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2023 Festival and Games

We're back! The 31st Annual Kalamazoo Scottish Festival & Highland Games is set to take place, Saturday September 9th, 2023, in beautiful Kindleberger Park.

We plan to offer the full fare of Fun, Highland Athletics, Music, Piping, Dancing, Cultural Exhibitions, and Educational Talks this year. If you are interested in coming back as a Clan, Athlete, Exhibitor, Vendor, or Volunteer please fill out the registration forms found below.

The Festival will run from 9AM-4PM and admission as always is FREE!

Hope to see you there!

Tentative Schedule:


Our 2023 Schedule will be updated weekly till full following last years pattern.


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Festival is Open, Clan Tents, Exhibitors, and Vendors open, Athletics Begin at 9:30


9:30AM - Opening Ceremonies (Main Field)

9:30AM - Athletics Begin (Main Field)

10:00AM - 2:00PM - Kids Games (Children's Field)

10:30-3:30 - Music at the Bandshell

12:30PM - Parade of Clans (Main Field)

1:00PM - Kirking of the Tartans (Main Field)

4:30PM - Awards & Closing Ceremonies


10:30 - 11:55AM - Grayson Barton (Bandshell)

11:00 - 11:25AM - Brian McClure & Grayson Barton Join Set (Bandshell)

12:00 - 12:30PM - Selkie (Bandshell)

12:30 - 1:30PM - Break for Parade of Clans

1:30 - 1:50PM - Kalamazoo Scottish Country Dancers and Brian McClure (Bandshell)

1:55 - 2:55PM - Toby Bresnahan (Bandshell)

3:00 - 3:30PM - Kalamazoo Pipe and Drum Band & Highland Dancers


11:00AM - Traditional Highland Dress

1:00PM - 18th Century Scottish Military Units

2:00PM - Scots and American Heraldry

3:00PM - Weaving and Spinning 

Exhibitors and Cultural Organizations:

Exhibitors are open all day from 9:00AM- 4:00PM

Our 2023 Exhibitors:

  • The Kalamazoo Scottish Country Dancers

  • The Kalamazoo Pipe and Drum Band

  • The Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo

  • Parchment Fiber Arts Club

  • The Queens Rangers (Living History)

  • Jack Rose Blacksmithing

  • Scottish Deerhound Club of America

Our 2023 Cultural Organizations:

  • The Daughters of the British Empire

  • The Grand Rapids Scottish Society

  • The Council of Scottish Clans & Associations

  • The Saint Andrew's Society of Detroit

  • The Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society

Exhibitors are welcome at our festival to showcase historical and cultural information. If you are interested please reach out via email or Facebook.


Vendors are open all day from 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Our Vendors(*confirmed for 2023):

  • Angry Gingers Roadside Grill(Food)

  • Sir Sandwich(Food)

  • Daddios(Food)

  • Da Boil's(Food)

  • Temper'd Perfect Desserts(Food)

  • Novel Pastries(Food)

  • Celtic Seasons*​​

  • Timber Beast Bowls

  • Ricks Hobby Shed

  • HodgePodge Books

  • So Very Twisted Jewelry 

  • SSTripp Chainmail

  • Tarot by Gidget

  • lady Lantz A Lot Jewelry

  • Looking Glass Artworks

  • Kona Ice(Food)

  • Rampant Lion Celtic Traders*

Our Vendor Registrations are still open for our 2023 festival. If you are interested in being a vendor please reach out via email or Facebook. You can also find more information in the Get Involved tab.

Location Info

Our 2023 Festival will be held at Kindleberger Park in Parchment. Parking in upper lot of the Park is free and is on a first come first served basis.


Handicap Parking is available there as well with shuttle service to the lower Park. 

Additional parking is available on neighborhood streets.


122 N Riverview Dr. 

Parchment, MI 49004

(Some GPS providers list an alternate address, if you have issues navigate directly to Kindleberger park or enter 1 Kindleberger Park Dr.)

Sponsor our Festival

Are you a local business or individual interested in helping our Festival, if so please consider sponsoring us! We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization and are always looking for Donations and Sponsors.


Registration Forms

If you are interested in being a Vendor or Exhibitor, or wish to represent a Clan Society please fill out the corresponding forms below. Note for Clans any representive "working" your tent needs to fill out the waiver, we will have them festival day as well if needed. Visitors to the festival do not need to fill out a waiver.

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