CANJ – Atlantic City Celebrates America’s Independence with World-Class Entertainment and Festivities

Casino Association of New Jersey
June 30, 2023

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (June 28, 2023) – The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) announced today that Atlantic City is a top spot to celebrate America’s Independence this Fourth of July Weekend with world-class entertainment and festivities.

“Atlantic City is the perfect place to celebrate Independence Day this year,” said Mark Giannantonio, President of the Casino Association of New Jersey. “With leading entertainers, top-rated restaurants, spectacular beachfront fireworks and more, Atlantic City casinos will deliver a first-class, unique experience to our customers this Fourth of July holiday. Our industry continues to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to further transform our beachfront resort and enhance Atlantic City’s position as the premier gaming East Coast gaming destination.

Forbes magazine recently named Atlantic City one of the 20 Best Places To Travel In The US this year. The publication highlighted the significant reinvestment the destination has experienced over the last several years, including multi-million-dollar hotel renovations, game-changing restaurants, and all-new attractions.

Come celebrate America’s Independence and enjoy top entertainment and activities across Atlantic City’s nine casino properties, including:

Bally’s Atlantic City Casino Resort

  • BACKYARD BOOZY BRUNCH @ The Yard – 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sundays July 2 through September 3 – Enjoy all your brunch favorites and more for $34.99. Go bottomless for $10 – Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s or Tequila Sunrises, plus beer specials starting at $5.
  • PIG ROAST @ THE YARD – 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. every Sunday, July 2 through September 3 & July 4 – Get a taste of the traditional backyard pig roast bar-b-que buffet for $34.99 and enjoy live entertainment and beer specials starting at $5.
  • THE YARD: Dine and Receive A Bally’s Patriotic Hat: June 30 – July 4 – Enjoy a great meal at The Yard 4th of July weekend, June 30 through July 4, and receive a free Bally’s Patriotic Hat. While supplies last. Limit one per guest check with minimum $25 purchase.
  • MJ LIVE | Michael Jackson Tribute Concert – July 7 – September 3 – Select Dates – Tickets starting at $30 are available at TicketWeb, TicketMaster or at the box office on show dates. Kids Free with purchase of adult ticket. Enter BOKID at checkout.
  • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT every weekend at Bally’s Beach Bar, The Yard, Carousel Bar, and Jerry Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis.
  • 3 HARLEY DAVIDSON ROAD KING SPECIALS – 3 DAYS – GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS: Friday, June 30, Saturday, July 1, 9 p.m. & Sunday, July 2, 8 p.m. | Hotel Lobby Certain restrictions apply. See Players Club for details.
  • $1 MILLION SUMMER – NOW – September 2 – WIN UP TO $250,000 EVERY SATURDAY, June 24 – August 26 at 10 p.m. – Earn 2X entries on Sundays and Wednesdays. Activate your entries 2 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. each Saturday to be eligible for a chance to spin the Big Wheel! $1 Milllion* Grand Finale, Saturday, September 2 at 8pm – Level 6. *40-year annuity paid by 3rd party. Certain restrictions apply. See Players Club for complete details.
  • NEW AND INACTIVE MEMBERS $1 MILLION* SECRET SCRATCH-OFF July 1 – September 30 – Visit the Players Club to sign up for a Bally Rewards card and receive your Scratch-Off game card! Match 6 symbols and win up to $1 Million! *40-year annuity paid by 3rd party. Certain restrictions apply. See Players Club for complete details.


Borgata Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

  • Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa celebrates its 20th Anniversary in July:
  • Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa will dazzle guests and on-lookers with a luminous drone show in partnership with Verge Aero on Monday, July 3 at 9 p.m. Featuring 500 drones to light up the Atlantic City sky above the luxury casino resort, spectators will enjoy over 10 minutes of a dramatically choreographed spectacular using cutting edge technology in celebration of Borgata’s 20th Anniversary and Independence Day. The viewing area is the BetMGM Surface Lot. The viewing area opens at 7 pm with games, prizes, and concessions.
  • 20th Anniversary Celebratory Casino Promotion | June 25 – August 26
  • $2,000,000 Roaring Twenties Drawings Every Saturday in July & August
  • Hourly drawings each Saturday from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. featuring 225 weekly winners, including a 2023 Cadillac CT5 Sport. Over $150,000 in FREEPLAY® will be awarded each regular drawing day for a TOTAL of over 2,000 WINNERS. Entries never expire.
  • GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS on Saturday, July 29 at 11 p.m. and Saturday, August 26 at 11 p.m.
  • Over $210,000 in FREEPLAY® will be awarded to 225 winners, while one lucky winner receives a 2023 Cadillac CT5 Sport, valued at over $59,000. Entries never expire.


Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City Resorts

Caesars Atlantic City

  • The Hook — Atlantic City’s first permanent entertainment residency is opening June 30 at the former Warner Theater. Brought to life by Spiegelworld, the creators of Las Vegas’ most popular live show, Absinthe, The Hook is all things adult-circus, raunchy comedy, and stunning visuals.
  • Superfrico – Located backstage at The Hook, Superfrico is its culinary counterpart. Enjoy a modern twist on traditional Italian cuisine with Superfrico’s signature psychedelic Italian-American dishes.
  • Circus Maximus Theater
  • Smokey & Me: The Celebration of Smokey Robinson | Thursday, July 27 | 3 PM
  • John Fogerty | Friday, August 19 | 7 PM
  • Train | Friday, August 25 | 9 PM
  • The Beach Boys | Friday, September 15 | 8 PM
  • Wild Wild West
  • $4 PBR Drafts & $4 Shots on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Live Entertainment every weekend
  • Live DJ Entertainment
  • Toga Bar | Thursday thru Sunday
  • Nobu Atlantic City | Friday & Saturday | 8 PM – 12 AM
  • $50K Jackpot Drawings July Finale | Tuesday, July 4
  • Open to All Caesars Rewards Guests —


Tropicana Atlantic City

  • The Royce Social – Now Open! Featuring elevated tabletop board games, a bowling lounge, ping pong tables, delicious signature cocktails & more, The Royce Social Hall is the perfect spot to catch up & chill out with friends.
  • Fireworks at Tropicana | July 1st and 4th | Every Saturday of the Summer
  • Boogie Daze at The Pool at Chelsea | July 2nd — Join the Boogie Nights crew at The Pool at Chelsea for the Boogie Daze Pool Party. Get ready for DJ entertainment, souvenir cocktails, contests, giveaways, and the best of the 70s, 80s, 90s & 2000s.
  • The Showroom at the Tropicana
  • Jack Whitehall: Jackarse Tour | Saturday, July 29 | 8 p.m.
  • Boogie Nights
  • In The Mix Industry Night | Wednesdays
  • 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s Night | Thursdays
  • 70s, 80s, 90s Night | Fridays
  • Live Music
  • Tango’s Lounge | Friday & Saturday | Live Duos 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. | DJ 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Ossu Japanese Tavern | Friday & Saturday | 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Firewaters Saloon | Saturdays | Live Bands & Solo Artists 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Gin Rickeys | Friday & Saturday | Live Bands & Solo Artists | 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.


Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

  • The Concert Venue at Harrah’s AC
  • The Pettybreakers | Friday, July 7 | 9 p.m.
  • #1 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tribute Band
  • The Brian McKnight 4 | Friday, July 21 | 9 p.m.
  • Sinatra: A Man and His Music | Saturday, July 22 | 8 p.m.
  • The Pool at Harrah’s
  • Day Swim with Krush | July 1st | 12 p.m.
  • Music by Borgeous | Saturday, July 5
  • Guest Appearance by Charly Jordan | Saturday, August 5
  • Music by DJ Diesel aka SHAQ | Saturday, August 26
  • Eden Lounge Live Music | Friday & Saturday


Golden Nugget Atlantic City

  • Headliner Entertainment: Headliner entertainment includes The Grass Roots (July 8), The Rocket Man Show – Elton John Tribute on July 14 & 15, Herman’s Hermits (July 29), Ambrosia (August 5), Tonight’s The Night: Rod Stewart Tribute (August 11 & 12), Righteous Brothers (August 19) and MICHAEL – a Michael Jackson Tribute (Labor Day Weekend – September 2 & 3).


  • $250,000 Sizzlin’ Summer Sweepstakes – Earn entries now through July 2nd. Earn one entry for every 25 Base Tier Credits by playing with your 24K Select Club Card at any slot machine or table game. The Grand Finale is on Sunday, July 2 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Main Atrium.
  • 2023 Maserati Grecale Giveaway – Earn entries now through July 30. Earn one entry for every 25 Base Tier Credits by playing with your 24K Select card at any slot machine or table game. 5X ENTRIES- Every Sunday & Monday; 10X ENTRIES- Friday, July 28, Saturday, July 29 & Sunday, July 30; GRAND FINALE – Sunday, July 3, 4pm Main Atrium. Plus 5 lucky winners will win $500 in Free Play!
  • British Invasion — On Saturday, July 15 guests can enjoy an all-day invasion of music that will bring the UK across the pond to Atlantic City where tribute bands will be paying homage to Britain’s rock and roll legends—The Who, The Beatles and Eric Clapton.
  • JJ Fishing Tournament —Coach Johnson has teamed up with the Atlantic City Sports Commission to extend his world class fishing tournament and bring this high stake and overly entertaining competitive sportfishing experience to Atlantic City on July 16 through July 23 hosted at the Frank S. Farley State Marina at the Golden Nugget.
  • Deckstock — Take a trip back to the Woodstock era with Deckstock, the ultimate 1960’s iconic concert at the hottest party spot in AC, The Deck. Fans can join the psychedelic fun as Deckstock takes them through a live musical journey of impersonators from the Woodstock era. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 12 because Deckstock is an event you don’t want to miss!
  • Wine and Jazz Reception Under the Stars- Enjoy a summer evening under the stars as you mingle amongst wine enthusiasts with delicious international wines, live jazz music, and award-winning cuisine on Friday, August 25 from 7 p.m. -10 p.m. for $79.


