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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  Tuesday, October 1st
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
HEROES Exhibition
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
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Wednesday, October 2nd
The Crucible
HEROES Exhibition
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
Meet the Festival
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Thursday, October 3rd
The Neverending Story
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
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Friday, October 4th
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Little Shop of Horrors
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Saturday, October 5th
20 on The Trestle - Closing Ceremonies
Distillery Tour & Tasting
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Sunday, October 6th
Autumn Foraging with Puck's Plenty
2019 Boar's Head Entertainment
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
INNERchamber Concert: Gestures
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Monday, October 7th
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, October 8th
Avon Trail Tuesday Morning Rambles
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Wednesday, October 9th
The Front Page
Mother's Daughter
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Nathan the Wise
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Thursday, October 10th
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
HEROES Exhibition
The Neverending Story
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Friday, October 11th
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
Othello
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Saturday, October 12th
Stratford Writers' Area Network
Open House at Torrie S. Designs Glass Studio
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Sunday, October 13th
Karaoke Sundays
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Monday, October 14th
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Local's Night at The Bruce
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, October 15th
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Jobsite Special Fall Open Mic Night!
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
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Wednesday, October 16th
Othello
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Thursday, October 17th
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Lobby Talk: Merry Wives
Stratford-Perth Archives Exhibit - PARADES, PICNICS and POWER: Celebrating 125 Years of Labour Day
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
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Friday, October 18th
Stratford Chefs School 36th Season Opener
Because of You Book Launch - Newfie Style
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Judy
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Saturday, October 19th
Pumpkin Painting
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Stratford Lantern Parade
The Neverending Story
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Sunday, October 20th
Little Shop of Horrors
Artistic Welding - Stratford Off the Wall
Othello
Creating Memorable Characters Workshop
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Monday, October 21st
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, October 22nd
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Othello
Private Lives
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Wednesday, October 23rd
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Elizabeth Van Den Broeck Exhibition
Little Shop of Horrors
Open Studio Life Drawing Sessions
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Thursday, October 24th
Open House at Torrie S. Designs Glass Studio
Elizabeth Van Den Broeck Exhibition
Pubstumpers Pub Quiz at Scran&Dram Scottish Public House
Billy Elliot the Musical
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Friday, October 25th
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
The Crucible
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford-Perth Archives Exhibit - PARADES, PICNICS and POWER: Celebrating 125 Years of Labour Day
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Saturday, October 26th
Ready for Winter Workshop
Harris Electric Collective Beer Dinner
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Fourth Annual Wildwood Challenge Hike (Fundraiser)
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Sunday, October 27th
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford's Slow Food Sunday Market
A Literary Brunch with Mary Berg
Dayna Manning Morning Light Album&Memoir Release Show
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Monday, October 28th
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, October 29th
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Ghosts of Stratford Theatrical Walking Tour - Halloween Edition
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
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Wednesday, October 30th
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Thursday, October 31st
Little Shop of Horrors
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford-Perth Archives Exhibit - PARADES, PICNICS and POWER: Celebrating 125 Years of Labour Day
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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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