It is here! The most anticipated event of cowboys and cowgirls everywhere… the 2019 edition of the Calgary Stampede! Excitement is in the air as we celebrate the 107th year of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth! All across Calgary and beyond, people are dusting off their hats, buffing their boots, pulling out their plaid and making sure their Wranglers still fit as they prepare for this world renowned Alberta event. The Calgary Stampede runs July 5 – 14, 2019.
While you’re out and about delighting in various Stampede events you might find yourself enjoying perfectly golden pancakes cooked on one of our griddles or a juicy burger grilled on one of our barbecues. Perhaps you’ll sit at one of our picnic tables to rest your aching feet after a serious two-stepping session or maybe you will 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 the Calgary Stampede and we are beyond grateful to be included in so many of the festivities!
Our List of Must Do’s at The Calgary Stampede
A classic Calgary Stampede event, the Parade kicks off the rodeo on July 5th beginning at 9am in downtown Calgary
One of the great things about Stampede is the 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 Calgary.
The best rodeo athletes 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, world renowned event happens everyday at 1:30pm in the Grandstand Infield.
The GMC Rangeland Derby is a chuck wagon race that you won’t want to miss! Catch this fantastic event every night at 7:45pm in the Grandstand Arena.
Put your summer diet on hold during the Calgary Stampede and indulge on all the food the Midway has to offer! From avocado coconut ice cream to pickle pizza, and everything in between the 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 many rides such as the Crazy Mouse and Polar Express.
Trailblazer, the 2019 Bell Grandstand Show is a must-see production featuring The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede and ending with world-famous fireworks. The Grandstand Show is always a highlight of the Stampede. We’re getting our tickets right now!
Included in admission to Stampede Park the Coca Cola Stage features a variety of musical acts all festival long. Be sure to visit the Coca Cola Stage schedule to see when you favourite band is performing.
Take in the best of country music at Nashville North, located inside the Stampede grounds. Nashville North is a bar so you must be 18 years or older to gain admission. Talk about a good ol’ boot stompin’ party! This years lineup features performances from Tebey, Granger Smith, Jess Moskaluke and so many more!
Stop by to learn about agriculture, watch horse competitions and to admire the majestic heavy horse show or miniature donkey showcase.
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