Buffalo Pride: Celebrate Your Way with Diverse Events Across the City

In Buffalo, Pride brings folx together, each finding meaning in love in their identity. With rainbow flags waving and friends embracing, Buffalo Pride fills up the city with inclusivity and acceptance. In fact, it would be impossible to imagine that one event, (or one event guide) could possibly encompass something for everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community.  

Buffalo Pride Week is an amazing resource for so many events, including the pride parade and the pride festival. In addition, check out our feature on Intersect: A Queer Arts Festival.

Below are seven celebratory events that might help you celebrate pride in a fun communal way. 

Happy Pride from Buffalo Rising.  

Drag me to Brunch

Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino
310 4th Street, Niagara Falls, NY
May 26 | Noon
$55-$75 | Tickets

Fierce Queens From RuPaul’s Drag Race, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Darienne Lake, Delta Work And Laila McQueen serve looks,  and the casino floor is open for those that want to win big! Rochester Royalty Aggy Dune and Ambrosia Salad also perform.  Check out our interview with Mrs. Kasha Davis here.  

Gag City: Vogue Night

Elmwood Ave (Between Breckenridge and Auburn)
May 31 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Free | Information

Paris might be safe, but Buffalo is Burning!  In Elmwood Village, GAG City Vogue Night kicks off Pride weekend! A vibrant evening filled with voguing, music, and community spirit… the categories and judges are enough to make you want to go!

Pride Dance Party

Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois St 
June 1 | 8:00 PM
$25 | Tickets

Ironworks is getting FIERCE! International DJ Spencer HUFF is set to take the spotlight, joined by Buffalo House & EDM DJs, Go Go Dancers, Drink Specials, and more.

Pride Weekend Kickoff

The Banshee Irish Pub 
257 Franklin Street
June 2 | 7:00 – 11:00 PM
21+ Free | Tickets 

Be a screaming Banshee! Preregistration guarantees food and one drink ticket; a $20 donation or more adds an extra drink ticket. All donations support the Harm Reduction Center at Evergreen Health, a regional leader in meeting people’s needs directly.

Bottom’s Up

884 Main St
June 2 | 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
21+ | Information

Roxy’s hosts the Biggest Lesbian & Friends Party (running for over 11 years).  With alcohol slushies, and special guests The Stripteasers, this will surely be an unforgettable afternoon.  

Pride Bar Crawl

Underground Nightclub
274 Delaware Avenue #2 
June 22 | 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM 
$12.78  | Tickets

This annual event is celebrating its seventh year in the Queen City. Visit some of your favorite bars, see some of your favorite bears, have a queer beer, and sidle up to order with the sisters of Sappho.  

Buffalo Black & Latino Pride Festival 2024

Front Park
121 Porter Ave
July 28 | 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM 
$20 VIP  | Tickets

The Buffalo Black Latino Pride Festival 2024, promises to be a joyful experience celebrating diversity and unity. Attendees can expect a vibrant atmosphere filled with music, food, and community. Tickets are free, but the VIP perks include a private area, a complimentary drink, and light refreshments.  

La Cage aux Folles 

Stratford Festival
5 Queen St, Stratford, ON
May 6 – October 26 | Evening and matinee performances 
$19.32 -$132.50 CAD | Tickets 

Fans of The Birdcage film will love seeing familiar characters on stage! When Georges, the manager of a drag club, decides to act straight for his son’s conservative in-laws, it causes tension with his partner, Albin, and hilarity ensues. La Cage aux Folles, has entertained audiences since its Tony-winning Broadway debut in 1983. 

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