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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 musical acts in concert, 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 upcoming Atlantic City concerts, comedy shows, festivals and more. Click on event listings for tickets, venue location and other details.

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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Ace Frehley
Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley is an American musician best known as the former lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band Kiss. He took on the persona of the "Spaceman" or "Space Ace", and played with the group from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982. After leaving Kiss, Frehley embarked on a solo career, which was put on hold when he rejoined Kiss in 1996 for a highly successful reunion tour.
Ace Frehley
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Beard & Mustache Championship of the Universe
Hosted by Brian O’Halloran (Clerks, Mallrats, Clerks II) and Adam Realman (Coney Island Icon), the 2014 Beard & Mustache Championship of the Universe will be an evening filled with world-class burlesque, live music, sideshow entertainment and facial hair debauchery curated for any human looking to have a good time. The panel of judges will include bearded icons the likes of pro wrestling superstar Gene Snitsky, Beardimus Maximus from MTV’s True Life “Save the Beard,” Star of Whisker Wars, Aarne Bielefeldt and 2013 World Beard Champion, Jeff Langum. It's time to brush out your beard, wax up your mustache, clip on your fanciest bowtie and get ready to party.
Beard & Mustache Championship of the Universe
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George Dalaras
Much of Dalaras’ work is dedicated to the history of the Cypriot political situation. He was initially inspired by the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974. However, he has been noted for continuing political themes into the late 1980s and early 1990s, when he produced many concerts for the cause of the Cypriot people.

Dalaras has sold more than 10,000,000 records in his career and is regarded as one of the biggest names in contemporary Greek music. He has toured extensively throughout the world and was invited to sing for Nelson Mandela on his birthday.
George Dalaras
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O.A.R.
O.A.R. is an American rock band, founded in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland. The band consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Marc Roberge, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman, and saxophonist/guitarist Jerry DePizzo. Together, the band has released eight studio albums, including their latest release, The Rockville LP, in June 2014. The band is well known for their live shows and extensive summer touring, and have released five records of various live performances to date. Four of the band members grew up in Rockville, Maryland and attended The Ohio State University where they met the fifth member, saxophonist/guitarist Jerry DePizzo from Youngstown, Ohio.
O.A.R.
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Whiskey Revival
Hosted by Masters of Whiskey Kevin Loser and Sean O’Rourke. Partake in sample tastings of artisan whiskies, craft spirits, moonshines and barrel aged barley beers. Tickets include: mixology classes, pot still demonstrations, educational seminars, culinary delights and live entertainment. 
Whiskey Revival
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Nature & Eco Tour with A1 Tours
Visit the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge where more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal habitats are actively protected and managed for wildlife. Located in one of the Atlantic Flyway's most active flight paths, this refuge provides a vital link of protection and habitation for area wildlife; particualrly the endangered and threatened bird species which nest here. Next door, visit the Noyes Museum, the sole fine arts museum in the region. Browse and shop the 10,000 square feet of exhibition space and step outside to enjoy the one of a kind sculpture gardens
Nature & Eco Tour with A1 Tours
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Savage Men - Male Revue Show
The Savage Men Atlantic City Male Revue is an action packed male show filled with gorgeous male models and gorgeous male dancers, its the perfect Atlantic City show for a bachelorette party, girls night out or birthday idea. This male revue consists of one of a kind choreographed male burlesque skits similar to that of the movie Magic Mike. We also have live singing, dancing, hilarious comedian emcees, celebrity cast members and outrageously fun bachelorette themed contests with valuable prizes.
 
Savage Men - Male Revue Show
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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
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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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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
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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
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Allen Edwards Home for the Holidays
Remember the true meaning of the Christmas season with Allen Edwards. Enjoy Allens favorite Christmas music, combined with a variety of other musical selections in this touching and powerful performance.
Allen Edwards Home for the Holidays
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Holiday Extravaganza
Tropicana’s Holiday Extravaganza is a dance ensemble of 10 dancers and two female singers who will light up the spirit of the Holidays. From Jingle Bells to Carol of the Bells, this ensemble will make you remember what the Holidays are all about. A magnificent Holiday themed set with hundreds of costumes, the dancers and singers will make you believe in miracles, in fairytales and in Santa!
Holiday Extravaganza
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The Comedy Stop Presents Anton Shuford, Tommy Blaze & Brian McFadden
Penn State graduate and US Navy veteran Anton Shuford started his comedy career in October of 2002. After college, the armed forces, and enough work experience, he realized that he and the 9-to-5 world would never happily marry. Once he stepped on stage for the first time in Philadelphia's Laff House Comedy Club, he knew he was finally home -- finding an inner peace and drive that nothing else had yet provided. In under two years, he was working on professional shows for comedy clubs around Philadelphia, going on to open for the biggest names in the comedy business, such as Comedy Central's Patrice Oneal and Greg Giraldo, as well as many others.

Edgy, unpredictable and prone to manic outbursts of wild comic energy on stage. Brian McFadden is a performer whose unique style leaves audiences doubled over with laughter. His musings on dysfunctional families, dating, relationships and the absurdities of modern life have propelled Brian to appearances on MTV, Comedy Central & numerous cable comedy shows.

