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
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Thursday Tours
Thursday Tours
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
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Friday, August 2nd
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Summer Art Camp at The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
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Saturday, August 3rd
Henry VIII
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Janina Fialkowska - Stratford Summer Music
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Sunday, August 4th
The Crucible
Afternoon Tea At the Bruce Restaurant
The Front Page
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Monday, August 5th
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
HEROES Exhibit
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Bicycle Rentals
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Tuesday, August 6th
Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists
A Memory of War Exhibit
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
HEROES Exhibit
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Wednesday, August 7th
Young Company Program - Blyth Festival
Open Studio Life Drawing Sessions
A Memory of War Exhibit
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
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Thursday, August 8th
The Front Page
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Trivia at Scran&Dram Scottish Public House
Henry VIII
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Friday, August 9th
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Mother's Daughter
In the Wake of Wettlaufer (Opening)
Ballet 101
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Saturday, August 10th
Jumbo (Closing)
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Open Kitchen | How Do I Use That? | Cooking with Cannabis
HEROES Exhibit
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Sunday, August 11th
Samsonite Annual Warehouse Sale
Nathan the Wise
A Memory of War Exhibit
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
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Monday, August 12th
Bicycle Rentals
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
A Memory of War Exhibit
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Tuesday, August 13th
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
A Memory of War Exhibit
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Bicycle Rentals
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Wednesday, August 14th
Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists
Young Company Program - Blyth Festival
Birds of a Kind
2019 Concerts in the Park
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Thursday, August 15th
Henry VIII
Thursday Tours
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Friday, August 16th
Stratford Chocolate Trail
The Crucible
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Remembering the Forest: A new collaborative public art installation
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Saturday, August 17th
Billy Elliot the Musical
Downtown Heritage Carriage Rides
Song&Dance: Billy Elliot
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Sunday, August 18th
A Jubilee of Silver Exhibit
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Remembering the Forest: A new collaborative public art installation
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
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Monday, August 19th
Bicycle Rentals
Remembering the Forest: A new collaborative public art installation
HEROES Exhibit
Summer Art Camp at The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
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Tuesday, August 20th
Private Lives
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
The 2019 Vocal Academy Master Class - Jean-Marie Zeitouni - Stratford Summer Music
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Wednesday, August 21st
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
Little Shop of Horrors
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Thursday, August 22nd
Remembering the Forest: A new collaborative public art installation
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
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Friday, August 23rd
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists
Open Kitchen | Get Cooking! | Mexican Meal
Bicycle Rentals
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Saturday, August 24th
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
Stratford Art In The Park
Mother's Daughter
Musical Brunches Thomas Wiebe | cello - Stratford Summer Music
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Sunday, August 25th
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists
A Memory of War Exhibit
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Monday, August 26th
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
Avon Boat Rentals
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, August 27th
Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery
Avon Boat Rentals
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists
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Wednesday, August 28th
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Birds of a Kind
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
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Thursday, August 29th
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
Thursday Tours
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Friday, August 30th
A Memory of War Exhibit
Controlled Chaos: Abstract Painting in Canada. Works from the Gallery Stratford Permanent Collection
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
HEROES Exhibit
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Saturday, August 31st
Stratford Farmers Market
Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: A Print Installation by Libby Hague
Summer Exhibitions at The Clay&Glass
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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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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