Stratford Lantern Parade

On Saturday October 19th, join hundreds of residents and visitors as they gather on the banks of Stratford’s Avon River to light up unique and hand-crafted lanterns and parade along the water’s edge.

The event gets underway at 6:30 pm on Tom Patterson Island, where you can acquire a lantern (ready-to-carry!), or launch a Wish Boat into the River. Walk the Labyrinth of Light and experience the magical Forest of Dreams before creating a percussion instrument for use in the procession. Musicians, singers and jugglers will add to the atmosphere on the Island, until the procession sets off at 7:30 pm.

The walk along the riverbank offers a chance to enjoy and appreciate all the lanterns. Musical, theatrical, and other surprises await along Veterans’ Drive.

More sparkling fun is in store once the procession reaches Market Square, with live music, jugglers, giant puppets, stilt-walkers and refreshments! Park your lantern in the Square to enjoy a mesmerizing aerial arts performance by CirqueSmith inside City Hall Auditorium.

The event concludes at approximately 9:30 pm.

Cost: Free

When: Saturday Oct. 19th, 2019
Where: Tom Patterson Island and concludes at Market Square, Stratford, 84 Lakeside Drive MAP
Contact: 519-274-1525