You’re not going to be-leaf 🍁 all the fall festivities that Atlantic City offers this season! From game day excitement 🏈 to Oktoberfest celebrations 🍻, themed pop-up bars and drinks, Halloween haunts, annual race series, wine dinners, live concerts & more. Atlantic City will have you feeling all the cozy fall vibes, see below for just some of what's happening this fall season. Also check out the Halloween page for even more spook-tacular events & fun in Atlantic City!
Join us October 1st - 6th for AC Restaurant Week, a 6-day celebration of the culinary scene in Atlantic City. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants offer a multi-course meal for a fixed price (not including tax or gratuity). Enjoy a delicious lunch for $20.23 or an amazing dinner for $40.23 all with 3 courses including an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Over 55 restaurants to choose from! And although restaurant week officially ends October 6th, nearly 30 of the participating restaurants extended their menus from October 8th - 13th!
Absecon Lighthouse will be a participant in the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey an annual event that takes place the third weekend of October each year. The challenge is to visit 10 land based lighthouses, 3 lifesaving stations, 1 museum, and 1 virtual site over the two day weekend. The challenge route covers the Atlantic Coast from Sandy Hook to Cape May and the Delaware Bay and River Coast from Cape May to Paulsboro. A small registration fee enables you to collect a souvenir from each site. Take the challenge and learn more about these historic treasures of New Jersey. Head to Atlantic City for a fun family weekend!
All season long you can climb the lighthouse's 228 steps for amazing views of the Absecon inlet and the Atlantic Ocean! Explore the 2-acre grounds, museum, and gift shop. And bring your furry friends as Absecon Lighthouse is pet friendly.
Established in 1958, the Atlantic City Marathon is the third oldest continuing marathon in the United States and its happening October 21 & 22, 2023! The race takes runners on a tour of Absecon Island, the Atlantic City Marathon & Half Marathon cover ground in the cities of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport. From Boardwalk Casinos to the Marina District and sleepy beach towns, the course offers something for every runner. Runner may choose from the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K.
Chalk About AC will take place at O'Donnell Memorial Park on Saturday, October 7th from 11 am–3 pm. There will also be a Color Fun Run at noon, hosted in partnership with Atlantic City Marathon. All participants will receive chalk packets and a t-shirt and are invited to stay for Chelsea EDC's Empanada Party (2–4 pm). This event is free and all are welcome, registration is required!
Get ready for an incredible fall lineup of events at Bally's Atlantic City!
Italian vocalist Gigi D'Alessio will be at Bally's this October for two nights. Tickets start at $125 and join in on the after-party at the Carousel Bar following the shows!
Get ready for an Aussie storm on October 28 because it's raining men at Bally's Atlantic City. Saddle up for a spicy soiree Thunder from Down Under with some of Australia's hottest exports who perform in Las Vegas and tour internationally. Tickets start at $30.
Enjoy all your favorite Oktoberfest food every Saturday at The Yard at Bally's from 12 PM – 5 PM for $29.99 per person. The menu features grilled Kielbasa, beer battered cod, German potato salad, and much more. Plus, live entertainment, and outdoor fun including yard games. That's not all that's happening at The Yard - A New Wave 80s party on Saturday, October 7, celebrating the greatest era of music. Calling all Dancing Queens on Saturday, October 21! "Here we go again!" If you can't get enough ABBA, then we have a dance party for you! This is a DJ based dance party playing all your favorite ABBA hits, PLUS plenty of other disco hits from the 70s & 80s! Grab your favorite costume on Saturday, October 28 for a thriller night at The Yard featuring costume contests, live music, beer specials, prizes, treats and thrills! Free admission for all events.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, Bally's is offering pink cocktails, mocktails, and desserts at The Yard, Carousel Bar, Guy Fieri's Chophouse and Jerry Longo's Meatballs & Martinis during the month of October, with a portion of all sales benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness. The Pacific Avenue entrance to Bally's Atlantic City and Level Six dining will be illuminated in pink also in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Boogie Nights at Tropicana Casino has an incredible fall lineup! Boogie Nights famous Cougars & Cubs Ball happens the first Friday of every month! Women 40+ and Men 21-29 receive free admission before 11p. At midnight, we crown the Cougar & the Cub of the month! Come as your favorite horror movie character for a chance to win some totally awesome prizes on Friday, October 13. Kick off to Halloween Weekend on Wednesday, October 25 - Addam's Family style! Come dressed as your best Wednesday for free admission. There will also be a Wednesday dance off at midnight. Boogie Till Dawn on Thursday, October 26. Come dressed as your favorite nocturnal creature for reduced admission and a chance to win up to $1,000! Say it once... Say it twice... But we dare you to say it THREE TIMES! - Come dressed as your best Beetlejuice or Ghost for a chance to win up to $1,000 on Friday, October 27! Boogie Nights presents the Ultimate Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 28 with a costume contest to win money!
