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Stratford Center through the years
(Photos courtesy of the Stratford Historical Society)


   The Town of Stratford kicked off a year long celebration of its storied past, contemporary present, and promising future with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Perry House  and our first ever Restaurant Week.

   Stratford's Tuesday night Summer Concert Series begins June 10th at 7:00 p.m. and continues, weekly, through August 26th.  We look forward to sharing great music with you on many warm Tuesday nights through the coming summer. 

     Enjoy incredible music at a beautiful beach during "Blues on the Beach" Saturday, July 26th.  Each year the bands get better and the crowds grow larger at this annual Short Beach extravaganza!  Come join us for a sunny "blues" experience. 

Pickup your copy of  "Stratford Living" at Big "Y", Sterling House, the Stratford Library, Stratford Town Hall and other sponsor locations about town.  Click here to read online.

   Festival Stratford returns to the grounds of the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre July 30th - August 3rd for a week long celebration of all things Shakespeare.  Stratford is especially fortunate to be host to the Stratfords of the World Reunion which will be occuring in conjuction with Festival Stratford.

   August 5th at 6:30 pm, at DeLuca Field, the Brakettes take on St. Louis for a duel to the softball finish.  Admission is free for Stratford residents with Stratford IDs.

   September 6th in the Volo Hangar at the Sikorsky Memorial Airport, between the hours of 3pm and 8pm, join us for a mouth-watering clam bake.  The cost is $75 per person.   

   The Latin Music Festival returns to Paradise Green on Sunday, September 14th.  And, on Saturday and Sunday, September 20th & 21st, the Town of Stratford joins with the Stratford Historical Society for a weekend "Early American Festival" commemorating Stratford's 375 years of history.

   We're not done yet!  The Pumpkin Festival promises to delight all the youngsters and youngsters at heart at Boothe Park on Saturday, October 18th and the Holiday Festival is scheduled for Tuesday, December 2nd.  Still in the planning phases are an Art Contest at Two Roads Brewery, a softball tournament with other Connecticut towns celebrating their 375th anniversaries, a clam bake dinner, and a boat parade on the Housatonic River.

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