Music and fireworks in Avalon
What Is It: Bay-Atlantic Symphony will be presenting a concert tonight inside Avalon Community Hall. After the concert, Avalon presents one of the largest fireworks displays along the state's coastline at about 9:15 p.m. at the 30th Street beach.
What to Expect: The sixth summer of Avalon performances by Bay-Atlantic Symphony starts tonight with a program titled "Quest and Delights of Freedom." The concert is an all-American patriotic celebration of our country. The program will include "The Star Spangled Banner," John Philip Sousa's "Washington Post March" and "Stars and Stripes Forever," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" and five Leroy Anderson favorites - "Syncopated Clock," "Promenade," "Blue Tango," "Waltzing Cat" and "Sleigh Ride."
Event Info: "Quest and Delights of Freedom" begins 7 tonight in the community hall at 30th Street and the beach. The concert and fireworks are free and open to the public. No tickets are needed for the concert, and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit avalonboro.org
Kozak the Magician, Tropicana, Comedy Stop, mature PG-14 material, 7:15 p.m. show, 6:15 p.m. dinner seating, $20 show only ($10 ages 11 and younger); $30 dinner and show. 609-348-0920.
Legends in Concert, Bally's, Palace Theater, 3 and 8 p.m. $32.50. 609-340-2709.
"The House Party" with T-Fox, Resorts, Superstar Theater, 3:30 and 8 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.
"Identity: An Exhibition of You," Franklin Institute traveling exhibit, Trump Plaza's East Tower, noon to 7 p.m., $12 adults, $8 ages 12 and younger. 609-441-6000.
Gordie Brown, Golden Nugget, The Showroom, 8 p.m. 800-777-8477.
Jodi Weiner, Joe Moffa, Allen Havey, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.
David Sayh, Tracey MacDonald and Greg Morton, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older,
10 p.m., $25.
N.J. Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, Research & Education Center, 600 Route 47, Middle Township, and Northwood Center on Lily Lake, Cape May Point, birding trip, $10 show and go: Cape May Point, 7:30 a.m., at platform. 609-861-0700.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, salt-marsh film and trail walks, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.; live animal program 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and seining for tidal life at 3:15 p.m., $4 adults, $3 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.
9 p.m., Congress Street beach, Cape May. 609-884-9565 or capemayrecreation.org
Wine Down Wednesdays, 3 to 8 p.m., Natali Vineyards, 221 N. Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House, live music, $5 wine tastings, vendors, picnic area, activities, free admission. 609-465-0075 or natalivineyards. com
Ocean City Bike parades,
10 a.m., by North End Garden Civic Association, starting at Longport Bridge parking lot, registration 9 a.m., also 10 a.m. by South Ocean City Association, registration 9 a.m., 40th and Asbury Avenue. 609-525-9300.
Kite-flying contest, by Air Circus, registration 6 p.m., Ninth Street beach, Ocean City; Yo Yo demonstrations and contests,
7 p.m.; Hula Hoop contest for all ages, 7:30 p.m. 609-399-9343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Musical fireworks display, 9:30 p.m., off Ninth Street beach, by Music Pier, Ocean City. 609-525-9300.
Wristband Wednesdays, 4 to
7 p.m., Gillian's Funland Amusement Park, Marina District, 42nd Place and the Bay, Sea Isle City, unlimited ride passes, $20. 609-263-1363 or gilliansfunland.com
Family Night Dance Party, 7 to 9 p.m., Excursion Park Band Shell, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City, free. 609-263-TOUR or seaislecitynj.us
Independence Day Fireworks Display, 9 p.m., from the beach at JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City, rain date Thursday. seaislecitynj.us
Fourth of July Parade,
10:30 a.m., step-off Common-wealth Avenue at Williard Road, Strathmere, end Bayview Avenue at Deauville Inn for refreshments. 609-263-6846.
Fireworks show, 10 p.m., from beach at Pine Avenue, Wildwood. 609-729-9000 or WildwoodsNJ.com
Patriotic 5K fun run and 1-mile walk, 9 a.m., registration 7 to 8:45 a.m., Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, benefits Vietnam Memorial Wall, $25 adults, $10 children 18 and younger. 609-827-7062 or
"Let it Rock" fireworks show, 9:30 p.m. along the Boardwalk and beach, Atlantic City, free. doatlanticity.com
3-D Sound & Light Show, approximately 10:20 p.m. following fireworks show, on Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, free. doatlanticity.com
Kevin Rudolf, free concert,
10 p.m., following fireworks show, Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Jim Craine and Atlantic City All Star Band, Red, White And Blue Celebration Of America Concert, 7:30 to 9:15 p.m., Brighton Park Amphitheater, Park Place, Atlantic City, free. 609-343 6326.
