Atlantic City has festivities taking place all through the year including concerts, festivals, fairs and sporting events.
The list below presents an overview of the major events in the Atlantic City area.
Celebrations at the Homestead
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Homestead Resort located in Hot Springs, VA. Enjoy dancing, live music, a five-course gourmet dinner and stay overnight at this beautiful ski lodge. It is definitely worth the trip. Call (540) 839-1766 for more information.
First Day at the Beach
On the first day of the new year, enjoy the beach parties, games, refreshments and a live band at the beach in Ocean City. There's even ice dipping, if you can stand it. THe fun begins at noon, around the Music Pier. Call (609) 525-9300 for more information.
Gloucester County College Student Art Show
In mid-January, enjoy the drive to Sewel, NJ and check out the current artwork by local art students at one of the exhibits in the area. Call (856) 468-5000 for more information.
Ocean County Bluegrass Festival
During the first week in February, Albert Music Hall in Waretown, NJ hosts banjo, fiddle, spoon and tub players in an authentic annual tribute to this American genre. Call (609) 971-1593 for more information.
International Power Boat Show
If you love boats, you won't want to miss the annual exposition of hundreds of power boats, luxury yachts and a marine market featuring nautical gifts and apparel, hosted by The Atlantic City Convention Center, during the first week in February. Call (212) 984-7000 for more information.
Visit Mays Landing and the beautiful Atlantic County Park in Estel Manor, during the first week in February, and enjoy hiking and biking trails along the Great Egg Harbor River as well as guided owl spotting. Call (609) 625-1897 for more information.
Philadelphia Flower Show
It is worth the drive to the Pennsylvania Convention Center to see the annual exposition of area flora and tour the vendor booths showcasing the latest in gardening supplies and landscaping techniques. Legendary festival featuring freewheeling street parties, formal masquerade balls, parades and more. It all takes place during the first week in March. Call (215) 418-4700 for more information.
Recreational Vehicle Show
The beginning of March brings the complete spectrum of recreational vehicles to the Atlantic City Convention Center for this annual auto exposition. Call (609) 449-2000 for more information.
Listen and enjoy amateur country songwriters perform their own music with authentic country and bluegrass instruments at the Albert Music Hall in Waretown. Call (609) 971-1593 for more information.
Atlantic City Antiques and Collectibles Show
Billed as the largest indoor art, antique and collectibles show in the world, exhibitors from more than 40 states plus Canada, Great Britain, Europe and the Orient gather at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Call (800) 526-2724 for more information.
International Gift and Collectible Expo
Bring your children and view limited editions of dolls, teddy bears and other gift and collectible items from around the world showcased at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Call (609) 449-2000 for more information.
Champions on Ice
During the first week in April, check out the First Union Center in Philadelphia which hosts the annual exhibition of the U.S. Figure Skating Association and the International Skating Union. Call (215) 336-3600 for more information.
Spring Art and Crafts Show
The Seaport at Tuckerton, NJ becomes a gallery for local artists and craftsmen who come to exhibit and sell their latest work. It all takes place during the last week in April. Call (609) 296-8868 for more information.
Classic Car Show
During the first week in May, The Seaport at Tuckerton is the setting for this annual exposition of classic and antique cars. Call (609) 296-8868 for more information.
Pine Barrens Festival
Enjoy local music played with acoustic instruments while singing along, at the Albert Music Hall in Waretown. This event usually occurs on an evening during the first week in May. Call (609) 971-1593 for more information.
Variety Merchandise Show
During the middle of May, enjoy the annual exposition of variety merchandise hosted by The Seaport at Tuckerton. Call (609) 449-2000 for more information.
Farm Arts and Music Festival
Enjoy this annual celebration of local folk music and crafts on the Appel Farm in the rural area of Elmer, NJ. Look for this event during the first week in June. Call (856) 358-2472 for more information.
Borgata Summer Open
In mid-June, a 30-event poker tournament is held in the Borgata Hotel's 85-table poker room. Call (617) 317-1000 for more information.
Fins and Feathers Festival
During the middle of June, check out the annual environmental exhibit with educational programs on local birds and fish hosted by The Seaport at Tuckerton. Call (609) 296-8868 for more information.
Seafood and Music Festival
Usually at the end of June, celebrate Caribbean music, food and art at the Seaport at Tuckerton, NJ hosts an annual exposition of local chefs and authentic area folk music. Call (609) 296-8868 for more information.
Philly's Fallen Heroes Ride
Ride to Wildwood N.J. Registration begins at 9am. Kickstands up at 11am. We will head to Wildwood with full police escort and continue to the Bolero for food, drinks, vendors, and more. Proceeds will benefit the Philly Police Survivors Fund. Call (215) 290-1751 for more information.
Enjoy the live music and refreshments at this annual 4th of July celebration at the Tuckerton Seaport. Call (609) 296-8868 for more information.
Family Fun Weekend and Book Fair
Visit Cold Spring Village in Cold Spring, NJ for various entertainment, arts, crafts and food offerings during the annual book fair. This event is usually held in mid-July. Call (609) 898-2300 for more information.
