5 Stampede things to do in Calgary today: Friday, July 8

Jul 9 2016, 12:17 am

The Greatest Outdoor Show in the world is finally here! Time to wear your finest plaid, step into those boots and be part of the wild, wild, west.

Here are things to do in Calgary with a Stampede twist.

Dog Bowl

This is a show that features man’s best friend performing perfect agility and high-flying stunts that show-off their sheer athleticism. Replacing the Super Dogs, the Colorado-based The Canine Stars will be this year’s dog show attraction at the Stampede. Their dogs, which were all rescues, will do back flips, high jumps, dive underwater, dock-dive, and much more.

Where: Stampede Midway, Stampede Park
When: Friday, July 8 at 3:30, 5, 6:30 and 8 pm
Cost: Free

Bell Adrenaline Ranch

Another show for the adrenaline junkies: The Bell Adrenaline Ranch returns with gravity-defying tricks and heart-stopping stunts, all performed by some of the world’s best extreme athletes, including X-Games medalists, led by Evolution of Extreme. In previous years, this event has included sensational water sports and extreme motorsports.

Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Corral, Stampede Park
When: Friday, July 8 at 4, 5:45, and 7:30 pm
Cost: Free

High Dive Act

Jumping from various heights from 3 to 25 metres into only 3 metres of water! These divers will leave you breathless and are sure to impress.

Where: Saddledome steps, Stampede Park
When: Friday, July 8 at 5:15 and 7:45 pm
Cost: Free

Grandstand Show, and Fireworks

Every night, the Evening Show starts with the GMC Rangeland Derby, which involves exciting chuckwagon races. When this portion of the event is over, a massive stage is towed in for the TransAlta Grandstand Show, featuring an eclectic mix of song, dance, and acrobatics. The evening’s affair concludes with a massive fireworks display over Stampede Park.

Where: Grandstand, Stampede Park
When: Nightly at 7:45 pm
Cost: Ticketed

Free Concerts at the Coca-Cola Stage

This year’s lineup for the Coca-Cola Stage, the largest music venue at the Calgary Stampede, is chart-topping and award-winning. Tonight’s concert features JUNO-winning band Walk Off The Earth at 9 pm.

Where: Coca-Cola Stage, Stampede Park
When: Nightly at 9 pm
Cost: Free

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