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.
If you’re looking for thrills and things that will make you gasp, the rides at the Midway aren’t the only Stampede attraction that will provide you with that kick. The Peking Acrobats, a touring Beijing-based acrobatic and contortionist group, features performers that juggle tables with their feet and climb to the roof on a stack of chairs that are only balanced by glass bottles on top of a table.
Where: Upper Level of Big Four Building, Stampede Park
When: 12:30 pm, 3 pm, 5:30 pm, and 8 pm
Not just one of the cutest attractions on the park but the most dynamic are the miniature horses. No more than 34 inches tall these horses compete in everything from obstacle courses, mini barrel racing and the ever popular costume class.
Where: Agrium Western Event Centre
When: July 12 t0 July 14
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 Jocelyn Alice at 8 pm and Shawn Hook at 9 pm
Where: Coca-Cola Stage, Stampede Park
When: Tuesday, July 12 at 8 pm
Whether you listen to country year-round or just 10 days in July, Nashville North is the place to catch rising stars and familiar favourites. This year it has a huge array of shows on offer, including The Dungarees, Tim Hicks, Jason Greeley, Tanya Ryan and High Valley – and that’s just on the first day!
Where: Nashville North – 1410 Olympic Way SE
When: From Thursday, July 7 to Sunday, July 17
Tickets: Nashville North concerts free on entry to Stampede grounds. Buck the line ticket packages available on the Calgary Stampede website.
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