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Memorial Day Weekend 2012: Jersey Shore Events From Beyonce to Ocean City and Wildwood

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Beyonce Atlantic CityHeaded down the shore this weekend? There’s plenty of stuff to do so pack your warm-weather clothes, grab your suntan lotion and get ready to have some fun in the sun down the shore.

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to the summer season at the Jersey Shore. From traditional family activities like getting ice-cream, your favorite pizza and boardwalk fries to events hosted by major celebrities and music artists there’s something for everyone this Memorial Day.

There’s so much to “Do in AC” over the holiday weekend from lounging poolside and sipping a fruity cocktail in the Pool After Dark nightclub at Atlantic City skyline Harrah’s Resort while Kim Kardashian hosts the party, to attending one of Beyonce’s concerts at the new mega resort Revel, which officially opens Friday, May 25. If Kim and Bey aren’t for you check out Paul Anka, who will be performing at Harrah’s or Pitbull, who will take the stage at Borgata.

Beginning Friday, May 25 and running through Wednesday, July 11 patrons can watch Whitney Houston, Adele, Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Justin Timberlake and Marilyn Monroe perform — well, actually you can watch “performers” honor these artists in the acclaimed show, "Legends In Concert" at Bally’s Atlantic City.

Want to shop until you drop? Well, the Tanger Outlets are the place for you to go this holiday weekend. Enjoy their BIG Memorial Day Sale May 25-28, plus find extra savings during their four day sidewalk sale!    

On Friday, Ocean City hosts the annual Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge into the Ocean.  Saturday a tribute concert to the 70’s band Chicago is scheduled at the Music Pier and will be performed by a nine piece SOS Show Band.  

Wildwood BeachWildwood will hold their Celebration of Heroes Festival over the holiday weekend. The Wildwoods salute America’s military service men and women, veterans and first responders with a live concert, entertainment, sports events, activates and a USO Variety Show featuring Joe Piscopo and his 17-piece orchestra; Michael Longoria, original cast member (Frankie Valli) of the hit Broadway Show The Jersey Boys; Miss America 2012 and Lee Greenwood.

This weekend, Cape May will host a Memorial Day Celebration and the 23rd Annual Cape May Music Festival. Plus, from now until Labor Day join Cape Resorts Group in their celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Congress Hall with “The Benjamin” a special travel package that provides guests with a $100 resort credit. In 1816 Congress Hall was a boarding house and now it’s a premiere hotel. Congress Hall is one of America’s earliest seaside resorts and will mark the occasion with a cocktail reception, ribbon cutting, special flagpole dedication and the resort’s first annual sandcastle contest.

Whether relaxing on the beach, strolling the boardwalk, taking in a show, hosting a BBQ or attending a service honoring those who served the nation there’s a plethora of fun-filled events at the Jersey Shore waiting for you this Memorial Day Weekend.

Veronica Dudo is an award-winning journalist covering everything from breaking news to red carpet celebrity interviews. Follow her on Twitter @VeronicaDudo and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Veronica-Dudo/193258274047563

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