5 Stampede things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, July 14

Jul 14 2016, 12:57 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.

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 14 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 a new 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, Mach 3, and Spin Out, along with a number of carnival-style games and activities.

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

Canadian National Miniature Horse Show

Not just one of the cutest attractions on the park but the most dynamic are the miniature horses. No more than 34 inches tall these horses compete in everything from obstacle courses, mini barrel racing and the ever popular costume class.

Where: Agrium Western Event Centre
When: July 12 t0 July 14
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 Mother Mother at 9pm.

Where: Coca-Cola Stage, Stampede Park
When: Thursday, July 14 at 9 pm
Cost: Free

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