The Calgary Stampede Parade – this is where it all begins

The Stampede Parade is an iconic part of Calgary’s cultural identity. Since 1912, the Stampede Parade has served as the official kickoff of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Each year, the Stampede Parade entertains our community with a showcase of colourful floats, majestic horses and the high-energy marching bands.

It's not just a parade marching down a street; it is a march through tradition, history and Calgary’s culture.

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Watch the Parade

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Seating U

Bundle your assigned bleacher seats with Rodeo or Evening Show tickets!

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Calgary West Rotary Club

Enjoy a hot breakfast before the parade, thanks to the Calgary Rotary West and Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial

Stampede Parade Marshal

From Walt Disney to Bing Crosby, Christopher Reeve to William Shatner, take a look back at the history of Parade Marshals of the Calgary Stampede Parade.

2021 Parade Marshal - Katari Right Hand

The talented young woman from the Siksika First Nation is featured on the 2021 Stampede poster in an image that showcases determination and perseverance through turbulent times. Right Hand’s Blackfoot name is Nààpiwa otó piim Akikowan which means Rainbow Girl.

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Stampede Media

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