & Tradeshow Calendar or browse the upcoming events below.

Select a date for a snapshot view of great Jersey shore events for that day. 

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9 | 01
Ballet on the Boardwalk
In keeping with their mission of making ballet accessible to everyone,  Ballet on the Boardwalk will give audiences a chance to see some of AC Ballet’s repertoire not normally seen during their regular season. Sponsored by the CRDA, these performances will be held at Kennedy Plaza and will be free to the public.
Ballet on the Boardwalk
9 | 01
Steve Aoki
DJ Steve Aoki has risen from throwing impromptu concerts in his living room while a student at UC Santa Barbara in the late ’90s to become one of the most sought after DJs in the country. Deemed the music tastemaker by those in the know, his ear for music paired with his ability to drop party rocking beats has championed dance floors night after night. 
Steve Aoki
9 | 01
21-Point City Tour
City-wide tour highlighting the best of Atlantic City - old and new! You'll discover at least 21 points of interest and landmarks throughout this great city.
21-Point City Tour
9 | 01
Anthony J Rudisill: National Parks America's Last Refuge
A. J. Rudisill, who was born in Philadelphia PA, describes himself as a self-taught artist. Inspired by John James Audubon, he began drawing wildlife as a child. While a teenager, he relocated to Southern New Jersey and became a commercial artist. Greatly influenced by the surrounding coastal marshes, he indulged his passion for painting wildlife scenes in his spare time and became adept at the portrayal of the abundant wildlife in the area, particularly birds. As a painter, he preferred gouache over traditional watercolor and oil. When he turned his hand to sculpture, he used his firsthand observation of birds, transferring his knowledge and keen attention to detail from one medium to another.
 
Today, Rudisill’s passion is painting landscapes and seascapes, influenced by his current surroundings and by his travels throughout the United States. Preferring to work in acrylics today, Rudisill’s paintings are of an exceptional quality, so realistic they invite the viewer to experience the scene as if they are standing on the beach, cliff or mountainside.
Anthony J Rudisill:  National Parks America's Last Refuge
9 | 01
Beach Body Boot Camp
Rejuvenate the body by beginning the day at Artlantic located at California Avenue and the Boardwalk for morning fitness classes.
 
Classes run everyday at 9:00am

Click here for information on the DO AC Mind, Body, and Soul Fitness with Zumba
Beach Body Boot Camp
9 | 01
DO AC Mind, Body and Soul Fitness with Free Zumba Classes
Rejuvenate the body by beginning the day at Etude Atlantis located at California Avenue on the Boardwalk for morning fitness classes.
 
DO AC Mind, Body and Soul Fitness with Free Zumba Classes
9 | 01
Heritage Tour
A journey in the life and contributions of African Americans in the development of Atlantic City. Inspired by the book, The Northside, you'll discover the people, the places and the events that make Atlantic City home for many African Americans. Includes Pop Lloyd Stadium ,Chicken Bone Beach, Civil Rights Garden, African American Museum, and many other sites revered by the African American community. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Heritage Tour
9 | 01
Historic Boardwalk Tour
A walking tour of the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. The first boardwalk in the United States, you'll learn of its origins and success for over a century. First built in 1870, you'll come to understand its beloved status among tourists from around the world. Must be able to walk approximately 4 miles, leisurely. Leaves from in front of Showboat on the boardwalk. 90 minutes.
Historic Boardwalk Tour
9 | 01
Jared Fried, Chris Monty & Don Gavin
Jared Freid is a 26 year-old Stand-Up Comedian and Writer based in New York City. He has been featured on Tru Tv, written dating advice for Weekly World News, and currently writes “J-Train’s World” for Thefanhub.com. Jared also produces one of the largest independently run shows in NYC called “J-Train’s Comedy Express”, which you can “like” on Facebook.

Chris Monty is one of New York's busier comedians. Along with being a regular at New York's best comedy clubs, Chris is a terrific actor and can be seen in the comedy film "Mall Cop: Blart 2" coming in April 2015.

Don is considered the Godfather of Boston Comedy. He was one of the original founders of the famous Ding-Ho Comedy Club in Cambridge, MA (a launching pad for some of the funniest, brightest and most original comic talent in America.)
Jared Fried, Chris Monty & Don Gavin
9 | 01
Joe Holiday's Magic and Mayhem
International Magician Joe Holiday has traveled the world with his unique style of comedy & magic. From theaters, theme parks and casinos to overseas performances for our troops, Joe has been hailed as the definition of COOL in magic! This high-energy magic show combines outstanding feats of magic, audience participation, popular music, mind reading and laugh-out-loud comedy. Fun for the entire family! Atlantic City's Best Family Value!

