The Annual Stratford Swan Weekend

The Annual Stratford Swan Weekend

Stratford Celebrates Swans During its Spring Weekend

During the weekend of April 7, visit Stratford and see a truly unique spectacle – a parade of swans! Stratford’s swans are as infamous as they are beautiful, so don’t miss the swan-themed celebrations taking place throughout the weekend. This year, the event has been expanded to include even more feathery-fun for families and visitors of all ages.

The Swan Parade on the Avon River

On Sunday, April 8 at 2 pm, along Lakeside Drive in Stratford, prepare to watch as the gorgeous and graceful swans stroll toward the Avon River. This is an unbelievable photo and video opportunity that animal lovers, romantics and just about everybody else will not want to miss.

Before you head to the parade, check out the Swan Fair and Street Party. To make sure you don’t miss the swans epic waddle, the Stratford Police Pipes and Drums will sound at 1:45 pm to alert attendees that the stars of the show are about to make their appearance.

The Swan Fair

One of the new attractions at this year’s Spring Swan Weekend includes the Swan Fair inside the Festival Theatre Lobby, starting at 10 am. Keep the kids busy making crafts, enjoying music and having fun with the different displays and activities available. Be sure to grab you and your loved ones a swan hat before you head out for the musical march of our feathery friends.

The Swan-y Street Party

This year’s festivities are taking place at a new location with even more to offer than previous swan celebrations. See what local and regional artists have created as part of the swan art display and indulge in delicious bites from artisan food trucks. Participate in family-friendly activities that will help you and your kids spread their wings and enjoy a perfect weekend in Stratford.

Swan Weekend Event Schedule:

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Stratford Swan Quest 10 am to 6 pm – Downtown

Justin Bieber Steps to stardom Exhibition 10:00 am to 4:00 pm- Stratford Perth Museum

Guided Nature Walk – Meet the Swans 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – Wm Allman Arena

Photos with the Swan Mascot 11:30 am to Noon, 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm – Memorial Gardens

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides & Street Performers Noon to 3:30 pm – Memorial Gardens

Foolish Tales for Foolish Times with Puppetmongers 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm – Stratford City Hall

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Swan Fair 10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Stratford Festival Theatre

Stratford Swan Quest 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Downtown Businesses

Justin Bieber Steps to stardom Exhibition 10:00 am to 4:00 pm- Stratford Perth Museum

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Noon to 3:00 pm – Memorial Gardens

Swan Mural Colouring Noon to 3:00 pm – Lakeside Drive

Guided Nature Walk – Meet the Swans 12:15 – Wm Allman Arena

Swan Fair March to Meet the Swans 1:00 to 1:30 pm – Stratford Festival Theatre

Photos with the Swan Mascot 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Lakeside Drive

Swan Release Parade & Stratford Police Pipes & Drums 1:45 pm to 2:15 pm – Morenz Drive/ Lakeside Drive

Learn more about Stratford’s Swan Weekend then book your Stratford accommodations at The Parlour Inn where you can relax, dine and enjoy all things swan-related within walking distance.