ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Volleyball Olympians, boxing matches between police and firefighters, a sand sculpting competition, free concerts on the beach, and daredevil plane pilots are just some of the non-gambling attractions Atlantic City has planned for this summer.
The events are part of the resort’s strategy to attract more visitors with events that don’t involve gambling, and most of them are free.
The AVP pro beach volleyball tour will return to Atlantic City Sept. 5-7.
The Fire On the Water festival will include the police vs. fire boxing match, and a firefighter skills competition.
Country music star Blake Shelton is playing for free on the beach July 31, and a second big-name concert is planned for Aug. 3. That act has not yet been announced.
Other events include sand sculpting and wine tasting.