What's On in Stratford and Area Wednesday June 28, 2017 to Thursday June 29, 2017
O' CANADA CANDLES WORKSHOP
Made a themed candle for Canada Day! Drop by The Candle Bar and get creative. All supplies included. Class takes roughly 30 minutes to complete. Walk-ins welcome or call 519-284-9900 to reserve your space.

Cost: $10/per person

When: Wednesday Jun. 28th, 2017
Time: 2 pm - 7 pm
Where: Village Craft and Candle, St. Marys, 158 Queen Street East
Contact: 519-284-9900
https://villagecraftandcandle.com/instructions/in-person-classes
OPEN KITCHEN CLASSES | BOOT CAMP | FERMENTATION: BUBBLY BEVERAGES
Introduce yourself to the wonderful world of do-it-yourself fermentation. Chef Eli Silverthorne teaches you how to make fermented beverages and provides you with the theoretical background necessary to safely and easily ferment almost anything! Perfect for the beginner or intermediate home chef, or even trade professional. Instructor: Eli Silverthorne

Cost: $60/Per person + HST

When: Thursday Jun. 29th, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1414
https://www.universe.com/events/boot-camp-fermentation-bubbly-beverages-tickets-5ZBWHY
OPEN KITCHEN CLASSES | TRADE SECRETS | PATIO COCKTAILS
  Get ready for your Canada Day Long Weekend with fantastic drink recipes! Restaurateur Steve Walters guides students through ways of mixing perfect-for-the-patio beverages and cocktails for those hot summer days and nights. Ideal for the beginner to intermediate amateur mixologist. Instructor: Steve Walters Participants are required to be 19 years of age or older.

Cost: $60/Per person + HST

When: Wednesday Jun. 28th, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1414
https://www.universe.com/events/trade-secrets-patio-cocktails-tickets-WVX4H5
GIANT FLAG PAINTING
FLAG PAINTING IN LOWER QUEENS PARKLAND OUR COUNTRY - OUR FLAG  The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our flag, our Canadian identity and demonstrate the pride that our beautiful flag instills in all of us. What better way to show off just how great our country is than by a larger-than-life flag? The City of Stratford and its Sesquicentennial Committee sincerely thank Brent and Nancy Baker of Simplistic Lines, Stratford for their generosity in gifting this amazing, beautiful flag to us all to commemorate Canada's 150th birthday. The 65x40 foot Canadian flag will be painted on the Lower Queens Parkland, on the slope east of the Festival theatre.  Depending on weather, the flag painting will be done a day or two before July 1st. The paint is water-based latex field marking paint which is environmentally friendly and used by clubs, schools, and municipalities. Simplistic Lines Inc. is a family owned and operated manufacturing company specializing in athletic field marking equipment and accessories. Contact: info@simplisticlines.com

Cost: Free

When: Jun. 26th until Jul. 3rd, 2017
Time: 10 am - 8 pm
Where: Lower Queens Park, Stratford
www.stratford150.ca
MR. NEW YEAR'S EVE: A NIGHT WITH GUY LOMBARDO
Written by David Scott. Though his own father adamantly opposed Guy’s love of Jazz, and Canadian radio stations showed active disinterest, Guy’s dedication to his craft was all consuming, and no obstacle could block his path to his dreams. Friend and influential colleague of some of the biggest names in show biz, Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians blazed a path from Huron County to the Big Apple, the likes of which has never been seen, before or since.

Cost: $17/person

When: Thursday Jun. 29th, 2017
Time: 8 pm - 10:30 pm
Where: Blyth Memorial Community Hall, 431 Queen Street, Blyth, ON
Contact: 877 862-5984
www.blythfestival.com
OPEN KITCHEN CLASSES | TRADE SECRETS | TASTE WINE LIKE A PRO!
Sommelier Bob Latham continues his wine tasting series with this entertaining workshop dedicated to guiding wine lovers through the theory and intricacies of how to best pair food with wine. Taste up to ten different wines from around the world! Perfect for the beginner to intermediate wine enthusiast. Instructor: Bob Latham Participants are required to be 19 years of age or older.

Cost: $60/Per person + HST

When: Thursday Jun. 29th, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1414
https://www.universe.com/events/trade-secrets-taste-wine-like-a-pro-tickets-51N4XS
MR. NEW YEAR'S EVE: A NIGHT WITH GUY LOMBARDO
Written by David Scott. Though his own father adamantly opposed Guy’s love of Jazz, and Canadian radio stations showed active disinterest, Guy’s dedication to his craft was all consuming, and no obstacle could block his path to his dreams. Friend and influential colleague of some of the biggest names in show biz, Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians blazed a path from Huron County to the Big Apple, the likes of which has never been seen, before or since.  

