We are NOT cancelling the parade


In light of the unprecedented measures that have been implemented by State, County and City officials the Annual Dyngus Day Buffalo festival and parade are currently in a fluid situation. We have been in communication with the Polish American Congress (PAC), elected officials, health professionals, participating organizations and venue operators as to how we can best go forward and still make sure that everyone's health and safety are first and foremost. 


At this point, all traditional events have either been cancelled completely or drastically curtailed. We are planning the annual parade to take place on April 5th through the Historic Polonia District in Buffalo, NY. however current plans involve limiting the amount of parade participants and the number of people per vehicle in order to be able to maintain proper distancing protocol and address any safety concerns and state mandates.

All participants will need to pre register. There will be no day of registration.

Participants will be temperature screened at check in with touchless electronic thermometers.

PPE and sanitizer will be available at check in

Pre registered participants will be assigned lineup location after screening and spaced apart to conform with State mandates.

Once lineup is completed parade will head west on Broadway for 10 blocks then disperse at Fillmore and Broadway.

Given that there are no live events in close proximity to the revised parade route and that government mandates do not allow the use of our free shuttles providing transportation to the old neighborhood we are encouraging people to view the parade via our live stream which will be broadcast on facebook as well as our website dyngusday.com

If you're planning an at home party please visit our Belvedere party recipes page for some ideas. Make sure you have plenty of pussy willows on hand.


Follow us on social media or visit our website www.dyngusday.com for updates. As more data comes in we will share more information about related events as allowed. Remember the whole meaning behind Dyngus Day after all is one of new beginnings and starting over. It appears that the spirit of Dyngus will soon be sweeping the entire world as we take back our God given freedoms and get on with our lives. We look forward to a celebration that will clearly demonstrate the persevering spirit of our community and the true meaning of Dyngus. It’s why the people of Western New York have made Buffalo the Dyngus Day Capital of the World.