For 20 years, our award-winning festival has welcomed thousands of visitors from all over North America to the beautiful lakeside town of Kincardine to join us in celebrating all things Scottish.

The Festival & Community Groups

We are proud to work with and receive support from the Municipality of Kincardine and a number of community groups such as KDSS Robotics Club , the Kincardine Theatre Guild, Bluewater Summer Playhouse, Community Living Kincardine & District, Royal Canadian Legion MacDonald Br. 183 Kincardine, and the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band.

Accountability

The Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games is a not for profit incorporated organization run by a volunteer Board elected by our members. All proceeds are turned back into the operation of the Festival. The Festival has one part-time paid staff member, the Event Manager, while the remainder of the work is done by volunteers. An Annual Report is available to members upon request.

Important Information


SEATING
Limited seating is provided for the concerts. Attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Note: for safety reasons all marked walkways must be kept clear.
NO PET POLICY
Municipal Bylaw prohibits animals in Victoria Park for the duration of the Festival. Service dogs are permitted.
PARKING
Free parking is available in the municipal lot off Princes St. just south of Lambton. Free parking is also available at the Towne Suites by Marriott and the Holiday Inn Express. Shuttle buses to Victoria Park are available. Check Festival schedule for times.
STREET CLOSURES
During the course of the Festival weekend Durham Market North and Durham Market South are closed for restricted access. Princes Street from entrance to Municipal parking south to the end of the street, and Russell Street from Princes to Olde Victoria will be closed and no parking for the Saturday of the Festival. Queen St. will be closed Saturday morning during the Parade of Clans, which begins at 11 am.
TIMES AND ENTRY
Refer to Festival Schedule for opening and closing times. Municipal Bylaw requires that all those under the age of 19 must leave the licensed grounds by 7 pm Friday and 8 pm on Saturday.
WASHROOMS
Comfort stations are provided on the northeast and southwest corners of Victoria Park, and on location at Robinson Park.
STROLLERS
Kincardine Scottish Festival is family and stroller friendly!
ACCESSIBILITY
Victoria Park is walker/wheelchair friendly and accessible washroom facilities are available. Disabled parking spaces are available in the lot behind the Bruce Power Training Centre at Russell and Princes Streets. Disabled parking sticker required.
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Festival Executive

The Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games relies on the generous donation of time, skill, and passion from over 300 volunteers. Our Executive is a team of dedicated volunteers who, together with the support of our Event Manager, organize the Festival throughout the year to bring the best experience possible for our visitors. If you see one of the Exec during the Festival, please feel free to stop them and say hello!

Tony Doherty

President & Entertainment Director

Gavin Newsham

Vice President

Melanie Milne

Secretary

Michael Wright

Treasurer

Jan Johnstone

Director-at-Large

Charlie Boudreau

Director-at-Large

Tanya Jones

Director At Large

Jenn Rauket

Coordinator, Marketing

Matt Black

Coordinator, Heavy Events

Donna Nathanson

Coordinator, Gazebo

Petra Boudreau

Cash Reconciliation Team Lead

Tracy Primeau

Entertainment Team Lead

Eleanor Roppel

Volunteer Team Lead

Paul Holmes

Site Team Lead

Scott Blackwood

Grants Team Lead

 

Linda Johnson

Event Manager

Sam Culmer

Event Intern, PPBSO Team Lead

Liam Nicoll

Event Intern, Vendors Team Lead