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Hard Rock Atlantic City is celebrating its 5th anniversary all summer long! It kicks off on June 28 through July 2 with the $25,000 Sweepstakes and BMW 5 Series Drawing. Each day, ten lucky winners will each receive $500 in Bonus Free Play and at 7 p.m., the winner of a BMW 5 Series 530xi will be announced!

  • On Fri, June 30th Hard Rock in association with North Beach will light up the sky with spectacular Fireworks Display by Grucci.
  • $500,000 Summer Sweepstakes July 3 – Aug 27. Every Sunday, Wild Card members can be a part of a drawing with the grand prize for two winners of $10,000 Cash Each Week! Entries will grow each week for a total of $500,000 being awarded in July & August. For Drawing Dates & Times: Visit www.HardRockHotelAtlanticCity
  • Summer concerts include Bill Burr (July 7 & 8), Peter Frampton (July 16), Santana (July 28 & 29), Donny Osmond (July 30), Hit Musical “Grease” (August 2-14), Incubus (August 11), Rick Springfield (August 12), Leon Bridges (August 25), Keith Urban (September 1 & 2), Sting (September 3), Machine Gun Kelly (September 9) and Zac Brown Band (September 15).
  • Seafood Buffet at Fresh Harvest every Thursday, features all of the seafood favorites fresh from the ocean.
  • Enjoy an elegant brunch overlooking the Boardwalk while sipping on champagne or mimosas at the Sunday Champagne Brunch at Council Oak.
  • Surf’s Up at Hard Rock Atlantic City’s Beach Bar to enjoy ocean breezes and cool libations. For more information and reservations, visit


Ocean Casino Resort

  • Ocean’s $1 Million Sweepstakes

Summer is here and we are celebrating our 5th Birthday in a big way! Get ready for 11 days of fun with our $1,000,000 Sweepstakes beginning June 24 – July 4.

  • Birthday Bar Pop-Up Grand Opening

To celebrate our 5th Birthday this summer, Ocean is transforming 1927 Lounge into Birthday Bar: The Ultimate Birthday Party Pop-Up Experience! From Wednesday, June 28 – Monday, September 4, sip on specialty Birthday cocktails, snap selfies at insta-worthy moments like the balloon wall, live music and more. ***Birthday Bar’s grand opening will take place on Friday, June 30th with Vanderpump Rules legend Jax Taylor hosting the 5th birthday celebration. Come out to Nola’s Bar & Lounge for an afterparty hosted by Jax. Plus, enjoy our specialty themed cocktails and more

  • Drone Show & Fireworks Display

Celebrate the start of summer on Friday, June 30 with a dazzling fireworks spectacular presented by North Beach Atlantic City. Guests can choose from several viewing locations including The Park, Ocean Beach and the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. The event begins at 9:30PM and will be open to the public.

Join us for a spectacular Drone Show & Fireworks Display at The Park in commemoration of Ocean Casino Resort’s 5th Birthday! This incredible show is created from illuminated, synchronized, and choreographed groups of drones that arrange themselves into various aerial formations. Celebrate with us and enjoy this breathtaking display on Friday, July 7 at 9PM. This event will kick off our Fireworks Display taking place every Friday in July! The Park, located on the Lobby level of Ocean Casino Resort, offers three acres of lush landscape and firepits overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Be sure to raise a toast with friends while taking in the amazing view!

Ocean Entertainment & Nightlife

  • Magical Mystery Doors – Sunday, July 2nd

Winner of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Casino Show, Magical Mystery Doors returns to Ovation Hall this summer! The unique concert experience will be available every Sunday from May 28 through September 3!

  • Steve Aoki – Sunday, July 2nd

The 2X Grammy-nominated DJ and producer’s career consists of a lauded cross-genre discography that includes seven studio albums and collaborations with EDM heavy hitters Armand Van Helden, NERVO, Afrojack, Tiësto and more. Don’t miss HQ2 Nightclub & Beachclub resident remix all his hit remixes for a pool party like no other.

