New York Tartan Day Parade – Saturday, April 8th, 2017 2017 Line of March
New York Celebrates Its Scottish Heritage
Grand Marshal Tommy Flanagan
Tartan Day Presenting Sponsor Barbour
Tartan Day Parade Pipe Band

Winners of the Barbour Tartan Dog Pack Coat Competition






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What is Tartan Day, the New York Tartan Day Parade, and Tartan Week?


Welcome to the official website of the New York Tartan Day Parade!

On behalf of the National New York Tartan Day Committee I would like to begin by thanking all that joined us for the 19th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade - what a great celebration of our love of Scotland and scottish american heritage.

The Parade was presented by lead Platinum sponsor Barbour. Together with renowned Scottish actor Tommy Flanagan, Grand Marshal of the 2017 Parade, they led 35 pipe bands and over 3,000 marchers up Sixth Avenue on one of the first Spring days we enjoyed.

To the sound of the pipes, dancers, clans, organizations - and the Barbour Tartan Dog Pack of scotties and westies - marchers were greeted by the crowds lining Sixth Avenue.

The Parade is organized by the National New York Tartan Day Parade Committee which comprises St. Andrews Society of the State of New York, New York Caledonian Club, American-Scottish Foundation, Clan Campbell, and recent member Carnegie Hall.

We are grateful for the tremendous support of our Sponsors:

  • Platinum Returning Sponsor: Barbour

  • Gold Sponsors: Carnegie Hall, Belhaven - Official Beer of the Tartan Day Parade Events, VisitScotland, Glenlivet Founders Reserve - Official Whisky of the Tartan Day Parade Events, and Grayline

  • Silver Sponsors: Stevens & Graham, Kensington Books, and Walkers Shortbread

The future was spotlighted by Scottish Universities taking part in the Parade this year - Scotland's Ambassadors of tomorrow. Amongst the Universities taking part are: Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling, Aberdeen, Strathclyde, Napier and Dundee Universities.

Three Scottish school pipe bands - Oban, Lathallan and St Columba, joined the parade and took part in various events of the week - hurry back. It is always great to welcome our young scottish pipers and friends to New York.

The parade is a joint effort of so many and the committee thank all that support us in so many ways for helping make the celebration happen. Thank you.

AND NOW IT IS TIME TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE 20TH ANNUAL NY TARTAN DAY PARADE in 2018 - which will take place on Saturday April 7th.

Kyle Dawson
President, National Tartan Day New York Committee president@nyctartanweek.org

A Special Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors

The National New York Tartan Day Committee would like to recognize our 2017 Sponsors whose support enabled the New York Tartan Day Parade to happen.

  • Barbour - Platinum Presenting Sponsor of the Parade and the Barbour Scottie and Westie Dog Pack
  • Belhaven - Official Beer of New York Tartan Day Parade Events
  • Glenlivet Founders Reserve - Official Whisky of New York Tartan Day Parade Events
  • VisitScotland
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Kensington Publishing Group
  • Scottish Government
  • Grayline USA
  • Megabus - Coach USA
  • 59E59th Street
  • Harney & Sons
  • St Andrews Restaurant
  • Mountbatten Institute
  • NY Choral Society
  • Walkers
  • Stevens and Graham
  • The Algonquin Hotel
  • NY Print Parnters
  • Scots Magazine - UK Media Partner
  • Celtic Life International - North American Media Sponsor