59 things to do at the 2019 Calgary Stampede

Jul 4 2019, 3:21 am

It’s officially time to welcome the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth back for yet another year of wild festivities that pay tribute to the western hospitality that runs through the veins of our city.

For 10 days straight the city comes alive with rich food, thrill-seeking rides, memorable parties, home-grown talent, exciting entertainment, and so much more! It’s a celebration of our history and a look towards the future.

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We’ve put together a schedule to help you narrow down what events at the Calgary Stampede are worth your while to check out. Grab your cowboy boots, plan ahead, and make sure to have fun!

Thursday, July 4


Kicking off Stampede season in Calgary, Dashing Date is holding its annual summer speed dating event on July 4, where you can saddle up and meet the cowgirl or cowboy of your dreams.

When: July 4, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Unicorn Pub, 223 8th Avenue SW
Tickets: $50; buy online

Sneak A Peek

Do a little pre-Stampede to get you in the mood for the real deal as you help raise money for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation — a more than worthy cause! Enjoy live entertainment by Steel and Timber, Fireside Music, and DJ Chris Brennan, along with a live art show, door prizes, promotional giveaways, and both live and silent auctions with killer items that you’ll definitely want to get your hands on.

When: Thursday, July 4
Time: 5 pm to midnight
Where: National on 17th – 550 17th Avenue SW
Tickets: Online, $9

Calgary Dream Centre 5th Annual Stampede Breakfast

The Calgary Dream Centre and 88.9 Shine FM will be providing live music, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, and pancakes.

Where: The Calgary Dream Centre – 4510 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary
Time: 8 to 11 am

Check out the Stranger Things tent

This year’s Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth will feature a Stranger Things Fun House, complete with a mirror maze that will take you through to the Upside Down. Attractions will also include a Stranger Slide, a Big Ferris Wheel, a monster-fied rideable spider, and a Strange Things-themed balloon pop game during the Stampede.

When: Starting July 4
Where: Stampede Grounds
Cost: Free with admission

The Rural Alberta Advantage 2019 concert

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The Rural Alberta Advantage (Paradigm Talent Agency)

The Rural Alberta Advantage will be setting the scene for this year’s summer festivities with a July 4 show at the Wildhorse Saloon.

When: Thursday, July 4, 2019
Time: 9:30 to 11 pm
Where: Wildhorse Saloon — 500 6th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Available online, $20

Calgary Dream Centre 5th Annual Stampede Breakfast

The Calgary Dream Centre and 88.9 Shine FM will be providing live music, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, and pancakes.

When: July 4, 2019
Time: 8 to 11 am
Where: The Calgary Dream Centre – 4510 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary

Friday, July 5

Catch the 2019 Stampede Parade

This yearly spectacle will surely not disappoint as it takes over downtown Calgary and leads us into the 107th Calgary Stampede. You won’t want to miss this year’s parade marshal, Amber Marshall. Join her as she leads this iconic parade and kicks off this year’s festivities!

When: Friday, June 5
Time: 9 am
Where: See parade route here
Admission: Free admission to Stampede Park from 11 am to 1:30 pm

Stampede Parade Gourmet Breakfast

The Calgary West Rotary Club is hosting their 26th annual Stampede Parade Gourmet Breakfast. Watch the parade-goers pass you by from your guaranteed seating on the bleachers as you munch on pancakes. Proceeds from the breakfast go towards local and international humanitarian projects.

Where: Rotary Club of Calgary West – 813 7 Street SW, Calgary
Time: 7 to 9 am
Price: $55 and kids under four eat free

Free Admission to Stampede Grounds

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The Calgary Stampede (fauteux_finish/Instagram)

Get to the gates between 11 am and 1:30 pm and you’ll be treated to FREE admission to the 2019 Calgary Stampede! We’d get there a little early though because you know those lines are going to be looooong.

Where: Stampede Grounds
Time: 11 am to 1:30 pm
Admission: Free!

Saturday, July 6

Dog-friendly Stampede Breakfast

Ceilis on 17th, PAWS Dog Daycare, and Cultured Canines present a breakfast for humans provided by Ceilis and a breakfast buffet for dogs catered by Drool Pawtissiere. Celebrate the Stampede with people and puppies alike, while fundraising for the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society’s cause.

