April 6th has been designated as National Tartan Day, a day for celebrating Scottish heritage and pride. The New York Tartan Day Parade is usually held the Saturday nearest Tartan Day. The 2018 20th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade will be held on April 7, 2018. The parade starts at 2:00 pm at 45th Street and marches up Sixth Avenue to 55th Street. Award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall leads the annual NYC Tartan Day parade as Grand Marshal, she is the first woman to lead the Parade. Last year, the event drew more than 3,500 participants and 30,000 spectators.
New York Tartan Day Parade will be taking place at 6th Avenue, 6th Avenue from W. 45 Street to W. 55 Street, New York on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm.