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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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7 | 07
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
7 | 07
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
7 | 07
Kevin & Caruso Present Madame Houdini
The art of magic has been dominated by men for centuries. Only a handful of strong, talented female magicians have ever succeeded in the highly competitive field of grand illusion. For the first time in the United States, audiences will see one of the most glamorous and successful performers in the world of magic when Madame Houdini (Hellevi Woodman) takes the Tropicana stage.

The beautiful Mistinguett dancers, decked in spectacular costumes created by Lord Caruso and Lucio Boliver, artfully support Madame Houdinis performance. Producer Kevin Jeffrey provides stellar production value with an intense soundtrack, stunning special effects and multi-media backgrounds to create a visually striking show for the whole family.

Prepare for a magical evening unlike anything you've seen! Reserve tickets for Madame Houdini today. Limited engagement.

Please check website for exact days and times.
Kevin & Caruso Present Madame Houdini
7 | 07
Midmer-Losh Pipe Organ Recital & Tour
 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. Although not fully functional for many decades, it is now being restored to its original grandeur.

Recital &Tours run Mon - Fri at 12:00pm (Noon).



Midmer-Losh Pipe Organ Recital & Tour
7 | 07
Mind Candy
Get ready for a night of mental madness! You become part of the show through interactive, seemingly psychic demonstrations that will make you question reality. Mentalist Wayne Hoffman combines magic, mind-reading, comedy, and audience participation!  Watch as Wayne reads the thoughts of audience members, predicts the future, and even travels through time! This show will convert any skeptic into a believer! As seen on NBC, CNN, ABC, TLC, CBS, The National Geographic Channel, The Science Channel, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CNN Money, The Howard Stern Show, The Discovery Network, and this season of America’s Got Talent.

Multi-award winning performer Wayne Hoffman is recognized as one of the top mentalists in the world. He currently tours the world with his stage show Mind. He is also the author of the best-selling book Mind Candy.

Waynes show is a high-energy presentation that involves body language, human behavior, and visual magic that will make your head explode. The audience experiences seemingly supernatural phenomena in a fun and upbeat way. Wayne continues to wow audiences with his combination of magic and psychology.

NO SHOW SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2015
Mind Candy
7 | 07
Sip, Taste & Tour (Sightseers Delight) with A1 Tours
SIP wine at Tomasello's Winery, includes 5 samples and complimentary designer wine glass. TASTE the old world dining at the historic Smithville Inn, built in 1787 and voted "Best Offshore Restaurant" by Atlantic City Magazine. TOUR The Noyes Museum, the Towne of Historic Smithville, and the Village Greene. Also includes Tour Guide/Host, Round Trip Transportation, Shopping Discounts and Freebies.  Additional amenities on site include paddle boats, carousel rides, train rides and great shopping!
Sip, Taste & Tour (Sightseers Delight) with A1 Tours
7 | 07
Tuesday Night Free Concerts @ Kennedy Plaza
Jul  7 -  Miss NJ Senior America
             Melanie Rice Quartet
Jul 14 -  Anne Steele
Jul 21 -  Boggie Nights - 90's Night
Aug 4 -  Melanie Rice Quartet
Aug 11 - Boggie Nights - Disco Night
Aug 18 - Miss NJ Senior America
               Mia Bergmann (Country)
Aug 25 - Jabberjaws 
Tuesday Night Free Concerts @ Kennedy Plaza
7 | 07
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
7 | 07
Boardwalk Hall 3-D Light Show
"AC Dreamin," "Duality" and "Boardwalk Beat," Boardwalk Hall's 3-D Light Shows will be shown every night.  The show runs approximately 8½ minutes long and all three shows will be rotated very half hour.

“AC Dreamin” presents live-action footage that takes viewers on a magical fairy tale, including visits to a mysterious train station, a luxurious hotel, a crazy theme park, a surreal lighthouse, a dreamy underwater world, and the fantastic Boardwalk at night.

“Duality” is a vibrant, 8½-minute production which incorporates surround sound, theatrical lighting, and architectural video-mapping technologies to bring to life a story about the personality of Atlantic City.

