5 Stampede things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, July 13

Jul 13 2017, 11:15 pm

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.

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

Five Dollar Fun – discounted entry to park

The Calgary Stampede is offering reduced entry for today, Thursday, July 14 from 5 to 7 pm. Children, adults and seniors will only have to pay $5 to get into the park this evening.

Where: Calgary Stampede
When: Thursday, July 13 from 5 to 7 pm
Cost: $5

Midway Rides

Embrace your inner child while trying hard to keep the Oreo Funnel Cake in your stomach. The Midway returns to Stampede this year with the 45-foot-tall rotating claw ride aptly named “Spin Out”. Other favourites will also return, such as Crazy Mouse, Outlaw, Giant Wheel, Polar Express, Wave Swinger, and Mach 3, along with a number of carnival-style games and activities.

Where: Midway, Stampede Park
When: Daily
Cost: Rides are ticketed

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 Alessia Cara at 9pm.

Where: Coca-Cola Stage, Stampede Park
When: Thursday, July 13 at 9 pm
Cost: Free

Nashville North Calgary Stampede

This summer the Calgary Stampede is set to introduce Nashville Nights, “where the dust never settles at The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Entry into Nashville North is free with admission to the Calgary Stampede, July 7 – 16. Today’s feature artist on stage is ‘Jojo Mason’.

Where: Nashville North – inside Stampede grounds
When: Thursday, July 13
Cost: Free with admission to the park

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