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Black Swan Running Co.

Join Black Swan Running Co. every THURSDAY evening @ 7PM for a fun run.

Leaves the brewery at 7 and returning for a celebratory pint!

All abilities are encouraged!

When: Open Thursdays from Jan. 17th to Dec. 19th, 2019
Where: Black Swan Brewing Co., Stratford
Cost: FREE
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Contact: 519-814-7926
www.blackswanbrewing.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



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



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



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 Tue. to Sat.
from Jul. 10th to Sep. 28th, 2019
Where: Mountain Galleries East, Stratford
Cost: Free
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mountaingalleries.com



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 Tue. to Sat.
from May. 25th to Sep. 28th, 2019
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford
Cost: Free
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Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.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



Robert Harris' Illustrated Musical Lecture #1 - Stratford Summer Music

Join CBC Radio host and producer, and Globe & Mail music critic, Robert Harris, for the fifth year of his informative and entertaining musical lectures. Originally inspired by Harris’ own 20-part conversations with Michael Enright on CBC Radio One’s popular The Sunday Edition, these presentations have grown to become a significant annual aspect of Stratford Summer Music’s programming. Each lecture, liberally sprinkled with musical examples illustrating key points, will demonstrate the impact that the titles and selected works have had upon music’s place in our lives.

When:  Thursday Jul. 18th, 2019
Where: University of Waterloo | Stratford Campus, Stratford
Cost: $25/Per person (+$5 at the door)
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Contact: 519.271.2101
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/



Lobby Talk: Merry Wives

Free Lobby Talk: Festival Theatre Lobby or Chalmers Lounge, Avon Theatre Insights into our Shakespeare titles from Literary and Editorial Director David Prosser or special guests. This year featuring Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry VIII.

When:  Thursday Jul. 18th, 2019
Where: Festival Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



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



Designing Cultural Spaces

Free Forum Event. A Special Series Focused on Cultural Spaces. As we watch the new Tom Patterson Theatre Centre rise up before our eyes, these talks examine urban planning and the arts with special guests and experts. Free Cultural Spaces and Communities - Friday, May 31. Cultural planner and speaker Gord Hume talks with Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson about the role of art in creating vibrant cities and the opportunity the new Tom Patterson Theatre Centre presents to Stratford. Designing Cultural Spaces - Thursday, July 18. Siamak Hariri, design architect of the new TPT, and Rick Haldenby, professor of architecture studies at the University of Waterloo, discuss how to create inspiring and functional arts spaces. The Changing Face of Arts Engagement - Friday, August 16. Diane Ragsdale, assistant professor at the New School in New York and teacher at the Cultural Leadership Program at the Banff Centre, discusses the creative economy, the changing cultural context and what that means for organizations of art and culture.

When:  Thursday Jul. 18th, 2019
Where: Festival Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Open Kitchen | 2019 Summer Explorer Course

Explore the culinary world during this one-week course that offers participants a sneak peek into the Stratford Chefs School's renowned professional culinary program. This hands-on intensive program with instructor Eli Silverthorne is perfect for the home cook wanting to develop their skills to a more professional level, or for anyone curious about examining a career in the culinary arts.

Successfully apply to the Stratford Chefs School after completing the Summer Explorer Course and have the $400 cost applied towards the Preparatory Course.

Click here to see the recipes covered during the course.

For more information and to register, please go to: www.universe.com/summerexplorer_2019

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

This class has a maximum capacity of 14 students.

This class is open to anyone who is 16+ years of age.

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

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

If you need to cancel, it is possible to get a refund (less the service fee) up to 7 days before the start date of the course 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:  Jul. 15th to Jul. 19th, 2019
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $400/Per person + a service fee
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Contact: 519-271-1414
https://stratfordchef.com/open-kitchen/