Stratford Al Fresco

Say hello to Al Fresco - exploring the outdoors safely this summer starts on the patio.

There's a new way to dine in Stratford, enjoy all your local restaurants' dishes at outdoor seating in Market Square, Memorial Gardens and on Tom Patterson Island.

The Stratford Al Fresco project provides outdoor dining space, with umbrellas, for over 200 people and their take-away meals in Market Square, Memorial Gardens and on Tom Patterson Island - at a safe distance with hand sanitizer stations, additional waste and recycle receptacles, and signage.

Also enjoy live outdoor performances throughout Stratford - music, theatre and more. Visit our event calendar for the latest cultural events and experiences.

Share the summer #SavourStratford #LoveStratford #StratfordAlFresco

“The food in Stratford is indescribably good and on the same level as what you’d find at trendy urban spots in Toronto.”

- Travelandstyle.ca

2020 Accommodation Options

Looking for a getaway close to home with great dining and live entertainment at your doorstep? We've confirmed the properties that are open and ready for your stay!

Our accommodation providers have been working hard on their safety and the safety of their guests and they can't wait to see you.

Check out the Stratford Al Fresco project that provides outdoor dining space, with umbrellas, for over 200 people and their take-away meals in Market Square, Memorial Gardens and on Tom Patterson Island - at a safe distance with hand sanitizer stations, additional waste and recycle receptacles, and signage.

Also enjoy live outdoor performances throughout Stratford - music, theatre and more. Visit our event calendar for the latest cultural events and experiences.

Share the summer #SavourStratford #LoveStratford #StratfordAlFresco #StayStratford

If there’s an open accommodation option that we’ve missed, please let us know.

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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. For just $30+HST you’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round. Pick up your Trail at Stratford Tourism, 47 Downie Street; Bradshaws, 129 Ontario Street; MacLeods Scottish Shop, 80 Ontario Street; and
Small Mart, 119 Ontario Street.

Each trail purchased entitles you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour. The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round.

“Stratford is a remarkable city and an accessible destination for a cultural and culinary getaway.”

- Liz McGuffin, With Wonder & Whimsy

Event Calendar

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      Saturday, August 1st
Stratford Farmers Market
A Hundred Words for Snow
Floating Barge Music With: Hannah Thomas - Stratford Summer Music
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
MORE…
Sunday, August 2nd
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Floating Barge Music With: Rachelle Shubert & Paul Shilton - Stratford Summer Music
Pretty Woman - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition
Stratford Sunday Market
MORE…
Monday, August 3rd
A Hundred Words for Snow
Instant Theatre
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Adult Summer Reading on Beanstack
Tuesday, August 4th
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Steak
MacBeth - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
MORE…
Wednesday, August 5th
Grease - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Adult Summer Reading on Beanstack
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Thursday, August 6th
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Superbad - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition
Adult Summer Reading on Beanstack
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Friday, August 7th
Welcome Back! Reopening Celebration with The Bookends and new Indigenous Art Exhibition
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Infinite Possibilities
Adult Summer Reading on Beanstack
MORE…
Saturday, August 8th
Whack!
Stratford Farmers Market
Adult Summer Reading on Beanstack
Frozen 2 - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition
MORE…
Sunday, August 9th
Stratford Sunday Market
Adult Summer Reading on Beanstack
Instant Theatre
Floating Barge Music With: Phillip Addis & Emily Hamper - Stratford Summer Music
MORE…
Monday, August 10thTuesday, August 11thWednesday, August 12thThursday, August 13thFriday, August 14thSaturday, August 15th
Sunday, August 16thMonday, August 17thTuesday, August 18thWednesday, August 19thThursday, August 20thFriday, August 21stSaturday, August 22nd
Sunday, August 23rdMonday, August 24thTuesday, August 25thWednesday, August 26thThursday, August 27thFriday, August 28thSaturday, August 29th
Sunday, August 30thMonday, August 31st     

“The shopping district is home to thriving local businesses stocking everything from Canadian designer goods, to sustainable fashion brands, to the finest kitchen names and home decor.”

- Liz McGuffin, With Wonder & Whimsy

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