all the music, drama and celebration that is Stratford, then add a
waddle and a few tail feathers to herald spring and you have the Parade
Swans. You'll discover a quirky charm as you watch the feathery
herd along their walk to the water—flat-footed silly swans, goosing
each other along as they waddle and preen. Fun for the whole family!
It kicks off on Saturday with the unveiling of a floral display of swans in the heritage downtown, guided Swan Walks and more. Take the Swan Quest and vote for your favourite decorated topiary swan for your chance to win!
On Sunday the festivities begin at 12:00 noon with street performers, activities for the kids, food stalls, and much more. The Parade of Swans starts at 2:00 sharp led by a fanfare of horns and pipes with a bevy of swans rushing – really waddling and gaggling – to the Avon River followed by concerts, free refreshments and activities for the kids starting at noon.