Where: 933 17 Avenue SW, Calgary
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Price: $10 and $3 from every ticket will be donated to Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

34th Annual Vegan Pancake Breakfast

Vegans in Calgary, you’re in luck. While Stampede can be a particularly tricky time for vegans to find plant-based fun food, CalgaryVegan will host a pancake breakfast that everyone can be included in. Come and hang out with your fellow vegans and devour some fresh organic fruits, vegan-friendly pancakes, and vegan sausages.

When: SaturdayJuly 6
Time: 9 am to noon
Where: Bridgeland Riverside Community Association — 917 Centre Avenue NE
Price: Free

CF Chinook Centre Stampede Pancake Breakfast

Check out the city’s largest pancake breakfast. There’ll be pancakes, sausages, and of course, tons of other fixings. You can expect country stars like Lyndsay Butler, Jake Mathews, and Michelle Wright to perform all morning long. For the kids, there will be bouncy castles in the kid zone. Come have a good time and help raise money for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Where: CF Chinook Centre front parking lot – 6455 Macleod Trail, Calgary
Time: 7 to 11 am
Price: FREE

Westside Stampede Caravan Breakfast

It’s outdoors, there’s free breakfast, live entertainment, pony rides, petting zoo, games, and more. They will also be accepting non-perishable food donations for the Calgary Food Bank.

Where: Westside Recreation Centre – 2000 69 Street SW, Calgary 
Time: 9 to 11 am
Price: FREE

Stampede Breakfast for Dinner Carnival

When you’re done with your pancakes at breakfast, head over to the Stampede ‘Breakfast for Dinner’ Carnival for, well, free breakfast for dinner. Bring kids or young-at-heart adult friends because there’s going to be bouncy houses, an inflatable slide, games, performances, clowns, and so much more.

Where: New Horizon Mall – 260300 Writing Creek Crescent, Rocky View County
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Price: FREE

Cranston’s Annual Stampede Breakfast

Pancakes with butter and syrup, sausages, coffee, tea, juice, and tons of entertainment like bouncy houses, face painting, and more.

Where: 11 Cranarch Road SE, Calgary
Time: 9 am to 12 pm

Wendy T’s Annual Gluten-Free Stampede Breakfast

Don’t get down if you can’t have gluten, this breakfast was made for you.

Where: Marda Loop Community Centre – 3130 16 Street SW, Calgary
Time: 9 to 11 am

Pancake Breakfast and Root Beer Floats

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This is a zero waste event, come for the root beer floats, stay for the environment. You must RSVP for a free float.

When: Sage Hill Bottle Depot – 70 Sage Hill Plaza NW, Calgary
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Price: FREE

Calgary Japanese Community Association Stampede Breakfast 2019

Have some food, music, entertainment, and hang out with great people. This is a free event, so if you’re willing to help they’re looking for people to help set up and take down chairs.

Where: Calgary Japanese Community Association – 2236 29 Street SW, Calgary
Time: 9 to 11 am
Price: By donation, monetary or non-perishable food item to be donated to the Calgary Food Bank

Sunday, July 7

Calgary Stampede Cenovus Family Day free admission 2019

The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth is giving those of us with empty pockets a bit of a break this year, as admission to the Calgary Stampede on Cenovus Family Day will be completely free. Not only that, but a free pancake breakfast will also be supplied, saving you even more cash that can (and, let’s face it, will) be spent elsewhere throughout the day.

When: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Time: Between 7:30 and 11 am
Where: Stampede Grounds – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
Admission: Free!

Caesar Sunday Funday at Nashville North 2019

Calgarians absolutely love Caesars, and why wouldn’t they? It was invented here in 1969 by the restaurant manager at the Calgary Inn (The Westin Calgary Hotel in present day) after all.

So, considering this fun fact, it’s a good thing Caesar Sunday Funday is a thing at the Calgary Stampede this year because there will be plenty of cans of this classic Canadian beverage on Sunday, July 7 at Nashville North.

When: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Where: Nashville North tent, Stampede Grounds
Price: Free with admission

Corb Lund concert at the Big Four Roadhouse

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Stampede Concert Lineup/news.calgarystamped.com

For the second year in a row, country music fans at the Calgary Stampede will be treated to an evening of entertainment by a lineup of critically acclaimed rock and alternative country artists. Award-winning roots country singer, Corb Lund, will headline a packed day of music at the Big Four Roadhouse on Sunday, July 7.

