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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!

Tentative Schedule:

GENERAL SCHEDULE:

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

MUSIC SCHEDULE:

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:

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)

  • Celtic Seasons

  • Rampant Lion Celtic Traders

  • Irish Collection

  • 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.

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.

Address: 

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.

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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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