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Spark Fitness 2024 Pride Parade Instructions

Thank you for joining us at Buffalo Pride 2024!

If you’d like to walk with us in the parade on June 2, please review the below instructions so that you know where to find us and we can get the party started!

This year, the parade organizers are using colored “zones” with staggered arrival times to ensure a smoother and more enjoyable lineup process for everyone. The Buffalo Pride Parade is organized by a very small group of staff and volunteers. Please be patient as they get everyone set up!



Here is the info for Spark Fitness:

  • LINE-UP TIME: 8:30AM – 9AM

You’re welcome to arrive early to find parking, but we will not be lined up until the above time. Just like boarding an airplane, groups will only be allowed to enter the lineup at their zone’s scheduled arrival time.

Below is a map showing where to find your zone, but volunteers will be in place to guide you into the lineup zone. Please enter the campus from Grant Street. If you’re arriving in a car that will not be in the Parade, you must park in the lot designated on the map (G-20-, G-21, and G-22). We highly recommend getting dropped off, carpooling, or using rideshare if possible because parking at Buffalo State is very limited.



Here are some helpful tips to make the most of your Pride Parade morning:

  • Bring water, snacks and sunscreen – the parade organizers do not provide refreshments or other supplies.
  • You will be waiting in your lineup zone for several hours while after your arrival as the rest of the Parade gets set up. This is a great time to put the final touches on your floats and outfits, get hydrated and sunscreened, and enjoy the Pride vibes with your Parade neighbors.
  • Porta-potties will be available at the setup area, the toilets within Buff State will be closed.
  • Arrange your transportation ahead of time – there is no shuttle back to the lineup area from the Parade’s end at Elmwood and Allen. We encourage you to utilize public transportation or ride shares to get back to Buff State or to the Pride Festival at Canalside.

You can find more information and frequently asked questions at

We look forward to seeing you there!