About Celebrate Stratford

Celebrate Stratford is a superb collection of several interesting and unique ways to celebrate everything that's wonderful about the Town of Stratford. From great musical talent, to the wonderful non-profit organizations and businesses in town, to the beautiful and unique natural resources of Stratford, Celebrate Stratford is truly a showcase of "forest to shore" celebrations in the Town of Stratford. We hope you will join us for one or more of these special Stratford events.

2023 Celebrate Stratford Events

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.

January 15th

February 5th and 19th

March 5th and 19th

April 2nd and 16th

Restaurant Week
March 19th - 25th
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​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

Main Street Festival
June 3rd
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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 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.

Summer Concert Series
June 13th-August 29th
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2023 Summer Concert Series 

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

Easy Listening

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

Stratford Fireworks
June 30th
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Stratford Fireworks

The 2023 Stratford Fireworks are currently scheduled for

Friday, June 30th at 

Short Beach

Rain Date

Wednesday, July 5th

More Details to Follow. 

Blues on the Beach
July 22nd
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Blues on the Beach


SAT. JULY 22nd

12pm - 9pm

Short Beach

More information will be available early July.

Latin Music Festival
September 17th
from 12-6pm
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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 10th from 12pm to 6pm, with a rain date of September 17th. The event will take place on Paradise Green.

More details will be announced late summer.

Great Pumpkin Festival
October 21, 2023 from 12 -4pm
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The Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday October 22st 2023

12pm - 4pm

Boothe Memorial Park

5800 Main Street

Holiday Tree Lighting
November 30th
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Holiday Tree Lighting

Join us on Thursday, November 30th at 5:30pm on the

steps ofTown Hall as we ring in the holidays with our annual

Holiday Tree Lighting! 

Click here to download the press release.

Holiday Menorah Lighting
December 12th
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Holiday Menorah Lighting

The 2023 Menorah Lighting will take place on December 12th.

Click Here to download the press release