Calgary Stampede: Events for All Types of Travelers

Come together and celebrate Calgary Stampede 2017

The Calgary Stampede is widely known as the greatest outdoor show on earth. Its rich history and focus on community and culture unites fans from across the globe. Bucking broncos, killer country music and delicious deep fried foods make up just a few parts of this one-of-a-kind festival. Find the perfect event for the way you travel by taking our Epic Weekender Quiz and exploring our favorites below.

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Stampede Rodeo

Get your adrenaline pumping as you watch the world's richest tournament-style rodeo. With over $2 million in prize money and 10 days of events, you're sure to leave the rodeo with some epic stories. From barrel racing to bullriding, experience it all.


Turn it up a notch at Brooks & Dunn's first Canadian concert in seven years. Grab your boots and get ready to dance to hits like "Honky Tonk Stomp" and "Boot Scootin' Boogie" at this unforgettable show. Their performance is part of the 2017 Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series, which also includes Usher & the Roots and Alabama.

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Agrium Ag-Tivity in the City

Your kids will never forget this hands-on experience with dairy cows, llamas, hens, mini donkeys and more. Take the family to interact with real-life farmers and learn all about their animals and life on the farm. Check out more details and the schedule here

Stampede Parade

Attend the Stampede parade and start a new family tradition. Each year more than 150 western-themed participants, such as marching bands, floats and horses, march through the streets as a showcase of tradition and Calgary culture. Be sure to explore the new route and get there early for the best spot to enjoy the fun. 

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Western Oasis

Escape the outdoors in this calm, cool oasis. Relax while you're enjoying an abundance of beautiful plants and water features and take in the creativity that surrounds you. Local music, art, food and wine allow you to unwind and enjoy.

Featured Food & Drinks

Eat your way into relaxation mode. Sample Stampede's finest fare like nutella glazed mini donuts, beer battered corn dogs, oreo funnel cakes and more. Then, wash it all down with a fresh squeezed lemonade. Cheers!

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International Pavilion

Celebrate Calgary by experiencing the story of its rich cultural history. See it all play out through music, performances, dance, and food and drinks. Head to the Pavilion to not just learn the history, but take home a piece of the culture.

Indian Village

A major event of the Stampede since 1912, Indian Village gives you a first-hand look at the First Nations traditions and culture. Visit the 26 tipis that represent the five nations of Treaty 7 and view the unique design and artifacts that bring the culture to life.


No matter your travel style, Calgary Stampede has an event for you. Relax and unwind in an art-filled oasis or rock out to your favorite country stars. Cheer on the top cowboy or open your mind to a new culture. Experience it all July 7 - 16, 2017. Click here to plan your ultimate Stampede getaway at one of our Calgary-area hotels today.

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