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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



John Novacek - Rhapsody in Blue and Brazilian Jazz - Stratford Summer Music

Rhapsody in Blue and Brazilian Jazz with John NovacekJames Campbell, Graham Campbell and INNERchamber

Gershwin’s classic Rhapsody in Blue in a unique setting and with superstars to boot!  Paired with a set of arrangements by guitarist Graham Campbell of Brazilian Jazz favourites.

Dinner & Show packages include one show and a 3-course dinner. HST, beverages and gratuities are extra. Dinner reservations are to be made between 7:30pm and 8pm and are only available by calling the Stratford Summer Music office. Show-only tickets are available online. À la carte menu available late night.

When:  Friday Aug. 23rd, 2019
Where: Revival House, Stratford
Cost: $45/Per person each show, in advance (+$5 at the door), $89 Dinner & Show package/Per person in advance only
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Contact: 519-271-2101
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca



Neverending Story Workshop

Take 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.

When:  Friday Aug. 23rd, 2019
Where: Festival Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.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:  Friday Aug. 23rd, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Mother's Daughter

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.

When:  Friday Aug. 23rd, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



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?

When:  Friday Aug. 23rd, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



MOVIES UNDER THE STARS- PINOCCHIO (Stratford Market Square)

MOVIES UNDER STARS- (Rain date Fri - 30th Aug )

When the woodworker Geppetto (Christian Rub) sees a falling star, he wishes that the puppet he just finished, Pinocchio (Dickie Jones), could become a real boy. In the night, the Blue Fairy (Evelyn Venable) grants Geppetto's wish and asks Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards) to serve as the wooden boy's conscience. But the naive and trusting Pinocchio falls into the clutches of the wicked Honest John (Walter Catlett), who leads him astray to the sinful Pleasure Island.

When:  Friday Aug. 23rd, 2019
Where: Stratford Market Square, Stratford
Cost: Free
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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



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



Behind the Scenes: Avon

Artists and backstage staff team up to offer a tour and behind-the-scenes insights into the triumphs and tribulations of the shows running in repertory at the Avon Theatre.

When:  Friday Aug. 23rd, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre, Stratford
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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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 Fridays from Jul. 26th to Aug. 30th, 2019
Where: Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $7/Per person (HST included)
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Contact: 519-271-5140
www.visitstratford.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:  Friday Aug. 23rd, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Table Talk: The Front Page

This popular series begins with an engaging dialogue between an artist and academic on one of the season's productions followed by a delicious buffet meal. Cash bar. Reserve at least 48 hours in advance.

When:  Friday Aug. 23rd, 2019
Where: Festival Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Open Kitchen | Get Cooking! | Mexican Meal

 

Mexican cuisine offers more than just a kick of heat. Explore the fusion flavours of Mexico and learn how to prepare recipes that reflect the traditional cuisine of our global neighbours to the south with instructor Eli Silverthorne. After the cooking is complete, take off your apron and savour the results of your labour with a glass of Mexican beer. ¡Buen provecho! Perfect for the beginner to intermediate home cook.

Recipes:

  • Sopa Azteca – Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Chile Rellenos with Sauce Ranchero
  • Authentic Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa
  • Fresh Corn Tortillas with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo & Black Bean Salsa
  • Churros with Chocolate & Vanilla Sauces

For more information and to register, please go to: www.universe.com/mexicanmeal_aug19

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:  Friday Aug. 23rd, 2019
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $75/Per person + a service fee
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Contact: 519-271-1414
https://stratfordchef.com/open-kitchen/



2019 Boar's Head Entertainment

David Cavan Frasier -- Known for “The Petrolia Song”, David’s performance is a mix of musical moments, up-beat sing-along and touching heart-breakers always seasoned by David's comedic personality. 

When:  Friday Aug. 23rd, 2019
Where: Boar's Head Pub, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
Contact: 519-271-1400
www.queensinnstratford.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
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Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.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



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