Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)

 

Event Calendar

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   Wednesday, May 1st
Open Kitchen | Get Cooking! | Fried Chicken
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
Billy Elliot the Musical
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Thursday, May 2nd
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Woolwich-Waterloo & Avon Trail Loop Hike
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
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Friday, May 3rd
A Memory of War Exhibit
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Revealed: Inside the Permanent Collection
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
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Saturday, May 4th
Private Lives
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Spring Foraging with Puck's Plenty
Meet Me in St. Marys
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Sunday, May 5th
Bradshaws Spring Open House
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
2019 Boar's Head Entertainment
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Monday, May 6th
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Revealed: Inside the Permanent Collection
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Local's Night at The Bruce
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Tuesday, May 7th
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Little Shop of Horrors
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Chocolate Trail
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Wednesday, May 8th
Picture This ... Negotiation, Discovery, Collaboration Works from the Permanent Collection
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Henry VIII
Want to Know (series)
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Thursday, May 9th
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
Revealed: Inside the Permanent Collection
Spring Exhibitions at The Clay and Glass Gallery
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Friday, May 10th
Henry VIII
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
A Memory of War Exhibit
Material Syntax: 3D Printed Clay Exhibition
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Saturday, May 11th
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Spring Exhibitions at The Clay and Glass Gallery
Picture This ... Negotiation, Discovery, Collaboration Works from the Permanent Collection
The Merry Wives of Windsor
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Sunday, May 12th
Material Syntax: 3D Printed Clay Exhibition
Spring Exhibitions at The Clay and Glass Gallery
Stratford's Slow Food Sunday Market
Karaoke Sundays
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Monday, May 13th
Local's Night at The Bruce
A Memory of War Exhibit
Spring Exhibitions at The Clay and Glass Gallery
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, May 14th
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
Head, Shoulders, Knees&Toes Exhibit
Billy Elliot the Musical
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Wednesday, May 15th
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Open Studio Life Drawing Sessions
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Thursday, May 16th
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
Black Swan Running Co.
Head, Shoulders, Knees&Toes Exhibit
Spring Exhibitions at The Clay and Glass Gallery
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Friday, May 17th
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Quilt Exhibits: 'Little by Little' and 'Quilty Pleasures'
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Material Syntax: 3D Printed Clay Exhibition
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Saturday, May 18th
Open House at Torrie S Designs
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Material Syntax: 3D Printed Clay Exhibition
Distillery Tour & Tasting
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Sunday, May 19th
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
Stratford's Slow Food Sunday Market
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
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Monday, May 20th
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Victoria Day Foraging with Puck's Plenty
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Tuesday, May 21st
A Memory of War Exhibit
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
In the Big League Exhibit
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Wednesday, May 22nd
Material Syntax: 3D Printed Clay Exhibition
Little Shop of Horrors
Hawksley Workman (2nd concert added!)
Bicycle Rentals
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Thursday, May 23rd
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
Open Kitchen | Get Cooking! | Flavours of the Mediterranean: Israel
The Neverending Story
True Confessions from the Ninth Concession
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Friday, May 24th
True Confessions from the Ninth Concession
In the Big League Exhibit
Henry VIII
Avon Boat Rentals
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Saturday, May 25th
2019 Boar's Head Entertainment
Stratford Farmers Market
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Sunday, May 26th
Material Syntax: 3D Printed Clay Exhibition
Spring Grande High Tea Event at Revival House
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Material Syntax: 3D Printed Clay Exhibition
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Monday, May 27th
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Othello
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Tuesday, May 28th
The Neverending Story
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Avon Boat Rentals
Billy Elliot the Musical
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Wednesday, May 29th
Quilt Exhibits: 'Little by Little' and 'Quilty Pleasures'
Bicycle Rentals
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
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Thursday, May 30th
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
Nathan the Wise
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Friday, May 31st
Spring Exhibitions at The Clay and Glass Gallery
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
Material Syntax: 3D Printed Clay Exhibition
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When you’re looking for quality Ontario events, Stratford definitely has the right mix. Ongoing museum exhibitions, like the Stratford Perth MuseumSt. Marys Museum, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, and Castle Kilbride, or gallery exhibitions, from Gallery Stratford, An Artist’s Cottage featuring Gerard Brender a Brandis, and The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, plus retail galleries like Agora Gallery, Koolen Fine Arts and Mountain Galleries East, means that there is always something great to see and do.

Mixing in annual weekend events, like the Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival, SpringWorks PuppetWorks!, Stratford Writers Festival and Appetite for Words, and multi-week festivals, like Stratford Summer Music, plus regular music events and theatre performances, and you’ll wonder how you will get time to do everything you want to do.

Our event calendar captures the essence of what is happening in Stratford and area from the Stratford Festival performances happening from April to November, and Blyth Festival from June to September, to live music happening at local pubs, like The Boar’s Head, Molly Bloom’s Irish Pub, and Scran and Dran, from indie artists and up-and-comers who are getting experience on the road to their next stage. Don’t forget the Stratford Festival has hundreds of Forum events each year – guided Backstage Tours at the main Stratford Festival Theatre, guided Costume Warehouse Tours (dressing up at the end is not optional) at their massive costume and prop facility, Archives Tours exploring this year’s archives themes, Set Changeovers at the Festival Theatre, Meet the Festival to get a chance to hear the actors speak about their experiences here, and thought-provoking guests from all over the world covering topics that are important to a thinking society.

Seasonal events are also a mainstay of the event calendar. Celebrate with Halloween events like Ghost Walks, Christmas events and dinners, New Year’s events and dinners, Valentine’s Day events and welcoming spring with fresh events.

No matter what your taste in events and attractions, there is definitely something in Stratford and area that will bring you joy and encourage you to explore more. You’ll need to return again to catch everything that you couldn’t fit in last time!

 

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