The Calgary Stampede is an annual event that welcomes more than 1.2 million visitors a year from around the world. Also known as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, this unique 10 day event blends the very best in Western Canadian culture and contemporary entertainment. Key highlights include the Stampede Rodeo and chuckwagon races, the Midway, and a variety of musical concerts with multiple venues featuring some of the world's most popular performers. To help you navigate the spectacle that is Stampede, we've put together this list of highlights and features to help you explore Canada's tribute to the wild west.
One of the Calgary Stampede's Premiere events, the Tournament Style Rodeo, features the world's toughest competitors. Situated in the Rodeo grounds stadium, with excellent sight lines and sun drenched orientation, there are six main events that happen daily including the ladies barrel racing, bareback, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, and saddle bronc and bull riding. The Rodeo runs daily at 1:15 p.m. Learn more.
Get ready for the "thunder and wonder" of the GMC Rangeland Derby, and the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show. Epic, highly entertaining chuckwagon racing is followed by a stellar stage show featuring music and dance, making for a memorable evening. Shows start at 7:45 p.m. daily during Stampede. Find out more.
Coca Cola Stage
The Coca Cola stage features 10 straight days of free performances from local, national and international performers. With some of the best in country, alt, and country rock, this new and expanded lineup has music fans rocking through the day and night. Learn more.
Nashville North is Calgary's - and indeed Canada's - premiere venue for country music north of the 49th parallel. This legendary hotspot, located on the Calgary Stampede grounds, has hosted acts like Johnny Reid, Eric Church, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and many more. Check it out.
Food, food, and more food!
From "heat to sweet", there's no shortage of mouth-watering food options during Stampede. With hot ice cream donut sandwiches, deep fried pickles, cheesy chicken hearts, a plethora of competition style bbq ribs, and a variety of beverage options, there's something for everyone. Get more.
Don't miss out on Stampede this summer in Calgary. With bull riding, music, rides, and food, it's a seasonal extravaganza that never disappoints. Best part is, it's all happening close to Hull Estates.