5 things to do at the Calgary Stampede today: Friday, July 12

Jul 12 2019, 12:39 am

It’s the last Friday of the Calgary Stampede, meaning that it’s the ideal time to get out onto the grounds and experience this year’s festivities!

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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

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

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

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