Events the Entire Month of June
WNY Pride 5K
WNY Pride 5K – this virtual 5k event can be done anywhere, anytime during the month of June 2022. Individuals who participate will get a t-shirt and a medal. This is a great way to get together with friends, family, coworkers, or others and complete the event.
Registration fee is $45 and to register, go to www.wnypride5k.org.
The Buffalo Sabres are the official proud sponsor of the WNY Pride 5k!
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, Fidelis Care, and M&T Bank.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 starting at 9 AM EDT
Pride Flag Raising Ceremonies throughout Niagara County – beginning at 9am, 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
9:00AM to 9:30AM – ArtPark (near the Main Stage area), 450 4th St, Lewiston
10:30AM to 11:00AM – Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls, NY at Terrapin Point on Goat Island
12:00PM to 12:30PM – Niagara Falls City Hall, 745 Main St, Niagara Falls
2:00pm to 2:30PM – Lockport City Hall, (new flagpole near the Canal Bridge), 1 Locks Plz, Lockport
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 10 – 10:15 PM EDT
Join Niagara Pride, Niagara Falls State Park, and Old Falls Street in celebrating Pride Month. Old Falls St invites you to walk down the Pride Rainbow decorated street and stop by the “Let’s Fall In Love” Mural for a selfie. This beautiful mural boasts a rainbow of color along the building on Old Falls St in Niagara Falls, featuring a pattern of hearts and the phrase “Let’s Fall In Love.”
Experience the beauty and majesty of the Falls while at the same time seeing them lit up in the Pride Rainbow as Niagara Falls kicks off Pride Month.
If you’re unable to see it in person, you can find a live shot of the Falls at: EarthCam – Niagara Falls.
Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 11 AM 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!!!!
We will be meeting up starting at 9am in lots R13 and R4 at Buffalo State (Elmwood & Forest Ave) the morning of Sunday, June 5, 2022. The parade kicks off at 11am this year (this is different from years past, where kick off was 12pm).
For more information go to: https://buffaloprideweek.com/the-parade/
Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 12 – 3:30 PM EDT
Join Niagara Pride and Calhoon’s Pub in bringing Pride to Newfane with the first ever 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.
Superheroes from the Justice League of WNY will be present for photo ops with the young & young at heart.
Event runs from 12:00pm to 3:30pm at Calhoon’s Pub – 2598 Main St, Newfane, NY.
The Newfane Chalk Festival this year coincides with our Newfane Pride Family Fun Fest. Come out to Newfane on June 11th to enjoy both events!
Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 11 AM – 5 PM EDT
The Oliver Street Merchant Association is bringing back the Oliver Street Pride Festival this 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 5:00pm at Heritage Park on Oliver St., North Tonawanda, NY.
Schedule of Entertainment:
10:45AM: Ceremonial Flag Raising
Noon: Drag Show
1PM: Oasis Dance Troop Belly Dance Demonstration
2PM: Drag Show
3PM: Yellow Jack Duo Performance
4PM: Drag Show
4:30PM: 50/50 Announcement
Saturday, June 25, 2022 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 25, 2022 at 11 AM – 4 PM EDT
Join Niagara Pride as we bring Pride to Niagara Falls, NY with our first Niagara Falls Family Fun Pride Day. Lawn games, community partner vendors, and music are just some of the things you’ll experience. Our friends from the Justice League of WNY will be on hand to make the day even more super special. Event runs from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Niagara Pride’s Office / the grounds of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 140 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY.