5 Stampede things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, July 12

Jul 13 2017, 12:08 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.

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 The Strumbellas.

Where: Coca-Cola Stage, Stampede Park
When: Wednesday, July 12 at 8 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 ‘Cold Creek County’.

Where: Nashville North – inside Stampede grounds
When: Wednesday, July 12
Cost: Free with admission to the park

105 free pancake breakfasts to devour during Stampede

Plan ahead, there’s less than a week of free pancakes to devour! There’s no better way to start the day than with pancakes, sausages, and sugary maple syrup – all for free – which leaves us with more cash to spend on the new crazy midway foods, which is always a bonus.

Where: All over town
When: July 7 to 16
Cost: FREE

Stampede Shaker

This year’s party at Fort Calgary is the Stampede Shaker. Taking place on Wednesday, July 12, gates open at 3pm. Enjoy performances by Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Sloan, Trooper, and Steven Page.

When: Wednesday, July 12
Where: Fort Calgary – 750 – 9th Avenue SE
Cost: $29 – $149

ADDED BONUS: You can get into the Stampede after work for only $5 today!

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