Spring Festivals Breeze into Atlantic City

Events, Things to Do — By melodymoser on April 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm

It’s that time of year when weekend festivals begin to pop up like tulips.  The weather has warmed up, the trees and flowers are in bloom, and it’s time to get out of the house and have some fun!   If you’re looking for things to do in the Atlantic City area, here are a few suggestions:

The Strictly Corvette Show

For all of you corvette lovers out there, the 2nd annual Strictly Corvette show, to be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center on April 24 – 25, is a great venue for corvette enthusiasts to share their love of the Car.  Come on out and see old classics, make new friends, and celebrate everything that is “Corvette”.  There will be 300 booths of vendors and hundreds of newer, classic and one of a kind ‘Vettes.

Phone: 609-449-2000
Admission: $20.00; Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult
Hours: Saturday: 10:00am-7:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

6th Annual Celtic Festival

Bagpipers at Celtic Festival

Bagpipers at the Celtic Festival

Enjoy all things from the Isles as Historic Cold Spring Village goes Celtic!  On June 5 – 6, you’ll find pipe bands, dance workshops, craft vendors, children’s activities, a pub area with live music, traditional instruments, storytelling and much more.  Celebrate the traditions of the Celtic Highlands with three staging areas featuring music, dance performances and other entertainment.

Note:  The festival will be held on the grounds only, the buildings will be closed.

Phone: 609 898-2300 x18
Admission: $8 – $6
Hours: 10:00am-4:30pm

New Orleans Carnivale and Crafters’ Fair

Held outdoors on June 6 at the Renault Winery Resort’s beautiful festival grounds, the Carnivale features New Orleans Cuisine and live music with Ed Wise (who fled Katrina to come to Philadelphia to rebuild his life and band) and his new Orleans Jazz Band, playing in the tradition of Louis Armstrong and Pete Fountain.

There will also be a wide variety of crafters displaying their uniquely beautiful art and artistry.   Come for a fabulous day of great music and fantastic food with a wine and beer garden and fun for everyone!

Wine enthusiasts, don’t miss the winery tours and wine tasting and Renault’s historic Antique Wine Glass Museum.

Phone: 609-965-2111
Admission: Free
Hours: Sun 12 Noon to 5:00pm

Down on the Farm

On June 12 – 13th at Historic Cold Spring Village, celebrate the heritage of the American farm.  Antique tractors and engines will be on display, and there will be horse-drawn plowing and carriage rides.  The kids will love the hay maze and petting the farm animals.

Phone: 609-898-2300 x18
Admission: $8 – $6
Hours: 10:00am-4:30pm

[Photos courtesy of Historic Cold Spring Village, and KevinPayravi]

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