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.)


Stratford’s Ultimate Canada Day Celebration

Event Date: Monday Jul. 1st, 2019

Event Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Host: City of Stratford

Contact: 519-271-0250


Stratford’s Ultimate Canada Day Celebration

The festival will feature family-friendly programming, entertainment, fun activities and food trucks. Live performances on the main stage include Trent Severn, Upside of Maybe, Strings & Traps, The Jazz Gents, all hosted by Folk Army.

Other event highlights include the Cozy Can Photo Booth, Hector the Caricaturist, strolling performers, face painting, water safety games, temporary tattoos, Thomson horse-drawn carriage rides, and child-friendly activities by the Gallery Stratford, Stratford Lions Pool and Stratford Public Library.

The outdoor celebration will be enjoyed rain or shine, and organizers encourage those attending to come decked out in the best of red and white Canadian clothing.

On the holiday, a free public swim will take place at the Lions Pool from 2pm-4pm. For a complete schedule of activities, visit

Other celebrations across the city include the Kinsmen Club of Stratford’s annual Canada Day Parade starting at 6pm and fireworks display at SERC starting at 8pm.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Cost: Free

Location: Market Square, Stratford,


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