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"Ceud mil failte a Kalamazoo!"

'A Hundred Thousand Welcomes to Kalamazoo!'

Home of the annual Kalamazoo Scottish Festival and Highland Games!

Kalamazoo Scottish Association

The Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Association is a registered 501c3 Non-Profit organization, dedicated to preserving Scottish history and culture in the Kalamazoo area. We work with a number of Michigan Scottish Organizations and the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations(COSCA).  

Our main event is our Annual Festival, held the second weekend of September in Kindleberger Park. This free, family friendly event has been a staple of Kalamazoo for 30+ Years - in fact, this year marks the 32nd year! Here you can meet the clans, hear the pipes roar, learn more about your Scottish roots, and have a grand time. Admission is FREE!

We also have several other family friendly events throughout the year, so please check back often for updates!


For now, mark your calendars for the following:


Annual Festival

Join us for the full fare of fun - including music, piping, dancing, children's games, cultural exhibitions, highland athletics, and so much more.


Admission is FREE!

Date:  Saturday, September 7th, 2024

Time:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location:  Kindleberger Park, 122 N Riverview Dr. 

Parchment, MI 49004

Kindleberger Concert - 6/30

Date:  6/30

Time:  6:00-8:00 pm (food truck at 6, entertainment begins at 6:30)

Location:  300 Maple St. Parchment, MI 49004

Music:  The Kalamazoo Pipe Band is a non-profit organization involved in teaching and performing in the southwest Michigan area. We hold weekly piping and drumming and practices. The band participates in parades, festivals, and community events across the state of Michigan.

Selkie is a trio of Celtic multi-instrumentalists who bring formidable experience to the Michigan folk scene.

Food:  Best Coast Provisions. We are located in Kalamazoo, and just starting out in the business as a part-time endeavor. Our mission is to turn our love for food, and the region, into dishes people will enjoy. All of our sandwiches are inspired by favorites we have found in the cities around the Great Lakes. We hope they become your favorites too. We'll be serving food starting at 6 pm on 6/30 - come and enjoy!


Photos from Past Events

With special thanks to Sara Porter for taking many of our 2023 photos!

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