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THE MAKING OF A KILLER QUEEN
Upon the death of Edward VI, the princess Mary – daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon – easily wrests the throne from Edward’s official heir. But Mary remains haunted by her mother’s ghost, urging her toward the course that will earn her the nickname of Bloody Mary.
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)
Gemstone Entertainment presents Karaoke Party!
No cover and must be 19 years or older.
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.
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)
Stratford's Slow Food Sunday Market
Featuring Perth County's local produce, meats, breads, cheese, coffee, pastries, preserves, prepared foods, handmade artisanal products, gluten free and vegan options. From May to early November, the market is outdoors. From early November to the end of April, the market is indoors.
Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery's popular Summer Exhibition includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and photography by some of Stratford's finest artists, including: Marion Anderson, Susan Benson, Patsy Berton, Linda Brine, Tom Campbell, Allan Davey, Mary Anne Dente, Scott Fillier, Renata Fitzgerald, Luc Forsyth, Kathryn Friis, Jacob Grodzinski, Antony John, Paul Johnston, Gloria Kagawa, Chris Klein, Antonie Los, Tanya Lyons, Terry Manzo, John Pennoyer, Kathi Posliff, Stacey Stuart, Elizabeth Van Den Broeck, Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick and more. The exhibition will evolve throughout the summer: as pieces are sold, new artworks will be put on display, so visit often to see more work by your favourite Stratford artists.
Join us Sundays @ 11am to hear exhibiting artists talk about their work.
Gallery Stratford: Steelbox Art Lab - Jenn Mezei
Jenn Mezei: Climate Change
Steelbox Art Lab
Opening Reception Friday, May 31st 7 - 9 PM
Neverending Story WorkshopTake part in a series of drama exercises to explore the adventure and magic of The Neverending Story. These half-hour workshops are for all ages and require active participation. Led by Festival company members and Education staff. Located in Rehearsal Hall 1 of the Festival Theatre.
2019 Stratford Blues&Ribfest
Bringing the crossroads of blues music, food, culture and community together in Stratford, Ontario! The 2019 Stratford Blues & Ribfest will be held June 21 - 23 along the banks of the scenic Avon River as well as in and around the Veteran's Drive Band Shell in picturesque Stratford, Ontario. 2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Stratford Blues & Ribfest and also the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. Many do not know that two of Stratford native sons played on the stage at Woodstock. Richard Manuel was a pianist and lead singer for The Band and John Till was a guitarist who performed with Janis Joplin.
The Neverending Story
FIND YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF FANTASY
Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the tale of a hero’s quest to save the realm of Fantastica from the encroaching terror of the Nothing. But is Bastian just a reader of this extraordinary story – or a vital part of it?