Weekend Happenings: DO AC’s Boardwalk Wine Festival & Lots More
All 12 Atlantic City casino resorts join forces for a springtime event to celebrate the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th.
Developed by the Atlantic City Alliance, the Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade is a massive outdoor wine festival featuring 150 wines presented at seven destinations along the Boardwalk. It is more than a wine tasting as each destination along the stroll will be themed with the history, pageantry and energy of Atlantic City.
Music, food and insider access to great wines inspired by the spirit of the Boardwalk – plus breathtaking ocean views – come together to create this unique experience.
Guests will sample a broad spectrum of wines from fabulous quality value wines to highly prized special wines. Signature bites from AC restaurants including Boardwalk fare and gourmet bites will be paired with the wines.
The Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade is hosted by award-winning wine expert, author and TV personality Leslie Sbrocco. Known for her guest appearances on NBC’s Today Show and as the host of the PBS series Check Please!, Leslie has been awarded the James Beard Award, three Taste Awards and three Emmy awards for her work. She has designed the wine immersion experience for the Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade and will be appearing at various locations throughout the event.
LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE:
Kennedy Plaza – Screaming Broccoli
Atlantic Club – The Benjamins
Kennedy Plaza – Slippery
Atlantic Club – The Nerds
THEMED DESTINATIONS INCLUDE:
SUN – A destination for beach-worshipping wine lovers, this station will have a beach bar vibe and will feature crisp white wines from Sauvignon Blancs to unoaked Chardonnays.
ARTWALK – Celebrating the art installations on the Boardwalk and artistic designs on wine packaging this station features wines with gorgeous labels and other special sips.
CHILL – What better way to “chill” on the Boardwalk than to relax in an Adirondack chair and sip fabulous aromatic whites, roses and reds.
SIPS & SASHES – Celebrating the return of Miss America to Atlantic City this destination will highlight the pageant’s glamorous and fun sides with selections from across the United States including sleek, elegant Pinot Noirs, Cult Cabs and world-class Syrah and Merlot.
BOARDWALK GAMES – Monopoly anyone? Experience the high-end wines of Boardwalk & Park Place along with the fun and funky wines of Baltic Avenue, and the everyday wines with personality inspired by New York & Tennessee Avenues.
THRILLS – Evoke the spirit and rush of iconic Boardwalk rides and games through playful wines with a sense of fun, and thrilling pours including an icon area celebrating celebrity sips.
AC VINTAGE TO CONTEMPORARY – Journey through Atlantic City’s history with wines that mirror time periods from the early days with a salute to jazz to contemporary modern times and wines from around the globe – includes “Big Boss Reds,” “White with Attitude,” and “Super Siblings” that wow.
Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling 800-736-1420. One-day tickets are $75 in advance and $85 on the day of the event.
Borgata – Wanda Sykes, Fri. & Sat. 5/3-5/4
Borgata – Soundgarden, Fri. 5/3
Tropicana – Night of Italian Stars, Sat. 5/4
Revel- Il Divo, Sat. 5/4
House of Blues @ Showboat – Shinedown Sat. 5/4
Taj Mahal – Atlantic city Ballet, Sat 5/4
Somers Point – Mainland Choral Society, Episcopal Church, Shore Road Fri. 5/3, 609-266-8912
Vineland – Landis Theater, The smithereens, Fri. 5/3
Sea Isle City – “We’re Ready Concert”, outdoor festival, Sat. 5/4
Ocean City- Join Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for their Ocean City Great Strides Walk Saturday, May 4th. Registration begins at 8:30am and the walk begins at 10am at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th Street & Boardwalk in Ocean City! Come out for fun, food and plenty of celebrations! Brought to you by Ocean City Home Bank – The Bank People Trust.
Ocean City – Spring Block Party, Asbury Ave. Sat 5/4 9-5p
Atlantic City – ACHS Vikings Crew Beef & Beef Comedy Fundraiser, A.C. Moose Lodge, Fri. 5/3 5-9p
Noyes Museum, Galloway – An evening of Arts & Music, Fri. 5/3 @7pm 609-641-5375
Egg Harbor Township – Spring Community Pride Day, township cleanup @8:30am, 609-926-3838
Hammonton – 5K Run 4 Fun, Hammonton Lake Park, Sat 5/4 @ 8:30am 609-561-1989
Galloway – AMI Foundation 3rd annual Images of Springtime Fashion Show & Luncheon, Sat. 5/4 @11am 609-568-9153
Manahawkin – The 2nd Annual Second Chance Pet Adoption Day hosted by Girl Scout TROOP 421
will be held on Saturday May 4th Rain Date May 5th from 10am to 4pm at Manahawkin Lake Park. It is an adoption event for shelter dogs and cats. Save a dog or a cat… adopt a new friend FOREVER!!