By Emma Jackson
Pride month is upon us, and Buffalo is the perfect place to celebrate! The best part about Buffalo is how accepting it is of those in the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike. And what better way to celebrate than with a whole week full of fun! Buffalo comes together like no other to support the LGBTQ+ culture and identity that we share. Below you will find a list of the events taking place for Pride week in Buffalo.
Tuesday May 28th
Flag Raising Ceremony – 12:00 – 1:00 pm Niagara Square
This event is free. Kick of pride week in the heart of Buffalo as city officials raise the pride and transgender flags in Niagara Square, in front of City Hall.
Pride Week Fun Run – 6:00 – 7:00 pm Concession stand @ Delaware Park
This event is free. Go for a run around the 1.8 mile track. There is no official timing for this event so walk or run, whichever you prefer. There will be goodie bags, prizes and refreshments.
Revride for Pride – 6:45 – 7:30 pm Revolution Buffalo, 1716 Main St
Donate what you can. This is an indoor cycling class with proceeds benefiting the Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of WNY. Cycle up for 45 minutes in this intense class!
Wednesday May 29th
Out For Business – 5:00 – 7:00 pm Hotel Curtiss, VUE Rooftop Lounge, 210 Franklin St
This event is free. This is Buffalo’s monthly LGBTQ+ Professionals Networking Event. This is a relaxed atmosphere with food, drinks, raffles and a great networking opportunity. The first 50 people will receive a free drink!
Pride Ride – 6:30 pm Community Beer Works, 520 7th St
This event is free. Join Slow Roll Buffalo in an inclusive community bike ride. An after-party will offer food, drinks, music, and friends!
Thursday May 30th
Tasty Thursdays @ Club Marcella – 10:00 pm – 4:00 am Club Marcella, 439 Pearl St
Visit their website for pricing. Show up at Club Marcella to celebrate Pride! Drinks, music, dancing, and a show at midnight!
Friday May 31st
Niagara Falls Pride Flag Raising – 4:00 – 5:00 pm Niagara Falls City Hall, 745 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY
This event is free. Show your support in Niagara Falls, NY at the raising of the Pride flag in front of Niagara Falls City Hall!
The Graces Drag and Pride Night – 7:00 – 11:00 pm Catch 22 Bar & Grill, 715 Military Rd
This event is $5. Come join your favorite queer-friends at Catch 22 for give aways, cash prizes, and more! Doors are at 7, show starts at 8!
Ambush Pride Party – 7:00 pm – 2:00 am Buffalo Ironworks, 49 Illinois St
This event is $10. Ambush of Buffalo presents a Pride Party featuring DJ Mary Mac, along with others. Join them for music and drink specials all night!
Singing with Pride – 7:30 – 9:00 pm Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 220 North St
This event is $20. Join the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus while they close their 2018-2019 season with a concert honoring Pride!
Friday Night Flex – 8:00 pm – 12:00 am Soho Buffalo rooftop, 64 W. Chippewa St
This event is $15. The Pride Center of WNY kicks off Pride 2019 with music, drinks and dancing!
Buffalo Bears Present “Wet ‘N Wild” – 10:00 pm – 2:00 am Preservation Pub, 948 Main St
This event is $5. Join the Buffalo Bears in celebrating their 20th anniversary with a Wet ‘N Wild party. Unleash your wild side!
Saturday June 1st
Dyke+ March – 1:00 – 6:00 pm Elmwood Ave at W. Ferry St
This event is free. Step off at 2:00 pm. Family friendly entertainment provided.
Exist: A Buffalo Pride Festival – 4:00 – 10:00 pm Franklin St
This event is free. The second Exist, with an evening of music, drag, burlesque and art which features Buffalo’s LGBTQ+ talent!
Sunday June 2nd
Pride Parade – 12:00 pm Elmwood Ave at Forest Ave
March down Elmwood in celebration of LGBTQ history and our future! If you don’t want to join the march, show your support as a spectator!
Pride Fest – 1:00 – 7:00 pm Canalside
This event is $10. Join us for the main event! Celebrate the LGBTQ community with entertainment, activities, food and drinks, and vendors, along with live performances!
For a full list of events see Stepoutbuffalo.com.