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Dyngus Day Buffalo: Your 2019 guide the post-Lenten celebration

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Posted at 2:26 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 10:40:45-04

Tens of thousands of people will head to Buffalo's Historic Polonia neighborhood on Monday, April 22nd to celebrate Dyngus Day.

While most of the United States will see April 22nd as merely the day after Easter, Western New Yorkers recognize it as its own, distinctive holiday.

Official Dyngus Day Buffalo website

Watch 'Dyngus Day Diary' on 7ABC
We're live from the middle of the excitement in Buffalo's Historic Polonia neighborhood starting at 7 p.m.. Join us on air, online, on the WKBW app, or on your smart TV for a one-hour special celebrating Dyngus Day!

Dyngus Day Dash
For the first time ever, you can start your Dyngus Day fun with a run! Don't worry, you don't need to be an athlete to participate in this one. The race is just one mile long-- and it's a relay split between two runners on each team. Whether you show up to run or to cheer, the race starts at 10 a.m. in Houghton Park.

Pussywillow Park Party Tent
The tent opens at 2 p.m. at the corner of Memorial Drive and Peckham Street. It features live music, a beer garden, krupnik tastings, and organizers say it's the best place to watch the parade.

Dyngus Day Parade
The parade starts on Broadway at Sears Street at 5 p.m. It heads west on Broadway, then turns south on Fillmore Avenue, east on Peckham Street, then south on Memorial Drive. 7 Eyewitness News with stream the parade live on our website, app, and OTT services like Roku and Fire TV.
You can see the full parade route and shuttle locations here.

Broadway Market
While you can visit the Broadway Market year-round, there's just something special about the market during the Easter season and on Dyngus Day. Here are seven things to do while you're there.

Not sure what to wear? Check our Dyngus Day forecast.

For more information on Dyngus Day Buffalo, including shuttle routes and a detailed schedule events, go to the official Dyngus Day Buffalo website.