Parkfest Bradley Beach returns to Riley Park for a full day of music and fun activities on Sunday, July 9.
Presented by the Borough of Bradley Beach and Telegraph Hill Records, this free event begins at 11 am with yoga, followed by non-stop music from noon until 7:30pm on two stages in the park. Visitors can stroll through the park to shop at the vendor market, play chess or lawn games, enjoy a variety of food, or stop in at the beer garden hosted by Bradley Brew Project.
This year’s event also features a third satellite stage at UVA Restaurant’s back patio bar sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. “Parkfest 2022 was such a huge success, we’re thrilled to bring this back for our community,” said Bradley Beach Mayor Larry Fox. “The great music, vendor market and activities kept the park filled for the entire day.”
Platinum sponsors include New Jersey American Water, Holmdel-based music technology company Vydia, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. NJ American Water will be at the event providing free water and sharing information on water conservation. Additional sponsors include Monmouth County Tourism and Bradley Brew Project. Contributing partners include 90.5 the Night Brookdale Public Radio and Bradley Beach Business Alliance.
Now in its 5th year, Parkfest has been run annually by Telegraph Hill Records since 2019. The event began in Highlands, NJ, went to a virtual livestream in 2020, and made a stop in Atlantic Highlands before landing in its new home in Bradley Beach in 2022. The spacious Riley Park allowed the event to expand to include a small vendor market and several food trucks. This year’s event will include more than twice as many vendors and food trucks.Telegraph Hill Records is an independent record label based out of Asbury Park, NJ and New York City, NY. Its mission is to record and promote unique artists performing along the Jersey Shore, expand on the legendary Sound of Asbury Park, and widen its potential audience through one collective identity. The organization produces events that support its mission, including What A Wonderful Year Music Festival every December.