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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    Thursday, August 1st
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
Avon Boat Rentals
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
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Friday, August 2nd
Little Shop of Horrors
The Team on the Hill (Opening)
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Saturday, August 3rd
Stratford Farmers Market
Samsonite Annual Warehouse Sale
Market Square Series: The Shuffle Demons - Stratford Summer Music
Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists
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Sunday, August 4th
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
2019 Concerts in the Park
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Monday, August 5th
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
The Backyard features A Summer Night Market
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, August 6th
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Avon Trail Tuesday Morning Rambles
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
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Wednesday, August 7th
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
The Dann Family - Stratford Summer Music
Young Company Program - Blyth Festival
Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery
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Thursday, August 8th
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Song & Dance: Little Shop
The Dann Family - Stratford Summer Music
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Friday, August 9th
Bicycle Rentals
Stories of Stratford Guided Tour
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Saturday, August 10th
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Billy Elliot the Musical
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
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Sunday, August 11th
Stratford's Slow Food Sunday Market
HEROES Exhibit
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Monday, August 12th
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Introduction to Scenic Art
Avon Boat Rentals
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Tuesday, August 13th
Remembering the Forest: A new collaborative public art installation
Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Summer Art Camp at The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
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Wednesday, August 14th
Introduction to Scenic Art
20 on The Trestle - Friendship Centre Fitness
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Summer Art Camp at The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
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Thursday, August 15th
Henry VIII
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Young Company Program - Blyth Festival
HEROES Exhibit
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Friday, August 16th
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery
2019 Boar's Head Entertainment
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Saturday, August 17th
Billy Elliot the Musical
HEROES Exhibit
In the Wake of Wettlaufer
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
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Sunday, August 18th
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Bicycle Rentals
Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists
Stratford's Slow Food Sunday Market
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Monday, August 19th
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
HEROES Exhibit
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
The 2019 Vocal Academy Performance - Stratford Summer Music
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Tuesday, August 20th
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
A Memory of War Exhibit
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
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Wednesday, August 21st
2019 Concerts in the Park
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Art In The Park
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Thursday, August 22nd
Summer Art Camp at The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Thursday Tours
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Friday, August 23rd
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
A Memory of War Exhibit
2019 Boar's Head Entertainment
Remembering the Forest: A new collaborative public art installation
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Saturday, August 24th
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Sunday, August 25th
HEROES Exhibit
Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists
Revival House Craft Beer Festival
Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble - Stratford Summer Music
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Monday, August 26th
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Bicycle Rentals
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, August 27th
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery
Bicycle Rentals
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Wednesday, August 28th
Little Shop of Horrors
Melodies at the Museum: The Blurry Pickers
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
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Thursday, August 29th
Trivia at Scran&Dram Scottish Public House
Castle Concert Series
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
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Friday, August 30th
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
The Crucible
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Saturday, August 31st
The Team on the Hill
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
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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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