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CRDA: DO AC Free - September '19

CRDA: DO AC Free - September '19


Leta’ M. Bowman

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The summer season may be ending, but there is no end to the free activities taking place throughout Atlantic City.  Listed below are just a few of the opportunities available.


DO Bass Pro

Sunday, September 1 @ Noon

Join in on all the fun during the Labor Day Festival at Bass Pro.  Kids can enjoy face painting, crafts and games while adults can take in cooking seminars.  Be sure to grab a hotdog and try some Flossi’s Funnel Cake. 



DO Kennedy Plaza

Tribute Tuesday offers the next best thing to seeing your favorite artist in person, delivering great music, on point stage performances and excitement.

September 3 @ 8:00 p.m.

Separate Ways (Journey)


Mardi Gras AC brings an eclectic selection of musicians to the Boardwalk featuring classic rock, reggae, blues bands and more.

Wednesday, September 4 @ 7:00 p.m.

The Cowsill’s Band, The Billy Walton Band


Appealing to a wide variety of music genres, the Boardwalk Summer Concert Series has a little something for everyone.  Concerts start at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 1: Hildy & The Peptones

Friday, September 6: Five Times Famous

Saturday, September 7: Lima Bean Riot

Sunday, September 8: Triple Rail Run




DO A Parade

Saturday, September 7 @ 5:00 p.m.

Everyone loves a parade and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City knows it by presenting The Celebrate America Parade.  The 90-minute parade honoring heroes will feature patriotic cold air balloons, floats, bands, cultural groups and much more.  Grand Marshal for the boardwalk parade will be Atlantic County native and Miss America 1984, Suzette Charles.  Beginning at Metropolitan Avenue, spectators are encouraged to bring American flags, lawn chairs and blankets to watch.  
(609) 449.1000


DO Fireworks

Saturday, September 7 @ 10:00 p.m.

Tropicana Atlantic City dazzles the night sky with Fireworks by Grucci followed by its stunning Multimedia Light & Sound Show.
(609) 340.4000


DO A Festival

Sunday, September 22 @ Noon

Celebrate the sights, sights and tastes of Latino culture during the Atlantic City Latino Festival.  Back and better than ever, this music-filled festival will feature live Latin music including bachata, bomba, cumbia, reggaeton and more.  There will be plenty of fun activities for the entire family as well as free health and wellness screenings.


DO Absecon Lighthouse

Saturday, September 28 @ Noon

Absecon Lighthouse will play host to North Beach Atlantic City’s First *Annual Pumpkin Patch Event.  In addition to a fun-filled day of activities, free pumpkins will also be offered to Atlantic City residents (one pumpkin per household with proof of residency). 

*Rain date scheduled for Sunday, September 29.


While there, be sure to check out the many exhibits and tour the Keeper’s Cottage museum.


DO Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall

Monday - Friday

Curated by the Atlantic City Free Public Library, the “Atlantic City Experience” provides an interactive timeline with movable partitions and a mini theater with video clips highlighting key dates in the City’s rich past.  There are also several historic display cases and touch screens with hundreds of archival images of Atlantic City.  This historical showcase is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Monday - Friday @ Noon

Built between 1929 and 1932 by the Midmer-Losh Organ Company, experience the world’s largest pipe organ with a recital and tour.


DO Dante Hall

Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

Tap into your inner comedian with an Improv Comedy Workshop instructed by Unity’s Theatre Troup.

Flex your funny bone while improving your self-confidence, building better communication and exploring your creativity.


Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

Learn the practice of acting and behaving instinctively during The Art of Doing Workshop.  Presented by the Atlantic City Theatre Company, this workshop is designed to stop the flow of internal dialogue and help participants “get out of their heads.”

DO Murals

Atlantic City is home to more than 50 murals with more to come.  Stories behind the artists’ works are as touching and moving as the murals they create and these public works of art show the heartbeat of Atlantic City.  A few of the unique and beautiful pieces include, “Before I Die” which features fill-in-the-blank lines where a person can add their bucket-list item to the wall and the “Jelly Fish,”  an optical illusion mural wherein the tentacles of the jellyfish appear to move when using red and blue 3D glasses. 


DO Daily

Beach & Boardwalk

Be it the warm sand between your toes or the cool ocean breeze against your skin, Atlantic City’s tagless beaches are a great way to enjoy the summer.  The beaches are even equipped with handicap access ramps so everyone can enjoy the sand and surf. 


Whether it’s people watching, strolling, shopping or riding a rolling chair or tram, the Atlantic City Boardwalk is always alive with the sights and sounds of summer.


With first class entertainment, name brand shopping outlets and eclectic dining options, DOing AC free is one of the many ways to enjoy this amazing city.


In addition to the DO FREE listings here, the Atlantic City casinos and many area establishments also offer free entertainment year round.


For a list of other free and inexpensive ways to enjoy Atlantic City visit:


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About the CRDA:

The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process.


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