New York Tartan Day Parade – Saturday, April 8th, 2017 2016 Line of March
New York Celebrates Its Scottish Heritage
Sam Heughan, 2016 Grand Marshal
On the 6th Avenue Parade Bus
Edinburgh Academy Pipe Band

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

As President of the National Tartan Day New York Committee, I want to extend the Committee’s thanks to everyone who participated in the 18th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade on Saturday, April 9th.

None of this would be possible without our volunteers and sponsors, and I extend a special thank you to all who helped make the Parade happen.

Thousands turned out to march and tens of thousands more to cheer as we celebrated Scottish-American heritage and pride and the continuing bonds of friendship between our countries – despite the Scottish-type weather!

A special thank you to Grand Marshal Sam Heughan, star of the popular Starz television series “Outlander,” who led the parade up Sixth Avenue.

Thank you also to all the bands that marched, including our visitors from Scotland – the Edinburgh Academy Pipe and Drum Band and the Strathallan School Pipe Band.

A mighty wave of the sword to the Vikings – the Up Helly Aa Jarl Squad 2016 who once again joined us from the Shetland Islands.

And of course, a “good dog!” to all the Scotties and Westies (and owners) who joined in the Barbour Tartan Day Dog Pack!

On behalf of the members of the Committee – the St. Andrew’s Society of the State of New York, the New York Caledonian Club, the American-Scottish Foundation, and Clan Campbell – thank you all for your support and participation.

And finally – mark your calendars for the 19th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade – Saturday, April 9th, 2017! Registration will open shortly.

Yours Aye,

Alan L. Bain
President, National Tartan Day New York Committee
Thanks to Our Sponsors

The National New York Tartan Day Committee would like to recognize our 2016 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
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Laphroaig - Official Whisky of the New York Tartan Day Parade Events
  • Visit Scotland
  • Scottish Government
  • Celtic Croft
  • Mountbatten Institute
  • Walkers
  • Grayline
  • Stevens and Graham
  • The Algonquin Hotel
  • Celtic Life International - North American Media Sponsor
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