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

Jul 11 2018, 3:45 am

We’re getting very close to the end of the week, and there are plenty of fun Stampede activities to check out on this Thursday Friday Eve.

Here are five things to do at the Stampede on July 12.

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Bootleggin’ Breakfast

What: The largest indoor corporate party during Stampede! This legendary breakfast is held at the Westin and features a unique VIP performance by a Canadian Country Music start — last year was Gord Bamford and Adam Gregory. Who will it be this year? This one-day ticket includes a VIP Stampede breakfast, six VIP drinks, special performances from award-winning musicians, and VIP entrance to the afterparty at the Cowboys Tent. This year all the proceeds will go to support Zero Kids, a non-for-profit working to feed hungry kids and provide them with a healthy meal or snack to get them through the school day.

When: July 10 and 12

Time: 8 am

Where: The Westin – 320 4th Avenue SW

Tickets: Online, $145 to $2,000

Kip Moore

What: This country heartthrob just dropped his latest album! Hear it for the first time live at the Cowboys Tent!

When: Thursday, July 12

Time: 7 pm to 2 am

Where: Cowboys Music Festival Tent – 421 12th Avenue SE

Tickets: Online, $60

The Dead South

What: Originally from Regina, this folk-bluegrass band always steals the show when they hit the stage!

When: Thursday, July 12

Time: 7 pm

Where: Knoxville’s Tavern – 840 9th Avenue SW

Tickets: Online, $25


What: You know it’s going to get a little cray when Buckcherry is in the house!

When: Thursday, July 12

Time: 10 pm

Where: Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall (Event Tent) – 9615 Macleod Tail SE

Tickets: Online, $30 to $40

The Grandstand Show: 50

What: This iconic show is celebrating the milestone of being the staple of the Calgary Stampede for 50 years! 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. The night will come to an end with an impressive nightly firework display that will end the day’s festivities off with a bang!

When: July 6 to 15

Time: 7:45 pm

Where: Stampede Grandstand – 1410 Olympic Way SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $43 to $140

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