Enjoy a weekend film festival with feature length and short films, and a mix of documentaries and narratives from dramatic to comedy to horror Friday, October 13- Sunday, October 15. Atlantic City Cinefest screenings will be held at the Ventnor Square Theater and the Stockton University Atlantic City campus.
Head to Twenties Italian Bistro during AC Restaurant Week for a 3 course pre-fix Chef Craig inspired dinner menu for $40.23 tax and gratuity not included.
On October 8 and November 5 Leavander’s 22 Southern Cuisine will host a special Pop-up Brunch menu featuring dishes like Cajun Shrimp and Grits, JJ’s Creole Dirty Rice and Bottomless Mimosas & Bloody Mary's from 10am – 2pm. The brunch will include Live Jazz music. Cost is $39 tax and gratuity not included.
Participate in an Art Deco Cocktail Experience at Twenties Italian Bistro every Saturday in September and October. Learn how to make classic 1920s cocktails like the Sidecar, a Bee's Knees, and the yummy French 75. You will get to taste each creation and get a history lesson behind the cocktail, plus create your own signature speakeasy cocktail! The event will be from 7pm – 8pm, and will include a complimentary appetizer for $25.00 tax and gratuity not included.Don’t miss A Rocky Horror Halloween at the VUE Rooftop Bar & Lounge Saturday, October 28 from 9pm – midnight!
Earn entries October 1 - November 25 to win your share of $250,000 in the Fall Sweepstakes. The Grand Finale will be Saturday, November 25 from 2pm-8pm in the Main Atrium where 10 winners will be randomly selected every 30 minutes.Whiskey Revival takes place on November 25 at Golden Nugget. Partake in sample tastings of artisan and international whiskies, craft spirits and moonshines from dozens of distilleries!
Get ready for a spooky good time on October 14th with Hard Rock Atlantic City Executive Pastry Chef Thaddeus Dubois at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood for The Pastry Series: Halloween Edition. Join the pastry master and create your very own Halloween Haunted House made out of delicious treats. Indulge in the sweetest scares of the season and make memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your pastry knowledge and have fun creating something truly unique. Book your tickets now!
Enter if you DAER Halloween Party and Costume Contest presented by AC Pride Friday, October 13 Doors open at 7 pm at Daer Nightclub inside the Hard Rock. $300 cash prize and $13 cover 21+.
Tuesday October 17th at 9pm come and watch the Frasier Reboot starring Kelsey Grammer! Enjoy Kelsey’s Faith American Beer specially priced at $5 and play Frasier trivia with WIBG’s John Lockwood on a live radio remote broadcast. Prizes for the winners!
Midnight Specials!! Sunday – Thursday from midnight til 7am including $5 pints & nightly $5 delicious food specials such as corned beef & swiss with Russian dressing and coleslaw! Be sure to click on the link for a journey back in time. Visit the Prohibition Room and view their historic memorabilia. The gift shop has something for everyone including Irish imports and collectable Irish Pub tee shirts and hoodies. And, don’t miss visiting the Police and Firefighter’s In The Line Of Duty Memorial.
The iconic Irish Pub is OPEN 24 HOURS, offers free parking and is located at St. James at the beach and Boardwalk, within walking distance to casinos in the heart of Atlantic City!
Linwood Country Club's annual Fall Fest will take place on Sunday, October 8, 2023 from 1pm - 5pm. The family-friendly event includes tractor rides to our very own pumpkin patch, a bounce house, games, fall food and more! No sign up is necessary - just bring the family for a fun day!
The Oktoberfest Party at The Fox Den will have live music, fall beers and Oktoberfest menu additions, including soft pretzels, potato pancakes and beer & cheddar bratwurst. Oktoberfest will take place all day at The Fox Den, beginning at 12pm. Free entry and no reservations are required!
Enjoy a Pup Strut Saturday, October 7th celebrate being able to bring your furry friend on select Brigantine beaches as summer truly comes to a close while also educating yourself and your pup on how to be a friend to the animals. Join us for a fun morning filled with music, dogs, and sandy paws to benefit New Jersey's marine mammals.
