2024 Celebrate Stratford Events

Celebrate Stratford is a unique collections of events drawing our community together throughout the year. From the Shakespeare Market, to the Latin Music Festival, to Blues on the Beach, there is something for everyone. Scroll down for more information on 2024 Celebrate Stratford events.

We look forward to seeing you around Town!


ShakespeareMarket
Shakespeare Market
The 1st and 3rd Sundays
of every month
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The Shakespeare Market held on the first and third Sundays of the month from 10 am - 2 pm the grounds of the Shakespeare property are turned into an artisan market featuring food trucks, artists, community partners, and more!

Take a short walk and find Mac's Harbor, the original landing location of Stratford's first European settlers in 1639, Bond's Dock and Fishing Pier - the historical site of Stratford's Oyster houses and famed boxing camp during the first half of the 20th century. Stratford's Historic District, located on Academy Hill, is a short walk and contains homes from 17th, 18th, 19th, (and 20th) century homes.

Stratford Restaurant Week
Restaurant Week
February 24 - March 2
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​Join us for Stratford Restaurant Week, February 24 - March 2, 2024 as local restaurants will offer an assortment of crave-worthy discounts and deals for you to choose from.

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Main Street Festival
Main Street Festival
June 1st
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Main Street Festival

Rain or shine, the annual Stratford Main Street Festival, presented by the Stratford Rotary Club, is set to take place June 1st from 10am to 4pm, on Main Street from Stratford Center to Stratford Avenue.

The Main Street Festival promotes Stratford’s energy and community by bringing together over 140 local vendors, including bands and entertainment, food trucks, booths and artists. The event also provides an opportunity for Stratford’s diverse organizations to educate the public about their functions and support fundraising efforts. Vendor booths and trucks will line Main Street, allowing residents to stroll through Stratford Center, embracing the beauty of the town’s Main Street. Various bands and entertainers will be performing throughout the day on the West Broad Street Green.

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Information on Vendor Registration at the Main Street Festival can be found here:

Summer Concert Series
June 25th-September 3rd
(Rain adte following Thursday)
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2024

Summer Concert Series 

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Stratford Fireworks
July 2nd
(Rain Date July 3rd)
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Stratford Fireworks

The 2024 Stratford Fireworks are currently scheduled for

Friday, July 2nd

Short Beach

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Blues on the Beach
July 20th
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Blues on the Beach

ANNUAL “BLUES ON THE BEACH” CELEBRATION SET FOR

SAT. JULY 20th

12pm - 9pm

Short Beach

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Latin Music Festival
September 15
(Rain Date September 22nd)
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Latin Music Festival

The Town of Stratford and the Stratford Hispanic Heritage Committee announce the 18th annual Latin Music Festival.

The popular event is scheduled for Sunday, September 15th from 1pm to 6pm. The event will take place on Paradise Green.

Band and Entertainment Schedule


Great Pumpkin Festival
October 19, 2023
(Rain Date October 20)
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The Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday October 19th 2024

12pm - 4pm

Boothe Memorial Park

5800 Main Street

Holiday Tree Lighting
December 2nd
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Holiday Tree Lighting

Join us on Monday December 2nd at 5:30pm on the steps of Town Hall as we ring in the holidays with our annual Holiday Tree Lighting! 

Holiday Menorah Lighting
December 26, 2024
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Holiday Menorah Lighting

The 2024 Menorah Lighting will take place on December 26.