The Kalamazoo Scottish
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!
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
SCHOLARS STAGE AT SUNKEN GARDENS:
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)
Temper'd Perfect Desserts(Food)
Timber Beast Bowls
Ricks Hobby Shed
So Very Twisted Jewelry
Tarot by Gidget
lady Lantz A Lot Jewelry
Looking Glass Artworks
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.
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.)
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.