While the busy summer season may be coming to its unofficial end, there is still one more weekend to squeeze in some fun. Labor Day weekend is packed with parties, races and other exciting events. After this weekend, you’ll be ready to bid farewell to another amazing summer season and bring on fall.
Beach workouts with the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center will have its last session from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1. This low impact fitness class will close out the summer beach fitness series. The class is free, just bring a towel. Located at the 6th Street beach in Ocean City. For more information go to OCNJ.us. Saturday, Sept. 2, is your last chance to enjoy the Brigantine Art Walk, an evening filled with music, shopping and, of course, art. The event begins at 2 p.m. with a performance by guitarist Reid Alburger, followed by Danny K at 4 p.m. and the Craig Carey Band at 6 p.m. Located at Haneman Park, 15th Street and Revere Blvd. in Brigantine. For more information go to BrigantineArtWalk.com.
Providence Nightclub at Tropicana Atlantic City will close their doors for good after Labor Day Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 2. DJ Encore will host its last party in style. Providence is open from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Saturday. Located at 2801 Pacific Ave. in Atlantic City. For more information call 609-345-7809 or go to ProvidenceClubAC.com.
Friday, Sept. 1, is the last day for the kids’ camp at Stacey’s Surf Camp, followed up by the last adult session on Saturday, Sept. 2. Both camps start at 9 a.m., and preregistration is required. A one day drop-in surf camp is $65 for kids 6 to 17 and runs from 9 to 11 a.m. The adult surf camp is $40 and runs from 9 to 10 a.m. Stacey’s Surf Camp will remain open past Labor Day and offer SUP excursions, adult lessons, dock yoga and more. Located at 9511 Amherst Ave. in Margate. For more information call 609-705-SURF or go to StaceySurfCamp.com.
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Labor Day will not usurp International Bacon Day — at least not at Ducktown Tavern. Head to the Atlantic City favorite noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, for Bacon Fest, featuring bacon-themed food and drinks, plus food vendors, crafters, live music and more. Located at 2400 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City. Go to DucktownBaconFest.
Laguna Grill and Rum Bar has Labor Day Weekend booked with some great concerts on the beach. Located at 1400 Ocean Ave. in Brigantine. For more information call 609-266-7731 or go to LagunaGrillAndRumBar.com.
Friday, Sept. 1: The Amish Outlaws will take the stage at 6 p.m. for a family-friendly event. There is no cover charge. At 10 p.m. GoodMan Fiske will also perform.
Saturday, Sept. 2: 39 Mariner plays at 6 p.m., followed by Drop Derad Sexy at 10 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 3: Live music all day will close out the season at Laguna. Doors open at noon and performances start at 1 p.m. with Incognito, followed by the Dan Burke Acoustic Band at 5 p.m., Lipbone Redding Trio at 7 p.m. and Lima Bean Riot at 10 p.m. There is no cover for this event.
Comedian Jim Florentine Headlines the Playground Pier’s Labor Day Live Music and Comedy Show. Live music begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, with Jim Florentine taking the stage at 8 p.m. then again at 10 p.m. Located at 1 Atlantic Ocean at the Playground Pier in Atlantic City. For more information go to BridgestoneEntertainment.com.
The country’s third tallest lighthouse will be open for climbs under the full moon Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Shawn Mathey, Cody Austin and Roy Hage will delight the audience with arias and showpieces at the Our Three Tenors concert with the Ocean City Pops. The concert will take place at the Ocean City Music Pier, and starts 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3. Tickets are $20. Located at Moorelyn Terrace and the Boardwalk. For more information or to purchase tickets call 609-399-6111 or go to OceanCityVacation.com/BoxOffice.
Labor Day races
The OCNJ Labor Day Race will take off at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4. This five-mile beach run and one-mile fun run/walk is a great way to bid farewell to summer. The price is $20 for pre-registration, $25 on race day and $10 for kids 14 and under. Located at the 23rd Street Beach. For more information go to OCNJ.US/Race-Events.
Post-Labor Day fun
Ocean City’s Music Pier will host the Music of the Knights concert with the Ocean City Pops. Starting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, the Pops will celebrate the music of Britain’s most legendary, and knighted, songwriters: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney. Tickets are $20 and $25. Located at Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk in Ocean City. For more information or to purchase tickets call 609-399-6111 or go to OceanCityVacation.com/BoxOffice.
Tropicana invites all Atlantic and Cape May County residents to a “locals-only” week of fun. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5, and ending Monday, Sept. 11, locals with valid identification can enjoy a week of specials from restaurants, shops and bars throughout the Tropicana. Located at 2831 Boardwalk in Atlantic City. For more information call 609-340-4000 or go to Tropicana.net
The Somers Point Beach Concert series will host two concerts over Labor Day Weekend. Shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. The concerts are held at The William Morrow Beach/Municipal Beach Park. Located on Bay Avenue between New Jersey and Higbee Avenues in Somers Point. For more information go to SomersPointBeachConcerts.com. Here’s what to expect:
- Friday, Sept. 1: The Billy Walton Big Band will take the stage with special guest Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez, the original drummer in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
- Sunday, Sept. 3: A special 25th anniversary holiday show will feature the two-time Grammy-winner Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience, playing a Creole style of blues, plus a “Last Waltz 40” tribute to Bob Dylan and The Band.
Tropicana will wrap up its heart-pounding weekly fireworks display 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Located at 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Go to Tropicana.net for more.
The Ventnor Beach Concert Series will have its last concert of the season at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3. Ken Shiles & Ci Bon will close out the season with hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Spectators should bring their beach chairs. Located at the Newport Avenue Beach in Ventnor. For more information go to AmazingVetnor.com.