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#ExploreDowntownYYC Calgary Stampede itinerary

From July 5-14, downtown will transform into the Wild West and buzz with events and entertainment for the whole family! It’s time to dust-off those cowboy boots and head downtown for the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth: the Calgary Stampede!

Explore downtown with these Calgary Stampede itineraries.

Photo by Colin Way

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Community Stampede breakfasts


Saddle up and enjoy one of the oldest Stampede traditions: the Stampede breakfasts! You can find one every day of this year's event in the downtown core. Have a flipping good time and sample pancakes, sausages, entertainment, vendors, and more. 

First Flip
Date: July 4
Time: 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Stephen Avenue

Fourth Street Pancake Showdown
Date: July 4
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Location: 4th Street.

Mustard Seed Stampede Round-Up
Date: July 5
Time:  11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: 102 11 Ave. S.E.

Flour Rope Square: Chuckwagon Breakfast
Date: July 6 and July 8-13
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 
Location: Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave. S.E.

District at Beltline Free International Stampede Breakfast
Date: July 6
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Location Food Hall (227 11th Ave. S.W.) 

Tim Hortons Family Day
Date: July 7
Time: 8 - 10 a.m.
Location: GMC Stadium (2200 Stampede Trail S.E.)

BMO Kids Day
Date: July 10
Time: 8 - 10 a.m.
Location: GMC Stadium (2200 Stampede Trail S.E.)

Contemporary Calgary Stampede Breakfast
Date: July 11
Time: 9 a.m. – noon
Contemporary Calgary Front Plaza (#701 11 St. S.W.) 

Family-friendly activities


There is so much to do downtown during the Calgary Stampede that doesn't take place on the grounds. Check out some of the other amazing family-friendly events happening in the core:

First Free Thursday
Date: July 4
Time: 5 - 9 p.m.
Location: Contemporary Calgary (#701 11 St. S.W.)

Calgary Stampede Parade
Date:  July 5
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Begins down 9th Ave. and back up 6th Ave.

Calgary Indigenous Art Walk
Dates: July 5 & 8
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Alexandra Centre (936 9 Ave. S.E) 

Ultimate Summer Challenge Event
Date: July 6
Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Central Library (800 3 St. S.E.)

Birding on St. Patrick’s Island
Date: July 12
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: 656 Confluence Way S.E.

Summer Olympics Trivia Night
Date: July 12
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Confluence (750 9th Ave. S.E.)

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Competition
Date: July 13
Time: noon - 2 p.m.
Location: The Confluence (750 9th Ave. S.E.)

Stampede Spirit Community Breakfast   
Date: July 14
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Century Gardens (826 8 St. S.W.) 

Music and festivals


The Stampede brings some of today's best names in music together for a boot-stomping great time! Browse the list below to make sure you don't miss a beat:

Badlands Music Festival
Dates: July 4-14
Location: Badlands Tent (840 9 Ave. S.W.)

Cowboys Music Festival
Dates: July 4-14
Location: Cowboys Dance Hall (421 12 Ave. S.E.)

Mexifest
Dates: July 4-7
Location: Lot 6 (corner of 4th Ave. & 9th St.)

The Roundup Music Festival
Dates: July 10
Location: Prince’s Island Park (698 Eau Claire Ave. S.W.)

Calgary Multicultural Music Festival
Dates: July 12-14
Location: Lot 6 (corner of 4th Ave. & 9th St.)

Oxford Stomp
Date: July 12
Location: Prince’s Island Park (698 Eau Claire Ave. S.W.)

2024 Bubble Tea Festival
Dates: July 13
Time: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Haultain Park (225 13th Ave. S.W.) 

Markets


Support local this Stampede and check out the amazing vendors selling their wares downtown. From jewelry to clothes to food stuffs, there is something for everyone!

Honky Tonk Market
Dates: July 6-7
Time: noon - 6 p.m.
Location: Pixel Park (314 12 Ave. S.E)

The Mom Market Calgary
Dates: July 7
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: River Walk West Plaza East Village

Inglewood Pollinator Park Market
Dates: July 9
Time: 4 - 8 p.m.
Location: 9th St. & 9th Ave. S.E.

The Kensington Night Market
Dates: July 11
Time: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: 1209 Kensington Rd. N.W.

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