Atlantic City Annual Events Feature Terrific F&B


When spring arrives, annual festivals and other events kick into high gear in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Here’s a rundown of some of the top options for groups.

Atlantic City Restaurant Week, held annually in March, is a six-day celebration in which more than 70 participating restaurants in and around Atlantic City offer a multicourse meal for a fixed price of $15.20 for lunch and $35.20 for dinner. The three-course meals consist of an appetizer, an entree and a dessert, and include a variety of cuisines, such as Asian, American, European and Latin.

One of the largest F&B events in the city, The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival is a three-day event held in the beginning of April at Atlantic City Convention Center. It features more than 150 breweries, food and other vendors, nationally prominent bands and a 5K race.

After taking a year off in 2018, Atlantic City Food Truck Festival returned to Atlantic City Boardwalk in June. The festival, which takes place in Brighton Park, features more than 20 of the area’s best food trucks. It also includes live music, as well as arts and crafts.

Downbeach Seafood Festival (formerly Atlantic City Seafood Festival) moved 1 mile south to Ski Beach in Ventnor in September. The annual festival features 25 local and regional seafood restaurants and purveyors who serve up seafaring dishes ranging from clams to calamari, oysters to ahi—and even alligator! Nearly 20 breweries also participate.

Read more about Atlantic City in Dan Johnson’s story, “Come and Get It!: Atlantic City Boasts Eclectic, Lip-Smacking F&B in Its Hotels and Beyond,” in the February issue of Smart Meetings magazine.


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