Today is the official start of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, and we hope that you are ready for tons of fun!
Here is our list of five great events happening at the Calgary Stampede today, Friday, July 6.
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Catch the 2018 Stampede Parade
What: This yearly spectacle will surely not disappoint as it takes over downtown Calgary and leads us into the 106 Calgary Stampede. You won’t want to miss this year’s parade marshal, Mark McMorris. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Mark is one of the most decorated and successful athletes in competitive snowboard history. Join him as he leads this iconic parade and kicks off this year’s festivities!
When: Friday, June 6
Time: 9 am
Where: See parade route here
Admission: Free admission to Stampede Park from 11 am to 1:30 pm
Raw Canvas Pancake Breakfast
What: Raw Canvas is Calgary’s laid-back art studio that offers food, drinks, cooking classes, and art classes. This year, they will be hosting their third annual Stampede breakfast on July 6. Come in with a design or your favourite image, and artists at Raw Canvas will re-create it in food form for you. You will also get to decorate your creation with all the fixings.
When: Friday, July 6
Time: 7:30 am to noon
Where: Raw Canvas — 1130 Kensington Road
Stampede Mega Crawl
What: Hit up all the very best country stomping locations in one night! Pro Tip: Pace yourself!
When: July 6, 7, 13 and 14
Time: 5:30 or 6:30 pm (varies per day)
Where: Hudsons Downtown, Knoxville’s, Commonwealth, Ranchman’s and more!
Tickets: Online, $30
What: Come see this Canadian alternative rock band from the ’90s tear up the stage and kick stampede off at the Wildhorse Saloon.
When: Friday, July 6
Time: 4 pm
Where: Wildhorse Saloon – 500 6th Avenue SW
Tickets: Online, $20
Bud & Burgers at Liquor Depot Riverbend
What: Free barbecue is guaranteed for the first 600 customers, and there will also be a Budweiser tasting session indoor.
When: July 6
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Where: Liquor Depot Riverbend — 8228 18th Street SE