Cost: $9.20/Per person

When: Wednesday Jun. 28th, 2017
Time: 8 pm - 10:30 pm
Where: Blyth Memorial Community Hall, Blyth, 431 Queen Street
Contact: 877-862-5984
www.blythfestival.com
STRATFORD ART IN THE PARK
Stratford Art in the Park Association presents a juried fine art and craft outdoor show along the banks of the Avon River between the Festival Theatre and Tom Patterson Theatre.  They're entering their 49th year of bringing art to the public in Canada's Premier Arts Town.  Meet the artists and enjoy the visual arts in this idyllic setting.   Weather permitting.  

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Wed.Sat., from May. 20th – Oct. 1st, 2017
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Lakeside Drive and North Street, Stratford
Contact: 647-456-7002
www.artintheparkstratford.ca
CANADIAN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
Looking to hit a home run with your friends and family this summer?  Located adjacent to the Quarry, Canada's largest outdoor swimming pool, the Hall is housed in a century-old building, the shrine pays homage to 106 inductees who have left their mark on Canadian baseball.

Cost: $7.50/$6/SR, $3.75/CH(6-16), $15/Family (2 adults, 2 kids)

When: Open Daily from Jun. 1st – Aug. 31st, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun
Where: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Marys, 386 Church Street, South
Contact: 519-284-1838
www.baseballhalloffame.ca
THE FRANKLIN EXPEDITION
This pop-up display, presented in conjunction with Parks Canada and the Royal Ontario Museum, examines the mysteries surrounding the Franklin Expedition and sheds light on the historical context of science and exploration in the 19th century. The display focuses on Inuit traditional knowledge, the reasons behind the fatal expedition and the clues collected during the initial research efforts. It allows the visitor to create links with contemporary research in the Arctic and the methodology and progress of ongoing scientific work in the Canadian North. Supporting the exhibit will be a number of reproductions of Franklin Expedition artifacts, dive equipment, photos and resource materials.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH, $20/Family(Two adults and two children)

When: Open Daily from May. 6th – Sep. 23rd, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
ST. MARYS STATION GALLERY EXHIBIT: ONE FOOT IMAGES BY STONETOWN ARTS
Visit the St. Marys Station Gallery to see the One Foot Images exhibit by the Stonetown Arts group.  This exhibit will feature paintings 12 inches square.

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from Jun. 16th – Jul. 22nd, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: St. Marys Train Station, St. Marys, 5 James Street North
Contact: 519-284-0344
BICYCLE RENTALS
Traverse the picturesque parklands of Stratford and take in the scenery at your own pace when you rent a bike.  Light lunches are available on the patio. Bicycle rentals include helmet and lock.  Great rates for 2 or more days, please enquire.

Cost: 1 hour/$16, Half Day/$25, $30/Full Day

When: Open Daily from May. 16th – Oct. 9th, 2017
Time: 9 am - Dusk
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford, 30 York Street
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca
RAILWAY CENTURY EXHIBITION AT THE STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
The influence of rail is a major element of the sister exhibit “You Are Here.” Rail connects two momentous events that transformed Perth County – the linking of the railways and the establishment of the Locomotive Repair Shops in Stratford. For a hundred years the railway lines that connected this region to the rest of world were responsible for a growth in industry – the ability to get materials to Stratford and the ability to get finished products, both industrial and agricultural, to the rest of the world and markets. Even more significant was the establishment of CNR Repair Shops. A monster employer, during their heyday, nearly 40% of Stratford homes had a member that worked at The Shops.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH, $20/Family (Two adults and two children)

When: Open Daily from May. 6th – Sep. 30th, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
OUR BOYS IN BATTLE EXHIBITON
Learn about local involvement in WWI through this exhibition commemorating soldiers who lost their lives in 1917.

Cost: By donation

When: Open Mon. to Fri., from May. 29th – Aug. 4th, 2017
Time: 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: St. Marys Museum, St. Marys, 177 Church Street, South
Contact: 519-284-3556
www.stmarysmuseum.ca
JUST LOOK AT YOURSELVES!
In honour of Canada's 150th, Just Look at Yourselves is the ultimate celebration of celebrations!  Perth County and the City of Stratford have a history of making a big deal out of major events.  This exhibit shows off some the biggest and best parades, fairs, and other happenings from throughout the decades.  You can also join in on all this merriment by visiting our selfie station where you can take your picture in front of a historic Stratford street scene and add your photo to our Celebration Selfie Slideshow (ask Archives staff for assistance)!   