Where: The Big Four Roadhouse
When: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Time: Doors open at 3 pm
Tickets: $75 available on Ticketmaster

Agahan Filipino Stampede Breakfast

Sick of pancakes? How about a traditional Filipino breakfast? There will be entertainment provided as well.

Where: Pacific Hut Restaurant parking lot – 3223 17 Avenue SE, Calgary
Time: 7 to 10 am
Price: FREE

Wood’s Homes Bowness Stampede Breakfast

The early bird gets the free pancakes, sausages, baked beans, freshly-cut watermelon, orange and apple juice, and Starbucks coffee. And after breakfast, there will be activities like line dancing, face painting, games, balloon art, and a bouncy castle.

Where: Wood’s Homes Bowness Campus – 9400 48 Avenue NW, Calgary
Time: 7:30 to 11 am
Price: FREE

Cenovus Family Day Breakfast

The Stampede Caravan will be back at the Stampede Grounds, so head over there for another helping of free pancakes.

Where: Stampede Grounds – 824 Royal Avenue SW, Calgary
Time: 8:30 to 10:30 am
Price: FREE

Monday, July 8

Annual Cowboys VS. Firefighters Charity Pole Climb

Ladies, we know you’ll enjoy this one! This annual event features 10 Pro Rodeo Contestants that go up against 10 Calgary Firefighters in a timed flag pole climb. All the proceeds from the event will go directly towards The CPRA Cowboy Benefit fund and the Firefighter Charitable Society.

When: Monday, July 8
Time: 6 pm
Where: Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall – 9615 Macleod Tail SE
Tickets: Complimentary with admission

Coca-Cola IgNITE the NIGHT 2019

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Calgary Stampede/Facebook

Coca-Cola’s IgNITE the Night will take place on Monday, July 8 for the 2019 Calgary Stampede, providing a wild night of Midway rides, live music, and a gravity-defying stunt that could potentially make history.

When: Monday, July 8, 2019
Time: From 6 pm to late
Where: Stampede Grounds
Admission: With regular Stampede admission, and $30 for unlimited rides from 6 pm to 1 am

Tuesday, July 9

DJ Snoopadelic at Cowboys Music Festival 2019

The man, the myth, the legendary Snoop Dogg will be in Calgary this summer for the 2019 Calgary Stampede. More specifically, the rapper will be performing during the Cowboys Music Festival, presenting a DJ set as DJ Snoopadelic at Cowboys Dance Hall.

When: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm to 2 am
Where: Cowboys Dance Hall — 421 12th Avenue SE
Tickets: Online, $20

Calgary Stampede 2019 McDonald’s Community Day $2 admission

The Toonie admission price is to celebrate McDonald’s Community Day, which will feature a Grey Cup rally at the Grandstand Courtyard at noon. The one catch is that the cheap admission is only being offered before 2 pm (easy to remember though: $2, 2 pm), so you can definitely expect some long lines that morning.

When: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Time: From 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Stampede Grounds – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: At the gate, $2 until 2 pm

HANSON at the Calgary Stampede 2019

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HANSON (Calgary Stampede)

HANSON has announced they will be performing at the Big Four Roadhouse at the Calgary Stampede. Known for their hit “Mmmbop,” HANSON has been performing as a group for a whopping 26 years. The band formed when Isaac, Taylor, and Zack Hanson were only 11, nine, and six respectively.

When: July 9, 2019
Time: 10 pm
Where: The Big Four Roadhouse – 1801 Big Four Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Ticket prices start at $18 – You can purchase Big Four Roadhouse tickets here

CF Market Mall Stampede Pancake Breakfast

There’ll be pancakes, sausages, and of course, tons of other fixings. You can expect country music on the Western Stage and a kid zone with pony rides and a petting zoo.

Where: CF Market Mall south parking lot – 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary
Time: 9 to 11 am
Price: FREE

Best Western Plus Port O’ Call Hotel’s Breakfast

Those boots were made for walking and that’s just what they’ll do. On this day, walk your cowboy boots on over for free food and entertainment, and get ready for some line dancing.

