The Dyngus Day Buffalo festival and parade heralds in the light of spring as we bid farewell to the darkness of winter. We celebrate the reawakening of the world while welcome the new season in a way that only Buffalonians can. With the splashing of water, the spanking of pussy willow branches and a proud procession through historic Polonia.
In addition to the parade, numerous “official festival” venues throughout the region, including church halls, family owned restaurants, taverns, social clubs and tented festival grounds will be offering traditional live entertainment, delicious Polish cuisine, Tyskie polish beer, authentic Źubrówka and Jeżynówka, colorful folk troupes, and of course, plenty of polka dancing. Participating official festival venues include Corpus Christi Athletic Club, M Hotel, Polish Cadets, Pubski Pub, Pussy Willow Park Festival Tent, Saint Stanislaus Social Center as well as numerous family owned taverns and restaurants. Our all new admission policy allows free entry to all official venues with your Pussy Willow Pass wristband which can be purchased at any official festival site or at any Tops Market ahead of the big day. Tops vouchers can be redeemed for wristbands at any official participating partner.
The Dyngus Day Buffalo festival features some of the biggest names in polka and authentic Polish folk music, performers like18 time Grammy award winner Jimmy Sturr with special guests IPA Hall of Fame members Johnny Karas and Al Piatkowski, Chris Caffery of Trans Siberian Orchestra, along with dozens of other bands, entertainers and folk dance troupes.
The annual festival and parade will take place on April1st throughout the Historic Polonia District in Buffalo, NY and participating official venues in WNY.
Follow us on social media for updates. 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. 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.