Welcome to Lilias Day

Lilias Day has been celebrated in the village of Kilbarchan for over 300 years. The centre piece of the event is a parade through the village with local pipe bands, decorated floats and a historic parade which celebrates the rich history of the village.  This culminates in Kilbarchan public park where a whole host of entertainment awaits. We have something for everyone from kids entertainment, a music tent, Clamjamfrie ceilidh tent, food village and craft market. We’ll also have our Lilias Day favourites; the epic tug of war, stalls, a medieval village and activities for everyone to get involved in. 

So put the date in your diary, tell your friends and family to come along, and support YOUR Lilias day. 


In the Park

Join the historic parade

Do you want to help celebrate the rich history of the village. Take you pick from the famous Kilbarchan Weavers, the noble families of the past, or those who helped to change history such as Mary Barbour! Choose your costume and character at the Old Library Centre, Kilbarchan, on Saturday 16th March 11am - 3pm. 

Taking Part?

Take a stall

Stall bookings are now open for 2024!

Taking a stall at Lilias Day is a great way to raise funds for your local organisation, charity or good cause. We also have a food village, and craft market. To book a pitch email info@liliasday.co.uk.

Decorate a Float

Decorate a float and be centre stage of one of the best parades in Scotland! The floats are a fantastic way to showcase your organisation. Float numbers are limited so get in touch at info@liliasday.co.uk to reserve yours. 

Miss Lilias


There is still time to nominate Miss Lilias 2024! If you, or someone you know, would love to be Miss Lilias email us at info@liliasday.co.uk. Applicants must live, work or contribute to the village community. Closing date for nominations is the 10th 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.