The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth definitely lives up to its name! There's no atmosphere like it. The whole city buzzes with Stampede fever! The games and rides at the Midway are so much fun, but the rodeo is the main event of course. Every evening there are free concerts and fireworks too.
What is the Calgary Stampede?
When is the Calgary Stampede?
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The Calgary Stampede is known as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth! It brings the Wild Western city of Calgary alive every year and celebrates the romantic and authentic culture of the Old West. The colours, the sounds, the smells and the energy all make the Stampede an incredible experience. The Calgary Stampede dates change every year, but it is always held around the beginning of July and lasts for 10 days. The next Calgary Stampede will be held between 5th to 14th July 2019.
The biggest draw is the Calgary rodeo, as crowds “Yahoo!” while cowboys and girls take part in steer wrestling and bronco riding. Make sure you book your Calgary Stampede chuckwagon tickets in advance too, as these races are popular. Don’t miss out on the great culinary delights at the show. Head over to the Stampede park and you can indulge in some of the tastiest treats around. Deep-fried cookie dough, fried pickle pizza, poutine burger and red velvet mini doughnuts are a must! Every year you’ll find Stetson-wearing hosts dishing out free pancake breakfasts too. Slathered in maple syrup, they’re a symbol of Canadian Western hospitality. Ready to book your Calgary Stampede Holiday with Canadian Affair? Just give us a call or take a look at our packages online.
Extra sights & attractions to make the most of your time here
The other side to the Stampede. The demonstrations and hands-on experiences offer insight into the Canadian West’s rich agricultural heritage. Interact with the animals on Nutrien Barn Tours, in the Draft Horse Town or in the Horse Haven. Make friends with ducklings in the Country Critters section or learn how the pioneers lived in the Heritage Cabin.
See the Show’s canine stars in action with high-jumping and obstacle running. A Stampede family favourite.
10 days of free performances from local, national and international performers in rock, pop and alt music.
Non-stop parties with Country music stars! This over-18 venue promises the best Country concerts.
First Nations, carnival dancing, Bollywood shows and international markets with jewellery and crafts. This is a riot of colour!
The Bell Adrenaline Ranch is a whole different kind of Calgary rodeo. In the Stampede Corral you’ll find Light It Up!, a show by top Motocross athletes. Watch jaw-dropping motorbike stunts from the edge of your seat as the adrenaline-pumping athletes jump out of theirs. Expect flips, jumps and stunts to bring the house down.