Where: Best Western Plus Port O’Call Hotel – 1935 McKnight Boulevard NE, Calgary
Time: 7 to 10 am
Price: FREE

Wednesday, July 10

Whiskey Wednesday at Nashville North 2019

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Whiskey (Igor Normann / Shutterstock)

There’s no drink more Wild West than an old-fashioned glass of whiskey, so it just makes sense to pair the Calgary Stampede with good ol’ Jack Daniels. There will be plenty of the stuff flowing at the Stampede’s Nashville North tent on Wednesday, July 10, when an entire whiskey party will be going down at the greatest tent in the Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth.

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Where: Nashville North tent, Stampede Grounds

Freelance Stampede Party

Calling all self-employed workers, freelancers, and small business owners! The Stampede Office Party is one of the most looked forward to events in any office or corporate atmosphere — but what if you don’t have an office? We got you! Join other YYC freelancers at the Palomino for some drinks and a delicious BBQ feast — all included with admission.

When: Wednesday, July 10
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Where: Palomino Smokehouse — 109 7th Ave SW
Tickets: Online, $50

Roundup Music Fest 2019

It’s music festival season, and you won’t have to be dancing with yourself, because you’ll be surrounded by hundreds of rock fans at the Roundup Musical Fest 2019.

The all-star performance lineup features three-time Grammy-nominated Billy Idol and ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ members Blondie. This will also be Blondie’s very first time performing in Calgary, according to a release from event organizers.

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: 3 to 11 pm
Where: Shaw Millennium Park, Calgary
Tickets: Available online, $99

Wood’s Homes Parkdale Stampede Breakfast

The early bird gets the free pancakes, sausages, baked beans, freshly-cut watermelon, orange and apple juice, and Starbucks coffee. And after breakfast, there will be activities like line dancing, face painting, games, balloon art, and a bouncy castle.

Where: Wood’s Homes Parkdale Campus – 805 37 Street NW, Calgary
Time: 7:30 to 11 am
Price: FREE

Free Latin Stampede Breakfast

Sick of pancakes? This basically still counts, it’s breakfast after all. There’s going to be cachapa con queso (crumpets with cheese), scrambled eggs, red Mexican chilaquiles (tortillas covered in chili sauce and cheese), Colombian red beans, 160 coffee, and Jamaica juice.

Where: UniMarket – 128 50 Ave SE, Calgary
Time: 8 to 10 am
Price: FREE

Thursday, July 11

Throwback Thursday at Nashville North 2019

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Shaun Robinson / Calgary Stampede

Whether it’s your first time or your fourth time at Nashville North and the Calgary Stampede, one thing is certain, there’s nothing like a Throwback Thursday to bring it back to all the best jams from the 90s and early 2000s.

Take it back with the tunes that first made you fall in love with country music. And thanks to the Throwback Thursday Party hosted by Palm Bay, you too can go back to a simpler time – when the only choices were coolers, red or white wine and there weren’t 50 different kinds of craft beer.

When: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Where: Nashville North tent, Stampede Grounds
Admission: Free with admission to the grounds

Cowboys Cook-off Barbecue Invitational 2019

If you love taking trips to Flavourtown and you don’t care who knows it, then get ready to be very excited. Iconic American television personality Guy Fieri will officially be hitting up the Calgary Stampede this year.

The Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives host will be on the mic during the Cowboys Cook-off Barbecue Invitational on July 11.

When: July 11
Time: 6 pm
Where: Cowboys Music Festival Tent – 1410 Olympic Way SE (Stampede Grounds)
Tickets: Available online

DDRC Stampede Breakfast 2019

This breakfast is free to thank everyone for their support – all you have to bring is your best stampede outfit. Enjoy free pancakes, sausages, coffee, and juice. Donations are not required but appreciated.

Where: DDRC – 4646 Sarcee Road SW, Calgary
Time:  8 to 11 am
Price: FREE

Saint Mary’s University Stampede Breakfast

Join them for free food, music, laughter, and games. This family-friendly event will happen rain or shine.

Where: Saint Mary’s University – 14500 Bannister Road SE, Calgary
Time:  9 to 11 am
Price: FREE

Healthy Stampede Breakfast

The Respol Sport Centre will be hosting a healthy breakfast with music and entertainment.

Where: Respol Sport Centre – 2225 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary
Time:  8 to 11 am
Price: FREE

Friday, July 12

Bulls After Dark 2019

Bulls After Dark, a brand new event taking place this summer, will see a combination of live DJs, cold drinks, and wild stunts performed by bull riders and freestylers.

