Saturday, April 21, 2012

Atlantic City Festivals 2012

It's almost Summer, and that means festival season is heating up. From music, to food and wine, here's a rundown of some of the area's upcoming events:

Tuckerton Seaport hosts a number of music festivals throughout spring and summer, including the Bluegrass & Barbecue Fest (May 20), the Bayman's Seafood & Music Festival (June 24), and the Red Wine & Blues Festival (June 30). See the Seaport's website for a complete schedule.

Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival (link) will be held June 2, and features entertainment, a children's village, a craft fair, food, and a beer and wine tent.

Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, which runs July 26th to July 29th, includes celebrity chef appearances, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, food tastings, and culinary exhibits. For more information, please visit the festival's website.

Pine Barrens Festival (link) runs July 23-28, and features entertainment, food, games, and rides.

The Atlantic City Air Show is scheduled for August 17th.

For more festivals and events, please visit our Atlantic City Events Calendar.

Atlantic City Air Show 2012

"Thunder Over the Ocean" is less than four months away. The 2012 Atlantic City Air Show is scheduled for Friday, August 17th. The event gets underway at 10:30AM and is free (just find a spot anywhere on the Boardwalk or the beach).

Highlights of this year's show will include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, a US Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo, and many other aerial delights.

This is one of the most popular annual events and hotel rooms can be scarce, so book early. Take a look at these offers available for a rooms August 16-18:

Courtyard by Marriott $159/nt
Days Inn $109 - $169/ntEcono Lodge Beach Block $89.99 - $169.99
Eldorado Motor Inn $69 - $79/nt
Flagship Suites $99 - $129
Marriott Courtyard $179/nt
Rodeway Inn at the Beach $64.99 - $124.99
Rodeway Inn Oceanview $79.99 - $129.99
Red Carpet Inn $75 - $125

Click here to see all hotel offers and special rates.

The Air Show is sponsored by Borgata. Click here for directions, the schedule, and other details.