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.
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!