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 6th June.

As well as Lilias Day itself, Kilbarchan hosts Lilifest, a programme of events and entertainment that take place in the village.  For full Lilifest listings and booking information go to the Lilifest Page.

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


The Parade

Decorate a float

Unleash your collective creativeness and decorate a float. The floats are a unique part of the Lilias Day parade and demand is always high. To book your float email info@liliasday.co.uk


In the Park

Join the historic parade

From the man who laid the foundation stone of The Statue of liberty to the boy who saw the last witch burn in Paisley, the historic parade brings to life the rich history of the village. We have a wonderful array of costumes and parts to play. Come along to our Costume fitting - Saturday 21st March, 12 - 3pm, Old Library Centre, Kilbarchan or email info@liliasday.co.uk.

Taking Part?

Take a stall

Take a stall to raise vital funds for your local organisation or charity. With over 3000 people attending the day it is a great way to fundraise. Book your pitch at our Stall Holders night, Tuesday 17th March, 7 - 9pm at the Old Library Centre, Kilbarchan, or contact us on info@liliasday.co.uk.

Miss Lilias


If you know someone who would make a great Miss Lilias and would be keen to take part in the Lilias Day celebrations you can nominate them for the role. Simply send us an email at info@liliasday.co.uk telling us why you think they would be ideal for the role. Applicants should be 16years old and live, work or volunteer in the village.
Closing date for nominations is Friday 20th March
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 last year!

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.