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Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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Parking System Maintenance

Our parking system is currently undergoing essential maintenance to improve the service we provide. As a result, the following services are currently unavailable via that system:

  • Payments
  • Appeals

We are working to ensure full availability is restored as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience in this matter and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For urgent enquiries, please call our office on 01789 267575.

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.

Events Listings

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

The Bulldog Bash

Stratford on Avon Music Festival

Stratford Fringe

Global Gathering


There are many Shakespeare-inspired events throughout the year.

Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations


Stratford-upon-Avon Food Festival

Stratford River Festival

Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival


The Mop Fair


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.