What is Tartan Day, the New York Tartan Day Parade, and Tartan Week?
- April 6th has been designated as National Tartan Day, a day for celebrating Scottish heritage and pride.
- The New York Tartan Day Parade is usually held the Saturday nearest Tartan Day. The 2018 20th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade will be held on April 7th.
- The Parade and leading events of the week are run by the National Tartan Day New York Committee, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 coalition, and its member societies: the St. Andrew’s Society of the State of New York, the New York Caledonian Club, The American-Scottish Foundation, Clan Campbell and Carnegie Hall.
- The days before and after the Parade are called “Tartan Week” and are filled with a full range of Scottish-themed events.
- Every year is different but if you’re coming for a long week, we ideally suggest Tuesday, April 3rd, through Monday, April 9th.
- Coming for a few days? We recommend arriving early Wednesday, April 4th, through late Sunday, April 8th.
- International travelers, especially those marching in the Parade, we HIGHLY recommend arriving no later than Thursday, April 5th!
Plans are already underway for this our 20th Annual Tartan Day Parade AND the 20th Anniversary of Tartan Day.
Please head to our registration page to register your group, band, clan, or dog. All are welcome.
Registration is easy, but if there are any issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you
This year we are adding new Scottish Dog Groups to challenge the Scottie and Westie Tartan Dog Pack for most popular dog honors.
We want to see you all out on Sixth Avenue marching with pride for Tartan Day, for your love of Scotland and all things Scottish, and to celebrate the unique friendship of Scotland and the USA.
This is a very special year for the Parade. We have made it to our 20th Year with the help of so many - register to march or come cheer us on.
Don't forget, if you are in NYC between now and then, look us up. We would love to see you, maybe even join you for a wee dram or a pint.