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 2023 Celebrate Stratford events.
We look forward to seeing you around Town!
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.
February 5th and 19th
March 5th and 19th
April 2nd and 16th
Join us for Stratford Restaurant Week, March 19th through March 25th, 2023 as local restaurants will offer an assortment of crave-worthy discounts and deals for you to choose from.
Visit www.StratfordRestaurantWeek.com for more info!
*All state COVID-19 restrictions will be followed for everyone's safety
Rain or shine, the annual Stratford Main Street Festival, presented by the Stratford Rotary Club, is set to take place June 3rd 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.
The Stratford Department of Recreation is excited to announce that the 2023 Summer Sunset Concert Series will kick-off on Tuesday, June 13th.
The concerts are performed at the Paradise Green Gazebo on Tuesdays through August 29th. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held the following Thursdays.
Cold Ones - Tuesday June 13, rain date June 15, Classic Rock
Royal Kings - Tuesday, June 20, rain date June 22, Doo Wop
Community Concert Band - Tuesday, June 27, rain date June 29 Easy Listening
Signature Band - Tuesday, July 4 , rain date July 6, Classic Rock
Round Two - Tuesday, July 11, rain date July 13, Rock & Country
Triple Bock - Tuesday, July 18 rain date July 20 Jazz, Funk R&B
Community Concert Band - Tuesday, July 25 rain date July 27
Oddfellows - Tuesday, Aug 1, rain date Aug 3 Rock & Roll
Shameless - Tuesday, Aug. 8, rain date Aug 10, 70’s – today
Leigh Henry Band - Tuesday, Aug. 15, rain date Aug 16, 60’s,70’s & 80’s Rock
A & R Duo - Tuesday, Aug. 22, rain date Aug 24, Classic Rock
Chauncey Street Band - Tuesday, Aug. 29, rain date, Aug 31 Blues
ANNUAL “BLUES ON THE BEACH” CELEBRATION SET FOR
SAT. JULY 22nd
12pm - 9pm
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 17th from 12pm to 6pm. The event will take place on Paradise Green.
Band and Entertainment Schedule
11:45am DJ Edgar
12:15 Opening Ceremony
1:15 Ballet Folkorico Dominicano
2:00 Orquesta Salsa Dinamica
2:50 Latin Rhythm Dancers
3:20 Stratford Shotokan Karate
3:40 Orquesta Afinke
4:30 CT Tango Festival: Argentinian Tango
5:15 Orquesta Afinke
Saturday October 22st 2023
12pm - 4pm
Boothe Memorial Park
5800 Main Street