  • John Summit – Monday, July 3rd

The Chicago native has quickly become the hottest name in dance music worldwide. Summit’s prolific output has resulted in the accumulation of 6 million monthly Spotify listeners, the top-selling artist across all genres on Beatport in 2021, and a #1 track on US Dance radio with his record ‘Human’.

  • Ice Cube – Friday, July 7th

Ice Cube is one of the most crucial artists in rap history. A razor-sharp lyricist, alternately furious and humorous MC, and accomplished producer, Cube laid the foundation for the legacy of one of the most famous rap groups of all time with fellow rappers Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren. The rapper is known for hits such as “It Was A Good Day”, “You Can Do It” and more.


Resorts Casino Hotel

Resorts Casino Hotel is celebrating their 45th Anniversary all summer long with exciting promotions, giveaways, and entertainment! All new members who join the Star Card Club will receive a commemorative 45th anniversary tote bag and magnet! They can also play and earn up to $1000! Kick off July 4th weekend on the beach and boardwalk at Resorts’ with a free firework show on Friday, June 30, at 9:30PM sponsored by North Beach AC!

Shake Your Groove Thing at Disco Inferno, Resorts’ brand new 70’s tribute show, every Sunday at 8PM in the Superstar Theater! The show features the music and dance moves of iconic artists like The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, ABBA, Michael Jackson and more. The 10+ acts are all performed live by an award-winning cast and promise an immersive trip down memory lane. Tickets start at $29.

Lounge 78, the new retro inspired pop-up bar on the casino floor, will be open through Labor Day. The décor includes all things pop culture from the year 1978 with life size collages and mementos hidden throughout the space. Don’t miss their fun “throwback” drink specials and live entertainment 7 days a week!

  • Friday, June 30 Frank Sinatra Tribute 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. & DJ Ahmed 8 p.m. -2 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 1 Shaun LaBoy 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. & DJ Gary 8 p.m. -2 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 2 Musical Bar Bingo 4 p.m -7 p.m & DJ Chaz 8 p.m. -2 a.m.
  • Monday, July 3 Bar Trivia 5 p.m. – 8 p.m & DJ Clinton 8 p.m. -2 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 4 DJ Frohawk 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • $1,000,000 Rolling 45 Sweepstakes: Friday, June 30 from 2 p.m. -10 p.m. – 45 winners are picked to roll the dice and can win up to $4,500 in slot cash! Activate entries all summer long for a chance at $1,000,000 on September 3.
  • Stars and Stripes Sweepstakes: Saturday, July 1 | Noon-8 p.m. Join us on the casino floor for your chance to win over $45,000 in prizes!
  • Landshark Bar & Grill and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville both have prime beach and boardwalk locations and are open 7 days a week with live entertainment! Check out Margaritaville’s late night happy hour from 10PM to close. Don’t miss funk and r&b band, Smooth Edge, at Landshark on Saturday, July 1st at 8PM. Landshark was recently awarded Best Beach Bar and Best Outdoor Dining by Casino Player Magazine.
  • Sunday Supper at Capriccio | Every Sunday | 4 p.m.- Close Our Sunday Supper menu features a range of mouthwatering dishes, including Chicken Scarpariello, Seafood Risotto, and traditional Italian Gravy. $45 per person + tax and gratuity.
  • Dougherty’s Raw Bar Happy Hour: The best Hapy Hour in AC is right here at Resorts! Dougherty’s Raw Bar award winning Happy Hour is 7 days a week from 4PM-6PM and offers $1 clams, $1.25 oysters and $10 and under apps.
  • AC Jokes | 7 Days A Week | Screening Room: Laugh out loud with some of the funniest comedians on the East Coast! AC Jokes performs stand-up comedy shows 7 days a week and tickets start at just $25.
  • Golden Girls Murder Mystery | Every Saturday | 5 p.m. & 8 p.m. Your favorite ladies from the ‘80’s are throwing a party, and everyone’s invited! Can you solve the murder mystery when the celebration turns sinister? Tickets start at $35.




About the Casino Association of New Jersey

The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) is a trade organization that provides a collective voice for the Atlantic City casino industry by facilitating the exchange of information and ideas between our industry, small businesses, Atlantic City stakeholders and the general public. The CANJ consistently advocates for legislation and initiatives that support the ongoing revitalization of Atlantic City into a world-class destination resort. A thriving casino industry drives economic growth, job creation, increased tax revenue for state and local budgets, and prosperity for city residents, hardworking families and businesses which rely on the casinos for their livelihood. Our goals are simple: protect and grow the tens of thousands of jobs the casino industry supports across New Jersey and continue Atlantic City’s transformation into a world-class destination resort. For additional information, please visit