When: Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 10 pm
Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre — Stampede Trail SE
Tickets: Available online, $40 for regular admission, $80 for VIP

Lil Nas X Cowboys Music Festival Tent

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You know the song, and whether you love it, hate it, or secretly love to hate it, it’s a freakin’ bop (not to mention the number one song in the world right now) – Lil Nas X is coming to perform Old Town Road live at the Calgary Stampede.

When: July 12
Where: Cowboys Music Festival Tent – 1410 Olympic Way SE (Stampede Grounds)
Tickets: Available online

Kerby Centre 27th Annual Pancake Breakfast

Not only will there be free breakfast, but the event also features country recording artist Alex Hughes.

Where: Kerby Centre  – 1133 7 Ave SW, Calgary
Time:  8 to 11 am
Price: FREE

BD&P Put the Boots to Hunger Stampede Breakfast

This breakfast will have sausages, pancakes, Starbucks coffee, and juice. Head on down and you’ll get to meet BD&P Put the Boots to Hunger chuckwagon driver Dustin Gorst. This event is in support of the Calgary Food Bank and donations are welcome. There will also be a raffle.

Where: Courtyard of Eighth Avenue Place – 525 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Time:  8 to 10 am
Price: FREE

Saturday, July 13

Greengate Garden Centres Stampede Breakfast 2019

What’s the difference between a pancake and a flapjack? We don’t know either. But they’ll be serving up flapjacks along with ham, hashbrowns, and baked beans for brekkie.

Where: Greengate Garden Centres – 14111 McLeod Trail, Calgary
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Price: FREE

Parkdale Nifty 50s Stampede Breakfast 

Enjoy breakfast from the Calgary Stampede Batter Boys. Expect live music and a 50/50.

Where: Parkdale Community Centre — 3512 Avenue NW, Calgary
Time: 9 to 11 am

Marda Loop Communities Association Stampede Breakfast

Live country band Big Daddy and the Cool Cats will be performing for their sixth year at this breakfast. They’ll be serving pancakes, sausages, beans, and more.

Where: Community Hall – 3130 16 Street SW, Calgary
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Price: By donation

Bulls After Dark 2019

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Bulls After Dark (Calgary Stampede / YouTube)

Bulls After Dark, a brand new event taking place this summer, will see a combination of live DJs, cold drinks, and wild stunts performed by bull riders and freestylers.

When: Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 10 pm
Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre — Stampede Trail SE
Tickets: Available online, $40 for regular admission, $80 for VIP

Sugarland 2019 concert at the Calgary Stampede

Georgia natives Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush will be performing as part of the 2019 Calgary Stampede’s Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series, taking to the stage at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, July 13.

When: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: $60+, available online starting at 10 am on Friday, February 15

Sunday, July 14

Tim McGraw Calgary Stampede concert 2019

Tim McGraw will be closing out the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth with a concert on Sunday, July 14. The concert will be part of the Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series and will have McGraw playing to (what we can only assume will be) a sold-out crowd on the last night of the festivities.

When: Sunday, July 14, 2019
Time: TBD
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Start at $59.99, available online on Friday, March 8 at 10 am, via phone at 1 (855) 985-5000, or at Ticketmaster outlets

Taking Strides Stampede Breakfast

Taking Strides is hosting their third annual Stampede breakfast. If you’re looking for some free grub and fun, you can look forward to pancakes, music, games, and prizes.

Where: Rutland Community Centre — 3130 40 Avenue SW, Calgary
Time:  8 am to 12 pm
Price: FREE

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Badlands Stampede Music Festival 2019

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Machine Gun Kelly/Badlands Music Festival


  • Kaskade
  • RL Grime
  • Tim Hicks
  • Tiësto
  • Gord Bamford
  • DJ Pauly D
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • DJ AL-V
  • DJ C-SIK
  • Drew Atlas

When: July 4 to 14
Where: Knoxville’s Stampede Tent — 840 9th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Price: Tickets starting from $20 to $189.00 (+ sc) — Tickets available via Badlands Music Festival

Fluor Rope Square

This yearly Downtown Classic will be hitting Downtown Calgary once again for days filled with western Calgary classics! Begin the day off with a bacon pancake served fresh off the Chuckwagon and enjoy Stampede-style entertainment, including marching bands, dancers, singers, fiddlers, and more!

