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Bicycle Rentals

Traverse the picturesque parklands of Stratford and take in the scenery at your own pace when you rent a bike.  Light lunches are available on the patio. Bicycle rentals include helmet and lock.  Great rates for 2 or more days, please enquire.

When: Open Daily from May. 18th to Sep. 7th, 2019
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford
Cost: 1 hour/$16, Half Day/$25, $30/Full Day
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Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca



Stratford Chocolate Trail

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.  You’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round.  

Purchase your Chocolate Trail Pass in person at the Stratford Tourism office, which includes vouchers that entitle you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour.  The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round and is valid for 1 week from date of purchase. You can also give a gift certificate that the recipient can redeem for a Stratford Chocolate Trail Pass — those can be purchased online or in person. 

Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Apr. 2nd to Dec. 22nd, 2019
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
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Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail



Hawksley Workman (SOLD OUT!)

A staple of the Canadian arts scene for almost 20 years, Hawksley Workman boasts a catalogue of 15 solo releases showcasing his now signature spectrum of sonic influence, from cabaret to electro-pop to anthemic rock and plenty in between.

The accolades amassed include JUNO nods and wins and widespread critical acclaim. As a producer, his fingerprints grace releases by JUNO and Polaris Prize nominees and winners like Tegan and Sara, Sarah Slean, Serena Ryder, Hey Rosetta!, and Great Big Sea.

He’s also penned melodies with a myriad of artists, from Oscar award winning Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, Inception) to French rock icon Johnny Hallyday. Hawksley’s touring career has seen him play nearly a thousand shows worldwide. He’s headlined prestigious venues like Massey Hall in Toronto and The Olympia in Paris, and opened for heroes Morrissey, David Bowie, and The Cure.

A slight departure from past musical feats, Workman released a children’s illustrated book titled Almost a Full Moon, a warm-hearted tale of family, community, food and home. A story of a boy and his grandmother on a cold winter’s night, his words are beautifully complemented with the rich illustrations of Jensine Eckwall, who helps brings beauty and a hint of magic to Workman's evocative lyrics. Together, they create a world and a night that will enchant readers of all ages. Almost a Full Moon was published September 2016 by Penguin Random House.

More recently, Hawksley wrote and recorded his latest LP following a move to Montreal from the Muskoka wilderness. Produced by The Dears creative genius, Murray A. Lightburn, the record showcases Hawksley’s hooky yet innovative melodic approach, authentic songwriting, and good old-fashioned, unedited musicianship. The first single, “Battlefords” was released on October 26, 2018,

Says Hawksley about the new song, “it is a piece of Canadian nostalgia, celebrating life in rural Canada in the 1980s, and the emotion and innocence that was specific to a quasi-technological time in the late 20th century.”

Hawksley Workman is many things to many people in many places, but primarily, he’s a student of the human psyche; an artist in the purest sense of the word, constantly finding fresh and interesting ways to frame and share the world – the people we are and the things we encounter. It’s a virtually bottomless well of ideas for a man with virtually endless imagination and creative outlets.

Reserved seating is limited / available with pre-show dinner reservations. Call 519-273-3424 for more information.

When:  Tuesday May. 21st, 2019
Where: Revival House, Stratford
Cost: $35/Per person + a service fee
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Contact: 519-273-3424
www.revival.house



Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail

Bacon and Ale - two of life's greatest creations!  You'll gain a whole new appreciation for your favourite obsessions.  This self-guided walking trail includes vouchers that you can use at 5 stops.  Each voucher will entitle you to a "tasting" of a unique bacon and ale inspired treat and the chance to speak to Stratford and area's culinary stars while visiting our unique restaurants and retail locations.  This trail is offered year round and is valid for one week (7 days) from the date of purchase.  Bacon and Ale Trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts, which can be redeemable at a later date. 

Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.
 

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Apr. 2nd to Dec. 22nd, 2019
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
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Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/bacontrail



Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours

The Tour Boat, running every half hour, is a great way to spend the afternoon on the River. 

