A ‘testament’ to Bay Ridge: Thousands flock to nabe for Fun on Fifth Festival

Thousands flocked to Bay Ridge on Sunday, June 2 for the 30th annual Fun on Fifth Festival.
Photo by Arthur de Gaeta

Thousands of Brooklynites descended upon Bay Ridge on Sunday, June 2 for a milestone installment of the Fun on Fifth Festival.

The street fair, hosted by the Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), spanned Fifth Avenue from 69th to 85th streets, and featured something for everyone.

The festival kicked off bright and early, with vendors and performers hitting the pavement as soon as 10 a.m. The fun lasted all day, with crafts, games and interactive shows for little ones, and plenty of food and drink from local merchants and vendors from across the borough.

Performers wowed the crowds all day.Photo by Arthur de Gaeta
A band performs outside of Mussels & More.Photo by Arthur de Gaeta

“The Bay Ridge 5th Avenue BID is delighted to announce the resounding success of the 30th Annual Fifth Avenue Festival, a landmark event commemorating three decades of vibrant celebration,” Elizabeth Lovejoy, the group’s executive director, told Brooklyn Paper in a statement. “The 30th Annual Festival showcased an impressive array of attractions, including live music performances, captivating art exhibitions, a diverse selection of food and merchandise, and a special area for children’s activities featuring amusement and pony rides. The festival truly had something for everyone, creating an atmosphere of joy and community spirit.”

Lovejoy said the BID was proud to celebrate the fair’s 30th year.

“The Annual Fifth Avenue Festival has evolved into a cherished tradition in our community, uniting merchants, residents, and visitors in a collective celebration of our vibrant spirit,” she said. “This year’s event was a testament to our enduring community bonds and the dynamic energy that defines Bay Ridge.”

Kids games and rides were aplenty.
There were plenty of foods to choose from.Photo by Arthur de Gaeta