Founded in 1639, Stratford is a community rich in history, and abundant natural beauty. Situated on Long Island Sound, and bounded to the east by the Housatonic River, Stratford has long viewed its waterfront as an important natural resource. The Town's location on Long Island Sound affords residents and visitors alike with two public beaches, five marinas, several fishing piers and two public boat-launching facilities.

Further inland, Stratford's Roosevelt Forest provides residents with abundant natural beauty and great opportunities to see some of Connecticut's wildlife. Playgrounds, picnic benches, and hiking trails make this wildlife sanctuary a great spot for people of all ages.

Aside from local beaches and parks, Stratford also hosts several annual events and holiday celebrations to bring the community together. To learn more about our town events, programs, and other community information, see our community links below.

Community Links

Below, find links and information on Stratford's events, community centers, and town news.

Celebrate Stratford 2023

Come celebrate the Town of Stratford at one of our annual town events. From Independence Day fireworks to Blues on the Beach, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Click here to learn more about our upcoming celebrations and holiday traditions, or go to our community calendar for a full list of town events.

Celebrate Stratford 2023

Sterling House Community Center

The Sterling House is a community center based in Stratford and has been serving residents for over 90 years. Its preschool, summer camp, athletics, food pantry, and after school programs have welcomed generations of children and adults into its vibrant community. Click here to learn more about the Sterling house and what programs are available.

Sterling House

Baldwin Center

The Baldwin Center is the town's dedicated senior center offering classes, games, and social services for Stratford's senior residents. From energy bill assistance and Medicare savings plans, to Spanish classes and line dancing, the Baldwin Center has something for everyone. Click here to learn more.

Baldwin Center


Stratford's public library has a fantastic selection of books, DVDs, and programs for all ages. Enjoy services like public computers, children story times, adult education classes, and a maker space. Click here to learn more.

Stratford Library

South End Community Center

The South End Community Center hosts a wide range of public services from childcare and summer camps to tax assistance and food pantries. Click here to learn more about their offerings.

Local News Stories

Read about local stories and recent news in Stratford here.