Cost: Free

When: Open Mon. to Sat., from Jun. 1st – Sep. 30th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Archives, Stratford, 4273 Line 34
Contact: 519-271-0531, ext 259
www.perthcounty.ca/archives
TREASURE ISLAND: LIVE THE ADVENTURE EXHIBITION
This interactive exhibit augment’s the Stratford Festival production of Treasure Island being mounted this season at the Avon Theatre. Geared for children, the exhibit explores the classic children’s story, its cast of unsavory characters as well as the book’s author Robert Louis Stevenson. Visitors to the Museum, both young and old, can dress up like Long John Silver, grab a sword, sport an eye patch and pose for a picture on the deck of a pirate ship. Or you can be a young Jim Hawkins and quietly hide in a barrel for safety. And, there’s even a treasure map.

Cost: $7/A, $6/ST/SR, $5/CH, $20/Family (Two adults and two children)

When: from Sunday to Saturday, 9:00 AM, year round
Open: Open Daily
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
TO CANADA, WITH LOVE FROM WILMOT EXHIBITION
In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary, this exhibit will feature the events, people and products that put Wilmot Township on the national stage.

Cost: $6.50/A, $5.50/SR/ST, $4.50/CH, $19/Family

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from May. 2nd – Jun. 30th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Tues - Fri, 1 pm - 4 pm - Sat and Sun
Where: Castle Kilbride National Historic Site, Baden, 60 Snyder's Road, West
Contact: 519-634-8444
www.castlekilbride.ca
OPEN STUDIO LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS
Draw from a model each week.  Started by the Gallery's first Director Robert Ihrig, the current program is hosted by Stratford artist Ken Nutt.  Bring your own drawing supplies. 

Cost: $10/A

When: Wednesday, 8:00 PM, year round
Open: Open Wednesdays
Time: 8 pm - 10 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
STRATFORD FESTIVAL - 2017 SEASON
Be dazzled by some of the greatest theatre in the world. With 14 different productions to choose from, in four distinctive venues, the Stratford Festival offers something for every taste. Hilarious comedies, heartrending tragedies, delightful romance – our electronic gift certificate gives you access to it all. Enjoy the rousing Broadway musical Guys and Dolls, the spectacular family adventure Treasure Island or such beloved Shakespeare classics as Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night – to name just a few. As you marvel at the brilliant performances and stunning designs, you’ll discover that a visit to the theatres of Stratford is an experience to be treasured forever. The 2017 Stratford Festival Playbill includes the following productions: Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Twelfth Night, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Treasure Island, Tartuffe, The School for Scandal, The Changeling, Bakkhai, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Komagata Maru Incident, The Virgin Trial, and The Breathing Hole.

Cost: Varies according to seating

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from Apr. 15th – Oct. 29th, 2017
Time: 2 pm and 8 pm performances
Where: Stratford Festival Theatre, Avon Theatre, Tom Patterson Theatre and the Studio Theatre, Stratford, 55 Queen Street
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/
YOU ARE HERE EXHIBITION AT THE STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
This exhibit, created especially for the sesquicentennial, highlights, through hundreds of images and artefacts, the people and events that established Stratford and Perth County. You Are Here not only speaks to the earliest days of settlement and the mapping of the Huron Tract but creates that important link to the present. We explore a century and a half of innovative development in agriculture, manufacturing and technology and the bold decisions and ideas that have helped create our home.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH, $20/Family (Two adults and two children)

When: Open Daily from May. 6th – Sep. 30th, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
2017 CONCERTS IN THE PARK
The Sunday summer concert series are provided by the Kiwanis Club of Stratford and the Stratford Concert Band and take place in the beautiful setting of Upper Queen's Park.  Bring your family and friends and lawn chairs to experience the live performance of music! 

Cost: Donations greatly accepted

When: Open Sun.Wed., from Jun. 28th – Aug. 30th, 2017
Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Upper Queens Park Bandshell, Stratford, 1 Richard Monette Way
HOOKED ON OUR HERITAGE EXHIBITION
Fibre artists from Kitchener-Waterloo Rug Hooking Guild have captured their take on heritage in a very unique way.  Each piece has been created with influences from what makes them proud to be Canadian whether it is on a personal, regional or national level.  On display in the Belvedere Gallery.

Cost: $6.50/A, $5.50/SR/ST, $4.50/CH, $19/Family

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from May. 28th – Aug. 27th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Tues - Fri, 1 pm - 4 pm - Sat and Sun
Where: Castle Kilbride National Historic Stie, Baden, 634 Snyder's Road, West
Contact: 519-634-8444
www.castlebride.ca
MARK AND ED CZAJKOWSKI EXHIBITION
This exhibition of father/son duo Ed and Mark Czajkowski's work will feature paintings by Mark Czajkowski and sculptures by Ed Czajkowski. Transforming the gallery into a studio space, it will give insight into their individual creative processes, where they produce, how they produce, and what inspires them.  Image: Inside Mark Czajkowski's studio

Cost: Free (Thanks to a community supporter)

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from May. 13th – Jun. 30th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, North
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
SAVOUR STRATFORD BACON AND ALE TRAIL
Bacon and Ale - two of life's greatest creations!  You'll gain a whole new appreciation for your favourite obsessions.  This self-guided walking trail includes vouchers that you can use at 5 stops.  Each voucher will entitle you to a "tasting" of a unique bacon and ale inspired treat and the chance to speak to Stratford and area's culinary stars while visiting our unique restaurants and retail locations.  This trail is offered year round and is valid for 1 week from the date of purchase.  Bacon and Ale Trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts, which can be redeemable at a later date.  Limited offerings on Sundays and Mondays.  

Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat., from Jun. 1st – Sep. 30th, 2017
Time: 9 am - 6 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 6 pm - Sat and Sun
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
www.visitstratford.ca/bacontrail
SUSAN DOBSON: VIEWFINDER EXHIBITION
Susan Dobson is interested in the ways that our present day understanding and uses of digital and electronic photography are informed by the technologies, aesthetics, and values of photography of the past. With her works in Viewfinder, Dobson depicts large-scale meditative scenes of water, shot at all five of the Great Lakes, on large format film with a historic camera. The film was then scanned and digitally overlaid with scans of the ground glasses (also known as viewfinders) of large format cameras. "By using a camera and ground glass similar in design to the ones that I scanned, I was able to physically reconnect with the medium’s history and image-makers. To emphasize the material nature of working with film negatives, I did not retouch the dust, fingerprints, and film labels, or the marks made by metal clips that held the negatives in place during development. Heightening these material qualities are the unique markings on each ground glass. Many photographers chose to draw compositional lines and notations on their ground glasses using pencil, pen, or grease. These markings operate as indexical signs of the photographers who came before me, inferring an important connection between photographer and subject matter. They imply careful compositional planning and a commitment to slow and sustained looking, in contrast to the almost instantaneous production and transmission of images we experience today."  Image: Detail of Cambo, circa 1950, 2014, digital C-print, 47 x 61.6 inches  

Cost: Free (Thanks to a community supporter)

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from May. 13th – Jun. 30th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, North
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
AGORA GALLERY - SUMMER EXHIBITION
Agora Gallery's most popular exhibition of the year, featuring fine art by more than 20 local artists in a range of media, including photography, drawing, painting and sculpture.  Join us for Artists' Talks Sundays taking place at 11 am throughout the summer. 

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Wed. to Sat., from May. 21st – Sep. 10th, 2017
Time: 11 am - 5 pm
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford, 17 Market Place
Contact: 519-509-8700
www.agoragallery.ca
CASTLE CONCERT
Thursday evenings in the summer,  bring your lawn chairs and enjoy unique music every time on the front lawn of Castle Kilbride from 7 pm - 8 pm.  June 29 - Prime Minister Unveiling followed by concert by Shananigans July 6 - Twas Now July 13 - Royal City Big Band July 20 - The Stetson Brothers July 27 - Corduory Gordon August 3 - Kitchener-Waterloo Musical Society August 10 - String Bone August 17- "Elvis" August 24 - Onion Honey August 31 - Lady D and the Barrelhouse Gents September 7 - Festival City Big Band

Cost: By donation

When: Open Thursdays from Jun. 29th – Sep. 7th, 2017
Time: 7 pm - 8 pm
Where: Castle Kilbride, Baden, 60 Snyder's Road West
Contact: 519-634-8444
http://www.castlekilbride.ca
NANUK'S JOURNEY: INUIT ART FROM THE SAMUEL AND ESTHER SARICK COLLECTION AT THE ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO
Nanuk’s Journey will feature approximately 40 major sculptures from the AGO’s Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection. Focussed on the subject of Nanuk (the polar bear) the exhibition compliments the Stratford Festival’s The Breathing Hole, a new play by Colleen Murphy directed by Reneltta Arluk (Gwich’in and Chipewyan-Cree). Curated by Andrew Hunter (the AGO’s Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art) in consultation with Inuvialuit Reneltta Arluk. The exhibit includes work by: deceased Cape Dorset artist and hunter Tim Pitsiulak, Tudlik, Niviaksiak, Matthew Aqugaaq, David Ruben Piqtoukun, Osuitok Ipeelee, Pauta Saila, Andy Miki, Parr and  Bill Nasogaluak, among other notable Inuit artists. Following its presentation at the Stratford Perth Museum, the exhibition will be featured in the AGO’s Samuel and Esther Sarick Gallery.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH, $20/Family (Two adults and two children)

