What's On in Stratford and Area Saturday June 24, 2017 to Sunday June 25, 2017
GREEK NIGHT AT PIZZA BISTRO
A taste of Greece inspired by fresh local ingredients featuring Live Greek music.  Enjoy an evening full of delicious food and Greek live music from 6 pm till 10 pm.  No cover charge Call for reservation: 5019-508-7078
When: Saturday Jun. 24th, 2017
Time: 6 pm - 10 pm
Where: Pizza Bistro, Stratford, 72 Wellington Street
Contact: 509-508-7078
ANNE PICNIC
Inviting all kindred spirits to bring a picnic lunch and join us on the front lawn of Castle Kilbride for fun and entertainment. Tour the Castle to see the rooms where "ANNE" the series was filmed!

Cost: Admission by donation

When: Sunday Jun. 25th, 2017
Time: 12 pm - 3 pm
Where: Castle Kilbride, Baden, 60 Snyder's Road West
Contact: 519-634-8444
www.castlekilbride.ca
BRENT CARVER AND ART OF TIME | STRATFORD FESTIVAL FORUM
Tony Award winner Brent Carver’s well-known range is reflected in a program including material from the American songbook, pop music of the 1960s and, of course, musical theatre. Accompanied by a sextet of Art of Time Ensemble’s finest musicians, Brent will perform songs by Charles Aznavour, Leonard Cohen, Kander & Ebb, Elton John, Jacques Brel, Noël Coward and others, arranged especially for this concert by a selection of the best composers and arrangers in Canada.

Cost: $25 - $90/Per person

When: Saturday Jun. 24th, 2017
Time: 2 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: Avon Theatre, Stratford, 99 Downie Street
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/WhatsOn/PlaysAndEvents/TheForum/Brent-Carver
STRATFEST - FORMAL OPEN JAM NIGHT - HOSTED BY BEAU DIXON
Stratford Festival Company Members, hosted by Beau Dixon. Details to come!

Cost: Free

When: Sunday Jun. 25th, 2017
Open: Open Sundays
Time: 9 am - 2 pm
Where: The Hub, Stratford, 31 Marketplace
Contact: The Hub
www.27marketplace.com
BASEBALL FAMILY FESTIVAL
As part of the 2017 Induction weekend festivities the Baseball Family Festival sponsored by the Toronto Blue Jays will take place at the Hall of Fame site in St. Marys.  The event is free to attend and many of the activities are free as well. Activities include bouncy houses, face painters, balloon animal artists, music and Toronto Blue Jays alumni signing autographs. Come and join in the fun in St. Marys at the 4th annual Baseball Family Festival sponsored by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Cost: Free

When: Saturday Jun. 24th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Marys, 386 Church Street, South
Contact: 519-284-1838
www.baseballhalloffame.ca
SUMMER FORAGING WITH PUCK'S PLENTY
It's berry picking time and if we're graced by the right conditions we'll have a bumper crop of black raspberries to harvest under the new Summer Sun. We won't stop there, however. There will be spicy day lily buds, wild leek bulbs, wild watercress, pheasant back mushrooms (you can eat these raw!) and more. There's a reason Travel and Leisure Magazine listed Puck's Plenty as one of the top foraging spots in the world. Find out why!

Cost: $35/Per person

When: Saturday Jun. 24th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Meet at 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford
Contact: Peter Blush
http://www.pucksplenty.com
STRATFORD BLUESFEST SATURDAY WITH JACOB AND THE BLUESBUSTERS
Jacob and the Bluesbusters Band is a Premier 7pc.R&B Blues Band with Live Horns, rhythm section and front lead vocalist. Featuring Jacob Timmermans, Frank Minelli, Bruce Richard, Ken McLagen, Ken Baldwin, Ed Finlan and Scotty Guymer!

Cost: Free

When: Saturday Jun. 24th, 2017
Open: Open Saturdays
Time: 9 pm - 2 am
Where: 31 Marketplace, Stratford
Contact: The Hub
www.27marketplace.com
SUMMER FORAGING WITH PUCK'S PLENTY
There's an old fallen hardwood tree off one of the trails we use and this gracious tree has been yielding a constant crop of Summer Oyster Mushrooms from late June through September for three years now. Anyone familiar with wild mushrooms knows the Oyster is one of the finest, sweetest tasting fungi to be found. We're heading out to the forest only 20 minutes from Stratford to search for these as well as the tantalizing Pheasant Back Mushroom, Day Lily Flower Buds, Wild Watercress and more. Marriot International listed Puck's Plenty as one of the "Top 10 Adventures to Have this Summer". Join us and find out why!

