Who Doesn't Like A Parade?
THE 17th ANNUAL DYNGUS DAY PARADE BEGINS AT 5:30PM
In the case of the Annual Dyngus Day Parade, here in Buffalo’s Historic Polonia District, it’s more of a demonstration in civic and ethnic pride. Unlike any other event in recent memory, this parade gathers people together with a sense of camaraderie and joy mixed with nostalgia and hope. An acknowledgement of who they are, where they came from and where they want to go. What started out as a rag tag group of passionate Poles with a few flags, a couple of pickup trucks and a band on a trailer, has turned into a big splash of Polish pride surfing a sea of red and white. Floats resembling medieval ships, fire trucks with sirens blazing and hoses squirting, polka bands blaring and families sharing memories and laughter as they stroll through the neighborhood tossing candy and beads to the little urchins gathered on the curbs. Who doesn’t like a parade? Not anyone that has ever been to the Dyngus Day Parade in Buffalo NY, that’s for sure.
2023 Parade Application
The deadline for parade entries is 5:30PM on March 31, 2023.
Completed applications or people interested in volunteering please contact our parade coordinator, Wendy Higgins
The parade will begin at 5:30 PM on Monday, April 10th, 2023. Check-in at the intersection of
Memorial & Peckham (Please look for our sign)
Only vehicles participating in the parade will be allowed beyond check-in point).
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM and ends at 4:00PM.
Please note. Parade route begins at Memorial Dr. heads west on Broadway and ends at Fillmore Ave
Parade Float Awards
Consider the task at hand for the parade judges this year as they decide who will win the commemorative plaques awarded in the following categories: