Al Fresco Dining is returning to Stratford for another year.

At their regular meeting Monday night, city council gave the nod of approval to the plan that will see 17 picnic tables set up around the perimeter of Market Square.

Other tables will be set up on Tom Patterson Island as well as within the park system and they will be in place from May until October.

People will also be able to drink alcohol in Market Square, Tom Patterson Island, and in other areas in the Avon River park system during set hours.

This is the third year the program that began during the COVID-19 pandemic is taking place.