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- Leisure & Culture
- Activities for Adults
- Childrens Play Areas
- Clubs and Societies
- Holiday Activities
- Leisure Centres
- Local Events & Festivals
- Bulldog Bash
- Stratford MOP Fair
- Warwickshire Big Day Out
- Local Museums
- New look Stratford Leisure and Visitor Centre
- Passport to Excellence
- Rural Cinema (moving pictures)
- Sports Development
- Stratford-upon-Avon Markets
Local Events & Festivals
Stratford has a wide range of colourful events and festivals for visitors to enjoy throughout the year. With award-winning performances at the Royal Shakespeare Company, ArtsHouse and Cox's Yard, Stratford also boasts its own Literary Festival, Music Festival, Food Festival, River Festival and Mop Fair.
One particular highlight in the calendar is the celebration of Shakespeare Birthday which has been held annually in the town for nearly two centuries. The tradition brings together the local community, professional and amateur performers and artists and ambassadors from around the world in a vibrant celebration of the life and works of Stratford's favourite son. The town's streets overflow with pageantry, music and drama over the birthday period and visitors can enjoy a packed full programme of special celebratory activities.
For full event listings, please see our Discover Stratford tourist information website, which brings together all of the events happening locally and around the district.
Music & Entertainment
There are many Shakespeare-inspired events throughout the year.
Stratford-upon-Avon Food Festival
Stratford-upon-Avon is one of the premier tourist destinations in the country and the town's markets play an important role in promoting the town as a tourist attraction.
Stratford-upon-Avon has weekly markets.