Don’t miss the boat for the Stratford River Festival – 6/7th July 2019

Stratford River Festival – 6/7th July 

The 2019 annual Stratford River Festival takes place over the weekend of 6/7th July where the River Avon and surrounding areas come alive! This Award Winning festival features hundreds of stalls, exhibitors and plenty to entertain you!

The festival takes place over the Saturday and Sunday with lots going on throughout the day and in to the evening including live music ranging from morris to jazz and all styles in between! Live acts perform throughout the Festival days on both The Bandstand and Acoustic Stage.

The place come alive with a delicious choice of global street foods, local ales and Pimms and Prosecco bars and many static narrow boats moored along the river banks and decorated for the occasion!

The festival includes many fun activities for all ages in the Family & Charity area and there is an amazing craft market with a diverse range of wares available. Following a Blues Brothers style extravaganza, the Saturday culminates in a stunning firework display at 10.15pm, which can be seen for miles!

The River Festival is funded by the Stratford town centre businesses who are members of the Stratford-upon-Avon Business Improvement District.

Stratford has a great selection of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and attractions as well as high street stores just a five minute walk across the bridge that you can browse during your visit and indulge in some retail therapy!

TOP TIP for the weekend!

Our top recommendation is to combine Stratford River Festival with a 2-night stay at Burnside Hotel so you don’t miss a minute of the fun – check in on Friday for afternoon tea and round the weekend off with Sunday lunch in Burnside Restaurant!

Burnside Hotel is a new luxury boutique hotel in Stratford upon Avon with 21 individually designed rooms furnished and equipped to the highest standard.

From the moment you check in, we will be on hand to help create the perfect experience!

  • Secure parking, free of charge

    Parking adjacent to the hotel Reception with accessible ramp for easy access

  • Bell porter to assist with your arrival

    Our bell porter is ready to assist with your luggage and help orientate you in your luxury room

  • Premium wines and spirits in Saddles Bar

    Enjoy pre dinner drinks in Saddles Bar – a premium selection of wines, beers and spirits

  • Dining in Burnside Restaurant

    A tempting selection of a la carte dishes from our chef

  • All day dining options

    An innovative menu of healthy meals from our tandoor

  • Luxury shuttle service to Stratford centre

    Just 5 minutes from the centre of Stratford upon Avon