The Calgary Stampede has officially gotten underway, and with parades to see, foods to eat, and FREE admission, there’s no excuse not to check it out.
Here are today’s highlights!
- Spark a sizzling hot romance with a rodeo twist at this Stampede event
- All the best FREE Calgary Stampede pancake breakfasts to hit this year
- JusFruit Heritage offering buy-one-get-one FREE tea July 5 to 14
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
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
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
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
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