August 22, 2017
Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10, the Atlantic City Seafood Festival returns, this year at a new location.
The 2017 festival will take place in the large outdoor space between the Showboat Hotel and the former Revel Hotel. The more centralized location is an easy walk from the boardwalk.
While the festival caters to seafood-loving foodies, there's more to do than just eat and drink.
Attendees can check out a wine seminar, watch a cooking demo, enter a crab cake eating contest, show off in the chowder cook-off, shop local vendors or dance to live music. Bruce Springsteen tribute band BSTREETBAND will perform on Saturday and Sublime tribute band Badfish will perform on Sunday.
The family-friendly event has activities for kids, too. Young guests can watch live sand sculpting as well as make their own creations.
Those with pets can enter the second annual Pet Costume Contest, benefiting The Humane Society of Atlantic County. Entry is $5.
The contest will take place 3 p.m. Sunday. Pets can win for "Most Original," "Best Sea Creature Theme," "People’s Choice" or "Owner/Pet Look-Alike."
General admission tickets to the 2017 Atlantic City Seafood Festival are $10. Those under the age of 12 can attend for free.
A portion of the general admission proceeds will benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.
The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days.
Saturday, Sept. 9, through Sunday, Sept. 10
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | $10 admission fee; pay-as-you-go for food & drink
Next to the Showboat Hotel
701 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