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Pride Festival

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Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017 - This event has already occurred. Stay tuned for 2018 announcements!

Time: 1 – 7pm

Location: Canalside (44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY)

General Admission: $10 / Purchase at door / FREE for ages 15 and under (Click here for more info)

Premium Ticket:  $50 / Purchase below / 21+ only in this area


This is the main event! Join us for a vibrant celebration of WNY’s LGBTQ community. The festival features community organizations, family activities, food and beverage vendors, retail vendors, and live performances. With more than 15,000 people in one spot, it’s a great opportunity to connect with new people and organizations.

We hope to see you at the Festival.  And, some new faces, too. Invite your friends and family who haven’t experienced the Festival to come and see what it’s all about.

In the meantime, follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and check out our website to see how you can participate, volunteer or donate.


Headlining the Pride Festival will be Australian pop singer Betty Who!

Watch her latest single "Mama Say" from the new album 'The Valley':

The Pride Festival is hosted by Maggie Cassella!

Main Stage performances include:

  • DJ Xotec
  • Club Marcella Drag Show
  • DJ Quinces
  • DJ Milk Buffalo
  • Dudney Joseph
  • Imperial Court Of Buffalo Drag Show
  • Fleuron Rouge
  • DJ Charles Masters
  • The Alison Pipitone Band
  • and more!


The Barefoot Refresh Lounge offers you an exclusive, adult Pride Festival experience. No, not that kind of adult... the 21-and-up, free-and-cheap-drinks, sponsored-by-an-awesome-winemaker kind of adult experience. If you love premium stage views, and hate waiting in bathroom lines (who doesn't?), then you need to celebrate Pride in the Lounge. 
Let us treat you like the rockstar that you are: 
  • Admission to the Festival
  • 3 FREE beer/wine/soda with discounted beer/wine/soda after that
  • Light appetizers and finger foods
  • Front of stage viewing area
  • Premium tent access
  • Access to private bathrooms
Put your cups in the air to toast Barefoot Wine & Bubbly--the Barefoot Refresh Lounge sponsor. 
NOTE: 21 years old and over only in this area / Ticket sales have closed



Canalside can be easily accessed from Buffalo through city streets like Pearl, Washington and Scott, by riding to the southern end of the Rapid Transit rail system on Main Street (Erie Canal Harbor Station), or from exits off the I-190 and Skyway (Route 5). Use the address 44 Prime Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 for GPS navigation. CLICK HERE for a map and listing of available parking locations (please note: free parking on Prime, Lloyd, Hanover, and Perrt Streets will not be available during this event).

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