Foodways and Fables
Following the Book Fair, a secondary festival of readings, wine and food tastings is hosted at Cold Spring Village in Cold Spring, NJ. Call (609) 898-2300 for more information.
Antique Show and Sale
Usually during the middle of August, Cold Spring Village in Cold Spring, NJ auctions off some of its memorabilia, household items from the past, and artwork. Call (609) 898-2300 for more information.
New Jersey Arts Annual: Crafts
Throughout the month of August, The Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, NJ hosts an annual exposition of art and crafts created within the state. Call (609) 652-8848 for more information.
Rotary Seafood Festival
Local sea life along the Atlantic Coast is showcased in this annual event, at the Seaport in Tuckerton, NJ, usually held some time after Labor Day. Call 609-296-8868 for more information.
Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show
Visit the annual exposition of guns, hunting supplies and accessories and locally made decoys hosted by The Seaport at Tuckerton. Call (609) 296-8868 for more information.
Lighthouse Craft Show
Enjoy this exposition of lighthouse crafts at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse in North Wildwood, NJ. This event is usually held in mid-September. Call 609-522-4520 for more information.
Atlantic City In-Water Powerboat Show
Going strong for two decades, the Atlantic City In-Water Power Boat Show dazzles with more than 700 boats, plus equipment and accessories. Some 200 vendors are part of the action at Farley State Marina next to the Trump Marina Hotel Casino. Call (215)732-8001 for more information.
MS 150 City to Shore Bike Tour
Lauded by Bicycling Magazine as the "Best Cycling Getaway in NJ," this quarter century old event to help fight multiple sclerosis draws thousands of cyclists to enjoy flat Ocean City terrain from blueberry fields to pine areas. Call (888) 445-BIKE for more information.
Festival of Fine Craft
Visit this exposition of crafts as art showcasing the best of local talent, at the Wheaton Village in Millville, NJ. Usually held during the first week in October. Call (800) 998-4552 for more information.
Atlantique City Holiday Megafair
Billed as the largest indoor art, antique & collectibles show in the world, exhibitors from more than 40 states plus Canada, Great Britain, Europe and the Orient gather at the Atlantic City Convention Center. (609) 449-2000 for more information.
Enjoy a variety of events and programs highlighting old fashioned American customs and culinary preparations involving the pumpkin. Hosted in Cold Spring Village in Cold Spring, NJ. Call (609) 898-2300 for more information.
South Jersey Pumpkin Show
More than 100 artisans, kiddie amusement rides, and pumpkins galore are showcased along with a Haunted Miniature Village, Scarecrow Field, nonstop entertainment. Call (856) 765-0118 for more information.
Fetish & Fantasy Ball
Staged at the Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, the Fetish & Fantasy Ball provides a backdrop for fishnets, corsets, lace, rubber, leather, goth, Saran Wrap, whips, chains, or whatever else fulfills notions of a fetish or fantasy. Call (609) 441-6000 for more information.
The Handcrafted Gift
Wheaton Village in Millville, NJ hosts its annual exposition of traditional, old-fashioned homemade gifts. Call (800) 998-4552 for more information.
Holidays at Wheaton Village
A variety of holiday programs and exhibits are featured at Wheaton Village in Millville, NJ. Call (800) 998-4552 for more information.
Sherlock Holmes Weekend
Visit this annual celebration of the famous fictional detective, commencing at the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel and enjoy the Victorian architecture of Cape May. Call (800) 935-9667 for more information.
Tree Lighting and Christmas Around the World
The Seaport at Tuckerton, NJ hosts its annual celebration of the Christmas season and Tree Lighting. Call (609) 296-8868 for more information.
Women in Wine
At the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Borgata and Wine Spectator presents Women in Wine, an evening hosted by renowned wine makers from around the world. Live and silent auctions benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Atlantic County Women's Center. Call (866) 900-4849 for more information.
Cape May Christmas Candlelight House Tour
On December 14 and 28 in Cape May, take a trolley tour of the Emlen Physick Estate and the antique teapots exhibit at the Carriage House Gallery. Enjoy carolers and refreshments in and around area homes, churches and local businesses. Call (609) 884-5404 for more information.
Mauricetown Christmas Candlelight Tour
On December 14, The Mauricetown Historical Society sponsors a shuttle tour with refreshments of the village and its historic landmarks. Enjoy candlelight caroling in Jackson Square, tours of historic homes decorated in 19th century holiday style, cooking demonstrations, and much more. Call (856) 785-0457 for more information.
Bridgeton Christmas Historic House Tour
Usher in the holidays with the sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas. Tour the prestigious homes of Bridgeton by horse drawn carriage to the sounds of our Victorian Carolers as they roam about. Call (856) 451-9208 for more information.
Beginning mid-December, have your picture taken with Santa, and enjoy the candy canes and hot chocolate at Center City and O’Donnell Parks. Call (609) 344-8338 for more information.