2022 Festival Information

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For over 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.


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

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.
Municipal Bylaw prohibits animals in Victoria Park for the duration of the Festival. Service dogs are permitted.
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.
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.
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.
Comfort stations are provided on the northeast and southwest corners of Victoria Park, and on location at Robinson Park.
Kincardine Scottish Festival is family and stroller friendly!
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.
About the Festival
About the Festival