Pride Week is more than just a parade and festival, it’s about our entire Buffalo community coming together to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture and identity. We all celebrate Pride in different ways, which is why you’ll find a wide range of events to support during Buffalo Pride Week. Take a look at the calendar below for information on each unique event.

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June 2022

WNY Pride 5k

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June 1 | 12:30 AMJune 30 | 11:30 PM
| $45

WNYPride5K.org - Join Niagara Pride’s 1st WNY Pride 5K – a virtual 5K run/walk fundraiser to benefit Niagara Pride, Inc. This year, the Buffalo Sabres are proud official sponsor. To register as a participant, go to: WNYPride5K.org The WNY Pride 5K is a virtual race and walk, allowing individuals wishing to participate the opportunity to complete the event anywhere they choose…be it their treadmill, a gym, outside in a park, or their favorite running/walking location. Participants can complete the WNY Pride 5K anytime between June…

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Pride Flag Raising Ceremonies in Niagara County

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June 1June 3

KICKING OFF PRIDE MONTH IN NIAGARA COUNTY - PRIDE FLAG RAISING CEREMONIES - 6/1/2022 On June 1, 2022 at various times throughout the day, Niagara Pride will be partnering with the various local government offices, the  State Park of Niagara Falls, and ArtPark in Lewiston to do Pride Flag Raising Ceremonies. We welcome folks to attend the ceremonies and advise that attendees will need to wear masks and maintain proper social distancing.  Each ceremony will be streamed live on Niagara…

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Pride Market

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June 4 | 10:00 AM3:00 PM
| Free

Come show your PRIDE at the Buffalo Holiday Market this weekend! Get a flight of PRIDE mimosas from the Traveling Tipsy Bar, a pride braid from Braids by Cassie, and shop small from local LGBTQ+ vendors.

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Pride Parade 2022

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June 5 | 11:00 AM1:00 PM
| Free
Buffalo Pride Week

Join us in marching down Elmwood Avenue as we celebrate our history and all who make up our vibrant LGBTQ+ community here in Western New York. We’ll come together in the spirit of love and inclusivity to march with friends and allies for the “Homecoming” celebration we’ve all been waiting for. With more than 150 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 or chosen…

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Pride Festival 2022

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June 5 | 1:00 PM7:00 PM

This is the main event! Immediately following the Parade, join us for a vibrant celebration of WNY’s LGBTQ+ community, featuring entertainment, family activities, food and beverage, nonprofit and retail vendors and live performances. And while you’re at it, bring some new faces! Invite friends and family who haven’t experienced the Festival to come and see what it’s all about. Featuring performances and entertainment by Rebecca Black, Kornbread, Sonja Morgan (Real Housewives of New York) and Margaret Josephs (Real Housewives of…

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Loncé The Starr’s 2nd Annual Pride Festival

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June 11 | 11:00 AM6:00 PM

This year I’m making history again. It’s my cities second pride festival celebration June 11th allocated at Gill Creek Park. Niagara Falls NY 11am-6pm and I would love for you so to come out and celebrate. This event is for all and to represent us in ways others won’t. Food, drinks, entertainment and a unforgettable experience. There will be a pop up shop with a few of our local vendors, Drag brunch, a talent show and fashion show. We are…

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Newfane Family Fun Pride Fest

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June 11 | 12:00 PM3:30 PM

Join Niagara Pride and Calhoon's Pub in bringing Pride to Newfane, NY with the 1st ever Newfane Family Fun Pride Fest.  Bring your family, friends, or just yourself to this laid back and fun event designed to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride in Newfane, NY. Enjoy entertainment and lawn games.  Food will be available for purchase at Calhoon's Pub. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets to hang out in restaurant's back lawn area. Superheroes will be on hand for…

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Oliver Street Pride Fest

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June 18 | 11:00 AM5:00 PM

Oliver Street Pride Fest – the Oliver Street Merchant Association is bringing back the Oliver Street Pride Festival this year to North Tonawanda; representatives from Niagara Pride will be on hand along with live entertainment, crafters, artisans, food vendors and more; Event runs from 11:00am to 5:00pm at Heritage Park on Oliver St., North Tonawanda, NY. Schedule of Entertainment! 10:45AM: Ceremonial Flag Raising Noon: Drag Show 1PM: Oasis Dance Troop Belly Dance Demonstration 2PM: Drag Show 3PM: Yellow Jack Duo…

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Niagara Falls Family Fun Pride Day

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June 25 | 11:00 AM4:00 PM

Join Niagara Pride in bringing Pride to Niagara Falls, NY with the 1st ever Niagara Falls Family Fun Pride Day.  Bring your family, friends, or just yourself to this laid back and fun event designed to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride in Niagara Falls, NY.

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Buffalo’s Original Drag Brunch

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June 26 | 12:00 PM3:00 PM

Buffalo's Original Drag Brunch with your host, Keke Valasquez-Lord, at Tappo Pizza and Thin Man Brewery on Chandler St! Kick-off your Sunday by partying with royalty! Meet your queens: Keke Valasquez-Lord (Host) Chevon Davis Bebe Bulgari Chyna Dior General Admission $10 presale / $15 door VIP $65 presale / $75 door - includes admission, open bar (excludes shots). If attending with friends, it's best to purchase tickets together so we can try to seat you together when possible. Please note…

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