Pride Parade and Festival 2018 Update

Buffalo & WNY Pride Week is back and taking over the region with a week’s worth of celebration, advocacy and community engagement!
No other event in WNY touches such a varied and large demographic cross-section of residents and visitors, while bringing neighbors together to celebrate pride in our community. And if that’s not awesome enough, it was voted Best Festival in Buffalo for 2017!
Sunday Is The Pride Parade See Details Below and Happy Pride 2018! 
Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018
Time: Parade step-off at noon
Location: The Parade begins at Elmwood Avenue & Forest Avenue and ends at Elmwood Avenue & Allen Street
Registration: Parade registration is free and open to the public / Register to march


The Pride Parade is a time when our community marches together down Elmwood Avenue in celebration of our history and culture, and as a visible representation of the multiple ways there are to be LBGTQ in WNY. With more than 100 organizations participating, it’s a great opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind float.  Or, watch the floats go by from the sidelines with your friends, family and chosen family for a day of fun you won’t forget.


This year’s Pride Parade theme is Icons and Heroes! And yes, this is up to your own interpretation. Recognize a local LGBTQ community leader, pay tribute to your favorite queer artist, recreate an event that made history, produce live-action superhero fan fiction — whatever you do, just run with it!


Line-up begins on Buffalo State campus. For spectators, the parade begins at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Forest Avenue and continues down Elmwood, ending at the corner of Allen Street. Participants and attendees are encouraged to take the NFTA train from either the Allen Street/Medical Campus Station or the Fountain Plaza Station district to the Pride Festival at Canalside

The Pride Festival Will Be Going On Sunday 1-7pm 

Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018     Time: 1 – 7pm

Location: Canalside / 44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY

Security & Prohibited Items: Learn more

General Admission: $10 / FREE for ages 15 and under

Premium Ticket:  $45 / 21+ only in this area / Learn more



This is the main event! Join us for a vibrant celebration of WNY’s LGBTQ community. The festival features entertainment, community organizations, family activities, food and beverage vendors, retail vendors, and live performances.
We hope to see you at the Festival. Bring some new faces, too! Invite your friends and family who haven’t experienced the Festival to come and see what it’s all about.


We’ve got a full lineup this year!

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