5 things to do at the Stampede today: Saturday, July 6

Jul 6 2019, 2:48 am

The party is just getting started on the first weekend day of the Calgary Stampede! Here’s how to make the most of your time on the grounds.

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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

The Rodeo

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+

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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