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Our 2023 Events

Looking to spend time with other Scots, or possibly explore your heritage more? The KSFA holds many events throughout the year, more info can be found below.

Annual Festival

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. Here you can meet the clans, hear the pipes roar, learn more about your Scottish roots, and have a grand time!


Monthly Dinner Group

Starting June 15th, the KSFA Thistle Club will begin facilitating a monthly dinner group, where all friends of the KSFA may gather for an informal dinner at one of many Kalamazoo area restaurants. 

We will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00PM. Each location will be listed both on our Thistle Club page here on our website and on Facebook. Please RSVP to the Facebook event or contact Ethan at (269) 873-7369 so that a proper count can be made. Suggestions of future dining destinations are welcome.

Kilt Nights and special events with a guest speaker will be announced as they come.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Concert in the Park

Every Summer as a part of the Kindleberger Arts Commissions' Summer Concert Series, we offer a concert highlighting the Kalamazoo Pipe and Drum band, Scottish Country Dancers, and our local Scottish folk musicians. This is a free open air event held in Kindleberger Park. More info about this years program coming soon!

Date: 8/27/23

2023 KSFA Calendar 

The KSFA has events planned for the coming year! All are welcome to attend both our monthly board meetings and our regular events. Check back for more info on ticketing and locations.

*Events by other Michigan Celtic Orgs. 


3/2- Monthly Meeting

3/4- Whisky Tasting & Highland Evening, Port Huron Museums/Detroit Scots* 

3/11- 21st An. Kzoo St. Patrick's Day Parade, Sponsored by the Irish-American Club of Kalamazoo*


4/1- Join Tartan Day Luncheon with Grand Rapids Scottish Society: Noon@ Salvino's Restaurant Wayland MI 

4/29- Of Blades & Mead Fundraiser Co-Hosted with Valhalla Meadery Kalamazoo: Noon-6PM 


5/26-28 - Alma Highland Games*


6/14 - Gun River Conservation Club Open House - The KSFA will have a tent at this Event.

6/15 - Thistle Club Dinner Group, 6PM - Saugatuck Brewing Kalamazoo

6/23-24 - Holland Waterfront Celtic Fest & Highland Games* - The KSFA will have a tent at this Event.


7/6 - Monthly Board Meeting

7/15 -  Kindleberger Arts Festival and Parade* The KSFA will have a tent at this Event and will walk in the Parade, if you would like to join please contact us.


8/2 - Tracing Your Scottish Roots Workshop - Ransom District Library, Plainwell, 7-8:30 PM. (more info coming soon)

8/4-5 - St. Andrew's Soc. Detroit Highland Games* - The KSFA will have a tent at this Event.

8/11-12 - Sparta Celtic Festival* - The KSFA will have a tent at this Event.

8/27 - 3rd Annual KSFA Concert in the Park


9/9 - 31st Annual Festival and Games @Kindleberger Park

9/17- Homer Presbyterian Church Scottish Concert and Festival*

9/23 - Ghillie's Feast, Festival Thank You Dinner (more info coming soon)

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