WNY Pride 5K Fun Run/Walk – May 20th
Kicking off the list of festivities is the WNY Pride 5K Fun Run/Walk. We are encouraging participants to run, walk, strut, or sashay across the finish line! This fun run/walk event is open to all! Go to WNYPride5K.org for more information!
Events the Entire Month of June
WNY Shopping with Pride
WNY Shopping With Pride – this month long event is designed to highlight locally owned LGBTQ+ and ally businesses and merchants. Niagara Pride encourages everyone to support and shop at the participating merchants. To find out which businesses are part of WNY Shopping With Pride or if you would like to register your business as a participant, go to www.wnyshoppingwithpride.org.
Official Proud Sponsors: Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills, Fidelis Care, M&T Bank, and Niagara Falls USA.
Wednesday, June 1, 2023 starting at 9:30 AM EDT
Pride Flag Raising Ceremonies throughout Niagara County – beginning at 9:30am, Niagara Pride will be on hand with local government officials and community partners to help raise the Pride flag at various locations throughout Niagara County.
Locations and Times
9:30am – ArtPark in Lewiston, NY (main entrance), 450 4th St, Lewiston
10:30am – Niagara Falls State Park (near the Top of the Falls restaurant at Terrapin Point on Goat Island inside the State Park)
11:30am – Niagara Falls City Hall, 745 Main St, Niagara Falls
1:00pm – NCCC in Sanborn, NY (inside the Learning Commons), 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn
3:30pm – City of Lockport (near City Hall and the Erie Canal), 1 Locks Plz, Lockport
Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 12 PM EDT
Join Niagara Pride as we march in the Buffalo Pride Parade once again this year. We will have a decorated vehicle representing Niagara Pride. We need volunteers to walk with us and represent Niagara County!!!!
Walk/ride with Niagara Pride as we represent Niagara County in the 2023 Buffalo Pride Parade (meet us at 8am at Buffalo State, parade kicks off at noon).
For more information go to: https://buffaloprideweek.com/the-parade/
Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 12 – 3:30 PM EDT
Join Niagara Pride and Calhoon’s Pub in bringing Pride to Newfane with the 2nd Annual Newfane Family Fun Pride Fest. Bring your family, friends, or just yourself to this fun laid back event designed to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride. Enjoy entertainment and lawn games.
Food will be available for purchase at Calhoon’s Pub.
Event runs from 12:00pm to 3:30pm at Calhoon’s Pub – 2598 Main St, Newfane, NY.
Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 4 – 8 PM EDT
Please join us for a special meet and greet event with Brent Fisher and Michele Abounader, two of the creators of The Color of Always, an LGBTQIA+ Love Anthology.
We will have copies of the book for sale, and the signing is included in the cost!
If you bring with you a Niagara Pride t-shirt, sweatshirt, bracelet, tote bag, or button, you will receive a 10% discount!
Event is brought to you by Pulp 716 and sponsored by Niagara Pride, Inc.
Event runs from 4 – 8 pm at Pulp 716 which is located at 31 Webster St, North Tonawanda, NY.
Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 11 AM – 4 PM EDT
The Oliver Street Merchant Association is bringing back the Oliver Street Pride Festival for the 3rd year to North Tonawanda. Representatives from Niagara Pride will be on hand along with live entertainment, crafters, artisans, food vendors and more. Event runs from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Heritage Park on Oliver St., North Tonawanda, NY.
Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 11 AM – 12 PM EDT
Pride Interfaith Service – Niagara Pride will be hosting a Pride focused interfaith service as part of the Niagara Falls Family Fun Day. Clergy and spiritual leaders from various denominations will be on hand to deliver the service and will be available to answer questions about their places of worships and the work they are doing to reach out to the LGBTQ+ community. The Interfaith Service is from 11:00am to 12:00pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 140 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14303.
Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 12 PM – 5 PM EDT
Rainbow City Pride (The Official Pride of Niagara Falls, NY) comes back to Niagara Falls once again!!! Rainbow City Pride will be on Old Falls Street, in front of the Convention Center, in Niagara Falls, NY from 12pm to 5pm. Join Old Falls Street and Niagara Pride as we bring…
- Drag performers from DivasWho!
- The Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus
- Various local vendors
- Meet superheroes from The Justice League of WNY
- Representatives from other WNY Pride organizations
- Unicorn drawn carriage rides
- and other pride festivities to the Rainbow City!
Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 5 PM EDT
The fun doesn’t stop once the Rainbow City Pride Street Festival is over! Join Niagara Pride at the Rainbow City After Party immediately following the festival either at The Gold Bar (435 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY) or at The Archives Pub (439 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY)!
Donations to benefit Niagara Pride, Inc. will be collected and a portion of select beers/drinks will also be donated.
Happy Pride Niagara Falls!!!!!!
Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 12 – 2 PM EDT
Join Niagara Pride as we wind down from the Season of Pride and join a relaxing afternoon at A Gust of Sun Winery on Thursday, June 29, 2023 from 12pm to 2pm.
Try one of the incredible Pride Slushies made by OMG Slushies! Pride Slushies and other beverages will be available for purchase.
Niagara Pride will provide free pizza and wings to help us celebrate the conclusion of our Season of Pride 2023! Join us for this fun community event!