Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Dyngus Day Parade and Festivities



Written by Emily Morrow

Published on April 6, 2022
Dyngus Day Parade
Dyngus Day Parade / Photo x Brigid Ormond

2022 Dyngus Day Parade

The day has finally arrived, Buffalo! Grab your squirt guns and pussy willows for the Annual Dyngus Day Parade in Buffalo’s Historic Polonia District. Leave work early (or depending on how cool your boss is, just start pre-gaming at work…) and head towards the party of the month as WNY’s Polish peeps (and then some) party all night long.


Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Dyngus Day Parade:

When is it?

Dyngus Day always falls on the Monday after Easter. This year it’s on Monday, April 18, 2022.

When does the parade start?

5:00 P.M.

Where is it?

Buffalo’s Historic Polonia District, AKA Buffalo’s East Side right near The Central Terminal. The parade route has changed since year’s past and will now head west on Broadway from Memorial Dr to Fillmore Ave. Find more info on this at

What can I expect at the Dyngus Day Parade?

“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.” –

Yes, you WILL get wet. Just saying.


What should I wear?

Dress for the weather, wear comfy shoes, and wear something that you don’t mind getting wet/spilled on! Also, wear red and white of course.

What else should I know?

Beyond the parade, numerous church halls, restaurants, bars, clubs, and festival grounds will continue the Polish experience with live entertainment, Polish cuisine, polka dancing, Polish vodka, and more!

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

**The 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. Learn about the Pussy Willow Passes here.

For more details on Buffalo’s Dyngus Day celebrations, head to!

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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