With fireworks, movies, a parade and more, visitors and residents alike are sure to find something to enjoy from the fine selection of free events Atlantic City offers. Listed below are just a few of the opportunities for the month of August that help make Atlantic City the entertainment capital of the Jersey Shore:
The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) presents Movies under the Stars:
Fridays ‐ Bartram Avenue and the Boardwalk
August 14: Ratatouille
August 21: Alexander & The Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
August 28: Cinderella
Sundays ‐ Brighton Park
August 23: Cantinflas
August 30: Cinderella
Mondays ‐ Historic Gardner’s Basin
August 17: Captain America
August 24: The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1August 31: The Expendables 3
Note: All movies begin promptly at dusk. For more information, please call 609.347.0500.
DO The Famers Market
Fresh produce and good music are aplenty at the Atlantic City Farmers Market located at Center City Park, which is on Atlantic Avenue between North and South Carolina Avenues. Funded and organized by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, the market offers residents and visitors farm fresh fruits and vegetables along with handmade goods from local artisans. For a second year, the Farmers Market will also be held at Bartram Avenue, located between Columbia and Kingston Avenues and the Boardwalk. Free entertainment returns to the Center City Park location from Noon to 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays and this year will include poetry readings during the musicians’ break:
August 13: Lana Forrester
August 20: Eddie Morgan & REK’D 4 Jazz
August 27: Hawaiian Luau Entertainment
August 13: Emily Van Duyne
August 20: Doug Otto
August 27: Rich Russell
The Center City Park market is open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and the Bartram Avenue market is open on Fridays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For more information, please call 609.347.0500.
DO Kennedy Plaza
Sponsored in part by the Atlantic City Alliance, Kennedy Plaza will be buzzing with music and more this August. Events include:
Wednesday, August 12: Ballet on the Boardwalk @ 5:00p.m.
Thursday, August 13: Gina Roche @ 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 14: Magician Dan Hauss @ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 15: Nights with Miss America @ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 18: Mia Bergmann @ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19: Ballet on the Boardwalk @ 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 20: Jessica Di @ 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 21: Slippery Band @ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 22: Jersey Shore Roustabouts @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 23: To The Max @ 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 25: Jabberjaws @ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 26: Ballet on the Boardwalk @ 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 27: Jessica Di @ 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 28: Cintron
Saturday, August 29: Screaming Brocolli @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 30: Benjamins @ 6:00 p.m.
Visit www.doatlanticcity.com for more details.
DO a Parade
Monday, August 31
The 5th Annual Atlantic City Salutes America’s Armed Forces Parade will be held, rain or shine, on the Boardwalk from New Jersey to Albany Avenues. The parade honors the sacrifice and dedication that our servicemen and women have selflessly given to our great nation over the years. The parade will include many local war veterans, active/retired military officials, local dignitaries, representatives from local police and fire departments, local marching bands, floats and much more. Spectators are welcome to view the parade at any location along the Boardwalk.
The parade starts at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 609.214.6381.
Saturday, August 15, 22 & 29
Every Saturday night is like the 4th of July as Tropicana lights up the night sky with fireworks to accompany it’s stunning new Multimedia Light & Sound Show. Fireworks begin at 10:00 p.m. For information, call 609.340.4000.
Now in its 16th year, the Chicken Bone Beach Jazz on the Beach Series continues to entertain as some of the nation’s top jazz artists perform on the Atlantic City Boardwalk at Brighton Park. This month’s artists include:
Thursday, August 13
Steve Pouchie Latin Jazz (Hembo). Opening Act: Suzette Ortiz Latin Jazz Ensemble
Thursday, August 20
Steve Torre Quartet. Opening Act: Dwain Davis & Friends
Shows begin at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please call 609.841.6897.
Saturday, August 22
Atlantic City is once again proud to present the Free Summer Concert Series at Gardner’s Basin. Join in the fun and old school nostalgia as the Sugarhill Gang, The Three Degrees and War have you jamming to some of their biggest hits. Local opening acts include Magic and 3‐G. Show time begins at 1:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by the City of Atlantic City, CRDA and the Atlantic City Police Foundation.