Dinner & Show package available starting one hour prior to showtime.
 
 
Joe Holiday's Magic and Mayhem
9 | 01
Midmer-Losh Pipe Organ Concerts
The Historic Organ Restoration Committee is pleased to announce that for the first time since 1944, free daily concerts will be presented beginning Monday, May 19, 2014, on the Midmer-Losh Pipe Organ in the main hall Monday-Friday at 12:00 noon, followed by a chance to meet the organist of the hall Dr. Steven Ball and take a free guided ½ hour organ tour.  The Midmer-Losh, was built between 1929 and 1932 by the Midmer-Losh Organ Company of Merrick, Long Island, N.Y.  
Midmer-Losh Pipe Organ Concerts
9 | 01
The Comedy Stop Presents Joe Mulligan, Kevin Downey Jr & Bob Seibel
Joe is one of the most unique performers around, combining music, improvisation and comedy. He sings songs on the spot. Armed with his guitar, his wit and blind faith, he makes up songs based entirely from the audience's suggestions. Joe has opened for Dennis Miller, Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Bolton.

Comedian, columnist Kevin Downey, Jr. has been recently labeled "refreshingly bizarre" by fellow comedian Joe Mulligan. Kevin headlined small rooms all over the U.S. and enjoyed a cult following until his frequent and on-going bookings at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino's "Comedy Stop" in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, brought him to a new level of notoriety.

Bob Seibel is one of Boston’s most popular comedian’s and certainly one of the funniest. Ask any of his fans who return time after time to see his hilarious, uninhibited performances. To say Bob is a unique act is an understatement. The audience is totally aware, and becomes willingly involved with his presence the moment he steps onto the stage and takes command of their attention. Every routine is greeted with enthusiasm and laughs. And “does he gets laughs!” says the Worcester Gazette. 

The Comedy Stop Presents Joe Mulligan, Kevin Downey Jr & Bob Seibel
9 | 01
The Edwards Twins
The Edwards Twins are a duo of identical twin brothers who put on a show filled with celebrity impressions, music and comedy. They have been entertaining audiences for more than 20 years with impressions of stars such as Sonny and Cher, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Bette Midler, Neil Diamond, Barbara Streisand, Tina Turner and Elvis Presley

Anthony and Eddie Edwards are considered by most of the major newspapers and magazines in the country as the most talented twin entertainment act in the world today. Whether it’s playing piano, dancing, acting, singing or doing over 100 impressions of the top super stars in the world, The Edwards Twins will WOW all age groups.

NO SHOW JUNE 13, 18, 19 & 25
The Edwards Twins
9 | 01
3D Light & Sound Show
The Atlantic City 3D sound and light show consists of surround sound, theatrical lighting, and the latest architectural video mapping technologies. Video mapping is a technique that uses existing architecture as a canvas to bring the building alive (in this case, Boardwalk Hall). The show is an 8½ minute story that reflects the personality of Atlantic City, but everyone who watches the show may have a different interpretation.


Preview each light show below and watch it live in Atlantic City!

Boardwalk Beat


AC Dreamin'


3D Light & Sound Show
9 | 02
Boardwalk Hall Pipe Organ Tours
Built between 1929 and 1932 by the Midmer-Losh Organ Company of Merrick, Long Island, N.Y., the Boardwalk Hall Pipe Organ was designed by Atlantic County State Senator, and noted organ architect Emerson L. Richards. He specified almost every detail of the instrument, from its physical construction to the actual sound the various stops should make. Get a group together to tour this magnificent machine.

Specialty tours giving an extremely detailed history and guided look behind the scenes of some of the normally closed sections of Boardwalk Hall’s pipe organs are available on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

• A $20 donation is requested by the docents for these tours for the benefit of the work of the Historic Organ Restoration Committee (H.O.R.C.)
• The number of visitors that can be accommodated on each tour is limited and places will be allocated on a "first come, first served" basis
• Wheelchair visitors can be accommodated but some parts of the organ chambers and Hall are not fully accessible
• Visitors must check-in at the security desk inside the Hall's main lobby (accessed via the center doors) by 10 A.M. Visitors who anticipate being late should call the Tour Guide (on the number provided with the Tour Confirmation). For security reasons, late arrivals cannot join the tour once it has departed the main lobby.  
• Tour length is 2 hours, and guests should make reservations by contacting sball@accenter.com
 
 
Boardwalk Hall Pipe Organ Tours
9 | 02
Sip, Taste & Tour (Sightseers Delight) with A1 Tours
Tomasello's Winery awaits you for a classic wine sampling.  Enjoy lunch at the Historic Smithville Inn (1787) and take in the unique sights of the Noyes Museum, the Towne of Historic Smithville and the Village Greene.
Sip, Taste & Tour (Sightseers Delight) with A1 Tours
9 | 02
Ultimate Wine & Dine Tour
Wine and dine at the historic Renault Winery Resort & Golf. Nearly one century and a half young, Renault is one of the oldest wineries in the country and is registered as a New Jersey Historical site.
 
