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
Young Company Program - Blyth Festival
The Team on the Hill (Preview)
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
The Front Page
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Friday, August 2nd
Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery
Birds of a Kind
Summer Art Camp at The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
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Saturday, August 3rd
Janina Fialkowska - Stratford Summer Music
Downtown Heritage Carriage Rides
Bumarang - Stratford Summer Music
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
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Sunday, August 4th
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Afternoon Tea At the Bruce Restaurant
The Front Page
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
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Monday, August 5th
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
HEROES Exhibit
Young Company Program - Blyth Festival
20 on the Trestle -- Holiday Monday Picnic
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Tuesday, August 6th
Summer Art Camp at The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
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Wednesday, August 7th
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
The Dann Family - Stratford Summer Music
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Thursday, August 8th
The Front Page
Bicycle Rentals
Prop Making
Stratford Chocolate Trail
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Friday, August 9th
Jodi Proznick Trio With Heather Bambrick - Stratford Summer Music
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Isabel Bayrakdarian with Robert Kortgaard and Mark Fewer - Stratford Summer Music
HEROES Exhibit
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Saturday, August 10th
Musical Brunches with Clark Schaufele | double bass and vocals - Stratford Summer Music
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS- The Greatest Showman (Stratford Market Square)
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
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Sunday, August 11th
HEROES Exhibit
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
Summer Foraging with Puck's Plenty
Samsonite Annual Warehouse Sale
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Monday, August 12th
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
Summer Art Camp at The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
Big Head Creation
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Tuesday, August 13th
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Young Company Program - Blyth Festival
HEROES Exhibit
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Wednesday, August 14th
In the Wake of Wettlaufer
Meet the Festival
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
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Thursday, August 15th
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
Thursday Tours
Black Swan Running Co.
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Friday, August 16th
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
2019 Boar's Head Entertainment
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
The 2019 Vocal Academy Master Class - Erin Wall - Stratford Summer Music
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Saturday, August 17th
Avon Boat Rentals
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Mother's Daughter
The 2019 Vocal Academy Master Class - Russell Braun - Stratford Summer Music
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Sunday, August 18th
Avon Boat Rentals
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
The Neverending Story
A Memory of War Exhibit
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Monday, August 19th
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Dayna Manning
Local's Night at The Bruce
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, August 20th
Billy Elliot the Musical
Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
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Wednesday, August 21st
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
A Memory of War Exhibit
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
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Thursday, August 22nd
Thursday Tours
Party Like It's 1689! - Stratford Summer Music
Advanced Scenic Art
Stratford Chocolate Trail
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Friday, August 23rd
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Summer Art Camp at The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS- PINOCCHIO (Stratford Market Square)
John Novacek - Rhapsody in Blue and Brazilian Jazz - Stratford Summer Music
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Saturday, August 24th
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Henry VIII
Open Kitchen | Trade Secrets | Pizza
The Neverending Story
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Sunday, August 25th
Revival House Craft Beer Festival
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
Summer Foraging with Pucks Plenty
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
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Monday, August 26th
Bicycle Rentals
Avon Boat Rentals
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, August 27th
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
A Memory of War Exhibit
Little Shop of Horrors
The Team on the Hill
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Wednesday, August 28th
Meet the Festival
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Mother's Daughter
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Thursday, August 29th
Thursday Tours
In the Wake of Wettlaufer
20 on the Trestle -- Free yoga classes
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
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Friday, August 30th
Len Rudner
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
The Crucible
Birds of a Kind
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Saturday, August 31st
Distillery Tour & Tasting
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Bicycle Rentals
The Merry Wives of Windsor
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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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