What’s better than a list of summer-time events in Stratford-upon-Avon? Free Stratford-upon-Avon summer events, that’s what!
So whether you fancy a free cottage-garden picnic or a weekend of live music and fireworks on the beautiful banks of the River Avon, here are the best free Stratford-upon-Avon summer events.
Top 5 free Stratford-upon-Avon summer events
Free Stratford-upon-Avon summer events no. 1: Shakespeare outdoors
Whip out your picnic blankets and get comfy in The Dell, because every weekend in June, July and August there’s free outdoor Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon.
For the full summer listings, see the Stratfordblog guide to this free summer event in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Free Stratford-upon-Avon summer events no. 2: Stratford River Festival
Live music, craft markets, Pimms and prosecco bars… tempted yet? All of this and more (plus an amazing display of fireworks on the Saturday night) takes place on Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1.
Find out more about the free Stratford River Festival.
Free Stratford-upon-Avon summer events no. 3: Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
This is always a fun event. The annual Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage is free-to-enter for local residents with CV37 postcodes. There will be music, garden games, a barbecue and plenty of family fun (hopefully in the sun).
Find out when it’s on with the Stratfordblog guide to the Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.
Free Stratford-upon-Avon summer events no. 4: National Playday
Part of a nationwide initiative to highlight the important of play in the lives of children, Stratford-on-Avon District Council has organised a few hours of free outdoor family fun on Stratford-upon-Avon’s Recreation Ground for National Playday.
Visit the guide to find out what’s on and when.
Free Stratford-upon-Avon summer events no. 5: Shakespeare’s New Place birthday party
Shakespeare’s New Place opened its doors following a major redevelopment in August 2016. To celebrate the second birthday of the site, where the home of William Shakespeare once stood, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is throwing a birthday party. Local residents (with a CV37 postcode) and emergency services workers (and their families) can attend for free.
Discover more details about the free party at Shakespeare’s New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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