Downtown Fergus

Wednesday August 8th

Thursday August 9

Pipes, Plaid and Pageantry Parade - Thursday August 9th, 2018 at 7:30pm


The annual “Pipes, Plaid and Pageantry” Parade kicks off an amazing weekend of Scottish entertainment, music, and dancing in downtown Fergus.

Join us Thursday evening, in downtown Fergus to watch our Pipes, Plaid and Pageantry Parade starting at 7:30 pm. It’s a great way to kick off the Festival weekend!

Due to the closure of the St David Street  bridge, the parade route has changed.
The parade starts at
  • the Fergus Curling Club,  148 St George Street West, then
  • Goes West along St George Street,  then
  • Turns left and goes South along Tower Street,  then
  • Turns right and goes West along St Andrew Street W, and
  • Ends at the Fergus Legion.

Then, after the parade...

Don’t miss this incredible Thursday night kick-off to Scotland…without the airfare!

Viewing of BRAVE
St James Church
Queen St around 9pm


Bill Bridges

Downtown Events All Weekend Long!

Fergus Library

Walking Historic Tours
Fergus Library
Fri. 11 & 2; Sat. 11


Psychic Faire
The Bookery
Friday 3pm-9pm
Saturday 10am-6pm

The Red Door

Celtic Cafe
Red Door


Kitchen Ceilidh
Brew House

Grand Theater

Celtic Traditions Concert
Grand Theater
Saturday 8pm


Ghost Walk
The Bookery
Friday & Saturday

Shuttle Bus Service

Our parking lots get pretty congested throughout the weekend, so why not take our FREE shuttle bus to and from the festival? In collaboration with the Fergus BIA, our downtown committee has secured an excellent transportation opportunity for a smooth ride to the Sportsplex, and a chance to meet some new friends along the way!

In addition to the weekend shuttle bus schedule, a shuttle bus will be collecting festival visitors on Thursday at the Festival Grounds, Main Gate at 7pm, and going to the Pipes, Plaid and Pageantry Parade in Fergus. The bus will return at 11:30pm after the festivities in downtown Fergus have wrapped up. For more information, follow this link.