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.


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

STRATFORD, CT - Rain or shine, the Stratford Main Street Festival is back! Join us on Saturday, June 1st, from 10am to 4pm, on Main Street from Stratford Center to Stratford Avenue. Many thanks to The Milford Bank and the Rotary Club of Stratford for presenting the festival as a community service.

The Main Street Festival is an annual town-wide event celebrating the many organizations, programs, and services the Town of Stratford has to offer, bringing together over 150 local vendors, including 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. A DJ and various entertainers will be performing throughout the day.

Please anticipate street closures on Main Street from Church Street to Stratford Avenue.

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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 date following Thursday)
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2024

Summer Concert Series 

The Stratford Department of Recreation is excited to announce that the 2024 Summer Sunset Concert Series will kick-off on Tuesday, June 25th. The concerts are performed at the Paradise Green Gazebo on Tuesdays through September 3rd. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held the following Thursday. All concerts begin at 7:00pm.

 

Optimum is the proud sponsor of this Celebrate Stratford Series.

Those attending the Summer Concerts Series are welcome to park in the back of the Stratford Baptist Church at 131 Huntington Rd. The church asks that attendees keep off the grass at the church. We thank the Stratford Baptist Church for providing this accommodation.

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Stratford Fireworks
Tuesday July 2nd
(Rain date Friday July 5th)
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Stratford Fireworks

The 2024 Stratford Fireworks are currently scheduled for

Tuesday, July 2nd

Rain date Friday July 5th

Short Beach

1 Dorne Drive

More information on schedule, parking and traffic flow will be available shortly.

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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.

More information can be found at 

facebook.com/StratfordHispanicHeritage 


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.