Call 609.347.5643 for more information.
The following exhibits are showcased at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University during the month of August:
Jet, Black, Brown & Tan on the Beach
African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey
Stolen Dreams in the Promise Zone by James Dupree
The Noyes/Stockton Museum Gallery
Detach by Anne Janczar
The Osprey Gallery
The Earth and Concrete by Andrea Sauchelli*
The Atlantic City Gallery
*This exhibit ends on August 16.
Friday, August 14
As part of Second Friday festivities, the Arts Garage will highlight exhibits from artists Andrea Sauchelli and Anne Janczar as well as have a book signing by author Lou Hargrove. Light refreshment will be served with live music by The Dan Burke Acoustic Band. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. The Arts Garage is located on the ground level of The Wave Garage at Fairmount and Mississippi Avenues. For more information on the exhibits and Second Friday, please call 609.626.3805.
The following exhibits are being showcased at the Atlantic City History Museum at Garden Pier:
R.J. Walker Shipwreck
Garden Pier anniversary
Atlantic City Experience: The 1920s
Boardwalk Empire Props
Welcome to Smileville
For information on the exhibits, please call 609.347.5839.
DO the Pipe Organ
Back for a second season, daily recitals are presented on the Midmer‐Losh Pipe Organ, located in Boardwalk Hall’s main lobby, followed by a chance to meet the organist, Dr. Steven Ball, and take a free guided half‐hour organ tour. Recitals are Monday thru Friday at Noon. The “Behind the Scenes” tour is an in‐depth 2 hour tour that 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 and its history. The tour takes place every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. For information, please call 609.348.7000.
DO Family Fun
The Atlantic City Free Public Library will host a number of events to keep the youngsters entertained this summer. Events for August include:
Wednesday, August 12
Kick back, relax and watch some super heroes save the world during Superhero Movie Nights. Movies are rated PG and PG‐13. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 22
The possibilites are endless for creativity during Kids Lego Club. The Library will supply the legos; all kids need is their imagination. 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information on the above events, please call 609.345.2269.
Wednesday, August 12 and 19
Bring the kids to the Absecon Lighthouse for a day filled with fun and adventure during Wacky Wednesdays. Each week features a different theme of crafts and activities.
For more information, call 609.449.1360.
DO a Light And Sound Show
Using the facade of historic Boardwalk Hall as a gigantic canvas, three distinctly different 3D sound and light shows will leave viewers of all ages in awe. Presented nightly, beginning at 9:30 p.m., the shows run every half hour and best viewing area is at Kennedy Plaza in front of Boardwalk Hall.
Transforming the façade of Boardwalk Hall into a modern fairy tale, this show follows a magical dream shared by two friends as they navigate through a mysterious train station, a luxurious hotel, a crazy theme park, a surreal lighthouse, a dreamy underwater world, and the fantastic Boardwalk at night.
Music is the focus as visitors are taken on a magical journey through eight decades of musical history in Atlantic City, from 1920s Rag Time, to 1980s Pop and 1990s Hard Rock.
Atlantic City’s first 3D light and sound extravaganza is a vibrant, 8½ minute production incorporating surround sound, theatrical lighting and architectural video‐mapping technologies that bring to life a story about the personality of Atlantic City. For more information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com.
Hailed as “Times Square meets Boardwalk” by ABC News Philadelphia, Tropicana’s Multimedia Light and Sound Show features a multitude of high energy themes choreographed to music that are ever changing, ensuring ample variety for visitors. Current themes are patriotic and include a rotation of “American Woman,” “Party in the USA,” and “We’re an American Band.” Shows run every half hour beginning at 8:30 p.m. until 11:00p.m. For more information, call 609.340.4000.
Taking in any of these FREE events is a great way to DO AC! Whether you are strolling the Boardwalk or discovering new points of interest along Pacific and Atlantic Avenues, taking in a meeting at the Convention Center or exploring the Marina District, just ask one of our friendly Ambassadors for directions or recommendations.