As Stampede 101 heads into its final days, don’t miss your last chance to pop over to Fluor Rope Square at Olympic Plaza for some great entertainment on Saturday, July 13th. 

Our incredible Downtown Attractions Committee has organized a number of fun things for all ages to see and do, right in the heart of our fine city.

DREW GREGORY – 9:00AM

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Start the day off right with a free concert by Drew Gregory.  An Alberta boy, raised in the small farming community of Standard, Drew Gregory has maintained a successful musical career while still working on the family farm. More about Drew here.

LAMMLE’S WORLD CHAMPION HAT STOMP COMPETITION FINALS – 10:05 AM

Watch this year’s 6 finalists show off their hat stomping skills in three categories: Mash Factor, Originality and Style.  The most talented stomper will take home the grand prize of a championship silver buckle!

PARADE OF THE OLD TIME RIGS – 10:20 AM

Watch Old Time rigs that date back as far as the late 1800’s parade through the city to Olympic Plaza.  There are around 15 rigs in the inventory, including: buckboards, coaches, doctors’ buggies, carriages, an old Red River cart, and a surrey with the fringe on top.

CALGARY FIDDLERS – 10:30 AM

The Calgary Fiddlers are an incredibly talented group of young folks that are sure to get your toes tapping!  They perform a variety of music, ranging from traditional folk fiddling, to country, bluegrass, Celtic, and even big band.

HIGH STEPPIN’ DADDY – 11:05 AM

A highlight of the Canadian country music scene, their music includes new and classic country as well as a mix of rock, R&B, and oldies.

FIRST NATIONS PARADE – 11:30 AM

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See members of the five tribes of Treaty 7 from Southern Alberta, in their traditional regalia, as they proudly share their heritage and culture through dance, music and commentary (weather permitting).

The tribes represented include Kainai or Blood (Fort MacLeod), Nakoda or Stoney consist of three bands: Goodstoney, Bearspaw and Chiniki (Morley from west of Calgary and Eden Valley west of Longview),  Peigan (Brocket), Siksika or Blackfoot (east of Calgary), and Tsuu T’ina or Sarcee (southwest of Calgary).

OLDE WEST RAIDERS CLUB – 12:00 PM

The Olde West Raiders Club provides unique western demonstrations and entertainment. The group combines cowboy skills of the day, western history, acting, improvisational elements and authentic period costumes to transport the audience back in time. They use real firearms, both antique and reproduction Cowboy Era guns in our shows and demonstrations using Cinematic Blanks to simulate gunfire. Their shows are intended to be fun while reliving some of the myths and legends from our past.

When the show is over it’s the perfect time to head down to the grounds and take in all that “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” has to offer!