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We’re just as big as the west and as welcoming.

Every year, we host hundreds of events, welcome more than 700,000 guests and show each and every one of them our own special brand of western hospitality.

We're experts at managing world-class events; after all we’ve been hosting folks on Stampede Park for more than 50 years.

From global industrial trade and consumer shows in Calgary’s largest venue, BMO Centre, to intimate family weddings in our rustic log cabin, our wide assortment of award winning facilities means we have the right facility for any event.

World class facilities at your doorstep.

Whether you want to entertain thousands with a wild light show or host a quiet and sophisticated dinner, Stampede Park has the right facility.

Our space is designed for the upmost flexibility, our staff is trained in the highest standards of hospitality and event coordination, and we uphold the highest safety and environmental standards.

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Through Don Taylor, A History Not Forgotten

The history of southern Alberta is in many ways the history of the Calgary Stampede. It’s one of characters and cowboys. It’s one of perseverance and determination. It is a history written by the people, too often forgotten, who pioneered Canada’s west. Don Taylor stands for the values that have defined this history: A pride of place and its people. Perseverance. An entrepreneurial spirit. And a colourful character.

Thanks to the incredible generosity and vision of this true Calgarian, the characters who defined our past will forever be in our future. Don Taylor’s $15 million donation to the Calgary Stampede Foundation will ensure the history of Stampede and southern Alberta be displayed in the new SAM Centre for generations to come. 

The SAM Centre, named for Taylor’s father, will be a western interpretive centre that transforms the traditional museum setting into an interactive educational experience for youth and adults. Through the Stampede archives, permanent and temporary galleries and classrooms, the SAM Centre will tell the stories of the Stampede and Southern Alberta while connecting urban and rural audiences.

Events Calendar

Stampede Park is an integral part of Calgary’s community, culture and history. In addition to the world renowned 10-day Stampede each July, the Calgary Stampede produces and hosts a variety of events and shows year round while offering unique and varied experiences for visitors.

Event DatesEvent Name
Fri May 2 - May 4 2014Stampede Talent Search Auditions
Fri May 30 - Jun 1 20144H on Parade 2014
Thu Jul 3 - Jul 6 2014CS Mini Donkey 2014
Thu Jul 3 - Jul 6 2014CS World Championship Blacksmiths Competition
Fri Jul 4 - Jul 13 2014CS Horse Haven 2014
Sun Jul 6 - Jul 7 2014CS Vintage Tractor Pull 2014
Tue Jul 8 - Jul 10 2014CS Canadian National Miniature Horse Show 2014
Sat Jul 12 2014CS International Youth Livestock Supreme Championship 2014
Thu Apr 24 - Apr 27 2014Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo
Fri May 2 - May 3 2014Beerfest
Sat May 3 - May 4 2014Calgary Woman's Show
Sat May 3 2014Roughnecks Playoff Semi-Final
Sun May 4 2014Canadian DJ Show
Tue May 6 2014Alberta Sustainable Building Symposium
Thu May 8 2014UP Gala 2014
Fri May 9 2014Luke Bryan
Fri May 9 - May 11 2014Spring Festival of Crafts
Sun May 11 2014Stars On Ice
Mon May 12 2014Goodlife Fitness Leadership Summit
Fri May 16 - May 18 20142014 LEGO Kidsfest

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The time when the Amazing Spider-Man came to the Stampede (and happy Comic and Entertainment Expo!)

This weekend is the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in BMO Centre, an exciting weekend where geeks like me can meet their favourite hobbits. Stampede Park will be crawling with aliens, superheroes, time travelers, goddesses, Chewbaccas and other strange and … Continue reading

Food is Culture

Doris Ufoegbune and Kevin Ufoegbune are the hosts and producers of Flavours of Africa, an African cooking show on SHAW TV. The aim of Flavours of Africa is to provide the public with authentic dishes that are delicious, easy and healthy. … Continue reading