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Pride Festival

The 2018 Pride Festival is presented by

Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018

Time:  7pm

Location: Canalside (44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY) /
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General Admission: $10 / Purchase NOW / FREE for ages 15 and under

Premium Ticket:  $50 / Purchase NOW / 21+ only in this area


This is the main event! Join us for a vibrant celebration of WNY’s LGBTQ community. The festival features entertainment, community organizations, family activities, food and beverage vendors, retail vendors, and live performances. 
We hope to see you at the Festival. Bring some new faces, too! Invite your friends and family who haven’t experienced the Festival to come and see what it’s all about.


We've got a full lineup this year! 

Kameron Michaels

Kameron is the body builder Barbie. She blurs the line between masculinity and femininity, while thriving on both sides of the spectrum. Kameron loves to dance and lives to lift. When a fantasy gamer grows up and finds muscles and makeup, Kameron Michaels is born. 

Spencer Ludwig

A trumpeter, singer, producer, and dancer who rocks alligator shoes with smoking style and panache, Spencer Ludwig brings any party to life. The Los Angeles-born, half-Filipino vocalist and songwriter merges jazz virtuosity and pop style for a sound that simmers and swaggers with soul.

DJ Citizen Jane

Not many DJ/Producers can say they’ve got what it takes to break through the subtle music barriers between several diverse groups, but then again none of those DJ’s are DJ Citizen Jane. The Cuban American, Miami born Pied Piper of the decks has been whistling her own unique tune and now is one of the most in-demand DJ’s in the country. 


The Barefoot Refresh Lounge offers you an exclusive, adult Pride Festival experience. No, not that kind of adult... the 21-and-up, free-and-cheap-drinks, sponsored-by-an-awesome-winemaker kind of adult experience. If you love premium stage views and hate waiting in bathroom lines (who doesn't?), then you need to celebrate Pride in the Lounge. 
Let us treat you like the rockstar that you are: 
  • Admission to the Festival
  • 3 FREE beer/wine/soda with discounted beer/wine/soda after that
  • Light appetizers and finger foods
  • Front of stage viewing area
  • Premium tent access
  • Access to private bathrooms
Put your cups in the air to toast Barefoot Wine & Bubbly--the Barefoot Refresh Lounge sponsor. 
NOTE: 21 years old and over only in this area


Canalside can be easily accessed from Buffalo through city streets like Pearl, Washington and Scott, by riding to the southern end of the Rapid Transit rail system on Main Street (Erie Canal Harbor Station), or from exits off the I-190 and Skyway (Route 5). Use the address 44 Prime Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 for GPS navigation. CLICK HERE for a map and listing of available parking locations (please note: free parking on Prime, Lloyd, Hanover, and Perrt Streets will not be available during this event).

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