5 things to do at the Stampede today: Monday, July 10

Jul 6 2019, 4:37 am

Start the week off on a cowboy boot-clad foot by heading out to the Calgary Stampede and joining in on any one of these great events.

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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

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

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

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 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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