At 2 pm, you will hear the sound of the Stratford Police Pipes and Drums Band as they lead Stratford’s swans on their annual parade to the Avon River. Folks line the streets to catch a glimpse of our feathered friends as they duck and waddle along the way. Don’t be late!
The parade starts at the winter quarters on Morenz Drive and continues along Lakeside Drive before entering the river at North Street.
During the event, accommodation in Stratford and around may be scarce owing to higher demands, therefore it is advisable to check accommodation prices and make reservations ahead of time.
The parade is organized by the Civic Beautification and Environmental Awareness Committee along with the support of the City of Stratford’s Community Services. The marvelous noisy parade of the birds marching toward Avon River is a sight of only once a year.
This is a great experience for the whole family.
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST PARADES I’VE EVER SEEN . THESE BEAUTIFUL BIRDS STRUT DOWN THE STREET, LIKE ROYALTY. THE ONLY THING THAT THEY DO NOT DO, IS, WAVE THE QUEEN’S WAVE. I WILL COME FOR THESE FESTIVITIES AS LONG AS THEY ARE PUT ON. GREAT FUN FOR THE KIDS ANDS TONS TO DO AND SEE IN THE TOWN OF STRATFORD!