Who Doesn't Like A Parade?
THE 16th ANNUAL DYNGUS DAY PARADE BEGINS AT 5PM
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.
2022 Parade Application
The deadline for parade entries is 5:00PM on April 7, 2022.
Completed applications or people interested in volunteering please contact our parade coordinator, Wendy Higgins
The parade will begin at 5:00 PM on Monday, April 18th, 2022. Check-in at the intersection of
Memorial & Paderewski Drive (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 has changed and will now head west on Broadway from Memorial Dr. to 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:
Dyngus Day Capital of the World Award
TO BE AWARDED TO A FLOAT OR PARTICIPATING GROUP THAT BEST VISUALLY
DEPICTS BUFFALO'S UNIQUE DISTINCTION AS "DYNGUS DAY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD"
Best Use of Red & White
TO BE AWARDED TO THE FLOAT OR PARTICIPATING GROUP THAT MOST EFFECTIVELY
USES THE COLORS OF POLONIA TO DECORATE A FLOAT, VEHICLE OR COSTUME.
Best Use of Pussywillows
Tops Best Family Float or Group
WILL CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS TO MAKE A FLOAT OR A COSTUME OUT OF
PUSSYWILLOWS OR TO USE THE MOST PUSSYWILLOWS IN THEIR PARADE ENTRY.
THE AWARD WILL GO TO THE FAMILY
THAT BEST DEMONSTRATES THEIR COLLECTIVE POLISH PRIDE.
Bacik Post Parade Awards Party
Join us Saturday April 30th at 7pm inside the historic Polish Cadets Clubrooms to see who wins what, as we announce the 2022 Dyngus Day Buffalo parade awards. Complimentary Polish delicacies courtesy of our friends at Bacik Foods plus a chance to win great prizes including a very special gift basket from our friends and sponsors:
Wright Beverage Distributing
and much more
Polish Cadets Club | 927 Grant St.
716 - 875 - 3211