5 Stampede things to do in Calgary today: Monday, July 11

Jul 11 2016, 11:19 pm

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.

Bell Live Series at King Eddy

After 10 years of silence, the King Eddy will be rockin’ again. From July 8-17, the Bell Live Series will play host to some of your favourite country, blues, and Americana artists. The Eddy will be live daily from 11 am to 2 am, featuring beer and food, country DJs, impromptu performances, and of course, nightly headliners. A $20 cover will be charged after 6 pm.

Where: King Eddy – 438 9th Avenue SE
When: Daily during the Stampede
Cost: $20 cover will be charged after 6 pm

The Rodeo

The Stampede Rodeo features the world’s best competitors and animals. Every afternoon at 1:15 cowboys and cowgirls face off in a furious display of skill and grit, with every win building towards Showdown Sunday—Rodeo’s Richest Afternoon.

Where: Grandstand, Stampede Park
When: Daily at 1:15 pm
Cost: Ticketed

Grandstand Show, and Fireworks

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
Cost: Ticketed

Free Concerts at the Coca-Cola Stage

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 JUNO-winning band Walk Off The Earth at 9 pm.

Where: Coca-Cola Stage, Stampede Park
When: Nightly at 9 pm
Cost: Free

Wildhorse Saloon

The Wildhorse Saloon is offering “the greatest Stampede Party in Calgary.” They’ve got concerts by The Road Hammers, Reuben and the Dark and Blackjack Billy to name a few, a BBQ, a non-stop dance floor, 20+ bars serving drinks that will knock your boots off, and of course, two different Stampede roundup after parties.

Where: Wildhorse Saloon Stampede Tent – 500 6th Avenue SW
When: From Thursday, July 7 to Saturday, July 16
Tickets: At Wildhorse, daily admission priced $20, individual shows separately priced; VIP boss passes and areas also available.

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