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Stratford Salutes Spring April 1st & 2nd, 2017

Stratford salutes spring with a weekend of family fun as our graceful, yet feisty feathered ambassadors parade to the Avon River!

The festivities begin with the Swan Quest, a search for decorated topiary swans in Stratford’s heritage district and a chance to win a shopping spree when you vote for your favourite swan. Enjoy free horse-drawn carriage tours, street entertainers, a swan inspired children’s book reading, guided nature walks and photos with BJ, our larger than life swan mascot.Swan Weekend hats

The highlight of the weekend is Sunday’s Swan Celebration, one of Canada’s most unique events announcing the arrival of spring. Don your swan hat and feel the anticipation as thousands gather along Lakeside Drive to see the Swan Parade. Free family entertainment runs from 12 Noon – 3pm, with the swans parading to the Avon River at 2pm on Sunday.  

Mark your calendar and join us in Stratford for a weekend of family fun.

Share your Swan Hat photos tagging #SwanParade so everyone can see how fabulous you look!

SATURDAY

Time Event Location
10am-6pm Stratford Swan Quest Downtown Businesses
11am-11:45am Guided Nature Walk -
Meet the Stratford Swans
Wm Allman Arena, Morenz Drive
11:30am-Noon Photos with our Swan Mascot Memorial Gardens, Ontario Street at Downie Street
Noon-3:30pm Horse-drawn Carriage Rides Memorial Gardens, Ontario Street at Downie Street
1pm-1:30pm Photos with our Swan Mascot Memorial Gardens, Ontario Street at Downie Street
1pm-1:45pm Guided Nature Walk - Meet the Stratford Swans Wm Allman Arena, Morenz Drive
2pm-2:30pm Photos with our Swan Mascot Memorial Gardens, Ontario Street at

SUNDAY

Time Event Location
10am-4pm Stratford Swan Quest Downtown Businesses
Noon-3:30pm Horse-drawn Carriage Rides Memorial Gardens, Ontario Street at Downie Street
Noon-3pm Free family fun, food trucks, charity BBQ, pop-up stalls and clowns - Sponsored by Re/Max a-b Realty Ltd. Lakeside Drive
Noon-3pm Swan Mural Colouring Kiwanis Centre Parking Lot
12:15pm-1pm Guided Nature Walk - Meet the Stratford Swans Wm Allman Arena, Morenz Drive
12:15pm-1pm The Entertaining Craig Douglas Comedy and Juggling Act Outdoor Main Stage, Veterans Drive
12:30pm-3pm Interactive Play Zone with SpringWorks & Gallery Stratford #creationplace Kiwanis Community Center Main Hall - Inside
1pm-2pm Photos with our Swan Mascot Lakeside Drive
1pm-1:45pm The Keepers - a creative show about animals Outdoor Main Stage, Veterans Drive
1:45pm-2:15pm Stratford Police Pipes and Drums / Swan Parade Morenz Drive / Lakeside Drive
2:15pm-3pm The Entertaining Craig Douglas Comedy and Juggling Act Outdoor Main Stage, Veterans Drive
3pm Closing Remarks Outdoor Main Stage, Veterans Drive
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Stratford Festival Kids' Ticket Offer

$39 Kids’ Tickets
Any Show – Any Time! Including Treasure Island

Save big with this amazing Kids’ Ticket deal from the Stratford Festival! 

Tickets for kids 18 and under are just $39 when bought with an adult ticket – any show, any time, including the action-packed pirate adventure for the whole family, Treasure Island.

Ordering online is easy. Simply select your adult tickets first and then add the kids’ tickets. To learn more and to book your tickets, click here now.


 
 

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