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SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Hands-on and Interactive Activities

Théâtre des Petites Âmes’ popular Jardin des Petites Âmes returns inviting children of all ages to touch, feel and discover.  
Gardens for Littles, Arts & Crafts, Gallery Stratford, Puppet Theatre and Tea Party

When:  Jul. 13th to Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Market Square, Stratford
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Stories of Stratford Guided Tour

Come and join us on a guided tour walking around some of Stratford’s beloved landmarks, and be acquainted with some of Stratford’s most interesting stories. Take pictures and ask questions as you delve into the beginnings of Stratford’s history, and explore some of the oldest sites that Stratford has to offer.

Photo credit to the Stratford Perth Archives.

When: Open Sundays from Jul. 7th to Aug. 25th, 2019
Where: Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $7/Per person (HST included)
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Contact: 519-271-5140
www.visitstratford.ca



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Les Oiseaux

Les Oiseaux from Cirque du Soleil’s world of street circus magic will be strolling downtown and in the Market Square on Saturday and Sunday.

When:  Jul. 13th to Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Market Square and Downtown Streets, Stratford
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SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! The Udder Show

Come join Ottawa's Rock the Arts Puppets for their hilarious family puppet show starring the one and only David Udderman the cow as he interviews Creatureville's alpacas, chickens and other special guests!

Ages 3+ and accompaning adult.

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available OR you can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Sunday Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Market Square Performance Tent, Stratford
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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



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Pipeman

When:  Jul. 13th to Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Market Square, Stratford
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Politicizing Theatre Coverage

A look at gender, diversity and other topics at play in contemporary theatre coverage with three members of the New York Times Culture department: theatre editor Scott Heller, co-chief theatre critic Jesse Green and culture reporter Cara Buckley.

When:  Sunday Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre, Stratford
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.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:  Sunday Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



SpringWorks ~PuppetWorks! Pekka

A tiny turtle's adventure to find Miss Moon.

Ages 2.5+ and accompaning adult.

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available OR you can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Sunday Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Stratford City Hall Auditorium, Stratford
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SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Plastique

Where plastic bag creatures are born and transform into funny and colorful creatures.

Ages 5+ and accompaning adult.

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available OR you can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Sunday Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Stratford City Hall Auditorium, Stratford
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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:  Sunday Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



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



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.

When: Open Sundays from May. 5th to Oct. 27th, 2019
Where: Market Square, Stratford
Cost: Free
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www.slowfoodperthcounty.ca



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! The Udder Show

Come join Ottawa's Rock the Arts Puppets for their hilarious family puppet show starring the one and only David Udderman the cow as he interviews Creatureville's alpacas, chickens and other special guests!

Ages 3+ and accompaning adult.

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available OR you can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Sunday Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Market Square Performance Tent, Stratford
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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.

 

When: Open Sundays from May. 26th to Sep. 29th, 2019
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford
Cost: Free
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Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.ca



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Puppet School

Performers from Humber College bring an island full of weird creatures to life in this fascinating crash course in the art of puppetry.

Ages 5+ and accompaning adult.

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available OR you can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Sunday Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Market Square Performance Tent, Stratford
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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



Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists

All Summer Long, Mountain Galleries East will be celebrating Summer New Arrivals by top Canadian Artists, and showcasing historic work from the Private Estate Inventory of the Late Doris McCarthy (1910-2010).

Featured Artists: Linda Wilder (AB), Brent Lynch (BC), Kate Taylor, (ON), Doria Mood (BC), Andrew Benyei (ON), Charlie Easton (BC), Bev Rodin (ON),  Randy Hayashi (AB), Rod Prouse (ON), and MORE…

When: Open Sundays from Jul. 14th to Sep. 29th, 2019
Where: Mountain Galleries East, Stratford
Cost: Free
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mountaingalleries.com



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! mini-fest

SpringWorks’ Second ~ PuppetWorks! mini-fest ~ July 12 to 14, 2019

Stratford City Hall Auditorium & Market Square

Join US! for an array of hands-on, experiential and presentational activities:

Whimsical, Whacky, Family-Friendly FUN!  

Puppet Performances ~  Puppet Demos ~ Puppet Films ~ Puppet BUSKERS!

SIP and Shop NIGHT Market : browse, taste, explore a selection of hand-crafted items

+ EVENING Entertainment ~ PuppetShorts ~ an Eclectic Cabaret (PG13)
~ Black Swan Beer Garden

Programming for families, children and adults.

Friday 4pm to 11pm; Saturday 10am to 11pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
 

Our Fabulous Artists include: (from Montreal)
Les Panaches’ Shake la Catin and Shake le Costume ~ Come Dance with US!

Les Chasseurs de Rêves’ Les Oiseaux from Cirque du Soleil’s world of street circus magic.

Théâtre des Petites Âmes’ popular Jardin des Petites Âmes returns inviting children of all ages to touch, feel and discover.  

Pekka, a tiny, brave turtle engages 2-5 year olds to travel the world with her, looking for Miss Moon.

Puzzle Theatre shares Plastique where plastic bag creatures are born and transform into funny and colorful creatures.

(and from elsewhere …)

Puppet School: A Little Bit of Everything Toronto Humber College artists- fascinating and funny intro to the art of puppetry.

Norwegian Tales delight as Kitchener native Sarah Granskou engages the audience with her puppets, storytelling and music.

Join Ottawa’s  Rock the Arts at The Udder Show with late night talk show host  David Udderman, the cow, as he interviews Creatureville's alpacas, chickens and other special guests!

Puppet short FILMS from the world renowned Henson puppet family, Heather Henson and her splendid puppet collaborators at Handmade Puppet Dreams share 2 different family friendly collections and one aimed for 12+ puppet lovers.

For more information, schedules and to reserve show and film tickets go to SpringWorksFestival.ca

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available

OR

You can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today

for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming
 

Reserve your Show SEAT - HERE
 

You can contribute your support for programming as YOU CHOOSE - ON THE DAY after the show

OR

BECOME a Puppet ANGEL Now - HERE

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When:  Sunday Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Stratford City Hall, Market Square and Downtown streets, Stratford
Cost: Pay What You Choose
MAP
www.springworksfestival.ca



Karaoke Sundays

Gemstone Entertainment presents Karaoke Party!

No cover and must be 19 years or older.

When: Sunday evening, year round
Where: Molly's Bloom Irish Pub, Stratford
Cost: Free
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Contact: 519-271-2778
www.mollybloomsstratford.com