This "Ultimate Wine & Dine Tour" package includes dinner, wine tasting, tour of Prohibition Alley and museum, gift shop along with round-trip transportation.
Ultimate Wine & Dine Tour
9 | 03
Almost Angels
Almost Angels continue to create the kind of hysteria associated with national, mega-hit bands.  The hottest show & dance party in Atlantic City keeps raising the bar.  Currently in their 5th year of residency at Ego Bar & Lounge, this sexy, high-energy band performs the hottest hits in contemporary music from artists like Rihanna, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and more
Almost Angels
9 | 04
The Dovells & The Trammps
The Dovells were an American music group, formed at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1957, under the name 'The Brooktones'. The members were Arnie Silver, Mark Gordesky, Len Borisoff, Jerry Gross, Mike Freda and Jim Mealey. Their first single was "No, No, No", which was a minor local hit for The Brooktones, who soon broke up. Summers and Dennis left the group, forming The Gems with Mark Stevens and Alan Horowitz in 1960. The remaining Brooktones signed to the Parkway record label and added Jerry Serlen and William Shunkwiler to the group, while changing the band's name to The Dovells.

The Trammps were an American disco and soul band, who were based in Philadelphia and were one of the first disco bands. The band's first major success was with their 1972 cover version of "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart". The first disco track they released was "Love Epidemic" in 1973. However, they are best known for their Grammy winning song, "Disco Inferno", originally released in 1976, becoming a UK pop hit and US R&B hit, then re-released in 1978 and becoming a US pop hit.
The Dovells & The Trammps
9 | 04
Atlantic City Farmers Market
Atlantic City Farmers' Market Jersey Fresh© produce, fresh flowers, local art, jewelry, pet treats and more Sponsored by the merchants and casinos of Atlantic City's Special Improvement District Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm Center City Park - Atlantic Avenue between North and South Carolina Avenues.

Live Music Returns on Thursdays from 12:00 (noon) - 2:00pm:

Jul 10        Judah Dorrington & Paradise
Jul 17        The Maytrix Band
Jul 24        Eddie Morgan & REK’D 4 Jazz
Jul 31        Hawaiian Luau Entertainment
Aug 7        Angela Burton & Passion
Aug 14        Eddie Morgan & REK’D 4 Jazz
Aug 21        Hard Act to Follow
Aug 28        The Maytrix Band


Atlantic City Farmers Market
9 | 04
Family Fun Day with A1 Tours

Guests will enjoy a day of fun and exploration at the Absecon Lighthouse, the Atlantic City Aquarium, Historic gardner's Basin, and Lucy the Elephant. Climb the 228 steps to one of the oldest lighthouses in the country! Explore the sea without getting wet and climb the world's largest elephant - six stories high! Package includes all entry fees, museums, gift shops and round trip transportation.

Family Fun Day with A1 Tours
9 | 04
Jerry Blavat
Jerry Blavat, known to millions as "The Geator with the Heater" and "The Boss with the Hot Sauce," is the man many credit with having invented the oldies craze. A broadcasting pioneer, Blavat was the first disc jockey in the early '60s to play music from the '50s. He took risks, introducing audiences to songs no one else played, which became local and national hits all over again.

During a career spanning nearly five decades, Blavat has done it all. He's been a dancer, a record producer, and nightclub owner. He's launched television shows, made guest appearances in movies, and was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And what drives him first and foremost is his passion for music and the listeners he's always put first.
 
Jerry Blavat will be LIVE  every Thursday.  Don't miss his weekly Geator Gold dance parties in the Main Atrium.
Jerry Blavat
9 | 04
The Burlesque Show
The BURLESQUE Show is an updated, stylish tribute to a 1940's era Burlesque routine featuring a talented, sexy, hilarious cast of dancers and comedians, along with a multitude of sparkling rhinestone trimming and tassels from the stars of the show - the burlesque performers. This highly entertaining, fast-paced revue frames classic vaudeville blackout skits and unique variety acts with burlesque-themed dance production numbers, featuring star entertainers from around the globe.
The Burlesque Show
9 | 05
Beyond the Castle: Competitive Sand Sculpting in AC (Documentary)
ArtC will premiere two of its newest film projects, Friday, Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m., at Atlantic City’s Dante Hall, 14 North Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City. Based in Linwood, ArtC is a grassroots organization promoting arts and artists in southern New Jersey, through film, web, print and special events. Two films will be premiered that evening: the documentary, Beyond the Castle:Inside Competitive Sand Sculpting in Atlantic City; and a short web video dedicated to the arts in Atlantic City, produced for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Art Matters website.

