The Greatest Outdoor Show in the world is finally here! Time to wear your finest plaid, step into those boots and be part of the wild, wild, west.
Here are things to do in Calgary with a Stampede twist.
Main parade runs from 9am till around 2pm. Head downtown by transit and see over 116 entries and more than 4,000 people walking, cowboying, playing music, as well as hundreds of horses and 50 motorized vehicles and floats.
Where: Click here for parade route
When: Friday, July 7, starting at 8:55am
Bonus: Get into Stampede Grounds for free until 1:30pm today
This summer the Calgary Stampede is set to introduce Nashville Nights, “where the dust never settles at The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Entry into Nashville North is free with admission to the Calgary Stampede, July 7 – 16. Today’s feature artist on stage is ‘Aaron Goodvin’.
Where: Nashville North – inside Stampede grounds
When: Friday, July 7
Cost: Free with admission to the park
This is a show that features man’s best friend performing perfect agility and high-flying stunts that show-off their sheer athleticism. Replacing the Super Dogs, the Colorado-based The Canine Stars will be this year’s dog show attraction at the Stampede. Their dogs, which were all rescues, will do back flips, high jumps, dive underwater, dock-dive, and much more.
Where: Stampede Midway, Stampede Park
When: Friday, July 7 at 11:30 am, 2pm, 4:15 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:45 pm, 10:45 pm
Every night, the Evening Show starts with the GMC Rangeland Derby, which involves exciting chuckwagon races. When this portion of the event is over, a massive stage is towed in for the TransAlta Grandstand Show, featuring an eclectic mix of song, dance, and acrobatics. The evening’s affair concludes with a massive fireworks display over Stampede Park.
Where: Grandstand, Stampede Park
When: Nightly at 7:45 pm
This year’s lineup for the Coca-Cola Stage, the largest music venue at the Calgary Stampede, is chart-topping and award-winning. Tonight’s concert features Ria Mae at 8 pm and
USS at 9pm
Where: Coca-Cola Stage, Stampede Park
When: Friday, July 7 at 8 pm