DATE: Sunday, June 7
LINE-UP TIMES & LOCATIONS: (NEW TIME!)
Parade line up will begin at 10:00 AM in the Burchfield Penney Art Center parking lot at Buffalo State College (1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY).
A parking lot attendant will be on site to direct parade floats and marchers into the lot. Please look for directional signage when entering the campus grounds.
Parade participants must arrive no later than 11:00 AM for proper placement in the parade line-up. PLEASE NOTE: Due to significantly increased parade participation, we STRONGLY encourage that you arrive at 10:00 AM for line-up. The parade steps-off promptly at 12:00 PM (noon)
PARADE ROUTE: (NEW!)
Traveling south on Elmwood Avenue and ending at Allen Street. The block of Elmwood Avenue between Allen Street and Virginia Street will be closed to traffic; floats and marchers will be able to disassemble in this area.
Participants and attendees are encouraged to take the NFTA train from either the Allen Street/Medical Campus Station or the Fountain Plaza Station to the Pride Festival at Canalside.
THEME & AWARDS:
Awards will be presented for outstanding entries and include “Best Overall,” “Most Creative,” and “Best Interpretation of Theme (Show & Tell).” Parade award winners will be announced at the end of the Pride Festival at Canalside, and awards will be distributed in the following weeks. Award winners will be contacted after the event if they are not present for the announcement.