About Beyond the Castle: 

  • They came from Canada, England, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, the U.S. and other nations. They trekked miles to pursue their passion. Their destination: Atlantic City, where, for a few weeks in June 2014, they worked the beach, creating masterpieces of dimensional art, worthy of the world’s finest sculptors. They toiled for days, putting hands and feet to the most ephemeral of media: sand. Professional sand sculptors live unusual lives in pursuit of an unusual art form. Using only elbow grease, water and a particular type of sand, trucked from an inland mine, each works with favorite tools – mostly common knives, spatulas and paintbrushes. And their handiwork often seems to defy the laws of physics.Sand sculpting is as much performance art as sculpture, as event organizer John Gowdy is keen to repeat. The sculptors are not only dedicated to honing their exquisite skill – they also must be willing to work surrounded by witnesses, asking questions and taking photographs. It’s a combination of art, spectacle, drama, excitement and logistical challenges that makes sand sculpting the perfect subject for documentary film. 
Beyond the Castle: Competitive Sand Sculpting in AC (Documentary)
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Colbie Caillat
Colbie Marie Caillat is an American pop singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist from Malibu, California. She debuted in 2007 with Coco, which included hit singles "Bubbly" and "Realize". In 2008, she recorded a duet with Jason Mraz, "Lucky", which won a Grammy. Caillat released her second album, Breakthrough, in August 2009. Breakthrough was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards. She was also part of the group that won Album of the Year at the 2010 Grammys for her background vocals and writing on Taylor Swift's Fearless album. Caillat has sold over six million albums worldwide and sold over 10 million singles.
Colbie Caillat
9 | 05
Evening of the Arts on Mississippi Avenue
Spend your Friday night enjoying wine and cheese, and hanging out with some of the artists as we present a preview slideshow of pieces from all who will be participating in the Boardwalk Art Show!  Enjoy an exciting evening of live musical entertainment, and a body painting demonstration by one of New Jersey's most talented artists!

The event's body painting demonstration will be presented by Heather Hires, while musical entertainment will be provided by Gina Roche.
Evening of the Arts on Mississippi Avenue
9 | 05
Murder Marinara
Yo listen up! Here's an offer you can't refuse! Everybody's invited to a swearing in ceremony for a new "Made Guy" Mob Boss Tony Loprano who wants to make peace and bring all the families together for this occasion, unfortunately, Tony won't be celebrating, cause he was whacked before the party started!!  Who could have done such a thing?

Could it be his crew boss Paulie Peanuts? His right hand man Slivio?Or how about his non-grieving wife Carmella or the ever innocent rival Mob Boss, Vito Carbone?

In order to find out who done it, you will have to join the "Famiglia" and the wacky cast of suspects, in a wild
night of Dean Martin sing-a-longs, Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem!
Murder Marinara
9 | 05
The Orchestra
Former members of ELO and Electric Light Orchestra Part II are regrouped as The Orchestra. A name, acknowledging each band member's illustrious former membership with the Electric Light Orchestra and/or Electric Light Orchestra Part II but also forging ahead to a future utilizing the spectacular symphonic rock sound for which they are unequaled.
The Orchestra
9 | 05
Savage Men - Male Revue Show
Known for being the best Atlantic City Magic Mike-style male revue for ladies, this high-energy audience participation male revue is packed with stunning and chiseled male strippers for your Atlantic City bachelorette party planning ideas. Recently seen on America's Got Talent, MTV & Jerseylicious. See what all the fuss is about.
 
Savage Men - Male Revue Show
9 | 05
The Real Men of Scores
The Real Men of Scores is the perfect entertainment option for bachelorette parties, Girls’ Night Out, or anyone seeking new adventures in the Atlantic City nightlife scene. The 90-minute performances will take place at 10 p.m. on Friday nights and at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday nights, and guests can opt to purchase additional packages for a customized and unforgettable experience. Each ticket includes two complimentary cocktails, including wine, champagne, and Scores’ signature frozen margaritas aka The Real MANgarita. But the party doesn’t end when the curtains close – The Blue Velvet Theater will transform into a nightlife hotspot just for the ladies on Friday and Saturday nights from midnight to close. Ladies can take a break from dancing to top hits and receive personal lap dances from the one and only Real Men of Scores.
The Real Men of Scores
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