When: Open Daily from May. 6th – Sep. 23rd, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
CULTURAL TOPOGRAHIES: THE COMPLEXITIES OF HISTORY AND IDENTITY IN CANADA EXHIBITION
This exhibition features concept-driven artworks in ceramic and glass that explore identity, culture and history in Canada. Exhibiting artists include: Ann Beam, Adrian Blackwell, Laurent Craste, Chris Curreri, Léopold L. Foulem, Mathieu Grodet, David R. Harper, Sarah Maloney, Kelly Mark, Nadia Myre, Tasman Richardson and Tim Whiten. These artworks are outstanding examples of the potential of ceramic and glass art works to examine the complexities of our culture, inspiring fresh perspectives and new considerations. Curated by Julie Rene de Cotret.

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Apr. 9th – Aug. 24th, 2017
Time: 11 am - 6 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm - Sat, 1 pm - 5 pm - Sun
Where: Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, 25 Caroline Street, North
Contact: 519-746-1882
www.theclayandglass.ca
AVON BOAT RENTALS
Paddleboat not for you, then how about a canoe?   Canoes have been on the river for over 135 years - why not wee why with a quiet paddle down the Avon River?   More adventurous than a paddleboat or a canoe, why not then try one of our kayaks?  

Cost: $21/hr/Paddleboats, $24/hr/Canoes, $16/hr/Kayaks, $40/1.5 hours/Rowboats (Includes all equipment and taxes)

When: Open Daily from May. 16th – Oct. 9th, 2017
Time: 9 am - Dusk
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford, 30 York Street
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca
CONCEAL/REVEAL: IDENTITY AND THE STAGE AT STRATFORD
The Stratford Perth Museum is proud to be the venue for this exhibit created and curated by the Stratford Festival Archives. The masks we hold up to face the world – to reveal our desired identity or conceal an inner self – are many and varied. Through a dazzling range of props and costumes, at the Stratford Festival this 2017 exhibition will show how onstage masks and disguises are at the heart of drama.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH, $20/Family(Two adults and two children)

When: Open Daily from May. 29th – Oct. 30th, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
SAVOUR STRATFORD CHOCOLATE TRAIL
Many visitors to Stratford claim that they come for the chocolate and stay for the plays.  We are the perfect destination for choco-holics.  What could be better than spending an afternoon (or two!) strolling the Victorian streets of Stratford and sampling chocolate?  The self guided Chocolate Trail is great for a girls' getaway, a couple's diversion or just for fun.  These vouchers are offered year round and can be used at six of the 25 stops on a self-guided tour and are valid for 1 week from the date of purchase.  Chocolate trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts which can be redeemable at a later date.   Limited offerings on Sundays and Mondays.

Cost: $25/Per pass plus HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat., from Jun. 1st – Sep. 30th, 2017
Time: 9 am - 6 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 6 pm - Sat and Sun
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
www.visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail
JULIET III CRUISE BOAT TOURS
The Tour Boat, running every half hour, is a great way to spend the afternoon on the River.  There have been a few tour boats over the years spanning from the mid 1800's up to today. Officially their has been the Juliet I, II, and now III, but predating this there has also been a Juliet tour Boat back in the mid 1800's as pictured below. Countless tours have taken place over the years and proudly for more than 50 years the Herr family has carried on this tradition. Come enjoy a relaxing ride down the river and discover why this has been a tradition for many year and many more to come.

Cost: $8/A, $7/SR, $3.50/CH (12 and under), $5/Youth (13-18 years)

When: Open Daily from May. 16th – Oct. 9th, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - 7 pm
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford, 30 York Street
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca
JUNCTION 56 DISTILLERY TOUR
Come visit Southwestern Ontario's premier craft distillery. Learn about the history of the distillery and the building we are in, and walk through the process of how we take locally grown corn and wheat and create unique and delicious spirits such as Gin, Vodka, Moonshine and Whisky. Tour includes a sampling of each product, and there is a store on site where all products and other merchandise are available to purchase

Cost: $10/Per person

When: Open Tue. to Sat., from Jun. 1st – Aug. 31st, 2017
Time: 11 am - 12 pm
Where: Junction 56 Distillery, Stratford, 45 Cambria Street
Contact: 519-305-5535
www.junction56.ca