Calgary Stampede: Celebrating 105 Years of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth
Calgary Stampede: Celebrating 105 Years of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

Y’all, it’s finally here! The most anticipated event of cowboys and cowgirls everywhere… The Calgary Stampede! All across Alberta {a beyond} people are dusting off their hats, buffing their boots, pulling out their plaid and making sure their Wranglers still fit! The feeling of excitement is in the air as we gear up for the 105th year of Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!

While you’re out an about enjoying Stampede events you might find yourself having perfectly golden pancakes cooked on one of our griddles for breakfast or a sizzling juicy burger from one of our BBQ’s for lunch. Perhaps you’ll sit at one of our picnic tables to rest your aching feet or grab an ice cold beverage from one of our galvanized steel troughs. And chances are it’s our cocktail table you’ll put your drink on while you dance the night away in one of our party tents. Special Event Rentals is everywhere during Stampede and we’re grateful to be included in your festivities this time of year!

➸ Be sure and tweet us a photo if you spot any of our rentals kicking around at the Stampede!Calgary Stampede: Celebrating 105 Years of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

Get the most out of this boot stompin’ event with our list of Must Do’s:


The Calgary Stampede Parade kicks off the rodeo on July 7th and begins at 7:30am in downtown Calgary

Pancake Breakfasts 

One of the great things about Stampede is that there are many free pancake breakfasts happening all around the city! Download the free Calgary Stampede app or the Free Stampede Pancake Breakfast app to view a list and map of all the pancake breakfasts happening in the city!


The best athletes in rodeo gather to compete in ladies barrel racing, bare back bronc, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, tie down roping, bull riding, novice bareback, novice saddle bronc, and junior steer riding. This exciting event happens everyday at 1:15pm in the Grandstand Infield.

GMC Rangeland Derby

The GMC Rangeland Derby is a chuck wagon race that you don’t want to miss! Catch this fantastic event nightly at 7:45pm in the Grandstand Arena.

Midway Food & Games

Put your summer diet on hold during the Stampede and indulge on all the food the Midway has to offer! From crocodile sliders to red velvet mini donuts, and everything in between the Calgaery Stampede offers something for every palate. Once you’ve filled your boots with food take part in a variety of midway games or get ready to scream on the extreme rides such as skyscraper and slingshot!

TransAlta Grandstand Show

Says the Stampede of this fantastic production “Together – A Show 150 Years in the Making celebrates Canada’s milestone birthday with spectacular surprises, grand imagery and the kind of breathtaking performances only possible at the TransAlta Grandstand Show.” Can you say exciting?! We’re getting our tickets right now!

Coca Cola Stage 

When you buy admission to Stampede Park you can take in a variety of musical acts on the Coca Cola Stage. Be sure to visit the Coca Cola Stage schedule to see when you favourite band is performing.

Nashville North

Take in the best of country music at Nashville North, located inside the Stampede grounds. Nashville North is a bar and therefore you must be 18 years or older to gain admission. Talk about a good ol’ boot stompin’ party!

Animals & Agriculture 

Stop by to learn about agriculture and to watch, horse competitions and to admire the majestic heavy horse show or miniature donkey showcase. Calgary Stampede: Celebrating 105 Years of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

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