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 1st 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. Other acts will be announced soon. 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 Lilias Day parade is the highlight of the event. This year we have 10 floats, 3 pipe bands, the full historic parade, and a few surprises along the way. The parade starts at 1pm - don't miss it!

In the park

We have a fantastic line - up of entertainment in the park including a Chinese Lion Dance, a kids tent, zorbing, archery, parkour, mini-golf, a craft village, food village, Johnny Barr's music tent, the dog show and much more. See 'On the day' for full details. Park opens at 12 - 5pm.

Taking part

There is still time to get creative for Lilias Day. Why not decorate your house and help to brighten up the village? Or make a scarecrow to display in your garden and enter our new village scarecrow competition. If you doing either, let us know by emailing us at info@liliasday.co.uk so we can send our judges to view your masterpiece.

Miss Lilias


We are delighted to announce that this year's Miss Lilias is Mabel Wylie. Miss Lilias is chosen based on her contribution to the community or good causes. Mabel is in 5th year at Johnstone High School and volunteers to teach swimming and help out at Renfrewshire Leisure holiday activity camps. She has completed her Duke of Edinburgh Silver award and really looking forward to take up her role as Miss Lilias.
As part of her duties Mabel will read a proclamation to officially open Lilias Day and, later in the year, will have the honour of switching on the Christmas lights in Kilbarchan.
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.