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Stratford Al Fresco

Say hello to Al Fresco - exploring the outdoors safely this summer starts on the patio.

There's a new way to dine in Stratford, enjoy all your local restaurants' dishes at outdoor seating in Market Square, Memorial Gardens and on Tom Patterson Island.

The Stratford Al Fresco project provides outdoor dining space, with umbrellas, for over 200 people and their take-away meals in Market Square, Memorial Gardens and on Tom Patterson Island - at a safe distance with hand sanitizer stations, additional waste and recycle receptacles, and signage.

NEW! Alcohol is now permitted in the Al Fresco locations if it is accompanied by food and has been purchased as takeaway from a Stratford restaurant. (BYOB is not permitted. The areas will be policed regularly by officers on bicycles.)

Alcohol is permitted only during the following hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 4PM - 7PM
Friday to Saturday: 11AM - 7PM

Also enjoy live outdoor performances throughout Stratford - music, theatre and more. Visit our event calendar for the latest cultural events and experiences.

Share the summer #SavourStratford #LoveStratford #StratfordAlFresco

“The food in Stratford is indescribably good and on the same level as what you’d find at trendy urban spots in Toronto.”

- Travelandstyle.ca

2020 Accommodation Options

Looking for a getaway close to home with great dining and live entertainment at your doorstep? We've confirmed the properties that are open and ready for your stay!

Our accommodation providers have been working hard on their safety and the safety of their guests and they can't wait to see you.

Check out the Stratford Al Fresco project that provides outdoor dining space, with umbrellas, for over 200 people and their take-away meals in Market Square, Memorial Gardens and on Tom Patterson Island - at a safe distance with hand sanitizer stations, additional waste and recycle receptacles, and signage.

Also enjoy live outdoor performances throughout Stratford - music, theatre and more. Visit our event calendar for the latest cultural events and experiences.

Share the summer #SavourStratford #LoveStratford #StratfordAlFresco #StayStratford

If there’s an open accommodation option that we’ve missed, please let us know.

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EXPLORING THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL BURNS CALORIES.
GOOD THING.

The Chocolate Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to our world-famous confectioners and bakers. For just $30+HST you’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round. Pick up your Trail at Stratford Tourism, 47 Downie Street (Monday to Saturday - 9am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm); Bradshaws, 129 Ontario Street (Sunday 11am-5pm); MacLeods Scottish Shop, 80 Ontario Street (Sunday 11am-4pm); and Small Mart, 119 Ontario Street (Sunday 11am-5pm).

Each trail purchased entitles you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour. The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round. Gift certificates available on-line here.

“Stratford is a remarkable city and an accessible destination for a cultural and culinary getaway.”

- Liz McGuffin, With Wonder & Whimsy

Event Calendar

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SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
    Thursday, October 1st
Exhibitions at Gallery Stratford
Fall Reading Challenges on Beanstack! - Online Activity
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Two Point Seven Percent Exhibition: Indigenous Art From Gallery Stratford's Permanent Collection.
Friday, October 2nd
Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Mexican
Maleficent (2014) - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition
Historic Guided Nature Tours at the Forest Motel and Woodland Retreat
Exhibitions at Gallery Stratford
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Saturday, October 3rd
Exhibitions at Gallery Stratford
Historic Guided Nature Tours at the Forest Motel and Woodland Retreat
Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Steak
Stratford Farmers Market
MORE…
Sunday, October 4th
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
My Dearly Departed Exhibition
Stratford Sunday Market
Fall Reading Challenges on Beanstack! - Online Activity
MORE…
Monday, October 5th
Fall Reading Challenges on Beanstack! - Online Activity
Locals' Night at The Restaurant at The Bruce
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Tuesday, October 6th
Trivia Tuesday
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Fall Reading Challenges on Beanstack! - Online Activity
Avon Trail Tuesday Morning Rambles
Wednesday, October 7th
Fall Reading Challenges on Beanstack! - Online Activity
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Thursday, October 8th
Fall Reading Challenges on Beanstack! - Online Activity
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Two Point Seven Percent Exhibition: Indigenous Art From Gallery Stratford's Permanent Collection.
Friday, October 9th
Ghostbusters (1984) - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition
Fall Reading Challenges on Beanstack! - Online Activity
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Tom Campbell: Outside/In Public Art Project
MORE…
Saturday, October 10th
My Dearly Departed Exhibition
Fall Reading Challenges on Beanstack! - Online Activity
McNaughton-Morrison Trail (3rd Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Hike)
Tom Campbell: Outside/In Public Art Project
MORE…
Sunday, October 11th
My Dearly Departed Exhibition
Tom Campbell: Outside/In Public Art Project
Fall Reading Challenges on Beanstack! - Online Activity
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
MORE…
Monday, October 12th
Tom Campbell: Outside/In Public Art Project
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Locals' Night at The Restaurant at The Bruce
Fall Reading Challenges on Beanstack! - Online Activity
Tuesday, October 13th
Stratford Chocolate Trail
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Trivia Tuesday
Tom Campbell: Outside/In Public Art Project
MORE…
Wednesday, October 14th
Fall Reading Challenges on Beanstack! - Online Activity
Tom Campbell: Outside/In Public Art Project
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Thursday, October 15th
Bill Craig LIVE at Molly Bloom's Irish Pub!
Fall Reading Challenges on Beanstack! - Online Activity
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Instant Theatre at Revival House
MORE…
Friday, October 16th
Two Point Seven Percent Exhibition: Indigenous Art From Gallery Stratford's Permanent Collection.
Into The Woods - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Historic Guided Nature Tours at the Forest Motel and Woodland Retreat
MORE…
Saturday, October 17th
Tom Campbell: Outside/In Public Art Project
Fall Reading Challenges on Beanstack! - Online Activity
Historic Guided Nature Tours at the Forest Motel and Woodland Retreat
Stratford Chocolate Trail
MORE…
Sunday, October 18th
INNERchamber Livestream Concert: The Search
Afternoon Tea at the Restaurant at the Bruce
My Dearly Departed Exhibition
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
MORE…
Monday, October 19th
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Tom Campbell: Outside/In Public Art Project
Locals' Night at The Restaurant at The Bruce
MORE…
Tuesday, October 20th
Trivia Tuesday
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Music and Opera Appreciation Fall Home Viewing Kit
Stratford Chocolate Trail
MORE…
Wednesday, October 21stThursday, October 22ndFriday, October 23rdSaturday, October 24th
Sunday, October 25thMonday, October 26thTuesday, October 27thWednesday, October 28thThursday, October 29thFriday, October 30thSaturday, October 31st

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- Liz McGuffin, With Wonder & Whimsy

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