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There are so many great reasons to visit Stratford in the fall and winter, and the events and attractions are just a few. Come join us for that Stratford magic!

Looking for seasonal workshops & classes? Check this page!

STRATFORD SUNDAY MARKET
Season running every Sunday in Market Square behind City Hall. Sundays May 5 – October 20 10:00am-2:00pm

ART IN THE PARK
Original works of art from painting, woodwork, sculpture & ceramics to glass art, fibre art, photography & jewellery. May 18 – September 29 Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays 10:00am-5:00pm

STRATFORD GUIDED WALKING TOUR
Take a journey through the past on our guided walking tour. You’ll hear interesting stories & learn about some of the unique people who shaped the city. May – August – Times vary

ST. MARYS FARMERS’ MARKET
Offering a wide range of local produce & fresh foods including organic brought to you by local farmers. Also offering many craft products by members of the community. Saturdays May 7 – Oct. 31 8:00am-Noon

QUEEN OF TARTS TEA & TOUR
We invite our tea guests to tour the Castle & the “Fabled” exhibit with a costumed guide. Enjoy lemon chiffon tea, fruit scone & a tart.
June 21 & 22, July 19 & 20, August 11, 18, 24 & 25 1:30-3:00pm

CASTLE KILBRIDE GHOST WALKS
A fully indoor & traditional ghost tour. Inside a surprisingly haunted place while surrounded by Victorian beauty & art adorned walls.
June 22, July 6 & 20, August 10 & 24

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT KAYAKING
Spectators gather to admire all of the themed kayaks, paddleboards & canoes as they circle the island before heading down the river.
June 28, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 19 & 26

CANADA DAY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Entertainment & food vendors in Market Square.
July 1 11:00am-4:00pm

CANADA DAY PARADE
Parade begins at the corner of Lakeside Dr. & Waterloo St. moving NE from Waterloo St. to Mornington St., heading W on McCarthy Rd. W & finishing at the Rotary Complex. July 1 6:00-7:00pm

BROKEN RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS
We are very excited to be hosting another season of cruise nights at the brewery! Bring your cars, trucks & bikes, or just bring the family for a fun night out! July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2 6:00pm

ST. MARYS KINSMEN SUMMERFEST 2024
Midway, refreshments, live music, cornhole tournament
July 4-7 (only midway on the 7th)

CAR FREE FRIDAYS
Celebration of active transportation. Opportunity to experience the joy of walking, cycling, rolling, bussing. Leave your car at home & join us for coffee/juice & chances for prizes! July 5 8:00am-10:00am

GARDEN TOUR
Tour eight private gardens.
July 7 10:00am-4:00pm

STONETOWN HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Celebrate culture, stories & histories that shape St. Marys, featuring family-friendly activities, diverse food options, riverside Art Walk, vendor’s market, live music & dance, & fireworks show.  July 12-14

WHIMSICAL WEEKENDS
Guided 30-minute tour of Castle Kilbride & Fabled exhibit Finish with a fairy tale inspired craft! Jul 13 & 14, Aug 3 & 4, Sep 21 & 22, Oct 19 & 20, Nov 23 & 24, Dec 7 & 8

STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC OPENING NIGHT GALA
Michael Bridge, Yolanda Bruno and Mark Fewer in “Bring The Light”, featuring music by J.S. Bach, Benjamin Britten, Johnny Cash, Edith Piaf and more! July 18 7:30-9:00pm

STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC – ALINE HOMZY AND FRIENDS
Award-winning violinist & composer born to a Québécois mom & an American dad with Eastern-European roots, Aline’s original music reflects her culturally-diverse background. July 19 9:00-10:30pm

STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC: VESUVIUS ENSEMBLE
One of North America’s only music ensembles dedicated to the traditional music of Southern Italy. Group leader Francesco Pellegrino grew up singing & playing in Campania. July 20 7:30-9:00pm

STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC: ANGELA HEWITT
Bach: Partita No. 6 in E minor, Beethoven: Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27/2 (“Moonlight”), Scarlatti: A selection of Sonatas, Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 July 21 4:00-5:30pm

SUMMER NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM
Ignite your ‘Mad Lips’ food passion by joining us at our new sip & sample event series, featuring Farm to Table operations & live entertainment. July 25 5:30-9:00pm

STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC: FREEPLAY DUO
Using voice & live looping techniques, FreePlay Duo sings you around the world without leaving your seat. NY jazz, UK pop, European classical, Indian ragas, Brazilian samba… July 27 7:30-9:00pm

STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC: VIVA MEXICO MARIACHI
Proudly the most successful & prestigious mariachi band in Toronto, performing a worldwide known, appreciated & praised Mexican tradition in the world: ‘Mariachi Music.’ August 1 7:30-9:00pm

STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC: FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE – ALL-STARS
Jodi Proznick on bass (BC), Kelly Jefferson on sax (ON), Jim Doxas on drums (QC) and Florian Hoefner on piano (NL).
August 2 9:00-10:30pm

STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC: A WORLD TRANSFORMED
Echo Chamber is a performance series that intertwines live chamber music & dance in new choreographed works. “A new lens through which both music and dance can be experienced.” August 8 7:30-9:00pm

STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC: ALLISON AU QUARTET
JUNO-winning saxophonist Allison Au brings her quartet featuring Todd Pentney (piano), Jon Maharaj (bass) & Fabio Ragnellli (drums).
August 9 9:00-10:30pm

STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC: QUATTRO MANI
Susan Grace and Steven Beck form one of the most dynamic piano duos before today’s concert-going public.
August 10 7:30-9:00pm

27TH ANNUAL STRATFORD ROTARY DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
The event is more than dragon boat races,  it  is a day of exciting action, celebration, food and drinks. September 14

INDIGENOUS ART MARKET & CULTURAL CELEBRATION
Bring your community cultural cravings out for a day of knowledge & friendship. Whether you would like to shop, talk, admire, or snack, it is sure to delight the senses. September 21 10:00am-4:00pm

SANCTUARY OPEN DAY AT ASPENS OJIBWE HORSE SANCTUARY
Visit the critically endangered Ojibwe Spirit Horses & learn the story of the dramatic rescue of the last remaining four mares in 1977 & what is happening with the breed today. October 6 1:00-4:00pm

CHRISTMAS MARKET
Come shop 120 amazing local vendors at the biggest Christmas Market in Stratford this holiday season! Cash donation entry for the Emily Murphy Centre. November 22 4:00pm-9:00pm & 23 9:00am-5:00pm

JINGLE PAWS HOLIDAY MARKET
Outdoor & indoor market extravaganza with a special focus on our beloved pets & our community! December 1 2:00-6:00pm

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