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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    Thursday, August 1st
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Castle Concert Series
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
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Friday, August 2nd
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists
Little Shop of Horrors
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Saturday, August 3rd
The Neverending Story
Janina Fialkowska - Stratford Summer Music
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Sunday, August 4th
The Crucible
Grand Illumination/Music for a Midsummer's Night - Stratford Summer Music
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Monday, August 5th
Samsonite Annual Warehouse Sale
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Local's Night at The Bruce
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Tuesday, August 6th
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
Summer Art Camp at The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
The Front Page
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Wednesday, August 7th
Stratford Art In The Park
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
The Dann Family - Stratford Summer Music
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Thursday, August 8th
Little Shop of Horrors
Summer Art Camp at The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
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Friday, August 9th
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
Table Talk: Mother's Daughter
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Saturday, August 10th
Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
A Memory of War Exhibit
Samsonite Annual Warehouse Sale
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Sunday, August 11th
Stratford's Slow Food Sunday Market
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
Bicycle Rentals
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Monday, August 12th
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
Local's Night at The Bruce
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
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Tuesday, August 13th
In the Wake of Wettlaufer
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Birds of a Kind
Big Head Creation
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Wednesday, August 14th
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Big Head Creation
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
The Rosebud Quartet Jake and the Musical Zoo - Stratford Summer Music
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Thursday, August 15th
The Front Page
In the Wake of Wettlaufer
A Memory of War Exhibit
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
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Friday, August 16th
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
HEROES Exhibit
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Stratford Chocolate Trail
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Saturday, August 17th
Open House at Torrie S. Designs Glass Studio
Private Lives
The Team on the Hill
Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery
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Sunday, August 18th
Afternoon Tea At the Bruce Restaurant
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
Stories of Stratford Guided Tour
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
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Monday, August 19th
The 2019 Vocal Academy Performance - Stratford Summer Music
Remembering the Forest: A new collaborative public art installation
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
A Memory of War Exhibit
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Tuesday, August 20th
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Billy Elliot the Musical
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
Open Kitchen | Get Cooking! | Easy Entrées
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Wednesday, August 21st
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
A Memory of War Exhibit
The 2019 Vocal Academy Finale Concert - Stratford Summer Music
2019 Concerts in the Park
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Thursday, August 22nd
Trivia at Scran&Dram Scottish Public House
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
A Memory of War Exhibit
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Friday, August 23rd
Stratford Chocolate Trail
HEROES Exhibit
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
The Neverending Story
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Saturday, August 24th
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Henry VIII
Billy Elliot the Musical
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Sunday, August 25th
Karaoke Sundays
The Crucible
Paul Johnston Artist's Talk
Stratford's Slow Food Sunday Market
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Monday, August 26th
Avon Boat Rentals
Open Kitchen | Get Cooking! | Curries
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
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Tuesday, August 27th
Nathan the Wise
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
A Memory of War Exhibit
Avon Trail Tuesday Morning Rambles
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Wednesday, August 28th
Bicycle Rentals
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Art In The Park
Open Studio Life Drawing Sessions
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Thursday, August 29th
Open Kitchen | Get Cooking! | Flavours of the Mediterranean: Italy
Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists
Lobby Talk: Merry Wives
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Friday, August 30th
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Billy Elliot the Musical
2019 Boar's Head Entertainment
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Saturday, August 31st
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
The Neverending Story
A Memory of War Exhibit
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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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