DYNGUS DAY 2022
The Dyngus Day Buffalo festival and parade will once again herald in the light of springtime as we bid farewell to the darkness of winter. After two years of not being allowed to celebrate the arrival of spring as we have in the past, this year we celebrate the new season and the re-awakening of the world in a way that only Buffalonians can. With the splashing of water and 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, Polish cuisine, Belvedere polish vodka, Tyskie beer and of course, plenty of polka dancing. Participating official festival venues include Corpus Christi Athletic Club, Polish Cadets, Pubski Pub, Pussy Willow Park Festival Tent, St. Casimir's Social Center, Sto Lat Bar, 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 will feature some of the biggest names in polka music including 18 time Grammy award winner Jimmy Sturr with special guests Johnny Karas, IPA Hall of Famer and 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 April 18th 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 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.