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 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. Email info@liliasday.co.uk to find out how to take part.

Taking Part?

Take a stall

Take a stall to raise vital funds for your local organisation or charity. With over 2000 people attending the day it is a great way to fundraise. Book your pitch at our stall holders night at the beginning of March (date to be confirmed shortly) or contact us on info@liliasday.co.uk.

Miss Lilias

Nominations now open for Miss Lilias 2018.

Each year we invite the village to nominate a young person to take on the role of Miss Lilias. Nominations are based on their contribution to the community and other good causes.

If you would like to be considered for the role or would like to nominate a young person please contact us at info@liliasday.co.uk, telling us why you would be ideal for the role. The closing date for nominations is 1st March 2018. 

Calling on all previous Lilias' 

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.