The Stampede is proud to host more than 1.2 million visitors from all over the world to join in the festivities at The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Throughout these 10 days, we blend our Western Canadian heritage with dynamic contemporary entertainment.
Calgary Stampede July 7 - 16, 2017
The World’s Richest Tournament Style Rodeo, featuring the world’s toughest competitors. There are six main events that happen daily including: ladies barrel racing, bareback, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc and bull riding.
Brace yourself for the thunder and wonder of the GMC Rangeland Derby, and the TransAlta Grandstand Show. The best of chuckwagon racing is followed by an epic stage show, making for a memorable evening.
The Calgary Stampede offers several high-energy entertainment shows that run daily, and are free with your Park admission.
Each year, country legends, rock royalty and rising stars grace the stages of the Calgary Stampede. Check out this year’s headliners.
The experience is unrivaled for variety and excitement. Plan your day to the minute or dive in spontaneously.
Western Events & Agriculture
Be engaged and enlightened through a combination of demonstrations, hands-on experiences and interactions with animals, agriculture and western events.
Where to Stay
Stampede Park is conveniently located on the southeast end of downtown Calgary and within walking distance from a number of hotels. Stampede Park is also connected to Calgary’s C-train transit system, making it easy to access thousands of additional hotel rooms across the city.
From the ritzy to the artsy to the thrifty, Calgary has a hotel room to suit every traveler's taste. Book your hotel room now.
Things you should know
Dress the Part
During the Stampede, Calgary gets an extreme denim makeover. Business suits take a back seat to blue jeans, belt buckles get huge, and neckties go on summer holiday. Even royalty embrace cowboy hats, boots and jeans.
Casual and relaxed are the order of the day. If you wish to go full cowboy, Stampede Park has a large selection of western clothing in official Calgary Stampede Stores. Home décor items, giftware, and souvenirs are also available. SEE DETAILS
Travellers' cheques and credit cards are accepted at most commercial establishments, banks and currency exchange offices. During the 10 days of Stampede, the Park will host more than a dozen automated tellar machines (ATMs), which accept one or more of the following networks: Interact, Cirrus or Plus. Banks and most retail areas also offer ATMs. US Dollars are generally accepted on Park with the approriate exchange rate applied. For foreign exchange rates please visit the BMO website.
July weather in Calgary is generally pleasant. Average daily highs hover around the 23C (76F) during the day. Weather can be quite unpredictable, however, and it’s not uncommon for afternoon storms, showers, even hail (yes hail!) to occur. We recommend you bring sunscreen, a hat and light jacket for the unexpected.
Parking is limited during Stampede so we encourage you to take public transit. A limited number of reserved spaces are available see here for more info or call 403.261.0153.
Calgary’s buses and CTrain are quick and convenient ways to see the city. The CTrain is free in the downtown core and operates 24 hours during the 10 days of Stampede. You can get to Stampede Park from two CTrain stations - Erlton and Victoria Park Station. Calgary Transit is also offering discounted day passes during Stampede, which can be pre-purchased at participating vendors and purchased during Stampede at ticket vending machines. Plan your route, find schedules and maps, and much more here.
Bicycling & Walking
Calgary has a beautiful network of walking and bike paths, extending along the Bow and Elbow rivers and throughout our many parks. Find pathway maps here.
Taxi services are available 24 hours:
Associated Cabs Ltd. 403.299.1111
Checker Yellow Cabs Ltd. 403.299.9999
Delta Cab Ltd. 403.278.9999
Mayfair Taxi Ltd. 403.255.6555
Future Stampede Dates
July 7-16, 2017
July 6-15, 2018
July 5-14, 2019