Trisha Rapier and the Barry Levitt Trio, Broadway show tunes, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest, bring blanket or chair, free, in case of inclement weather show held in gymnasium at Wildwood Crest Pier Recreation Center, Heather Road and Ocean Avenue.
"Annie," 2 p.m., Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven,
$36 to $54. 609-492-9477 or surflight.org
"God of Carnage," comedy,
8 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, Cape May, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. 609-884-1341 or capemaystage.org
"Ruth Draper's Company of Characters," 8:30 p.m., East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, free age 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or
Summer of Stars Comedy and Concerts Series, "Firecracker Funnies Show," 10 p.m., starring Geno Bisconte, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $20 to $60, VIP seats $89. 609-492-9477 or catcharisingstar.com
Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Sammy's Beach Bar, 609-340-2000 - Element K, 2 p.m.;
DJ Xtina, 3 p.m.; Star 69, 7 p.m.; DJ Micah, 8 p.m.
Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Live Bar, 800-777-8477 - Second Majesty, 8:30 p.m.
Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Rock Star Karoke with Big Ragu, 9 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Sindustry Wednesday DJ Vito G, 10 p.m.; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Kay Jay, 10 p.m.
Revel, 500 Boardwalk: The Social, 609-572-6488 - Crazy in Stereo, 10 p.m.
Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Anthem,
609-576-5206 - Fish Out OF Water and DJs, 10 p.m.; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.
W.L.Goodfellows and Co., 310 E. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1942 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.
Bobby Dee's Rock'n Chair Restaurant, 2409 Dune Drive, 609-967-3300 - Love & Branca, 7 p.m.
Jack's Place, 3601 Ocean Drive, 609-967-5001 - Modern Bliss, 9 p.m.
The Princeton, 2008 Dune Drive, 215-725-8681 - DJ,
The Windrift, 80th Street and the Beach, 609-368-5175 - Dennis Holmes, 3 p.m.; Patrick Stoner Duo, 4 p.m.; Mike LaGuardia, 6 p.m.; DJ Will, DJ Jeff Walden and Lost in Paris, 10 p.m.
Lefty's Tavern, 547 North Main St., 609-607-0707 - Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.
The Bridgewater Pub, 22 S. Laurel St., 856-455-9551 - DJs, 9 p.m.
Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 29 Perry St., 609-884-6507 - Third Degree with Margie Staples, 9 p.m.
Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Hall, 888-944-1816 - Matt Santry, 8 p.m.
The Rusty Nail, 205 Beach Drive, 609-884-8421 - Wesley Ochs, 4:30 p.m.; BaNaNa Trio, 9 p.m.
Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., 609-884-5970 - Blondage,
The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St., on the Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 - Family Friendly Trivia, 8 p.m.
The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Karaoke, 9 p.m.
Egg Harbor Township
A Touch of Italy, 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855 - Alex Glover and Bob Mower,
JD's Pub and Grille, 45 S. New York Road, 609-404-9000 - Quizzo, 8 p.m.
Long Beach Island
Nardi's Tavern, 118th Street and The Boulevard, Haven Beach, 609-492-9538 - Weird Karaoke, Rock Lobsters, 9 p.m.
Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Ave., 609-823-1163 - Joe Mancini and Friends, 7 p.m.
Tomatoe's, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535 - Rock and Roll Sushi, 9 p.m.
Applebee's Restaurant, 700 Consumer Square, 609-383-9290 - Quizzo, 9 p.m.
Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Live music, noon to 6 p.m.
Sea Isle City
Kix McNutley's Bar, 63rd Street and Landis Avenue,
609-263-7286 - Sensational Soul Cruisers, 10 p.m.
La Costa Lounge, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-3756 - The Insiders, 5 p.m.; Split Decision, 10:30 p.m.
The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 -Secret Service, 4 p.m.
Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - Rad & Kell, 4:30 p.m.; The Juliano Brothers, 10 p.m.
Applebee's Restaurant, 51 Bethel Rd., 609-653-2270 - Quizzo, 8:30 p.m.
Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665 - Karaoke with Troy, 10 p.m.
Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Bob Campanell, 5 p.m., Raggae with SMB, 6 p.m.