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
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Remembering the Forest: A new collaborative public art installation
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Wednesday, October 2nd
Remembering the Forest: A new collaborative public art installation
Open Studio Life Drawing Sessions
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
HEROES Exhibition
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Thursday, October 3rd
HEROES Exhibition
Open Kitchen | How Do I Use That? | Cooking with Cannabis
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Open House at Torrie S. Designs Glass Studio
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Friday, October 4th
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Othello
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Saturday, October 5th
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Autumn Foraging with Puck's Plenty
Little Shop of Horrors
Stratford Farmers Market
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Sunday, October 6th
Nathan the Wise
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
2019 Boar's Head Entertainment
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
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Monday, October 7th
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Local's Night at The Bruce
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Tuesday, October 8th
Henry VIII
Avon Trail Tuesday Morning Rambles
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Wednesday, October 9th
The Front Page
HEROES Exhibition
Open Studio Life Drawing Sessions
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
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Thursday, October 10th
Private Lives
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Friday, October 11th
Billy Elliot the Musical
Little Shop of Horrors
Nathan the Wise
Henry VIII
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Saturday, October 12th
Distillery Tour & Tasting
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Farmers Market
The Neverending Story
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Sunday, October 13th
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Mother's Daughter
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford's Slow Food Sunday Market
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Monday, October 14th
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Local's Night at The Bruce
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, October 15th
Billy Elliot the Musical
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Jobsite Special Fall Open Mic Night!
Stratford Chocolate Trail
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Wednesday, October 16th
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
HEROES Exhibition
Little Shop of Horrors
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Thursday, October 17th
Stratford Chocolate Trail
HEROES Exhibition
Lobby Talk: Merry Wives
WordPlay: Red Velvet
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Friday, October 18th
Little Shop of Horrors
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Because of You Book Launch - Newfie Style
The Front Page
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Saturday, October 19th
Bruce Trail Hike
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Short Story Contest Celebration
The Merry Wives of Windsor
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Sunday, October 20th
Literary Brunch for Caregivers
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Monday, October 21st
Booktoberfest
Stratford Festival Exhibit 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 22nd
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Avon Trail Tuesday Morning Rambles
Little Shop of Horrors
Stratford Chefs School Dinner Series
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Wednesday, October 23rd
Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera
Stratford-Perth Archives Exhibit - PARADES, PICNICS and POWER: Celebrating 125 Years of Labour Day
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Thursday, October 24th
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
The Neverending Story
Lobby Talk: Merry Wives
Billy Elliot the Musical
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Friday, October 25th
The Crucible
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Elizabeth Van Den Broeck Exhibition
Stratford Chefs School Dinner Series
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Saturday, October 26th
Open House at Torrie S. Designs Glass Studio
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Fourth Annual Wildwood Challenge Hike (Fundraiser)
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
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Sunday, October 27th
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
A Literary Cafe with Mary Berg
A Literary Brunch with Mary Berg
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Monday, October 28th
Stratford-Perth Archives Exhibit - PARADES, PICNICS and POWER: Celebrating 125 Years of Labour Day
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, October 29th
Dry Pastel Painting 101, An Introduction
Billy Elliot the Musical
Little Shop of Horrors
Stratford Chocolate Trail
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Wednesday, October 30th
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Thursday, October 31st
Stratford Chefs School Dinner Series
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
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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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