5 things to do at the Stampede today: Thursday, July 4

Jul 4 2019, 11:58 pm

While the Calgary Stampede doesn’t officially start until the parade on Friday, everyone knows that just as much fun can be had the day before!

Check out the Stampede Grounds before anyone else this Thursday, July 4.

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Kicking off Stampede season in Calgary, Dashing Date is holding its annual summer speed dating event on July 4, where you can saddle up and meet the cowgirl or cowboy of your dreams.

When: July 4, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Unicorn Pub, 223 8th Avenue SW
Tickets: $50; buy online

Sneak A Peek

Do a little pre-Stampede to get you in the mood for the real deal as you help raise money for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation — a more than worthy cause! Enjoy live entertainment by Steel and Timber, Fireside Music, and DJ Chris Brennan, along with a live art show, door prizes, promotional giveaways, and both live and silent auctions with killer items that you’ll definitely want to get your hands on.

When: Thursday, July 4
Time: 5 pm to midnight
Where: National on 17th – 550 17th Avenue SW
TicketsOnline, $9

Calgary Dream Centre 5th Annual Stampede Breakfast

The Calgary Dream Centre and 88.9 Shine FM will be providing live music, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, and pancakes.

Where: The Calgary Dream Centre – 4510 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary
Time: 8 to 11 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

The Rural Alberta Advantage 2019 concert

The Rural Alberta Advantage will be setting the scene for this year’s summer festivities with a July 4 show at the Wildhorse Saloon.

When: Thursday, July 4, 2019
Time: 9:30 to 11 pm
Where: Wildhorse Saloon — 500 6th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Available online, $20

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