Since it was established Stratford River Festival has grown to become one of the region’s leading free festivals. 2018 brought over 65,000 revellers into the beautiful town of Stratford-upon-Avon. The party continued into the vibrant town with so many places to eat and drink or be entertained. Stratford River Festival has won multiple awards including the Pride of Stratford Tourism Initiative of the Year Award, in both 2016 and 2018. Also, the River Festival won Stratford's Best Festival by Stratford On-Line in 2016 & 2017 - as voted by members of the public.