Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Dyngus Day Parade and Festivities

Dyngus Day Parade
Dyngus Day Parade / Photo x Brigid Ormond

2019 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 2019 Dyngus Day Parade parade:


When is it?

Dyngus Day always falls on the Monday after Easter. This year it’s on Monday, April 22, 2019.


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 starts at Corpus Christi Church (199 Clark St, Buffalo, NY 14212) and flows down Broadway, Fillmore, and Memorial Drive. Find more info on this at dyngusday.com.


Where are the best spots to watch the parade?

The Pussywillow Park Party Tent on Memorial Drive, The Broadway Market on Broadway, St. Stanislaus Social Center on Peckham, and the “big streets” between Broadway and Fillmore according to dyngusday.com.


What can I expect at the Dyngus Day Parade?

“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.” – Dyngusday.com

Also, 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.


Where there be food for purchase?

Yes, there will be food along the way (look for food trucks, tents, etc.) especially near the Central Terminal, which is the end of the parade route and the biggest after-party.

Where should I go to find a schedule of events and a map?

To learn more about the Dyngus Day Parade visit dyngusday.com!


Where should I go after the parade?

Lucky for us *all*, the Dyngus Day party at the Central Terminal is BACK and this year you’re allowed BACK into the terminal. HEre’s everything you need to know directly from the party-throwers themselves:

“This is the place to by for Dyngus Day with beer, wine, & the most delicious Traditional Polish food available all night. Doors open at 3:00 PM with our Pre Parade Party with drink specials. The fun goes until 11:00 PM. Plenty of FREE Parking with any paid ticket! Surprises all night long!! Put on your red party shirt or buy one on site & come “Dyngus” with 3000 of your closest friends at Buffalo’s most unique festival, DYNGUS DAY!!

Live music from Buffalo’s favorite party band “Those Idiots” along with one of the countries best polka bands “Box On” with special guests Hank & Joey Guzevich.

Admission is $15.00 which includes FREE PARKING at the Central Terminal with easy access to the parade.

Parking: Free parking included with ticket.

Tickets: available at the central terminal Saturdays 10am – 2pm or online. Admission is only good for central terminal, no passes will be accepted at other locations. Click Here To Purchase Tickets!”

For more info check out the Dyngus Day Party at the Central Terminal event listing!

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Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think. 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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