“Boardwalk Beat” takes visitors on a journey through eight decades of musical history in Atlantic City, from 1920s Rag Time, through 1980s Pop and 1990s Hard Rock.

Boardwalk Hall 3-D Light Show
7 | 07
Borgata Comedy Club Presents Michael Somerville, Uncle Floyd & Richie Byrne
Michael Somerville is an American comedian/host/author. He wrote and hosted FLN’s “Wingman”, authored Glamour Magazine’s renowned dating column “Jake: A Man’s Opinion” and is a nationally touring comedian. Somerville has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, NBC’s The Apprentice, VH1, Bravo’s 100 Funniest Movies and hosted Starz’s Stand Up or Shut Up, Nick at Night’s Road Crew and Encore’s “What Guys Want”. Michael’s debut CD, “Welcome to Somerville” plays in regular rotation on satellite radio and his web series “Love, Somerville” has received over one million views worldwide.

Uncle Floyd Vivino has done many things in his long career in show business. He had a TV show for 24 years, and a radio show for 26 years. Today Floyd works primarily as a stand-up comedian and he is as funny as anyone out there. More importantly, Floyd adjusts his material to fit the occasion. For church groups and family-oriented events, Floyd's material is squeaky clean. When Uncle Floyd performs for police and firefighters, they insist he does more adult material. Even then, Uncle Floyd's act is very tame compared to today's foul-mouthed, vulgar comics. He's never filthy or mean-spirited. That's why Floyd is in high demand for fundraisers and charity events. Uncle Floyd is the perfect choice when you don't want to offend the audience. Young or old, rich or poor, from every ethnic background, all kinds of people laugh at Floyd's comedy.

For over twenty years Richie Byrne has worked the top comedy venues here and abroad. Richie is also very proud to be the warm-up comic for "The Dr. Oz Show" since it's inception in 2009. He recently performed at Radio City Music Hall as the opening act to the "Dr. Oz Health & Happiness Summit". Richie is also an accomplished actor and singer with a long resume of theatrical and television credits including "Sex & the City", "The Sopranos" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent". He can also be seen in the indy film, "Goodbye Baby", where he served as featured actor, comedian and advisor, as well as writing material for the leading characters stand-up routine. He also writes, produces and stars in his own musical variety series "The Richie Byrne Show," which can be seen at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.

Borgata Comedy Club Presents Michael Somerville, Uncle Floyd & Richie Byrne
7 | 07
Tropicana's Multimedia Light and Sound Show
Tropicana’s Multimedia Light and Sound Show will play on the boardwalk daily featuring a multitude of high energy themes choreographed to music that are ever changing, ensuring ample variety for visitors. The daily show is free and will be visible at dusk to guests from as far away as Arkansas & the Boardwalk and the City of Ventnor.
Tropicana's Multimedia Light and Sound Show
7 | 08
ACFD Sandpipers Bagpipe Band
The Band will Parade down the Boardwalk, starting off in front of Resorts Casino Hotel marching south to The Tropicana Hotel and Casino, stopping along the way to perform at various spots.
ACFD Sandpipers Bagpipe Band
7 | 08
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.
 
A “Behind the Scenes” tour is offered on the first and third Tuesday of every month throughout the year beginning at 10AM.  This in-depth 2 hour tour leads guests through several sections of the organ which are normally closed to the public and gives an extremely detailed look at the mechanism of the instrument, its history and the current restoration project.  This tour does involve an extensive amount of walking and stair climbing.  An alternate tour path is available for persons with limited mobility.

All tours are free and open to the public and no reservations are necessary.   Entrance to the building is through the front lobby off the boardwalk.

 
 
Boardwalk Hall Pipe Organ Tours
7 | 08
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
7 | 08
Roaring 20s Tour
Relive the Golden Era of the 1920’s in Atlantic City when the city was the premier place to visit with its grand hotels, a beach teeming with visitors, ‘Speakeasies,’ and a free-wheeling nightlife.

This fully narrated tour includes lunch at The Irish Pub.
Roaring 20s Tour
7 | 08
Summer Playhouse Children's Theater
Wednesday, July 8 – The Emperor’s New Clothes – This delightful, funny re-telling of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale will win over children of all ages. It is an energetic ensemble play with audience participation. The vain and childish emperor is duped by two schemers who convince him they can make him a unique suit of clothes that is not only beautiful, but magical – it can only be seen by those who are honest. Afraid he will not be able to see the cloth himself, the emperor enlists the aid of his two ministers, who complicate matters when they are afraid to admit they cannot see it.

Wednesday, July 15 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Seven dwarfs, a beautiful girl, a jealous queen, a magic mirror and a poisoned apple create a diabolical combination in this musical adaptation of the classic Grimm fairy tale.

Wednesday, July 22 – The Perfect Dog – Inspired by New York Times' best-selling author, John O'Hurley's book, The Perfect Dog, Sam, a 12-year-old perfectionist, searches for a flawless dog to enter in the town's dog contest. Unable to find a canine that measures up, Sam must resort to training the family dog, Max, who is less than eager to obey commands. In the end, Sam and Max learn there is no such thing as perfect, but there is such a thing as being perfect for each other.

Wednesday, July 29 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander's trying life to music and brings to stage one of America's feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he is not his best friend anymore. And if that is not bad enough, Alexander's brothers do not have any cavities but he does. And just when it cannot get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and kissing on TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen – even in Australia.

Wednesday, Aug. 5 – The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig – This is a new musical based on the popular book of the same title by Eugene Trivizas. When it comes time for the three little wolves to go out into the world and build themselves a house, their mother warns them to beware the big bad pig. But the little wolves' increasingly sturdy dwellings are no match for the persistent porker, who has more up his sleeve than huffing and puffing. It takes a chance encounter with a flamingo pushing a wheelbarrow full of flowers to provide a surprising and satisfying solution to the little wolves' housing crisis.
Summer Playhouse Children's Theater
7 | 08
Wacky Wednesdays at Absecon Lighthouse
Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, New Jersey's tallest and the country's third tallest, is hosting "Wacky Wednesdays" this summer for kids.  These Wednesdays will feature themed stations of crafts and activities from 11am to 3pm.  Themes include "Christmas in July," "Fairy Tales," "Pirates & Mermaids," "Sea Life," "The Gifts of the Garden," "Superheroes," and "Villains and Dinosaurs."  

 All included with regular admission.


 

 

 

Wacky Wednesdays at Absecon Lighthouse
7 | 09
Jazz on the Beach Presents John Satchmo Mannan Quartet
Opening for John Satchmo Mannan Quartet is Nasir & Renaissance Messengers
Jazz on the Beach Presents John Satchmo Mannan Quartet
7 | 09
Atlantic City Farmers Market
THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS - 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 - Center City Park - Atlantic Avenue between North and South Carolina Avenues.

FRIDAYS AND SUNDAYS - 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 - Bartram Avenue & The Boardwalk

Live Music Thursdays 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Jul    9 - Angela Burton & Passion
Jul  16 - Judah Dorrington & Paradise
Jul  23 - Eddie Morgan & REK'D 4 JAZZ
Jul  30 - Hawaiian Luau Entertainment
Aug  6 - Hard Act to Floow
Aug 13- Lana Forrester
Aug 20 - Eddie Morgan & REK'D 4 JAZZ
Aug 27 - Hawaiian Luau entertainment
Sept 3 - Judah Dorrington & Paradise
Sept 10 - Hard Act to Follow
Sept 17 - Dr. Phil & The Heartattacks
Sept 24 - The Burnsiders Reggae Band




