Tartan Week 2018 Events


Thursday, April 5th, 6-8PM Tartan Week Cocktail Reception, St. Andrews Society of New York At the New York Racquet & Tennis Club, 370 Park Avenue $85, $95

Thursday, April 5th, 7PM The Explorers Club Tartan Night The Explorers Club celebrates its Scottish roots, with fellows of the club speaking about their current expedition around the Scottish archipelago. At the Explorers Club, 46 East 70th St. $35, $45

Friday, April 6, 12:30 to 1:30 PM Tartan Day Observance Bryant Park. In honor of the 20th anniversary of National Tartan Day. Readings from the Treaty of Arbroath and Presidential Proclamation. Presented by the American-Scottish Foundation, Free and open to the public.

Friday, April 6, 2:30 PM All The Scottish Genealogy Sources You Didn’t Know You Needed To Know Dr. Bruce Durie, one of Scotland’s top genealogists and the author of the best-selling “Scottish Genealogy.” At the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 36 West 44th St. Free and open to the public, RSVP required.

Friday, April 6, 4 to 7PM Tea With a Highland Author Sarah Fraser will share thoughts from her book “The Last Highlander,” on the life of Lord Lovat. Tea, talk and book signing. 3 West Club, 3 West 51st St. Tickets required.

Friday, April 6th, 7PM Pre-Parade Ceilidh With the Madra Confach Ceilidh Band. Presented by the New York Caledonian Club, Abigail Adams Auditorium, 417 East 61st Street. $50 members, $65 non-club members. Food, drink, music and dancing.

Saturday, April 7th, 9:30AM Kirkin' of the Tartan The Brick Presbyterian Church, 1140 Park Avenue at 92nd Street. Service is FREE – After-Service Brunch at Watson Hall. $30 St Andrews Society members, $40 non-members, $15 children under 10.

Saturday, April 7, 11:15 AM to 1PM Pipes and Drums on the Fountain Terrace Bryant Park. Hear some of the leading Pipe Bands prepare for the 20th anniversary New York Tartan Day Parade. Presented by the American-Scottish Foundation, Free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 7, 2PM Tartan Day Parade March or watch on 6th Avenue from West 45th Street to West 55th Street. KT Tunstall will be the first female Grand Marshall to lead the parade! FREE.

Saturday, April 7, 4:30PM Official National Tartan Day Post-Parade Party Live music, open bar and post-parade festivities. At BB King’s Blues Club and Grill, 237 West 42nd St. $50, $60.

Sunday, April 8, 11AM New York Caledonian Club’s Post-Parade Brunch All-you-can-eat Scottish fry buffet (and one drink). At Bloom’s Tavern, 208 East 58th St. $30.

Sunday, April 8, 2:30PM Unlock Your Scottish Genealogy Dr. Bruce Durie, one of Scotland’s top genealogists and the author of the best-selling “Scottish Genealogy” discusses tips to tracing your family’s genealogical roots in Scotland. At the Alexander Robertson School, Carnegie Library, 46 West 44th St. Suite 711. $25, $35.

Monday, April 9, 6PM Author and BBC Presenter Sarah Fraser Discusses 'The Prince Who Would Be King' Fraser talks on and reads from her new book on the life and death of Henry Stuart. At the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York, 20 West 44th St. $35, $45.

April 4th to April 22nd Brits Off Broadway presents "The Edge of Our Bodies" Tuesdays thru Sundays, 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th St., $25.

Through Saturday, April 21th, 7:30PM Flight From the sold-out award-winning run at the Edinburgh Festival, at McKittrick Hotel, 530 West 27th Street, $45 at door.

Through Friday, May 11 In the Footsteps of John Muir Photographic exhibit, from Dunbar to Yosemite, featuring the John Muir Way, Scotland. Photographs by Ken Paterson, at Federal Hall, 26 Wall St., $45 at door.


Cayce, SC – Saturday, March 24 Tartan Day South Highland Games & Celtic Festival, at the Historic Columbia Speedway, 2001 Charleston Highway, Cayce, SC. Highland athletics, dancing, Celtic music, pipe bands, sheep dog herding, birds of prey, traditional food & drink, genealogy, archery and more. Gates open at 8:30 AM.

Washington, DC – Tuesday, April 10 through Thursday, April 12 National Capital Tartan Day A three-day celebration including talks, symposiums, panels, dinners, Scotch-tastings, dancing, Celtic music, pipe bands, traditional food & drink, genealogy, and more. For a complete list of events, schedules, RSVP information, and other details, visit the National Capital Tartan Day website.

Fremont, CA - Saturday, April 7, begins at 10AM Scottish Tartan Festival At Scotland Farms $7 adults, $3 for ages 6-12.

Los Angeles, CA - Saturday, April 7th 5PM Tartan Day Celebration At the Intercontinental Hotel, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 $90 and up.

Pittsburgh, PA - Saturday, April 7th 10AM- 4:30PM Tartan Day Celebration At Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel, PA 15102. Entertainment, gaelic classes, pipers and more. FREE