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Memorial Day Weekend


Atlantic City is heating up this Memorial Day Weekend! From opening day weekend at the hottest beach bars around to unique concert experiences, tiki boats & beach ball drops, it's all happening right here in AC this holiday weekend! Best of all, the beaches are free and the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk has enough to keep you, your family, and friends entertained all weekend long!

 
American Flag attached to a light post with beach goers and ocean in view.

Beach Bars and More!

Libations, sand and ocean breezes await at Bally's Beach Bar, Bungalow Beach Bar, LandShark Bar and Grill at Resorts, Hard Rock Beach. Also, for bayside sunsets and views head to Back Bay Ale House in Gardner’s Basin for that Key West vibe, or stop into Wonder Bar & Grill, or Vagabond’s Mile Stretch Beer Garden! For ocean views there are plenty of options all along the Boardwalk including unmatched views over the Atlantic Ocean at the Ocean Reef Bar at Steel Pier. Reach new heights and take a ride on The Wheel or Steel Pier's new helicopter, whatever you decide there is something for everyone in Atlantic City!

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Bally's Frozen Cocktail with whipped cream, cherry and straw in a Bally's cup. Sun shining at Bally's Beach Bar in Atlantic City

Bally’s Atlantic City

Bally’s Beach Bar Summer Kick-Off

Bally's Atlantic City is thrilled to announce the official start of summer with its highly anticipated Bally’s Beach Bar Summer Kickoff event on Memorial Day Weekend. The event will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 am by General Manager Michael Monty, welcoming the beginning of an exciting summer season at Bally's Beach Bar.

Bally's Beach Bar is proud to offer the beach bar experience this summer located at the center of the boardwalk. With its prime location and stunning ocean views, Bally's Beach Bar is the ultimate destination for beachgoers and party enthusiasts. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, enjoy the sun, sand, and surf while indulging in delicious food and refreshing drinks from Bally’s Beach Bar's extensive menu.

And don't miss out on the $200,000 Lexus Sweepstakes at Bally's – Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26. Win your share of $200,000 in prizes including your choice of a 2024 Lexus!

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Band on stage with singer belting out a tune while guitar and bass jam in front of large crowd. Black and White photo provided by Anchor Rock Club.

Anchor Rock Club

Memorial Day Weekend Live Lineup

Kick off your MDW weekend at Anchor Rock Club! Emo Night is taking place Friday, May 24. Starts at 9 pm, free entry. Chad and JT Go Deep on Saturday, May 25. The duo will take action to raise awareness and bring change for some of the most important causes in pop culture and beyond. Event starts at 7:30 pm & tickets are $25. Herbert Holler's Old-School™ Dance-Party heads south to Atlantic City on Saturday, May 25 at 10 pm! Come dance and sing along to all your favorite hip-hop, R&B, reggae, house, rock, disco, pop and dance hits from the 70s through today! Tickets are $10. May 26 starting at 8 pm, it's a night of gumbo and bananas with Phish tribute Rift and Ween tribute Learn 2 Ween for a show that's pure fuego!

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American Flag attached to a light post with beach goers and ocean in view.

Ocean Casino Resort

Celebrate the Start of Summer

Head to Ocean Casino Resort this Memorial Day Weekend. Take in the unmatched view from your hotel room, try your luck with their weekend casino promotions, sing along to live entertainment, and more.

Kick it all off with the $300,000 Memorial Day Weekend Sweepstakes on Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26 from 2pm – 11pm. Ten (10) winners every 30 minutes will win up to $500 Free Play! Grand prize drawings totaling $25,000 CASH at 11PM each day!

Don't miss Tim Dillon's American Royalty Tour in Atlantic City! Stand up comedian and podcaster, Tim Dillon, takes the stage at Ovation Hall Saturday, May 25 at 7pm. Known for his podcast, The Tim Dillon Show, and Tim Dillon's Real NY Tour, his unique brand of cultural commentary and satire has established him as one of the nation’s top comedic voices.

The party never ends at HQ2! Don’t miss out on the unbeatable lineup all Memorial Day Weekend long at the beach club & night club with Meduza, Morten & more!

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Resorts Casino Hotel annual beach ball drop with susupended beach balls above the Boardwalk and Resorts sign.

Resorts Casino Hotel

Annual Memorial Day Weekend Beach Ball Drop and More

A weekend filled with thrilling promos, live music, giveaways and much more begins Friday, May 24. Throughout Memorial Day Weekend, guests will be able to enjoy can’t-miss live entertainment from Sidestory, Candlelight: Featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Alter Ego Experience, plus get the chance to Putt Putt for Slot Cash and other prizes. Additionally, guests won’t want to miss out on the Annual Opening of the Sea Ceremony and Beach Ball Drop, where Kelsey Grammer is set to make a special appearance!

Enjoy it all this Memorial Day Weekend on the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk at Resorts!

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Tropicana Atlantic City Fireworks show over the beach and boardwalk at night.

Tropicana Atlantic City

MDW Fireworks Show

Tropicana Atlantic City will be hosting a free Fireworks Show Saturday, May 25 at 10pm to celebrate the unofficial start of summer! Grab your friends and family for a fun night out this Memorial Day Weekend!

Watch as they light up the sky and boardwalk, Thursday, July 4, as well as, every Saturday in July and August. Fireworks are launched from the beachfront and can be viewed along the boardwalk.

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Korean War Memorial Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Take A Self-Guided Memorial Tour

For Memorial Day remembrances take this Self-Guided Boardwalk Tour

 >>  Start the tour off at Jackson Avenue and the Boardwalk to view the Saracini-O'Neill Atlantic City 9/11 Memorial. >> Then head north to O'Donnell Park which is home to several memorials including the Bernie Friedenberg World War II Memorial, as well as, memorials dedicated to World War I & II, Korean, Vietnam, and POW/MIA. O'Donnell Park is located one block from the Boardwalk across from the Stockton University AC Campus. >> Next, stop in at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall to take in some Atlantic City history at the Atlantic City Experience and Labor Museum located in the main lobby (open on weekdays). >> Then head north again down the Boardwalk to the New Jersey Korean War Memorial (pictured) at Park Place and Brighton Park. >> Finish the tour at the First Responders & 9/11 Memorial - In The Line of Duty at St. James Place just steps from the popular Irish Pub & Inn and more all around the Orange Loop

*this self-guided tour is approx. 2.4 miles total distance and some memorials are located off the Boardwalk.

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