There have been a few tour boats over the years spanning from the mid 1800's up to today. Officially their has been the Juliet I, II, and now III, but predating this there has also been a Juliet tour Boat back in the mid 1800's as pictured below. Countless tours have taken place over the years and proudly for more than 50 years the Herr family has carried on this tradition. Come enjoy a relaxing ride down the river and discover why this has been a tradition for many year and many more to come.

When: Open Daily from May. 18th to Sep. 7th, 2019
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford
Cost: $8.50/A, $7.50/SR, $3.50/CH (12 and under), $5.50/Youth (13-18 years)
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Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca



Henry VIII

DEATH OF A MARRIAGE, BIRTH OF AN ERA

Church and state collide when England’s king defies papal authority by seeking to divorce his wife, Katherine of Aragon. The consequences will be epochal for the country – and calamitous for the king’s adviser, Cardinal Wolsey, who has been playing a dangerous game of his own.

When:  Tuesday May. 21st, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Avon Boat Rentals

Paddleboat not for you, then how about a canoe?  
Canoes have been on the river for over 135 years - why not see why with a quiet paddle down the Avon River?  
More adventurous than a paddleboat or a canoe, why not then try one of our kayaks?  

When: Open Daily from May. 18th to Sep. 15th, 2019
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford
Cost: $24/hr/Paddleboats, $25/hr/Canoes, $16/hr/Kayaks, $40/1.5 hours/Rowboats (Includes all equipment and taxes)
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Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca



Little Shop of Horrors

IT’S FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN GROW

Skid Row florist’s clerk Seymour Krelborn is too shy to declare his love for his co-worker Audrey – until a mysterious exotic plant brings him unexpected fame and fortune. There’s just one problem: the plant has ambitions of its own, and it thrives on only one food – human blood.

When:  Tuesday May. 21st, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Open Kitchen | Trade Secrets | Pasta

 

Learn basic pasta making techniques, including the hands-on approach to kneading, rolling and shaping fresh pasta with instructor Eli Silverthorne. Students will learn critical steps to ensure the success of freshly made pasta, how to cook it, and judge proper doneness. Simple pasta sauces as well as appropriate pasta pairings will also be discussed and prepared. Perfect for the beginner or intermediate home cook.

Recipes:

  • Small “Hands-On” and Large Batch Dough
  • Farfalle with Sunflower Seed Pesto
  • Potato and Spinach Tortelli in Smoked Tomato Sauce
  • Pappardelle with Lamb Ragu
  • Authentic Carbonara

Wine available for purchase by the glass.

For more information and to register, please go to: www.universe.com/pasta_may19

View other dates:  Saturday, June 29 | 10 am – 1 pm and Tuesday, August 6 | 6 pm - 9 pm

 

Safety regulations require students wear closed toe shoes when participating in any cooking class.

This class has a maximum capacity of 14 students.

Classes are for students 16 years and older.

Participants will be provided with an apron and all necessary tools and equipment.

Menus, recipes and instructors are subject to change as required.

Help us help the environment! In the off chance we cook too much, please bring a container with you to help take home any leftovers. (One 1 litre container is recommended).

If you need to cancel a class, it is possible to get a refund (less the service fee) up to 7 days before the date of the event via your universe.com account. A credit note may be issued for cancellations received by email (admin@stratfordchef.com) a minimum of 48 hours before the event.

Please note that there are no credit notes or refunds for missed classes or classes cancelled less than 48 hours before the event.

* All Open Kitchen classes purchased online or by credit card are subject to a 5% service fee. Our ticketing service hosted by universe.com includes this fee in the total listed price.

When:  Tuesday May. 21st, 2019
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $65/Per person + a service fee
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Contact: 519-271-1414
https://stratfordchef.com/open-kitchen/



Find A Dress! Shopping Party

Still looking for that wow outfit for Stratford Festival Opening Week, prom, a summer wedding, or everyday eleganza extravaganza?!

I will be pulling extra dresses and gowns out of storage for this special event. I don't have space to have them out all the time, but they want to play!

♥ RENTAL OPTIONS available!

♥ Personalized styling advice.

♥ Refreshments!

Please RSVP if you can make it, I can pull things just for you/your size if I know you're coming! We can make dress dreams come true!

When:  Tuesday May. 21st, 2019
Where: La Osa Jewelry & Vintage, Stratford
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Contact: 519-305-6500