Run for the Animals 5K will be held on Saturday, October 28. Run or walk in a costume while enjoying some fresh fall air and some friendly competition to support the Marine Mammal Stranding Center. The event includes a raffle, costume contest, and category winners for the race. As always, this event is dog, kid, and stroller friendly! The profits made from run registrations, sponsorships, and merchandise sales will go towards their life-saving work.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release of sick and injured marine mammals and sea turtles of New Jersey.
North Beach Mini Golf has undergone a transformation into Haunted Golf now until oct. 31! North Beach Mini Golf is a BYOB, fun-lover's paradise with million-dollar views of the Atlantic Ocean & AC Skyline that has transformed into a fun, not frightening Halloween Mini Golf getaway!
Ocean Casino Resort is ready for Atlantic City Restaurant Week and several fine and casual dining hot spots will be participating such as Linguini By The Sea, Ocean Steak, and Amada! Reservations are filling up fast so reserve your table from October 1-6 today!
Join Ocean Casino and Garden State Equality for the 13th Annual Garden State Equality Walk October 6 at 6 pm. The funds raised will support the innovative work of Garden State Equality NJ's largest LGBTQ advocacy organization. Following the walk head to Balcony Bar for Ocean Pride Happy Hour starting at 8 pm to join three-time Daytime Emmy Winner, writer and star, Anthony Wilkinson!
October 7 the Ocean Pride Cabaret Showcase will be happening at Nola's Bar & Lounge for an afternoon of cabaret/burlesque fusion and good old fashioned drag with live stage performances by some of the country's most renowned drag queens! Sip on signature cocktails while enjoying shows, stunts, and spectacular performances.
Go for the live game day coverage at Ocean Casino Resort with the Jakib Postgame Show after every Philadelphia football game. Gather at The Gallery Bar, Book & Games for the two-hour plus show hosted by Philadelphia sports media personalities Marc Farzetta, Derrick Gunn, Mike Missanelli and Philadelphia football alumni, Seth Joyner. Or join Mike Gill of Sports Bash With Mike Gill every Monday from 2 pm – 6 pm live from The Gallery Bar, Book & Games and keep up to date with the latest local sports talk on 97.3 ESPN.
This Fall at Renault Winery will be jam packed with exciting activities! Come out on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th for two days full of fun for Renaultber Fest. Renault will be filled with food trucks, live music, vendors, and most importantly family fun! On Saturday from 10 AM – 6 PM, enjoy tractor rides, pick and stop, kids vine sack race relay, pumpkin workshops, pie eating contests & more!
On Sunday from 9 AM – 5 PM, get ready for the 5K Grape Stomp Run Race. The day begins with a 1 Mile Kids Fun Run at 9:30 AM, followed by the 5K Run which starts at 10:00 AM. The 5K course takes participants on a scenic journey along a flat multi-surface road to Egg Harbor City Lake and back to the winery. The race is rain or shine.
Resorts Casino Hotel unveiled their new Halloween inspired pop-up bar, The Boo Bar, that promises to be a scary good time! Drink specials include The Raven Cocktail, Good & Evil and the Perfect Pink Cosmo with all proceeds from the Perfect Pink Cosmo benefitting the American Cancer Society Men Wear Pink Campaign. Check out Bar Bingo on Sundays, Trivia Night on Mondays, and Karaoke Night every Thursday.
Come to Resorts Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8 for the Italian Experience. Prepare your taste buds for an unforgettable journey through the heart of Italy right here in Atlantic City! Indulge yourself with a weekend filled with Italian culinary delights, entertainment, and gift giveaways.
On game day head to DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts to enjoy the ultimate eats with a brand new elevated bar food menu. New popular items include the Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, BBQ Brisket and a BLTA Salad. Food and drink specials are available during every professional football game!
The entire Tennessee Avenue block will be rockin on Saturday, Oct. 7 with ten thrilling events at the Perfect Tenn Festival in Atlantic City! Enjoy Live Music, a Brunch Battle, a Smoked Wing Smackdown, Cigars, Oysters & Wine Pairing, a Chocolate Dine & Wine, a Sinatra Supper, a Blues, Brews and BBQ Event, Dead-inspired Yoga and Much More!
In addition to the 10 events, there will also be a Tennessee Avenue Market featuring more than a dozen local vendors offering artisan crafts and merchandise from apparel to jewelry and everything in between. The market will take place along Tennessee Avenue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for all events; guests pay for food and beverages at each event. There is plenty of free, safe parking directly across the street from the Tennessee Avenue businesses, along with metered street parking. Guests can also park at the municipal parking garage at 19. S. New York Ave.