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Everything you need to know about the fantastic line-up of annual events in Stratford-upon-Avon, including Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations in April, summer’s Stratford River Festival, the Stratford Town Centre Food Festival in September, and the Stratford-upon-Avon Mop Fair, which takes place in October.

Shakespeare’s Birthday in Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare’s birthday is celebrated in his hometown every year. Stratford-upon-Avon says “happy birthday William Shakespeare” in its usual way, with a traditional parade, wreath laying, the unfurling of flags and festivities throughout the town.

Read on to find out what date this year’s birthday celebrations take place, what’s happening, and a timeline of the best of Shakespeare’s birthday in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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