The best things to do in Atlantic City this summer

Atlantic City Beach
One of the best beach safes comes back for a party.

July 10 to 16

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

July 27 to 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 encounters with superstars.

July 30 – 31

The Atlantic City Truck Encounter
Bader field
The Northeast’s largest truck show is free to spectators and showcases various models ranging from classic to modern.

August 7

Atlantic City Triathlon
Atlantic City Beach and Boardwalk
As New Jersey’s most beginner-friendly triathlon course, participants will compete in a 0.25-mile swim, 11-mile bike and 5-mile 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 – as well as its flagship event, the 56th Around the Island Swim – participants will swim a 22.75-mile open water marathon.


August 12 to 14

Tidal Wave Music Festival

Atlantic City Beach
The first-ever Tidal Wave festival will take over for a weekend packed with performances from country music’s top stars. The music festival will feature incredible sets and over 30 artists including Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen, Dierks Bentley and many more.

August 18 to 20

US internationals
Atlantic City Convention Center
This tournament features black belt martial arts competitors competing in a variety of practice matches for the ultimate title.


August 23 – 24

Meet AC Atlantic City Airshow

Atlantic City Beach
“A Tribute to Those Who Serve” will return to town for a free Shoreline show on August 24, with a preview demo on August 23. This premier mid-week beachfront air show features performers such as the USAF Thunderbirds and the United States Army. Parachute team.

August 27

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

September 10

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

September 16 – 17

Atlantic City Pickleball Open

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


What’s New in Casinos

Hotel Borgata Casino & Spa opened B Prime on June 23. The restaurant creates unique traditional dishes and offers a curated collection of the world’s best cuts of steak 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. Additionally, 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 several new food and beverage outlets.
Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino completed $100 million in planned renovations, including new dining and bar spaces. Bally’s new Carousel Bar is now officially open and acts as an immersive experience offering 360 degree views of the lobby. Acting like a carousel, patrons can enjoy modern cocktails with Atlantic City flavors such as Saltwater Taffy, Cotton Candy, Funnel Cake and more.
Caesars Atlantic City announced a $400 million investment in Atlantic City, which includes upgrades to its lobby, casino, pools and new restaurants. Within the resort, Nobu Hotel Atlantic City is set to open this summer, including a Nobu restaurant. Additionally, Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen opens this summer and the menu will feature a variety of Ramsay classics, such as Beef Wellington.