The Comedy Stop Presents Anton Shuford, Tommy Blaze & Brian McFadden
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Borgata Comedy Club Presents Tim Krompier, Max Dolcelli & John Joseph
Comedian Tim Krompier has been entertaining audiences in New York City and all across the country with his original autobiographical style of comedy for several years now.

Tim has the sly grin and rage of a 30-something rabid frat boy on an insult spree. Pay attention and underneath his devastatingly good looks (his mom told him to write that) and hilarious mockery of marriage, family, and the world around him, lives a little boy who just wants to cuddle

After nearly 30 years of making people laugh, Max has the experience and repertoire to deliver the kind of show people want, whether it's clean comedy for a corporate, private or other event, or a more risqué, late-night comedy club style.

John Joseph combines stand-up comedy with music and improvisation to truly entertain audiences. For the past 6 years, John has been the exclusive opening act for international superstar Julio Iglesias.
Borgata Comedy Club Presents Tim Krompier, Max Dolcelli & John Joseph
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GLBT - Party Sundays
If it’s a Sunday night at the Blue Velvet Theater, you can count on the girls to light up the stage in their bedazzled and sequined glory. And not just any girls – we’re talking about the fierce divas of the new “GLBT T-Party Sundays,” a weekly show of fabulous drag performances at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel, featuring comedy, costumes, upbeat music, dancing, drink specials, and lots of pre and post-show partying. The show is geared toward the GLBT community, but is open to all. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show begins at 10:30 p.m. every Sunday night.

After the show, the party continues with music, drink specials, go-go dancing, and the divalicious cast members themselves who stick around to mingle with the crowd all night long. Bottle service and drink specials are available before, during, and throughout the show, including the fruity “Brooklyn Peach” cocktail or select beer.
GLBT - Party Sundays
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The Quarter's 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & Tree Lighting
Tropicana Casino & Resort will host an official ceremony to commemorate the past and celebrate the future. Guests will enjoy food samples, cake, sparkling beverages, and guest speakers.   Guest speakers to include Mayor Don Guardian, Liza Cartmell, President of the ACA, John Palmieri, Executive Director of the CRDA, and Tony Rodio, President & CEO of Tropicana Entertainment Inc.
The Quarter's 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & Tree Lighting
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Borgata Comedy Club Presents Tom Anzalone, Julia Scotti & Willie Fratto
The spirit of Andy Kauffman lives.  With a few simple props, guitar and roll of electrical tape (yes, electrical tape), comedian Tom Anzalone produces quick and quirky musical impersonations of Elvis, Elton, Springsteen and countless more.  But it is off-key creativity that spawns his usual standing ovation.  His Springsteen recites the alphabet (to the tune of "Born In The U.S.A."), his Pinball Wizard (from the rock opera Tommy) is sung, well, opera style.  Tom Anzalone consistently hits the right notes for any audience.

A lot has changed for Julia Scotti who has been performing stand-up comedy since 1980! Beginning at the Original Improvisation in New York she toured most of her career as Rick Scotti, headlining clubs in both the United States and Canada. She has appeared on Comedy Central and was the winner of Showtime’s “The Funniest Person in America” contest for the state of New Jersey; she would go on to eventually lose to a young, unknown comedian, Ellen DeGeneres.
?In 2000 Julia left stand up as she began her life altering transition. Now, ten years later, she’s back with a vengeance, bringing her high energy, highly manic, highly funny persona home to the stand-up stage.

Everyone knows that a little humor goes a long way when it comes to getting people's attention. So at your next meeting, why not put that job into the hands of a professional? Willie Fratto-Farrell has been providing that service for over 10 years. He'll take that humdrum meeting and turn it into a memorable event with his unique, irreverent humor that is tailor-made for your audience. If you have some important points that need to be addressed...no problem. Willie is in the business of making your business entertaining!
Borgata Comedy Club Presents Tom Anzalone, Julia Scotti & Willie Fratto
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DO AC Tree & Light Fest
The DO AC Tree & Light Fest features 25 brilliantly illuminated and lavishly decorated themed trees in Tanger Outlets The Walk at Michigan and Arctic Avenues.

Tree themes include Atlantic City icons, a tree for each casino, Monopoly, Miss America, Happy New Year, trees for neighboring cities - Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York - and the much anticipated peek-a-boo tree. Behind closed doors, this tree is a nod to the adult entertainment and nightlife options found only in AC and can only be viewed by visitors age 21 and over.

Atlantic City will also feature other illuminated trees at the following locations:

  • One giant, 30-foot, outdoor tree at the base of the Atlantic City Expressway
  • Four artist decorated, customized trees at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College at Fairmount and Mississippi Avenues
  • 200 lighted decorations, 2,800 feet of lighted garland and 1,000 glittering lights along Atlantic Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, at Bartram Avenue and the Boardwalk and Center City Park at Atlantic and North Carolina Avenues as part of the CRDA citywide, outdoor holiday décor 
  • The Deck The Hall Festival of Trees at Boardwalk Hall from December 4 – January 2 featuring unique, custom-decorated holiday trees sponsored by local organizations and businesses to support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey Southern Branch 
  • All the holiday trees and displays in the casinos, hotels, attractions and businesses throughout Atlantic City
DO AC Tree & Light Fest
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Boardwalk Hall "Winter Sweet" 3-D Light Show
"Winter Sweet" is a seven-minute show featuring three magical worlds projected onto the façade of Boardwalk Hall. The free, nightly show celebrates the wonders of winter while showcasing the visual beauty and elegance of the season. By using hundreds of visual elements, including a number of 3D effects, Moment Factory captured the enchanting season and heartwarming, memorable moments of winter.
 

The first world, Snow and Ice, features historic Boardwalk Hall icing over as winter approaches. Projections of dancing ballerinas, softly falling snow and a train that appears to be chugging along the top of the building evoke the magical season until a crumbling effect acts as a transition to the second world. In the second world, Winter Village, Boardwalk Hall is transformed into a candy wonderland, lit by the glow of candles, sledding elves and sugary treats with a humorous and surprise ending. The third and final world, Illumination, features elegant ornaments and intricate lighting that eventually “melts” the surface of the building as spring and new beginnings come to Atlantic City.

Boardwalk Hall
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The Comedy Stop Presents Alycia Cooper, Brad Trackman & Rick Corso
Quickly on her way to the top of the comedy food chain, mainstream comedienne, Alycia Cooper, is a force to be reckoned with. In 2000, Alycia made her national television debut performing stand up on BET's "Oh Drama." After this, the live appearances kept coming. Alycia has been featured on, "Comicview," "Last Comic Standing," "Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed," "America's Got Talent," "The Mo'Nique Show," "Wanda Does It," "Gossip Queens," "The Ricki Lake Show," "Nick's Mom's Night Out, "The Bob and Tom Show," and "Stand Up in Stilettos." She gained a lot of buzz in 2013-2014 as a regular panelist on "The Bethenny Show" (Executive Produced by Ellen Degeneres).

Brad Trackman is a NYC comic with universal appeal. He has made national television appearances on CBS's The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, AXS TV's " Gotham Comedy Live " , NBC's "Later" and "Friday Night",, ABC's "NY Comedy Festival", Metro TV's "New Joke City" hosted by Robert Klein, Comedy Central's "Heroes Of Jewish Comedy & Stand Up Stand Up", MTV's "The Buried Life" and his own commercial campaign for Spike Television where he played the ficticious presidential elect Biff Wolinski. Trackman and has also done numerous television appearances in Canada on the "Mike Bullard Show" and in Holland on the "Comedy Factory" and the "Raymaan Is Laat Show".

Born in New Jersey, Rick Corso gave up engineering for laughs and has been building his own career ever since. Rick's act is clean without being conservative. His easy-going comedy is infused with soft edged commentary of life's absurdities while he moves smoothly in and out of characters (including an Italian trying to tip his way to the front of a funeral line.) He hits home with all audiences by finding the right mixture of topics for any demographic. Rick has appeared on An Evening at the Improv, Comic Strip Live, Star Search and Showtime's Comedy Club Network. 
The Comedy Stop Presents Alycia Cooper, Brad Trackman & Rick Corso
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Tropicana's Free Holiday Musical Light Show
Back by popular demand, the original 35-foot holiday tree is back and better than ever to celebrate The Quarter’s 10th Anniversary. Tropicana’s Free Holiday Musical Light Show will feature stunning holiday décor, and music, with the marvelous 35-foot tree in the center of it all.
 
This not-to-be-missed experience combines interactive lights with an inspiring array of beloved holiday musical selections from jazz to rock to international favorites.
 
Adding to the festive décor is Tropicana’s famed 25-foot tree Poinsettia Tree located in Palm Walk.
Tropicana's Free Holiday Musical Light Show
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The Pool After Dark Presents Jay Sean
Jay Sean, is a British singer-songwriter and rapper. He debuted in the UK's Asian Underground scene as a member of the Rishi Rich Project with "Dance with You", which reached No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart in 2003. This led to him being signed to Virgin Records and having two UK top 10 hits as a solo artist in 2004: "Eyes On You" at No. 6 and "Stolen" at #4. They were included in his critically acclaimed debut album Me Against Myself which, though only moderately successful in the UK, sold more than two million copies across Asia and remains his most successful album to date. Alongside the Rishi Rich Project, Sean was a pioneer of Bhangra-R&B fusion, which his debut album helped popularize among the worldwide South Asian diaspora.
The Pool After Dark Presents Jay Sean
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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
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AHL Albany Devils vs Lehigh Valley Phantoms
New Jersey Devils fans and Philadelphia Flyers fans will get a glimpse of the future this winter as their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliates Albany Devils and Lehigh Valley Phantoms square off for a two game series at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday, November 28 and Sunday, December 14.
AHL Albany Devils vs Lehigh Valley Phantoms
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