5 things to do at the Calgary Stampede today: Monday, July 12

Jul 12 2021, 5:30 pm

COVID-19 still presents a risk to public health. While restrictions have been lifted across Alberta, it is recommended to continue practicing health and safety measures, including frequent hand-washing, wearing a mask on public transit and in healthcare settings, and staying home if you are sick.

Are you ready to celebrate the one and only Monday of the Calgary Stampede?

Local Albertan Brett Kissel will be performing at Nashville North this evening, and you can also catch the Stampede Showband, the Dog Bowl, Elbow River Camp vendors, and more throughout the day.

Check out these events and so much more on the Stampede grounds this Monday, July 12.

Brett Kissel at Nashville North

Whether it’s your first time or your tenth time at the Calgary Stampede and Nashville North, one thing is certain, there’s nothing like some two-stepping to get you in the ‘Pede mood. Local Albertan Brett Kissel will bring the country spirit to the Stampede’s iconic live music venue on Monday evening and get everyone partying on the first day of the new week.

When: Monday, July 12
Time: 9 pm
Where: Nashville North tent, Stampede Park
Cost: Free with admission to Stampede Park

The Dog Bowl

Who doesn’t want to see some cute doggos? The Dog Bowl boasts an elite troupe of Canine Athletes, who will demonstrate their skills in dock-diving, freestyle dancing, agility poles, frisbee, and more. The show is fast-paced, action-packed, and sure to delight dog lovers of all ages.

When: Monday, July 12
Time: 1:30, 4:30, and 7:30 pm
Where: Stampede Park, near the Olympic Way entrance and the Scotiabank Saddledome
Cost: Free with admission to Stampede Park

Elbow River Camp vendors

Celebrate and learn about Indigenous culture while visiting a variety of vendors, makers, and artisans in Elbow River Camp. If you’re in search of a traditional treat, make sure you hit up the Bannock Booth.

When: Monday, July 12
On the east side of Stampede Park
Cost: Free with admission to Stampede Park

Stampede Showband

Listen to the tunes of the iconic Stampede Showband, six-time world champions and made up of 140 dedicated community youth. With over 100 appearances during the 10-day festival, there are many great opportunities to experience this versatile ensemble’s innovative performances and unique visual entertainment.

When: Monday, July 12 
3:15 and 8:30 pm
The Scotiabank Saddledome steps
Cost: Free with admission to Stampede Park

The rodeo

The Stampede just wouldn’t be the Stampede if it weren’t for the rodeo events! Calgary has a long and proud history of cowboy culture, and you can’t get any more cowboy than taking part in a rodeo – or, at the least, watching from a safe distance. This heart-pounding, world-class show never ceases to entertain as cowboys and cowgirls compete for prize money. A few events you can expect to see are Barrel Racing, Tie-Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Bull Riding, and more.

When: Monday, July 12
Time: 1:30 pm
Where: Stampede Grandstand
Cost: Tickets from $28 and up

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