Kincardine Scottish Festivities

Kincardine Scottish Festivities

A main street tradition since 1948, Kincardine’s Pipe Band brings the sounds of Scotland to Queen Street. 

Head to Kincardine for the weekend and experience a taste of Scotland in Ontario!

Check in at Inn at the Harbour, the perfect location to explore Lake Huron’s magnificent waterfront, just steps from the beach, main street, and marina.

Enjoy a gourmet meal on the patio overlooking Lake Huron at the Harbour Street Brasserie. After dinner, take a walk along white sand at Station Beach. Don’t miss the iconic giant blue beach chairs.

Breakfast is highly recommended at Watercress Bistro (closed Sunday and Monday). Try their cappuccino and eggs Benedict with homemade hollandaise! Traditional breakfast is available, too.

Spend the day enjoying the shops along Queen Street, including the Kincardine Scottish Shop, or playing at the beach.

On Saturday night, Kincardine’s Scottish Pipe Band will form at Victoria Park and marches downtown Kincardine (8pm). Spectators are welcome to join the band and hundreds of others, rain or shine! Follow the parade all the way back to Victoria Park for a short concert with family and new friends.

Every night in July and August the Phantom Piper can also be heard from Walker’s Lookout, too.

Kincardine Scottish Festival Signature Event

July 1 – 3, take in the Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games. An authentic Scottish Festival which builds on the Scottish Heritage of this lakeside community, this award-winning event attracts thousands of visitors each year. Features include Pipe Band Competitions, Highland Dance, Heavy Events, workshops, and displays of Scottish Culture, live Celtic entertainment, children's themed activities, and Parade of Clans lead by the 107-year-old Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band.

For more information, contact Kincardine Tourism: (519) 396-2731.