Dyngus Day is an ages-old Polish tradition of celebration on the day after Easter each year and Buffalo knows how to use any excuse for a party.  We're know as the Dyngus Day Capital of the World showing off Polish pride and celebrating the arrival of spring with parties, music and a big parade.

Buffalo even has its very own locally distilled 1808 Krupnik, named the official spirit of Dyngus Day.  All the ingredients of this popular Polish honey liquor are grown and sourced locally in Western New York.  Buffalo Krupnik and Krupnik based cocktails will be available at the Dyngus Day Festival at Pussy Willow Park on Monday.

And new to Buffalo's Dyngus Day celebration is a Dyngus Day Dash.  This is a pussy willow relay fun run where the first partner will hand off a pussy willow branch to a teammate at the halfway point and the teammate will complete the race to the finish line.

Dyngus Day morning, runners and fun lovers of all ages will gather at the back of Houghton Park in the cities Kaisertown neighborhood for the first ever Dyngus Day Dash, a pussy willow relay fun run where teams of two will each run around a half mile long path.  The first partner will hand off a pussy willow branch to his teammate at the half way point and the teammate will then continue past the finish line.

Teams will be placed into age groups:

  • 20-40
  • 41-60
  • 61-80
  • 81 +

All participants receive a t-shirt.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of Kaisertown to promote development in the city's Kaisertown neighborhood.

To register, visit Dyngus Day Dash