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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.

NEW! Alcohol is now permitted in the Al Fresco locations if it is accompanied by food and has been purchased as takeaway from a Stratford restaurant. (BYOB is not permitted. The areas will be policed regularly by officers on bicycles.)

Alcohol is permitted only during the following hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 4PM - 8PM
Friday to Saturday: 11AM - 9PM

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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SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
  Tuesday, September 1st
Stratford Chocolate Trail
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Avon Trail Tuesday Morning Rambles
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
MORE…
Wednesday, September 2nd
Dazed and Confused - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Thursday, September 3rd
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Pulp Fiction - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition
Stratford Kiwanis Festival Arts Circles - Combining music and art
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
MORE…
Friday, September 4th
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Music on the Lawn with Lauren Neilson and Hannah Thomas
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
MORE…
Saturday, September 5th
Dora and the Lost City of Gold - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Historic Guided Nature Tours at the Forest Motel and Woodland Retreat
Exhibitions at Gallery Stratford
MORE…
Sunday, September 6th
My Dearly Departed Exhibition
Sixteen Candles - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Stratford Sunday Market
MORE…
Monday, September 7th
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Historic Guided Nature Tours at the Forest Motel and Woodland Retreat
Avon Boat Rentals
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Tuesday, September 8th
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Avon Trail Tuesday Morning Rambles
Wednesday, September 9th
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Thursday, September 10th
Stratford Kiwanis Festival Arts Circles - Combining music and art
Stratford Chocolate Trail
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Exhibitions at Gallery Stratford
Friday, September 11th
Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Mexican
Exhibitions at Gallery Stratford
Stratford Chocolate Trail
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
MORE…
Saturday, September 12th
Stratford Farmers Market
Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Sourdough Bread
My Dearly Departed Exhibition
Stratford Chocolate Trail
MORE…
Sunday, September 13th
My Dearly Departed Exhibition
Avon Boat Rentals
Stratford Sunday Market
Perth County Cycling Tour 2020
MORE…
Monday, September 14th
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Tuesday, September 15th
Avon Trail Tuesday Morning Rambles
Stratford Chocolate Trail
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Wednesday, September 16th
Stratford Chocolate Trail
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Thursday, September 17th
Exhibitions at Gallery Stratford
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Friday, September 18th
Gallery At Night - Music on the Lawn with Lara MacMillan and the Blue Tulip
Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit w/ Video Instruction | Mediterranean Platter
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Stratford Chocolate Trail
MORE…
Saturday, September 19th
My Dearly Departed Exhibition
Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Umami Vegetarian
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Rosemary Sloot - Rosemary Memories of a Dutch Family's Immigration to Canada
Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Sourdough Bread
MORE…
Sunday, September 20thMonday, September 21stTuesday, September 22ndWednesday, September 23rdThursday, September 24thFriday, September 25thSaturday, September 26th
Sunday, September 27thMonday, September 28thTuesday, September 29thWednesday, September 30th   

“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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