Atlantic City Farmers Market
7 | 09
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
7 | 09
Masters of Illusion Presents....
Masters of Illusion is a very unique touring magic show. It features different magicians in the lineup each night.
Masters of Illusion Presents....
7 | 09
Splash of Atlantic City Tour
Enjoy colorful narration describing Absecon Islands’ past, present and future as you journey through town. Learn about the boardwalk, Miss America, saltwater taffy and the plethora of icons that have made Atlantic City famous.  Our first stop is at the infamous James Candy Store for a factory tour. Learn all about how this Atlantic City staple is made from start to finish. Next, it’s off to the newly restored 1857 Absecon Lighthouse. Climb 228 steps to the top and enjoy a breathtaking view of the spectacular coastline. Then visit Historic Gardner’s Basin where you can explore the Atlantic City Aquarium, with eight tanks chock full of marine life, a coral reef, touch tank and fun-filled interactive computer center. Approximately a 3½ Hour Tour.
Splash of Atlantic City Tour
7 | 09
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
7 | 09
Fakefest 2015
The Golden Nugget Atlantic City continues to bring hot entertainment to The Deck, including the annual summer favorite Fakefest.  Fakefest delivers cover bands with uncanny resemblance to the real deal so guests get the ultimate four-day tribute concert experience.

Please visit Golden Nugget's website for a complete list of bands.
Fakefest 2015
7 | 10
Bartram Ave Beach "Movies Under the Stars" Featuring The Lego Movie
Emmet is an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously under prepared.
Bartram Ave Beach
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Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent, a role which she reprised for the 2005 feature film adaptation of the musical. She received a Tony Award nomination in 1996 for her performance in Rent. In 2004, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for originating the role of Elphaba in the Broadway musical Wicked. Menzel made her return to Broadway in the 2014 musical If/Then, which earned her a nomination for the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.

Menzel is also known for her recurring role of Shelby Corcoran, (the biological mother of main character Rachel Berry, played by Lea Michele) on the Fox musical comedy-drama TV series Glee, the 2007 Disney filmEnchanted and as the voice of Elsa the Snow Queen in the 2013 Disney film Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film, in which she sang the Academy Award-winning song "Let It Go". The song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Menzel is the only competitive Tony Award-winning actress to ever reach the top 10

Idina Menzel
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Jim Norton
Jim Norton is an American comedian, radio personality, author, and actor. He is an on-air personality, often dubbed the "side-kick" on The Opie & Anthony Show, which airs on Sirius XM Radio. Norton has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Late Show with David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He has filmed a HBO stand-up special for the series One Night Stand as well as his special "Monster Rain", co-starred in the short-lived HBO sitcom Lucky Louie, and had cameos in the films Spider-Man, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and Courting Condi.
Jim Norton
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Joey Dee and the Starliters
In 1960, The Starliters were noticed by agent Don Davis while performing at a Lodi, New Jersey nightclub called Olivieri’s. The group was booked at an intimate venue on 45th Street in New York City called the Peppermint Lounge for what was supposed to be a one-time weekend gig. During their initial appearance at the nightclub, actress Merle Oberon and Prince Serge Oblinski were dancing much of the night there. This being relayed in print the next morning by columnists Earl Wilson and Cholly Knickerbocker, it took barricades and mounted police to keep the crowds in line, which had backed to Broadway, the next night.

For several months, the craze would continue at the Lounge. Celebrity visitors continued to come and included Judy Garland, Andy Warhol,  John Wayne, Jackie Kennedy, Nat “King” Cole, Shirley MacLaine, Shelley Winters, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Salvador Dali and Liberace.  Dee and company made such a sensation that they became the house band for the Peppermint Lounge, remaining for more than a year.  Dee wrote “Peppermint Twist,” along with producer Henry Glover, as a tribute to the lounge and the song scored #1 on the U.S. charts in early 1962.  It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by Dick Clark of American Bandstand. By this time the team had contracted with Roulette Records.
Joey Dee and the Starliters
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Second Fridays @ The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University
Be a part of July ’s Second Friday festivities! Talk to exhibiting artists, listen to live music, and enjoy light refreshments while you shop the Arts Garage.

This month, we celebrate the openings for Stolen Dreams in the Promise Zone by James Dupree, “&” by Danielle Jonas, and the grand re-opening for AC Artist Collective member Monique Colon.

Enjoy light refreshments, live music by ARGO, a live demo by Glass Artist Deb DiMarco, henna tattoos by Elisa Giacona, and wine from The Iron Room.











Second Fridays @ The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University
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Styx
Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that became famous for its albums from the mid-1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding the style of pop rock with the power of hard-rock guitar, strong ballads and elements of international musical theater.
Styx
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