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
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
HEROES Exhibition
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Wednesday, October 2nd
Birds of a Kind
Stratford Chocolate Trail
The Crucible
Open Studio Life Drawing Sessions
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Thursday, October 3rd
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Black Swan Running Co.
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Open House at Torrie S. Designs Glass Studio
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Friday, October 4th
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
2019 Boar's Head Entertainment
The Crucible
Othello
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Saturday, October 5th
Little Shop of Horrors
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
2019 Boar's Head Entertainment
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Sunday, October 6th
Nathan the Wise
Remembering the Forest: A new collaborative public art installation
Birds of a Kind
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
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Monday, October 7th
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, October 8th
Henry VIII
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Birds of a Kind
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Wednesday, October 9th
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
The Crucible
Little Shop of Horrors
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
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Thursday, October 10th
Pubstumpers Pub Quiz at Scran&Dram Scottish Public House
Birds of a Kind
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
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Friday, October 11th
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Henry VIII
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Saturday, October 12th
Mother's Daughter
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Writers' Area Network
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Sunday, October 13th
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Autumn Foraging with Puck's Plenty
Birds of a Kind
Stratford's Slow Food Sunday Market
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Monday, October 14th
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, October 15th
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
HEROES Exhibition
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Wednesday, October 16th
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
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Thursday, October 17th
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Black Swan Running Co.
Pubstumpers Pub Quiz at Scran&Dram Scottish Public House
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Friday, October 18th
Private Lives
The Front Page
Self-Publishing A Children's Book: An Extensive Workshop
Stratford-Perth Archives Exhibit - PARADES, PICNICS and POWER: Celebrating 125 Years of Labour Day
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Saturday, October 19th
Pumpkin Painting
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Lantern Parade
Stratford Farmers Market
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Sunday, October 20th
Othello
Infinite Sequels: Bringing Poetry to Life
Creating Memorable Characters Workshop
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Sunday, October 27thMonday, October 28thTuesday, October 29thWednesday, October 30thThursday, October 31st  

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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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