Buffalo Pride Week 2022
Buffalo Pride Week 2022 returns from Tuesday, May 31st through Sunday, June 5th!
The annual weeklong Buffalo Pride Week celebration includes family-friendly events, fitness-related events, art events, club parties and much more, at various locations and venues throughout Western New York. The Pride Parade and Festival are traditionally considered the grand finale of Buffalo Pride Week. The Pride Festival is a vibrant celebration of Western New York’s LGBTQ+ community that features entertainment, family activities, food and beverages, live performances and nonprofit and retail vendors. Proceeds from the Pride Festival support Buffalo Pride Week, as well as the mission and programming of the Pride Center of Western New York (pridecenterwny.org), an affiliate of Evergreen Health.
The 2022 Buffalo Pride Week theme is ‘Homecoming,’ to recognize the return of the Pride Parade and Pride Festival as in-person events, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pride Parade and Festival are hosted by Evergreen Health Foundation, an affiliate of Evergreen Health, and are presented by Evergreen Health and M&T Bank. 2022 Buffalo Pride Week is also sponsored by Geico, Quest Diagnostics, Linde, Rich Products, National Grid, Tito’s Vodka, Thermo Fischer Scientific, Life Storage, as well as other local businesses.
Pride Parade – Sunday, June 5, 2022, 11:00 am
Route: The Parade will take place along its normal route, beginning at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Forest Avenue and ending near Allen Street.
Spectators: FREE to the public
Participate: With more than 150 organizations participating, the Pride Parade is a great opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind float. Organizations can register for free at buffaloprideweek.com. Registration closes on Friday, May 20th.
Pride Festival – Sunday, June 5th, 1pm – 7pm
Tickets: Tickets are available for purchased at buffaloprideweek.com
General admission: $10 in advance and $20 at the gate on the day of the event (people ages 15 & under are free)
Quest Diagnostics Premium Lounge (reserved for those 21 years of age and older): $40 in advance and $55 at the gate on the day of the event
Features free-and-for purchase-drinks, premium stage views, a break from the crowds and opportunities to mingle with Festival talent, to be announced.
Entertainment: Kornbread Jeté,’ drag performer and popular contestant on season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2022, has been named as one of the national acts, the first in a series of upcoming Pride Festival entertainment announcements.
Proceeds from the Pride Festival support Buffalo Pride Week, as well as the mission and programming of the Pride Center of Western New York.
To learn more about the Pride Parade and Festival, visit buffaloprideweek.com.