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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!

ST. MARYS HERITAGE FAIR
Celebrate Heritage Week! Catch up on developments in local history, see unique collections of historic items, special projects & artifacts celebrating local history. February 23 7:00-9:00pm

FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS: WINTER SONGWRITER SERIES
As the winter chill settles in, The Bunker Performance Lounge & Cafe is set to warm hearts & stir souls with its Winter Songwriter Series. February 23 8:00pm

SMALL-TOWN STRIP CLUB LIVE
Local Stratford rockers have a sound inspired by blues, southern rock & alternative music. March 2 8:30pm

CONFLICT: A WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVE
In a world plagued with conflict everywhere we look, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the distinctive impact of conflict on women. March 8 7:00-8:45am

SIDE-BY-SIDE: WINTER BACH 2.0
Performers from Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Stratford Summer Music’s Artistic Director perform alongside U of T’s Faculty of Music students. March 10 4:00-5:30pm

MONTHLY NEW MOON CIRCLE – PISCES
Welcome to Pisces season. This sign is known for its deep emotions, big dreams & devotion to love. Pisces is all about feeling those big feels. March 10 7:00-8:00pm

ST. PADDY’S DAY CELEBRATION
Paddy Murphy’s Ghost providing East Coast & Irish music. Shakespeare Brewing Co. beer & wine for sale. Includes East coast dinner & dessert. Purchase by Mar 8. 19+ event March 14 5:00-9:00pm

ST. PATTY’S DAY PARTY: FIDDLE STIX & CELTIC DANCERS
Doors open at 7:15pm. Must be 19+. Advanced tickets.
March 16 8:30pm

STRATFORD SUNDAY MARKET POP-UP
Live music, beverage tastings, family activities & vendors! Grab all your favourite market goods, stock up on some awesome products & enjoy some rockin’ live music! March 17 10:00am-2:00pm

EASTER MARKET – SPECIAL CARE NURSERY FUNDRAISER
Shop over 80 local vendors & grab a bite to eat at a food truck. Easter bunnies will be back along with other fun activities for the kids. Entry by donation to the Special Care Nursery. March 23 10:00am-4:00pm

CASTLE KILBRIDE GHOST WALKS
A fully indoor & traditional ghost tour. Inside a surprisingly haunted place while surrounded by Victorian beauty & art adorned walls.
April 13, May 11, June 8 & 22, July 6 & 20, August 10 & 24

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU
Best of Hollywood to Avondale, with scores from Star Wars, Gone with the Wind, The Sea Hawk & a suite of music from Brotherhood, by SSO’s conductor & composer, William Rowson. May 4 7:30pm

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. May 11 10:00am-4:00pm

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

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. May 18 1:00-4:00pm

STRATFORD VINTAGE MARKET
A curated market of vintage, thrift and upcycled goods. Entry by donation. June 1 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. June 15 1:00-4:00pm

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

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

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 5 1:00-4:00pm

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. November 2 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

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