You could do this day in 100 different ways. You can see music, agriculture, western events, art, culture, fireworks and so much more at no extra cost once you are on Stampede Park. There are also tons of great Value Deals that you can purchase right now.

Don’t forget that every day on Stampede Park, you can buy standing room tickets to the Rodeo ($14) and to the Evening Show ($17).

This itinerary is based on coming for one of the Stampede Value Days, Suncor Family Day, which means you get free Park admission. Have fun!

6/7 a.m.: Arrive. Free pancake breakfast and admission!
Photo Credit: Shane Kuhn / Calgary Stampede

8–10 a.m.: Variety Show on the Grandstand stage.

11 a.m. – noon: Stroll the Agriculture Zone presented by McDonald’s: Catch Country Critters, Blacksmith Showcase, Draft Horse Town, Horse Haven, Miniature Donkey or one of the many Ag demos!

12:30 p.m.: The Dog Bowl Canine Stars!

1:15 p.m.: Mosey over to historic Weadickville for hot dog (about $5). Check out the Quirk Cabin to learn the history of women in the West. Thirsty? How about a refreshing lemonade on the Midway?! (about $5)

2 p.m.: Take a walk over to Stampede Park’s newest addition, ENMAX Park. Check the new piece of public art, Rainbow Trout at the MacDonald Avenue Pedestrian Entry. Visit Indian Village presented by Penn West in its new location. Tour a few tipis and the Arts and Crafts market.

3:30 p.m.: Catch the second half of the Cowboy Up Challenge in the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Photo Credit: Mike Ridewood

5 p.m.: Head over to the International Pavilion in the Big Four Building. Explore the International Street Market.

5:30 p.m.: The Peking Acrobats in the International Pavilion.

6:30 p.m.: Time to chill out in the Western Oasis. Stroll the Western Art Showcase. Enjoy live music on the Window on the West Stage. Learn the story of Indian Village on Stampede Park by visiting the Southern Alberta Pioneers and Stampede Historical committee’s exhibit. Is it time for a glass of wine? Why yes, yes it is! Sip your choice in the Co-op wine garden and order up a pear and brie panini (about $25).

9 p.m.: Classified on the Coca-Cola Stage!

Coca-Cola Stage

11 p.m.: Fireworks from your chosen vantage point.

Photo Credit: Chris Bolin/ Calgary Stampede

Midnight: Still have energy after it all? Catch Jason Greeley at Nashville North.

Here’s some more information about how to Stampede on a budget.

Friday, July 8, Stampede Parade, 9 a.m. along 6 Ave and 9 Ave in downtown Calgary.

Value Days:

Thursday, July 7, 5 p.m. to Midnight, discounted admission

Sunday, July 10, SUNCOR Family Day. Free admission between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. Free pancake breakfast for the first 20,000 guests.

Tuesday, July 12, Western Heritage day. Free admission all day for seniors 65 years and over. Free coffee and pastries on the Saddledome Steps while supplies last.

Wednesday, July 13, BMO Kids’ Day. Free admission for children under 12 and accompanying adults between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Free breakfast in the Grandstand Courtyard from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Included with your admission:

Indian Village: Experience the traditions and culture of Treaty 7 at the new location in ENMAX Park. Visit a tipi, attend a traditional Pow Wow and explore the Arts and Crafts market.

Shows and Performances: The Dog Bowl, The Peking Acrobats & Bell Adrenaline Ranch.

Music: All shows on the Coca-Cola stage and Nashville North. The 36th Annual Stampede Talent Search.

All agriculture exhibits and western events (including the Heavy Horse Show, Team Cattle Penning, World Stock Dog and more!).

And much more!