New York Tartan Day Parade – Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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Announcing the NY Tartan Day Post Parade Party at B.B. King’s

The NY Tartan Day Post Parade Party will be at B.B. King’s! Tickets WILL BE LIVE on Monday, March 13th, at noon on B.B. King’s website. For further information about [...]

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Barbour Dog Pack of Scotties & Westies Dog Coat Competition

Barbour Inc., the Platinum Presenting Sponsor of the Parade, today announced a special contest for Scottish and West Highland White Terriers. The 19th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade, on [...]

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Tartan Week News, Events and Special Offers

The countdown is on to the 19th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade Saturday, April 8th. The countdown is on to the 19th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade on [...]

Celtic Life: NYC Tartan Week

Against a backdrop of spiraling grey skyscrapers, the ancient call of bagpipes will lead graceful dancers, clan members and re-enactors in full regalia, thousands of plaid-clad participants, and a multitude [...]

Tommy Flanagan to Be Grand Marshal of 19th Tartan Day Parade

Today, the National Tartan Day New York Committee President, Kyle Dawson, announced that acclaimed actor Tommy Flanagan, born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, will be the Grand Marshal of the [...]

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Bill Cunningham, Unpublished Photos

A look at the photographs that almost made Bill’s column this year, explained by his longtime collaborator. Read the full article at the New York Times here. Tell us about [...]

Vikings’ Latest Conquest: New York’s Times Square

The Wall Street Journal found some vikings in Times Square for the New York Tartan Day Parade. Tell us about your experiences at the parade on social media! Instagram: nyctartanweek [...]

Tartan Day in the News!

Check out New York Tartan Day interviews and coverage on FOX News and Scotland Now. Scotland Now is a proud sponsor of the Tartan Day Parade in New York. To [...]

Carnegie Hall Celebrates Its 125th Birthday with Scotland Sweepstakes

We are happy to be working with Carnegie Hall this year as a sponsor of the parade. Andrew Carnegie is one of the Great Scots that built America, and to [...]

A Welcome Letter from Mayor Bill de Blasio

Congratulations from the Mayor! The National Tartan Day New York Committee wishes everyone a Happy Tartan Day, celebrating the contributions that Scots and Scottish-Americans have made to this great nation. [...]

Sunday Morning Calendar: Week of April 4

The Sunday Morning talk show on CBS News adds the 18th annual New York Tartan Day Parade to the list of this week’s events! Click on the image below to [...]

Barbour Celebrates Special Contest for Scotties and Westies!

The 18th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade, on Saturday April 9th, is the area’s largest celebration of Scottish-American heritage, and its new Platinum Sponsor, Barbour Inc., the North American [...]

Barbour Celebrates Its Scottish Roots as Platinum Sponsor

The National Tartan Day New York Committee today announces Barbour Inc., the North American subsidiary of J. Barbour & Sons, Ltd., of Great Britain, as the new Platinum Sponsor of [...]

Belhaven Is the “Official Beer of the NY Tartan Day Parade” for the 2nd Consecutive Year

Scotland’s oldest working brewery, Belhaven, has been named the official beer sponsor of the New York Tartan Day Parade and its related events, running from April 2nd – 10th, 2016. [...]

“Outlander” Star Sam Heughan Named Grand Marshal Of The 2016 NY Tartan Day Parade

New York, NY, February 16, 2016 – Today the National Tartan Day New York Committee announced that Scottish actor Sam Heughan, will be the Grand Marshal in the 2016 New [...]

A Bottle and Friend

A Bottle and Friend There’s nane that’s blest of human kind, But the cheerful and the gay, man, Here’s a bottle and an honest friend! What wad ye wish for [...]

The Origins of New York’s Tartan Day Parade

In 1999, the first Tartan Day Parade, consisting of two pipe bands and a small but spirited group of Scottish Americans, including Grand Marshall Cliff Robertson, walked from the British [...]

New York Brought to a Halt as Legions of Scots March

THOUSANDS of Scots literally stopped traffic in the city that never sleeps – and the Record and sister website Scotland Now were right there in the midst of it. To [...]

SoHo Exhibit Pays Tribute to Scottish Natives

To mark Scotland Week, an exhibit in SoHo is featuring portraits of well-known Scottish natives all painted by contemporary artist Gerard Burns. “Brush with Inspiration” at Glasgow Caledonian Unviersity captures [...]

New York Tartan Day Parade

Men – get ready to don your kilts; women – be prepared to high-step and dance the day away to the sound of world-class bagpipe music during the 17th Annual [...]

Tartan Day Parade Celebrates Scotland in New York

Tartan Day Parade celebrates Scotland in New York. Apr. 10, 2015 – 3:30 – Bagpipers visit ‘Fox & Friends’. Fox Business Channel Finder. To read the full article, please visit [...]