Cost: $35/Per person

When: Sunday Jun. 25th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Meet at 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford
Contact: Peter Blush
http://www.pucksplenty.com
#SPRINGWORKSGIANTPUPPET WORKSHOP
Join us, and puppeteer Kimberley Howe, in the construction and animation of a large scale (10ft) wolf festival puppet! All ages are welcome to participate.

Cost: Free

When: Jun. 23rd until Jun. 25th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Factory163, Stratford, 163 King Street
www.SpringWorksFestival.ca
COWS AND CLASSICS CONCERT IN THE COUNTRY
Please bring your lawnchairs. Refreshments will be available.

Cost: $20/Per person

When: Sunday Jun. 25th, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm - 4 pm
Where: Murray Farm, Mitchell, 3844 Road 155, R. R.2
Contact: 519-271-0990
www.stratfordsymphonyorchestra.ca
OPEN KITCHEN CLASSES | GET COOKING! | FLAVOURS OF QUEBEC
  In honour of St. John Baptiste Day, celebrate la belle province! Learn to cook a menu of dishes unique to Quebec and the beverages to pair with them! Perfect for the beginner to intermediate home chef. Instructor: Ian Middleton

Cost: $75/Per person + HST

When: Saturday Jun. 24th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1414
https://www.universe.com/events/get-cooking-flavours-of-quebec-tickets-GV6DXZ
INDUCTION DAY
The 2017 Induction Day celebrations will be a day long baseball day filled with all kinds of excitment including the Induction Ceremony, autograph sessions with the Inductees, ballgames, BBQ, beverage gardens, museum tours and more. Come early and stay all day.

Cost: Free

When: Saturday Jun. 24th, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Marys, 386 Church Street
Contact: 519-284-1838
www.baseballhalloffame.ca
IMPLICATIONS OF INCLUSIVITY | STRATFORD FESTIVAL FORUM
Dr. Adrienne Harris, professor of psychology at NYU, moderates a panel of company members in a dialogue that delves into the complexities of inclusive casting in theatre. Company members Sean Arbuckle, Jani Lauzon, Anusree Roy, E.B. Smith, Brigit Wilson and speak to their experiences playing roles that are not explicitly written for their gender or ethnic background and some of the ripples of that practice.

Cost: $25/Per person

When: Saturday Jun. 24th, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12 pm
Where: Studio Theatre, Stratford, 34 George Street, East
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/WhatsOn/PlaysAndEvents/TheForum/Implications-of-Inclusivity
REVIVAL HOUSE HIGH TEA
Revival House Afternoon High Tea, now offered monthly on the last Sunday of the month with seatings from 2 pm to 4 pm. Each Revival House High Tea afternoon features three distinct blends of Sloane Fine Tea served on beautiful Royal Albert china from the Miranda Kerr collection. The tea menu complements house-baked scones and preserves, both sweet and savoury, along with sandwiches and other dainties, within the elegant setting of Revival House.  It's the perfect experience for any special occasion. Tickets are available on-line on or before Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 12 pm. 

