Schedule of Events

2017 Schedule

Tuesday, August 15
*Doors to Boardwalk Hall open at 11am* 

Time Event Location
12:00 Noon Introductory Program including Atlantic County Freeholder Chairman Frank Formica and God Bless America by Madison Dougherty Boardwalk Hall
12:05 PM Mass of the Assumption with Bishop Dennis Sullivan Boardwalk Hall
1:15 PM Procession to the surf for the Wedding of the Sea with Bishop Sullivan and Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian Beach in front of Boardwalk Hall
1:00 – 8:00 PM Festival grounds open St. Michael’s Parking Lot and Quaremba Hall

About

The Wedding of the Sea Festival is the parish’s signature annual event.  The Wedding of the Sea tradition began in Venice around the year 1000 AD.  The civil and religious leaders of Venice performed an annual “wedding” between  the city and the Mediterranean Sea on the Feast of the Ascension of Christ.  The ritual symbolized the maritime power’s vital relationship to the sea.  The tradition came to Atlantic City through St. Michael’s Church, an historically Italian parish, but was celebrated on a different feast, the Assumption of Mary.  Whether the destination is the beach, the Boardwalk, or the casinos, the great appeal of Atlantic City is the Atlantic Ocean.  The Wedding of the Sea Festival celebrates the relationship of the city and the sea and asks God to grant success to the work of so many to build up our great city.

The Wedding of the Sea Festival will feature 10+ restaurant and bakery vendors, a beer garden, children’s games, face painting, and live music.

Bus Program

NEW this year: the Wedding of the Sea BUS PROGRAM to make it even easier for organizations and larger groups to join in the celebration!
Choose one of two packages:

GAMING DROP OFF (at Caesar’s/Bally’s on the boardwalk, nearest to Boardwalk Hall)
– $20.00 in free play for Bally’s or Caesar’s*
– $1 “Festival Bucks” for redemption at any retail or food/beverage vendor at Festival
– Reserved seating at the Mass in Boardwalk Hall

PROGRAM DROP OFF (location TBA – best proximity to ceremony)
– $1 “Festival Bucks” for redemption at any retail or food/beverage vendor at Festival
– Reserved seating at the Mass in Boardwalk Hall

Ask about the continental breakfast (based on bus trip route and schedule)

To make reservations, or if you have questions, call Casino Sales – (800) 355-7636

Pricing and departure times to the event will be based on the selected package.
*The casino bonus is $20.00 Free Play per person, everyone on bus must be 21 yrs or older.

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