Tartan Week: Billy Connolly Awarded Great Scot

THE comic maestro was guest of honour at the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA, where award winning actor Alan Cumming – a former recipient of the award – presented [...]

15 Barbour Dogs Who Will Star in New York’s Tartan Day Parade

THE iconic clothing brand will sponsor 15 Scottie and Westie pups who will march up Sixth Avenue in their very own tartan Barbour dog coats. To read the full article, [...]

10 Best Bars to Visit During New York’s Tartan Week

WITH Tartan Week in New York fast approaching, why not celebrate with a couple of drinks? We take a look at the top bars for Scots to visit in the [...]

Belhaven Is Proud to Support the New York Tartan Day Parade

Scottish brewer Belhaven has been named the Official Beer sponsor of the New York Tartan Day Parade, which takes place along New York’s Sixth Avenue on Saturday 11 April. Beers [...]

14 Places Scots Must Visit in New York

SCOTLAND Now is a proud sponsor of the Tartan Day Parade in New York, so for Scots who are celebrating, here are 14 must-visit locations in the Big Apple. To [...]

In Pictures: Meet the New York Tartan Day Parade Past Grand Marshals

AFTER it was announced this week that Outlander star Graham McTavish would be this year’s Grand Marshal at New York’s Tartan Day Parade, we look at the others who have [...]

Outlander Star Graham McTavish on Why He Is Perfectly Placed to Lead this Year’s Parade

GRAHAM, who is War Chieftain of the Clan MacKenzie in Starz TV’s adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novels, says being picked as the Grand Marshal is a career…

New York City Volunteer Firefighters Pipe Band

Joining the Parade for the first time this year is the New York City Volunteer Firefighters Pipe Band. One of the newest bands, they were founded in the Bronx in [...]

The Lanark & District Pipe Band

THE LANARK & DISTRICT PIPE BAND will be bringing a contingent to march up Sixth Avenue. As committee member John Dickman noted  “It’s the biggest Scottish celebration held in the [...]

The Oban High School Pipe Band, Formed in 2005

THE OBAN HIGH SCHOOL PIPE BAND, formed in 2005 to promote the piping and drumming traditions of North Argyll and to serve the people of Oban and Lorn, will be [...]

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Bill Cunningham | Coats Off

Hunt and Gather Finally, spring arrived, in a galvanized bucket of tulips at Union Square and planters full of tulips, daffodils and hyacinth. People stripped off coats for a first [...]

Official Parade Pipe Band 2014: Morrison’s Academy, Crieff

The Parade Committee is thrilled to announce that Morrison’s Academy Pipe Band will be the official band of the New York Tartan Day Parade on Saturday, April 5th. Morrison’s Academy, [...]

West Point Cadets Pipes & Drums

The Parade is fast approaching, and the lineup of bands is falling into place. We’re happy to confirm that one of them is the West Point Cadets. The pipe band [...]

Saturday, April 5th…The Party!

Saturday, April 5th… After You’ve Marched or Watched… The Party! The American Rogues Another improvement is that you are welcome at DESMOND’S directly after the Parade. Come on over straightaway [...]

Kelpies Coming to Bryant Park!

In the first major event of 2014’s Tartan Week season, two dramatic horse sculptures will arrive in Bryant Park on March 22. They are 15-ft-tall scale models of Glasgow-born artist [...]

Welcome to Tartan Week 2014!

We’re pleased to announce that preparation for Tartan Week 2014 is kicking into high gear! Watch for updated news and events over the coming weeks – and check out our [...]

Donate $ without It Costing You a Penny!

When you buy absolutely anything and everything (well, except digital goods like e-books) via Amazon, they will donate 0.5% of cost of the purchase to your designated charity. The NY [...]

Kevin McKidd, Grand Marshal, 2013 New York Tartan Day Parade!

Kevin McKidd, actor and musician, and all around HOT SCOT is the Grand Marshal of the 2013 New York Tartan Day Parade. Star of Grey’s Anatomy, Trainspotting, and Brave, Kevin [...]

Tickets now on sale for the Post-Parade Party

After marching in the Parade, join us at Stout for the afterparty! Performing will be special guests The Rogues (“one of the top Celtic music acts today” Celtic Music Magazine). [...]

Double Best Wishes from Double Oh Seven

Sir Sean wishes us the best for our new website and the Parade. In 2002 I was privileged to be the Grand Marshall of the New York Tartan Day Parade. [...]

Happy Hogmanay!

Hope everyone’s year is off to a good start. And now that you’ve given up on those unimportant New Year’s Resolutions like “must cut back on snacks” and “must get [...]

And a Word from Alan Cumming, Superstar

  Alan Cumming was a wonderful Grand Marshal in 2009. We all loved him; the crowd, the marchers, and the Committee, and he himself had a most enjoyable afternoon. All [...]