Welcome to Lilias Day

One of Scotland's biggest historic parades featuring Lilifest.

Today's celebrations include one of the biggest historic parades in Scotland and honours renowned 15th century Piper Habbie Simpson. Celebrations are led by Habbie and Miss Lilias and culminate in Kilbarchan Park where thousands of people enjoy the entertainment, charity stalls and activities for all the family. This years event takes place on Saturday 2nd June.

As well as Lilias Day itself, Kilbarchan hosts Lilifest, a programme of events and entertainment that take place in the village. This year the programme includes Big Vern 'n' the Shootahs as the headline act, Comedy, drama, story-telling, a Garden Party and Habbies Hoolie featuring The Brass Monkeys. For full details and booking information go to the Lilifest Page.

Lillias Day itself is packed full of entertainment with arena events, a food village, music tent, kids zone and a host of activities for all to enjoy.



The Lilias Day parade is the highlight of the event. This year we have 12 floats, 3 pipe bands, the full historic parade, our Lilias ladies to mark the 50th anniversary of revival of Lilias Day and a few surprises. The parade starts at 1pm - don't miss it!

In the park

We have a fantastic line - up of entertainment in the park including the 3 sixty bike display, a kids tent, zorbing, archery, a craft village, food village, Johnny Barr's music tent and 50 stalls for 50 years..

Taking part

There is still time to get creative for Lilias Day. Why not decorate your house and help to brighten up the village? If you are, let us know by emailing us at info@liliasday.co.uk so we can send our judges to view your masterpiece.

Miss Lilias

Miss Lilias 2018 - Beth Caldow 


Each year a Miss Lilias is chosen based on their contribution to the community or good causes. Beth is in 5th year at St Benedict’s High School and has volunteered with Kilbarchan Scout Group, helping out with the Beavers since she was 14. She has also volunteered at local sports club encouraging youngsters to participate in sport. Through the scout group Beth has actively been involved in the parade for a number of years and always loves taking part in Lilias Day .

To mark the 50th anniversary of the revival of Lilias Day we are asking all our Lilias' from previous years to take part in this special celebration year. If you are one of the 50 ladies who have been Lilias over the years please get in contact with us at info@liliasday.co.uk

Miss Lilias 2016

Lilias Day on film

Want to know what it is all about? Watch this video

See Miss Lilias and other members of the historic parade in all their glory as they make their way up through the village. Look out for the pipe band, stiltwalkers and the fantastic floats and characters in period costume.

Lilias Gallery

Have a wee look at some of our pictures from previous years!

Contact Us

We would be delighted to hear from you whether you would like to take a stall, take part in the historic parade, book a float to theme or promote your business by advertising in our brochure or if you have an event you would like us to consider including in "Lilifest". Or, of course, if you have any general questions or queries.