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Returning to Hawrelak Park on June 18: The Freewill Shakespeare Festival

Every summer, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival takes over the Heritage Amphitheatre at Hawrelak Park for about a month. This year, it's slated to return from June 18th to July 14th with two classic Shakespearean plays, The Winter's Tale and Two Gentleman of Verona. Every Saturday and Sunday, the players put on performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Purchase your ticket online ($35) and you can use it for any performance at the park. In addition to the regular shows, the festival promises special events sprinkled through its month-long run. Mark your calendar for the Two Gentlemen of Verona Wine Pairing, which includes Italian vino and light bites, on June 26th or the Winter's Tale Date Night, which includes your choice of wine or beer and gourmet apps to enjoy.