Cost: $45/A, $25/CH (Under 12 years of age) plus a handling fee and HST

When: Sunday Jun. 25th, 2017
Time: 2 pm - 4 pm
Where: Revival House, Stratford, 70 Brunswick Street
Contact: 519-273-3424
www.revival.house
STRATFORD BLUES AND RIBFEST 2017
Stratford Blues & Ribfest is an outdoor family-friendly gathering over slow cooked BBQ and all types of Blues music in support of The Huron-Perth Centre for Children and Youth, The Stratford Kinsmen Club, and area Boy Scouts. Activities include free live music at Veterans Drive Band Shell under a canopy of trees in the park, award winning Professional Rib Trucks and other food vendors, Licensed Beverages, Weekend Warrior Amateur Open BBQ Competition held near the bandshell, Horse Drawn Downtown Carriage Rides, talented artisans and unique craft merchants, Musician's workshop tent, Young musician's talent show & workshop, children's activities, Aces car show at the opposite end of the river, and many other activities.
When: Jun. 23rd until Jun. 25th, 2017
Time: 4 pm - 11 pm - Fri, 12 pm - 11 pm - Sat, 12 pm - 6 pm - Sun
Where: Band Shell on Veterans Drive, Stratford
www.stratfordbluesandribfest.ca
ST. MARYS FARMERS MARKET - CELEBRATING 25 YEARS!
Downtown St. Marys gets really fresh as local food producers and unique artisan vendors convert the Jones Street Parking Lot into the place for home grown goodness and handmade specialties.
When: Open Saturdays from May. 20th – Oct. 28th, 2017
Time: 8 am - 12 pm
Where: Jones Street Parking Lot, St. Marys, 6 Jones Street East
www.stmarysfarmersmarket.ca
JUST LOOK AT YOURSELVES!
In honour of Canada's 150th, Just Look at Yourselves is the ultimate celebration of celebrations!  Perth County and the City of Stratford have a history of making a big deal out of major events.  This exhibit shows off some the biggest and best parades, fairs, and other happenings from throughout the decades.  You can also join in on all this merriment by visiting our selfie station where you can take your picture in front of a historic Stratford street scene and add your photo to our Celebration Selfie Slideshow (ask Archives staff for assistance)!   

Cost: Free

When: Open Mon. to Sat., from Jun. 1st – Sep. 30th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Archives, Stratford, 4273 Line 34
Contact: 519-271-0531, ext 259
www.perthcounty.ca/archives
SAVOUR STRATFORD CHOCOLATE TRAIL
Many visitors to Stratford claim that they come for the chocolate and stay for the plays.  We are the perfect destination for choco-holics.  What could be better than spending an afternoon (or two!) strolling the Victorian streets of Stratford and sampling chocolate?  The self guided Chocolate Trail is great for a girls' getaway, a couple's diversion or just for fun.  These vouchers are offered year round and can be used at six of the 25 stops on a self-guided tour and are valid for 1 week from the date of purchase.  Chocolate trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts which can be redeemable at a later date.   Limited offerings on Sundays and Mondays.

Cost: $25/Per pass plus HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat., from Jun. 1st – Sep. 30th, 2017
Time: 9 am - 6 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 6 pm - Sat and Sun
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
www.visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail
DOWNTOWN HERITAGE CARRIAGE RIDES
Step aboard a horse-drawn carriage for a tour through Stratford's Victorian street. These rides are offered by Stratford City Centre businesses on a first come, first served basis.  

Cost: Free

When: Open Saturdays from Jun. 3rd – Sep. 30th, 2017
Time: 12 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Memorial Gardens, Ontario Street, Stratford
Contact: 519-508-1415
www.stratfordcitycentre.ca
STRATFORD ART IN THE PARK
Stratford Art in the Park Association presents a juried fine art and craft outdoor show along the banks of the Avon River between the Festival Theatre and Tom Patterson Theatre.  They're entering their 49th year of bringing art to the public in Canada's Premier Arts Town.  Meet the artists and enjoy the visual arts in this idyllic setting.   Weather permitting.  

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Wed.Sat., from May. 20th – Oct. 1st, 2017
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Lakeside Drive and North Street, Stratford
Contact: 647-456-7002
www.artintheparkstratford.ca
CULTURAL TOPOGRAHIES: THE COMPLEXITIES OF HISTORY AND IDENTITY IN CANADA EXHIBITION
This exhibition features concept-driven artworks in ceramic and glass that explore identity, culture and history in Canada. Exhibiting artists include: Ann Beam, Adrian Blackwell, Laurent Craste, Chris Curreri, Léopold L. Foulem, Mathieu Grodet, David R. Harper, Sarah Maloney, Kelly Mark, Nadia Myre, Tasman Richardson and Tim Whiten. These artworks are outstanding examples of the potential of ceramic and glass art works to examine the complexities of our culture, inspiring fresh perspectives and new considerations. Curated by Julie Rene de Cotret.

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Apr. 9th – Aug. 24th, 2017
Time: 11 am - 6 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm - Sat, 1 pm - 5 pm - Sun
Where: Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, 25 Caroline Street, North
Contact: 519-746-1882
www.theclayandglass.ca
SAVOUR 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 1 week 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 offerings on Sundays and Mondays.  

Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat., from Jun. 1st – Sep. 30th, 2017
Time: 9 am - 6 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 6 pm - Sat and Sun
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
www.visitstratford.ca/bacontrail
SLOW FOOD SUNDAY MARKET
Featuring Perth County's best locally produced food, drink and crafts. Stratford's Slow Food Market runs every Sunday between 10 am and 2 pm. From May to mid-October, the market is outdoors.  During the winter, the market can be found at Falstaff Family Centre, just across the William Hutt Bridge at the corner of Waterloo and William Streets.

Cost: Free

When: Sunday, 10:00 AM, year round
Open: Open Sundays
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Wellington Street between Market Square and St. Patrick Street, Stratford
www.slowfoodperthcounty.ca
CONCEAL/REVEAL: IDENTITY AND THE STAGE AT STRATFORD
The Stratford Perth Museum is proud to be the venue for this exhibit created and curated by the Stratford Festival Archives. The masks we hold up to face the world – to reveal our desired identity or conceal an inner self – are many and varied. Through a dazzling range of props and costumes, at the Stratford Festival this 2017 exhibition will show how onstage masks and disguises are at the heart of drama.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH, $20/Family(Two adults and two children)

When: Open Daily from May. 29th – Oct. 30th, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
HOOKED ON OUR HERITAGE EXHIBITION
Fibre artists from Kitchener-Waterloo Rug Hooking Guild have captured their take on heritage in a very unique way.  Each piece has been created with influences from what makes them proud to be Canadian whether it is on a personal, regional or national level.  On display in the Belvedere Gallery.

Cost: $6.50/A, $5.50/SR/ST, $4.50/CH, $19/Family

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from May. 28th – Aug. 27th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Tues - Fri, 1 pm - 4 pm - Sat and Sun
Where: Castle Kilbride National Historic Stie, Baden, 634 Snyder's Road, West
Contact: 519-634-8444
www.castlebride.ca
KARAOKE SUNDAYS
Gemstone Entertainment presents Karaoke Party!

Cost: Free

When: Sunday, 9:00 PM, year round
Open: Open Sundays
Time: 9 pm - 1 am
Where: Molly's Bloom Irish Pub, Stratford, 26 Brunswick Street
Contact: 519-271-2778
www.mollybloomsstratford.com
YOU ARE HERE EXHIBITION AT THE STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
This exhibit, created especially for the sesquicentennial, highlights, through hundreds of images and artefacts, the people and events that established Stratford and Perth County. You Are Here not only speaks to the earliest days of settlement and the mapping of the Huron Tract but creates that important link to the present. We explore a century and a half of innovative development in agriculture, manufacturing and technology and the bold decisions and ideas that have helped create our home.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH, $20/Family (Two adults and two children)

When: Open Daily from May. 6th – Sep. 30th, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
SUSAN DOBSON: VIEWFINDER EXHIBITION
Susan Dobson is interested in the ways that our present day understanding and uses of digital and electronic photography are informed by the technologies, aesthetics, and values of photography of the past. With her works in Viewfinder, Dobson depicts large-scale meditative scenes of water, shot at all five of the Great Lakes, on large format film with a historic camera. The film was then scanned and digitally overlaid with scans of the ground glasses (also known as viewfinders) of large format cameras. "By using a camera and ground glass similar in design to the ones that I scanned, I was able to physically reconnect with the medium’s history and image-makers. To emphasize the material nature of working with film negatives, I did not retouch the dust, fingerprints, and film labels, or the marks made by metal clips that held the negatives in place during development. Heightening these material qualities are the unique markings on each ground glass. Many photographers chose to draw compositional lines and notations on their ground glasses using pencil, pen, or grease. These markings operate as indexical signs of the photographers who came before me, inferring an important connection between photographer and subject matter. They imply careful compositional planning and a commitment to slow and sustained looking, in contrast to the almost instantaneous production and transmission of images we experience today."  Image: Detail of Cambo, circa 1950, 2014, digital C-print, 47 x 61.6 inches  

Cost: Free (Thanks to a community supporter)

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from May. 13th – Jun. 30th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, North
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
CANADIAN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
Looking to hit a home run with your friends and family this summer?  Located adjacent to the Quarry, Canada's largest outdoor swimming pool, the Hall is housed in a century-old building, the shrine pays homage to 106 inductees who have left their mark on Canadian baseball.

