2023 Festival and Games
The 31st Annual Kalamazoo Scottish Festival & Highland Games took take place, Saturday September 9th, 2023, in beautiful Kindleberger Park.
We had a great day of sunshine with over 60 athletes competing and over 20 clans participating .
We offered the full fare of Fun, Highland Athletics, Music, Piping, Dancing, Cultural Exhibitions and Children Games.
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 2024 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
9:10 AM -
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 Music Stage
12:00PM - Parade of Clans (Main Field)
12:30PM - Kirking of the Tartans (Main Field)
4:00PM - Awards & Closing Ceremonies
10:00 - 10:30AM - Kalamazoo Pipe Band
10:30 - 11:00AM -
1100 - 11:30AM -
11:30 - 12:00PM -
12:00 - 1:00 PM
1:00 - 2:00PM -
2:00 - 3:00PM -
3:00 - 4:00 PM -
4:00 - 4:30PM - Closing Kalamazoo Pipe and Drum Band
Exhibitors and Cultural Organizations:
Exhibitors are open all day from 9:00AM- 4:00PM
Our 2024 Exhibitors:
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 2024 Cultural Organizations:
The Daughters of the British Empire
The Grand Rapids Scottish Society
The Council of Scottish Clans & Associations
Scottish Heritage USA
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
Celtic Kitchen (Celtic baked good)
Kona Ice Of West Kalamazoo (Snow cones and shaved ice)
Novel Pastries (Celtic baked goods, coffee, tea and drinks)
The Lunchbox (The Fountain's food truck)
Rampant Lion Celtic Traders
Cereal City Candles LLC
Black Goatee Apothecary
Timber Beast Bowls
Brittany's Artistic Creations
Ol' Yellow Horse Mercantile
Our Vendor Registrations are still open for our 2024 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.