Since 1999, New York has celebrate Scottish-Americans’ contributions to the United States throughout its history with a parade near the date of Scotland’s declaration of independence in 1320 (on April 6). What started as a walk of just two pipe bands has grown into a grand assembly of hundreds of pipers and thousands of other marchers. The parade, which marks the culmination of Tartan Week’s multitude of Scottish-pride events, heads up Sixth Avenue from Midtown to Central Park, and usually sees a famous Scot as Grand Marshall. Past examples include Grey’s Anatomy’s Kevin McKidd, Tony winner Alan Cumming and the great Sean Connery.
For more information, visit the NYC Tartan Week website.