Local Events and Festivals

Stratford-on-Avon has a wide range of colourful events and festivals for visitors to enjoy throughout the year. One particular highlight in the calendar is the Shakespeare's Birthday celebrations, 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.

The Stratford-upon-Avon Platinum Jubilee Festival 2022

2nd Jun 10:00 - 5th Jun 17:00

LSD Promotions, partnering with Stratford's Town & District councils and the Business Improvement District, are jointly very excited to announce The Stratford upon Avon Platinum Jubilee Festival 2022.

Taking place from Thursday 2nd June until Sunday 5th June, Stratford-upon-Avon will be alive with street parties, royal celebrations, music, live performers, picnic in the park, live broadcasts of the celebrations in London on a giant screen and 1950's fairground rides.

A Royal artisan market will stretch right across town on Bridge Street, Bancroft Basin, Waterside, Wood Street and High Street.

A carousel will be on the Bancroft Gardens from Sunday 29th May to Sunday 5 June 2022. There will also be a full funfair on the Recreation Ground for people of all ages to enjoy.

Celebrations will continue into the summer evenings. The event is promoted as a celebration of our Queen's 70 years on the throne.

An accessibility statement has been produced to assist with your visit to the events.

Event Listings

For full listings, please see the website of Shakespeare's England, the official tourism organisation for the region. It brings together all the events happening locally and around the district.


There are many Shakespeare-inspired events throughout the year, including:




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.

Contact: The Business, Enterprise & Tourism team

Last updated on 24/05/2022