Summer is in full swing and that means it’s Atlantic City’s most popular, fun-filled time of year. From events and conventions to new casino offerings, summer is packed with things to do in AC.  Come down for a Foam Glow party, truck meet or the first-ever Tidal Wave Music Festival. Plus, the Meet AC Atlantic City Airshow returns for the first time in two years. Here’s what else is happening:

July 6 – 8

Atlantic City Jam Fest
Atlantic City Convention Center
This basketball camp is the perfect opportunity for teens ages 14-17 to get their hoop on against their peers.

July 9 – 10

Atlantic City Beach
One of the best beach vaults returns for a party.

July 10 – 16

Jimmy Johnson’s Atlantic City “Quest for the Ring” Championship Fishing Week
Frank S. Farley State Marina at Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina
This event, which annually takes place in March in South Florida, will make its way up the East Coast for the upcoming Northeast summer tournament season.

July 20 – 22

AVP Junior Nationals Beach Week
Atlantic City Beach
Kids of all ages will compete for the ultimate beach volleyball title in front of a variety of college scouts.

July 27 – 31

The 42nd National Sports Collectors Convention
Atlantic City Convention Center
This is an annual gathering of collectors, dealers and other groups interested in collecting trading cards, autographs and other related memorabilia. Stop by for superstar meet-and-greets.

 July 30 – 31

The Atlantic City Truck Meet
Bader Field
The Northeast’s largest truck show is free for spectators and features different designs from classic to modern.

August 7

Atlantic City Triathlon
Atlantic City Beach and Boardwalk
As the most beginner-friendly triathlon course in New Jersey, participants will compete in a .25-mile swim, 11-mile bike and 5K run on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

August 8 – 9

3rd Annual Jim Whelan Open Water Festival
In and around Absecon Island: Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport
During the Around Island Swim – along with its signature event, the 56th Around the Island Swim – participants will swim a 22.75-mile marathon open water course.



August 12 – 14

Tidal Wave Music Festival
Atlantic City Beach
The first-ever Tidal Wave fest will take over for a weekend filled with performances by top country music stars. The music festival will feature amazing sets and over 30 artists including Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen, Dierks Bentley and many more.

August 18 – 20

Amerikick Internationals
Atlantic City Convention Center
This tournament features Black Belt martial arts competitors competing in a variety of sparring matches for the ultimate title.


 August 23 – 24

The Meet AC Atlantic City Airshow
Atlantic City Beach
“A Salute to Those Who Serve” will return to the city for a free show by the shore on Aug. 24, with a preview demo on Aug. 23. This premier midweek beachfront airshow features performers such as the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army Parachute Team.

August 27

Foam Glow Atlantic City
Bader Field
After being doused from head to toe with vibrant UV foam throughout the race, participants will be plastered in color and ready for the afterparty.

September 10

Ironman 70.3
Throughout Atlantic City
The triathlon takes place on a flat and scenic course.

September 16 – 17

East End Volleyball Tournament
Atlantic City Beach
This is a famous spot for the volleyball greats and offers free entry for guests.

Sept. 19 – 24

Atlantic City Pickleball Open
Atlantic City Convention Center
One of the world’s largest indoor pickleball tournaments, this event will provide the ultimate competition for players and spectators alike.

What’s New at the Casinos 

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa opened B Prime on June 23. The restaurant creates unique twists on traditional dishes and features a curated collection of the world’s best steak cuts sourced from Japan, New Jersey, Idaho and Texas, in addition to a selection of non-steak dishes.

In July, Ocean Casino and Resort unveiled an $85 million update that includes 460 new rooms and suites across 10 newly-opened floors. In addition, the renovations will include The Gallery Bar Book & Games, a 100-foot elevated bar and lounge with video poker, blackjack and roulette tables, and 140 feet of LED walls; and multiple new food and beverage outlets.
Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino has completed $100 million of planned renovations, including new dining and bar areas. The new Carousel Bar at Bally’s is now officially open, and acts as an immersive experience that features a 360-degree view of the lobby. Acting as a carousel, guests can enjoy modern cocktails with Atlantic City flavors such as Saltwater Taffy, Cotton Candy, Funnel Cake and more.
Caesars Atlantic City has announced a $400 million investment into Atlantic City, which includes upgrades to its lobby, casino floor, pools and new restaurants. Within the resort, Nobu Hotel Atlantic City is projected to open this summer, including a Nobu restaurant. In addition, Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen opens this summer and the menu will feature a variety of Ramsay’s classics, such as Beef Wellington.

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