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
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
HEROES Exhibition
Open Kitchen | How Do I Use That? | Cast Iron Cooking: Dutch Oven
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Wednesday, October 2nd
Billy Elliot the Musical
Open Studio Life Drawing Sessions
The Neverending Story
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
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Thursday, October 3rd
Nathan the Wise
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Mother's Daughter
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Friday, October 4th
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
HEROES Exhibition
The Front Page
Othello
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Saturday, October 5th
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Henry VIII
2019 Boar's Head Entertainment
Coat party!
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Sunday, October 6th
INNERchamber Concert: Gestures
Autumn Foraging with Puck's Plenty
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
The Dave Blackburn Memorial Car Rally&Shine On Show
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Monday, October 7th
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
HEROES Exhibition
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Tuesday, October 8th
The Neverending Story
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
Birds of a Kind
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Wednesday, October 9th
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Thursday, October 10th
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
14th Annual Mayor's Community Breakfast
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Friday, October 11th
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
Othello
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Saturday, October 12th
The Neverending Story
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Henry VIII
Stratford Chocolate Trail
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Sunday, October 13th
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Private Lives
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Monday, October 14th
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, October 15th
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
HEROES Exhibition
Billy Elliot the Musical
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
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Wednesday, October 16th
Little Shop of Horrors
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
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Thursday, October 17th
WordPlay: Red Velvet
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Private Lives
Billy Elliot the Musical
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Friday, October 18th
Autumn Foraging with Puck's Plenty
HEROES Exhibition
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Because of You Book Launch - Newfie Style
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Saturday, October 19th
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Autumn Foraging with Puck's Plenty
The Neverending Story
Artistic Welding - Stratford Off the Wall
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Sunday, October 20th
Stratford's Slow Food Sunday Market
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Celtic Jam at Scran&Dram Scottish Public House
Othello
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Monday, October 21st
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Booktoberfest
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Tuesday, October 22nd
Youth Introduction to Drawing
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Wednesday, October 23rd
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Chefs School Dinner Series
The Crucible
Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera
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Thursday, October 24th
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Open House at Torrie S. Designs Glass Studio
Justin Bieber Exhibit 2.0 at the Stratford Perth Museum
Elizabeth Van Den Broeck Exhibition
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Friday, October 25th
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Retrospective of the Perth Regiment - Stratford Perth Museum
Sustainable Farm to Table: A Literary Dinner
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Saturday, October 26th
Farm to Table Literary Dinner with Andrew Coppolino
Harris Electric Collective Beer Dinner
Inspired by Janis ft Chuckee Zehr
Open House at Torrie S. Designs Glass Studio
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Sunday, October 27th
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
Autumn Foraging with Puck's Plenty
Karaoke Sundays
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Monday, October 28th
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
Local's Night at The Bruce
Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art Exhibit - Stratford Perth Museum
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Tuesday, October 29th
Little Shop of Horrors
Vignettes of Perth County at the Stratford Perth Museum
The Road to Woodstock at the Stratford Perth Museum
Dry Pastel Painting 101, An Introduction
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Wednesday, October 30th
Stratford Chefs School Dinner Series
Stratford Festival Theatre Tours
Pumpkin Carving
Railway Century Exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum
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Thursday, October 31st
Stratford Festival Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum
Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail
Elizabeth Van Den Broeck Exhibition
Vignettes of Perth County 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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