Cost: $7.50/$6/SR, $3.75/CH(6-16), $15/Family (2 adults, 2 kids)

When: Open Daily from Jun. 1st – Aug. 31st, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun
Where: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Marys, 386 Church Street, South
Contact: 519-284-1838
www.baseballhalloffame.ca
ST. MARYS STATION GALLERY EXHIBIT: ONE FOOT IMAGES BY STONETOWN ARTS
Visit the St. Marys Station Gallery to see the One Foot Images exhibit by the Stonetown Arts group.  This exhibit will feature paintings 12 inches square.

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from Jun. 16th – Jul. 22nd, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: St. Marys Train Station, St. Marys, 5 James Street North
Contact: 519-284-0344
NANUK'S JOURNEY: INUIT ART FROM THE SAMUEL AND ESTHER SARICK COLLECTION AT THE ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO
Nanuk’s Journey will feature approximately 40 major sculptures from the AGO’s Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection. Focussed on the subject of Nanuk (the polar bear) the exhibition compliments the Stratford Festival’s The Breathing Hole, a new play by Colleen Murphy directed by Reneltta Arluk (Gwich’in and Chipewyan-Cree). Curated by Andrew Hunter (the AGO’s Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art) in consultation with Inuvialuit Reneltta Arluk. The exhibit includes work by: deceased Cape Dorset artist and hunter Tim Pitsiulak, Tudlik, Niviaksiak, Matthew Aqugaaq, David Ruben Piqtoukun, Osuitok Ipeelee, Pauta Saila, Andy Miki, Parr and  Bill Nasogaluak, among other notable Inuit artists. Following its presentation at the Stratford Perth Museum, the exhibition will be featured in the AGO’s Samuel and Esther Sarick Gallery.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH, $20/Family (Two adults and two children)

When: Open Daily from May. 6th – Sep. 23rd, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.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.

Cost: $8/A, $7/SR, $3.50/CH (12 and under), $5/Youth (13-18 years)

When: Open Daily from May. 16th – Oct. 9th, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - 7 pm
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford, 30 York Street
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca
STRATFORD FESTIVAL - 2017 SEASON
Be dazzled by some of the greatest theatre in the world. With 14 different productions to choose from, in four distinctive venues, the Stratford Festival offers something for every taste. Hilarious comedies, heartrending tragedies, delightful romance – our electronic gift certificate gives you access to it all. Enjoy the rousing Broadway musical Guys and Dolls, the spectacular family adventure Treasure Island or such beloved Shakespeare classics as Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night – to name just a few. As you marvel at the brilliant performances and stunning designs, you’ll discover that a visit to the theatres of Stratford is an experience to be treasured forever. The 2017 Stratford Festival Playbill includes the following productions: Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Twelfth Night, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Treasure Island, Tartuffe, The School for Scandal, The Changeling, Bakkhai, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Komagata Maru Incident, The Virgin Trial, and The Breathing Hole.

Cost: Varies according to seating

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from Apr. 15th – Oct. 29th, 2017
Time: 2 pm and 8 pm performances
Where: Stratford Festival Theatre, Avon Theatre, Tom Patterson Theatre and the Studio Theatre, Stratford, 55 Queen Street
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/
JUNCTION 56 DISTILLERY TOUR
Come visit Southwestern Ontario's premier craft distillery. Learn about the history of the distillery and the building we are in, and walk through the process of how we take locally grown corn and wheat and create unique and delicious spirits such as Gin, Vodka, Moonshine and Whisky. Tour includes a sampling of each product, and there is a store on site where all products and other merchandise are available to purchase

Cost: $10/Per person

When: Open Tue. to Sat., from Jun. 1st – Aug. 31st, 2017
Time: 11 am - 12 pm
Where: Junction 56 Distillery, Stratford, 45 Cambria Street
Contact: 519-305-5535
www.junction56.ca
MARK AND ED CZAJKOWSKI EXHIBITION
This exhibition of father/son duo Ed and Mark Czajkowski's work will feature paintings by Mark Czajkowski and sculptures by Ed Czajkowski. Transforming the gallery into a studio space, it will give insight into their individual creative processes, where they produce, how they produce, and what inspires them.  Image: Inside Mark Czajkowski's studio

Cost: Free (Thanks to a community supporter)

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from May. 13th – Jun. 30th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, North
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
STRATFORD FARMERS MARKET
Farm fresh veggies, cheese, meats, baking, flowers, crafts, handmade gifts and more.  Our year round indoor Market expands outdoors from May through to October.

