New Jersey Has Big Plans For July 4 Holiday Weekend

New Jersey Has Big Plans For July 4 Holiday Weekend
By Lou Monaco

With summer in full swing and coronavirus pandemic restrictions lifted throughout the state, New Jersey residents are looking to celebrate America’s birthday in a big way.

Here is an extensive list of Fourth of July weekend activities currently on the calendar in New Jersey. And these don’t include round-the-clock sports betting:

Bally’s Atlantic City

Under new ownership, Bally’s AC is celebrating the Fourth of July all month long with live music, fresh seafood, BBQs, summer drinks and more.

Borgata Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

A 20-minute fireworks display by Grucci starts at 9:20 p.m. with New Jersey’s 19-year old Mara Justine, who sang her way to top finalist on both season 9 of “America’s Got Talent” and season 16 of “American Idol,” performing the national anthem to kick off the show. South Jersey radio station 95.1 WAYV will broadcast live for all listeners to enjoy the sounds of the festive fireworks explosion and music programming.

Borgata Comedy Club’s stage at The Music Box will feature three back-to-back headline performances July 3-4 with tickets starting at $25 and can be purchased at

One lucky winner will be chosen every 17 minutes from noon to 10 p.m. from July 1 to July 4 to get $1,776 bonus slot dollars.

Check out the Borgata online casino and Borgata sportsbook before heading to Atlantic City.

Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City

Enjoy $69 rooms all summer long with the from Beach to Bay promotion. Visitors can take advantage of new offerings through all three properties with the "Power of Three” at Harrah's Resort, Caesars, and Tropicana. From fireworks at Tropicana, vibe dining at Harrah's Resort, and an epic Nero's brunch at Caesars; Sign-up for Caesars Rewards and receive three (3) free offers to dine, stay and play as a new member. Players who activate on July 2 and July 5 will be awarded a 10X reward credit multiplier bonus.

Check out the Caesars online casino and Caesars sportsbook.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City

On July 4, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Finale will take place at 6 p.m. — earn 10x entries from Friday, July 2 through Sunday July 4. Live entertainment will be all weekend long starting July 1 through July 5 at The Deck and Rush Lounge.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Hard Rock is going all in Fourth of July Weekend with a $150,000 Sweepstakes that will award 28 winners the chance to take home cash and free play prizes, which includes $50,000 awarded at each drawing. The promotion will take place July 4 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. with entries earned beginning July 2.

Throughout the holiday weekend, there will be 29 bands on stages throughout the resort.

Check out the Hard Rock online casino and Hard Rock sportsbook.

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

The Pool After Dark offers a tropical oasis environment and has merged food and drink presentations with an out-of-the-box nightlife experience featuring fire throwers, aerialists, dancers, and mermaids. Vibe Dining is now available Friday and Saturday evenings from 7-11 before The Pool After Dark transitions to nightlife from 11 p.m.- 3 a.m.

Martorano’s will be celebrating its anniversary on July 2 and combines food, music and movie entertainment to create a unique dining experience. For the anniversary dinner, guests can enjoy live entertainment from the Blue Notes.

Check out Harrah’s online casino before reaching the resort.

Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford

Fan Appreciation Night is set for July 3. Fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, soda and $2 beer. These concession items are available at the Café, Backyard Grill and rooftop Terrace. Plus, following the races fans are encouraged to stay for a free fireworks show set to start at approx. 11:30 p.m.

Ocean Casino Resort Atlantic City

The casino celebrates its third anniversary with a $100,000 sweepstakes on July 3 from 2-11 p.m., followed by a 2021 BMW sweepstakes on July 4 from 2-11 p.m.

The resort will unveil its re-imagined and re-designed Ocean Rewards loyalty program effective July 1 offering new perks and benefits, two new players lounges and more.

Entertainment is back with headlining performances returning to Ovation Hall, and live entertainment at the all-new Park, as well as Villain & Saint and Sky Café.

Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City

Resorts will feature live entertainment at LandShark Bar & Grill, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Bar One.

Casino promotions include 2x Tier Point Multiplier (July 2 from 6-9 p.m.); 10x cashback (slot play only) on July 3 from 6-9 p.m.; Resorts 1st slot machine in AC free pull on July 4 from 2-10 p.m. in the Margaritaville Lobby and earn five tier points to participate and 2x comp multiplier on July 4 from 6 a.m.-5:59 p.m.

On July 5 from 1-7 p.m. at the promotions booth, earn two tier points and you will receive a Hot Summer Fun T-shirt.

Check out Resorts online casino and Resorts sportsbook.

Tropicana Atlantic City

It offers a free 10-minute fireworks show by Grucci every Saturday through Sept. 4 at 10 p.m.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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