However, in only 12 days it’s possible to spend a pretty penny, especially if you are attending a show or heading to the grounds almost every day. Here are 12 cost-effective events to check out this Stampede that will save you a couple bucks and prevent you from breaking the bank!
What: The annual Stampede parade will once again kick off the year’s Stampede festivities, but there’s a catch. They have reversed the parade route to open up the grounds and for first time since 1989 First Nations leaders will be serving at the forefront of the parade with the Treaty 7 Chiefs serving as that parade marshals. Be sure to get downtown early to get yourself a front row seat!
What: Kick off Stampede with Dote Magazine as you snack on delicious treats from Crave Cupcakes and coffee from Cafe Rosso. There will also be fun crafts and activities for your little, so be sure to bring them along!
What: Olympic Plaza will once again be transformed into a belly bustin’, toe tappin’ country square, with a ton of FREE festivities happening all Stampede long. Start the day off with flapjacks and bacon straight off the grill and join in on all of the fun activities happening throughout the day before you head down to the grounds. Some of the event’s you can look forward to are:
What: From Trick Horse Tucker, to Stampede Breakfasts, to fun live music, to a trendy fashion show, to a Stampede Detox Zumba Class, the CORE has got you covered for fun free Stampede festivities during all 12 days of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.
What: Take a break from the Stampede festivities and shop some of Calgary’s best local makers and artists, while munching on delicious eats from YYC Food Trucks. Or stop off at the market on your way to the grounds to grab some new Stampede accessories for the remaining days of the Exhibition.
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