When: Events begin at 8:15 am from July 6 to 13, end at around midnight
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE
Admission: FREE

The Coca-Cola Stage Headliners


  • The Royal Foundry
  • Tenille Arts
  • School of Rock
  • Sebastian Gaskin
  • Maddie Storvold
  • The Prairie States
  • Adrian Chalifour
  • Alex Hughes
  • Astral Swans
  • Ben Chase
  • Cadillac Junkies
  • Crooked Spies
  • Drew Gregory
  • Ghostboy
  • Grounders
  • Haylen Jensen
  • Justine Vandergrift
  • K-Riz
  • Lauren Mayell
  • Marlaena Moore
  • Nature Of
  • Post Scripts
  • Raleigh
  • Ryan Langlios
  • Shaela Miller
  • Shuffalo
  • Skye Wallace
  • The Shiverettes
  • Tim Buckley

Where: The Coca Cola Stage –  1410 Olympic Way SE
Tickets: Included in Stampede Admission

The Big Four Roadhouse


  • Hanson
  • Classified
  • A Tribe Called Red
  • Sam Roberts Band
  • The Trews
  • Barney Bentall
  • Clayton Bellamy & The Congregation
  • Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion
  • Dwayne Gretzky
  • Dueling Pianos Kings
  • Jack Garton and The Demon Squadron
  • Jory Kinjo
  • The Brother Bandits

Where: The Big Four Building, Stampede Grounds
Tickets: Included with admission

Nashville North Headliners

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Dancing at Nashville North (Lucas Scarfone Photography)


  • Emerson Drive
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  •  Chad Brownlee
  • Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.
  • The Reklaws
  • Aaron Goodvin
  • Tebey
  • Jess Moskaluke 
  • Jade Eagleson
  • Andrew Hyatt
  • David James
  • Brad Saunders 
  •  Dani Strong 
  •  Foxx Worthee
  • Michela Sheedy 
  • Ryan Lindsay 
  • Tristan Horncastle

Where: Nashville North – 1410 Olympic Way SE
Tickets: Included in admission to the Stampede or purchase Buck The Line passes for a VIP experience, $112

The Cowboys Music Festival


  • Brett Kissel
  • Johnny Bananas
  • Eric Ethridge
  • ZEDD
  • Kip Moore
  • Blackjack Billy
  • Loverboy
  • Snoop Dogg & Nelly
  • DJ Snoopadelio
  • Brett Eldridge
  • Guy Fieri
  • Lee Brice
  • Brody Jenner
  • Lil Nas X
  • Drag Me To Brunch
  • Juice Wrld

Where: Cowboys Music Hall
Tickets: Online, $20 to $100

Attend a Stampede Breakfast

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Vegan Stampede Breakfast (@calgaryvegan/Instagram)

It’s nearly impossible to make it through Stampede and not take part in at least one of the MANY Stampede Breakfasts happening all around the city. But, let’s be honest, who would willingly pass up free pancakes, bacon, and eggs?

When: Throughout The Stampede
Where: In and around Calgary
**See the full Stampede Breakfast Calendar here.

The Grandstand Show

This show is always a highlight and a must-see every year for Stampede-goers. This year they will be showcasing elements that have contributed to its success over the years, including performances from The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede, world-class acrobats, extreme athletes, musical performances, and more. A release from the Calgary Stampede states that the theme of the 2019 Grandstand show will be “Trailblazer,” taking inspiration from the travelling shows of the early 20th century yet being performed on the most technologically advanced outdoor stage in the world.

When: July 5 to 14
Time: 7:45 pm
Where: Stampede Grandstand – 1410 Olympic Way SE
Tickets: Online, $43 to $140

The Rodeo

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Rodeo / Calgary Stampede

Stampede just wouldn’t be Stampede if it weren’t for the rodeo events! Calgary has a long and proud history of cowboy culture, and you can’t get any more cowboy than taking part in a rodeo – or, at the least, watching from a safe distance. This heart-pounding, world-class show never ceases to entertain as cowboys and cowgirls compete for $2 million in prize money. A few events you can expect to see is Barrel Racing, Tie-Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Bull Riding, and more.

When: July 4 to 14
Time: 7:45 pm
Where: Stampede Grandstand – 1410 Olympic Way SE
Tickets: Ticketmaster, $23 to $110+

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