Cost: Free

When: Saturday, 7:00 AM, year round
Open: Open Saturdays
Time: 7 am - 12 pm
Where: Agriplex Building at the Rotary Complex, Stratford, 353 McCarthy Road
Contact: 519-271-5130
www.stratfordfairgrounds.com
TO CANADA, WITH LOVE FROM WILMOT EXHIBITION
In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary, this exhibit will feature the events, people and products that put Wilmot Township on the national stage.

Cost: $6.50/A, $5.50/SR/ST, $4.50/CH, $19/Family

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from May. 2nd – Jun. 30th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Tues - Fri, 1 pm - 4 pm - Sat and Sun
Where: Castle Kilbride National Historic Site, Baden, 60 Snyder's Road, West
Contact: 519-634-8444
www.castlekilbride.ca
RAILWAY CENTURY EXHIBITION AT THE STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
The influence of rail is a major element of the sister exhibit “You Are Here.” Rail connects two momentous events that transformed Perth County – the linking of the railways and the establishment of the Locomotive Repair Shops in Stratford. For a hundred years the railway lines that connected this region to the rest of world were responsible for a growth in industry – the ability to get materials to Stratford and the ability to get finished products, both industrial and agricultural, to the rest of the world and markets. Even more significant was the establishment of CNR Repair Shops. A monster employer, during their heyday, nearly 40% of Stratford homes had a member that worked at The Shops.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH, $20/Family (Two adults and two children)

When: Open Daily from May. 6th – Sep. 30th, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
TREASURE ISLAND: LIVE THE ADVENTURE EXHIBITION
This interactive exhibit augment’s the Stratford Festival production of Treasure Island being mounted this season at the Avon Theatre. Geared for children, the exhibit explores the classic children’s story, its cast of unsavory characters as well as the book’s author Robert Louis Stevenson. Visitors to the Museum, both young and old, can dress up like Long John Silver, grab a sword, sport an eye patch and pose for a picture on the deck of a pirate ship. Or you can be a young Jim Hawkins and quietly hide in a barrel for safety. And, there’s even a treasure map.

Cost: $7/A, $6/ST/SR, $5/CH, $20/Family (Two adults and two children)

When: from Sunday to Saturday, 9:00 AM, year round
Open: Open Daily
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
AGORA GALLERY - SUMMER EXHIBITION
Agora Gallery's most popular exhibition of the year, featuring fine art by more than 20 local artists in a range of media, including photography, drawing, painting and sculpture.  Join us for Artists' Talks Sundays taking place at 11 am throughout the summer. 

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Wed. to Sat., from May. 21st – Sep. 10th, 2017
Time: 11 am - 5 pm
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford, 17 Market Place
Contact: 519-509-8700
www.agoragallery.ca
THE FRANKLIN EXPEDITION
This pop-up display, presented in conjunction with Parks Canada and the Royal Ontario Museum, examines the mysteries surrounding the Franklin Expedition and sheds light on the historical context of science and exploration in the 19th century. The display focuses on Inuit traditional knowledge, the reasons behind the fatal expedition and the clues collected during the initial research efforts. It allows the visitor to create links with contemporary research in the Arctic and the methodology and progress of ongoing scientific work in the Canadian North. Supporting the exhibit will be a number of reproductions of Franklin Expedition artifacts, dive equipment, photos and resource materials.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH, $20/Family(Two adults and two children)

When: Open Daily from May. 6th – Sep. 23rd, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
AVON BOAT RENTALS
Paddleboat not for you, then how about a canoe?   Canoes have been on the river for over 135 years - why not wee 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?  

Cost: $21/hr/Paddleboats, $24/hr/Canoes, $16/hr/Kayaks, $40/1.5 hours/Rowboats (Includes all equipment and taxes)

When: Open Daily from May. 16th – Oct. 9th, 2017
Time: 9 am - Dusk
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford, 30 York Street
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca
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.

Cost: 1 hour/$16, Half Day/$25, $30/Full Day

When: Open Daily from May. 16th – Oct. 9th, 2017
Time: 9 am - Dusk
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford, 30 York Street
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca