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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
MAP
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/bacontrail



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:  Saturday Aug. 10th, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



MOVIES UNDER THE STARS- The Greatest Showman (Stratford Market Square)

Inspired by PT Barnum, The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman, is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. 

Film begins at dusk. Dress warmly and bring your own chair and blanket.

When:  Saturday Aug. 10th, 2019
Where: Stratford Market Square, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
queenofthesquare.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:  Saturday Aug. 10th, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



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 Saturdays from Jul. 27th to Aug. 31st, 2019
Where: Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $7/Per person (HST included)
MAP
Contact: 519-271-5140
www.visitstratford.ca



Market Square Series: The Wooden Sky - Stratford Summer Music

Market Square Series In 2019, Stratford Summer Music will offer free, inclusive, weekly, high-quality cultural, ‘shareable moments’ programming in Stratford’s Market Square called Market Square Series for the six-weeks of our festival. Please bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  Rain venue for all performances is at The Avondale.

New songs, old songs, love songs, protest songs, breakup songs, introspective songs, stupid songs and dumb banter. This dynamic indie folk band have filled their music with joy and sorrow for over 16 years and have received nominations for both the Polaris Music Prize and the Juno Award for Best Roots and Traditional Album of the year.

Please note, the rain venue will be The Hub Stratford.

When:  Saturday Aug. 10th, 2019
Where: Stratford Market Square, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
Contact: 519-271-2101 ext 5
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/page.php?id=81&name=market_square_series.html



Ideas: Freud and After

The Disrupters
In partnership with CBC Radio’s Ideas, a five-part series that explores the roots of modern identity through the ideas of five people who flipped the table of conventional thought.

Freud and After
Freud started a revolution with the idea that we have an internal emotional life and unconscious drives that shape us and our actions in profound ways. Much of Freud’s clinical practice is sidestepped today, but his basic principles survive – what’s the current state of self-knowledge, and what good has all this done us?

Panellists:
Todd Dufresne, professor of philosophy at Lakehead University and internationally acclaimed critic of Freud and psychoanalysis
David Goldbloom, professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Senior Medical Advisor at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Zindel Segal, distinguished professor of psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto and Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Get your books signed! Todd Dufresne and David Goldbloom will sign copies of their works following the event. We’ll have copies available for purchase, or you are welcome to bring your own.

When:  Saturday Aug. 10th, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre, Stratford
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Musical Brunches with Clark Schaufele | double bass and vocals - Stratford Summer Music

Blues Vocals and Double Bass, featuring Clark Schaufele.

Wonderful music and delicious cuisine in one of Stratford’s most elegant dining settings.  The Prune Restaurant hosts the tenth annual series of weekend Musical Brunches.  

When:  Saturday Aug. 10th, 2019
Where: The Prune Restaurant, Stratford
Cost: $59.50/Per person (beverages, tax and service not incl.)
MAP
Contact: 519-271-5052
https://stratfordsummermusic.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
MAP
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail



Downtown Heritage Carriage Rides

Join us for a Heritage Carriage Ride Downtown Stratford this Saturday!  Brought to you by the businesses of downtown.  First come - First on!  See you downtown!

When: Open Saturdays from Jul. 13th to Sep. 28th, 2019
Where: Memorial Gardens on Ontario Street, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
Contact: 519-508-1415
www.stratfordcitycentre.ca



Private Lives

YOU CAN’T FIGHT LOVE – BUT IT’S FUN TO TRY

Divorced for five years, Elyot and Amanda are reunited by chance – while honeymooning with their new spouses. Succumbing to raging ex appeal, they run off together to Paris, only to discover all over again – hilariously – that there’s more than one way to drive each other crazy.

When:  Saturday Aug. 10th, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Market Square Series: The Wooden Sky - Stratford Summer Music

Market Square Series In 2019, Stratford Summer Music will offer free, inclusive, weekly, high-quality cultural, ‘shareable moments’ programming in Stratford’s Market Square called Market Square Series for the six-weeks of our festival. Please bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  Rain venue for all performances is at The Avondale.

New songs, old songs, love songs, protest songs, breakup songs, introspective songs, stupid songs and dumb banter. This dynamic indie folk band have filled their music with joy and sorrow for over 16 years and have received nominations for both the Polaris Music Prize and the Juno Award for Best Roots and Traditional Album of the year.

Please note, the rain venue will be The Hub Stratford.  

When:  Saturday Aug. 10th, 2019
Where: Stratford Market Square, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
Contact: 519-271-2101 ext 5
stratfordsummermusic.ca/page.php?id=81&name=market_square_series.html



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
MAP
mountaingalleries.com



Open Kitchen | How Do I Use That? | Cooking with Cannabis

With Canada’s recent legalization of cannabis, more and more people are interested in safely exploring its medicinal properties and recreational uses. But what if you are not a smoker? This class, with instructor, Eli Silverthorne, will teach you how to create delicious, perfectly dosed marijuana edible recipes in your home kitchen! You will learn how to include the correct cannabis oil breakdown, decarboxylation, the benefits of infused butter versus oil, how to store your infusion, and how to make cannabis calculations when cooking. Perfect for anyone curious about cooking with cannabis at home.

Recipes:

  • Infused Fats: Butter & Oils
  • Chimichurri for Steak
  • Pesto for Pasta
  • Hollandaise for Eggs
  • Vinaigrette for Salads
  • Mayonnaise
  • Baked Brownies
  • Malto Powder

PLEASE NOTE: These recipes have been developed using infused products, however the dishes cooked and tasted during class will NOT use cannabis-infused ingredients.

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. 

Please visit our Open Kitchen page and read the Terms & Conditions carefully

When:  Saturday Aug. 10th, 2019
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $75/Per person + a service fee
MAP
Contact: 519-271-1414
https://stratfordchef.com/open-kitchen/



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)
MAP
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca



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
MAP
Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.ca



Birds of a Kind

TORN BETWEEN BLOOD AND BELONGING

Wahida, an Arab-American woman, and Eitan, a Jewish geneticist, fall in love in New York City. They travel together to Israel to meet Eitan’s estranged grandmother – who holds the key to a long-buried family secret. But it takes a terrorist bombing for that shattering secret to emerge.

When:  Saturday Aug. 10th, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Drop-In Improv Class - Spontaneous Creation

A class for everyone over 16 who wants to explore theatre passed down through the world of The Second City. Learn from Master Teacher, Michael J Gellman who has been teaching for over 40 years and laugh while being spontaneous and working to create together. From beginners to experts, you will learn how to be in the moment and play while doing it - guaranteed! 

 

 

When:  Saturday Aug. 10th, 2019
Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per person
MAP
Contact: 519-305-1037
processtheatre.com/stratford-class-spontaneous-creation/spontaneous-creation-stratford-ontario



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
MAP
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.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)
MAP
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca