The summer season of events is in full swing so check out the top 5 Stratford-upon-Avon events in July to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
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Top 5 Stratford-upon-Avon events in July
Top 5 Stratford-upon-Avon events in July no. 1: Stratford River Festival
Locals and visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon love the Stratford River Festival – a free event on Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7 celebrating life by the river. More than 50,000 attend, so plan your visit carefully as roads and car parks will be busy. There’s some useful information on the Stratfordblog guide to the Stratford River Festival.
Bring picnic blankets, chairs and sunscreen (it’s going to be a scorcher) and enjoy live music, narrowboat displays, a craft market, fireworks and much more. See the guide to plan your time at one of Stratford-upon-Avon’s biggest, best and busiest events!
Top 5 Stratford-upon-Avon events in July no. 2: All Hail the Ale
Ale tasting? In the gardens of Shakespeare’s Birthplace? Go on then.
You’ll find out about the brewing process and what made ale so important, before a sampling session with Bob Yates from Tunnel Brewery.
Spaces are limited for this special event on Saturday July 13 (5.30pm-7pm) so book your place here. Tickets cost £15.
Top 5 Stratford-upon-Avon events in July no. 3: Free Shakespeare outdoors
Stratford-upon-Avon’s season of free open-air Shakespeare continues in July with weekend performances in The Dell, on the banks of the Avon.
Outdoor Shakespeare in July includes Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. See Stratfordblog’s guide to free Shakespeare outdoors.
Top 5 Stratford-upon-Avon events in July no. 4: Fab Fest
It’s the fifth year running for The Old Tramway Inn’s Fab Fest – a family-friendly celebration of music, beer, and food. It’s free to enter and runs from 12:30pm to 9:30pm on both days.
Top 5 Stratford-upon-Avon events in July no. 5: Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
CV37 residents are invited to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage at no cost on Saturday July 20 (10am-4pm).
The childhood home of William Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, in Shottery, is a great place to unfurl the picnic blanket, listen to live music and, when you’ve had your fill of nibbles (or goodies from the on-site barbecue), play a game, take a woodland walk or do crafts with the children.
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