Billed as the ‘greatest show on earth,’ The Calgary Stampede is a meeting point for families, friends, and strangers from across the globe. From breakfasts that start early before the day’s first event has begun to free concerts late into the night to competitions and drink specials, there are always new things to try at the Stampede.
Whether you are a first-timer or an old hat at the Stampede, here are 4 of the most awesome things to do at this 10-day event in Calgary.
If you are looking for an experience that will get you up close and personal with some of the best dogs in the world, plan to watch a dog show at BMO Centre. Dog shows are one of the most fun parts of any Stampede.
And if you want something even more exciting, head to Nutrien Western Events Centre for World Stock Dog Championships. You will see some of the most talented dogs in action as they compete against each other in various challenges.
Every year, this show features the best in Canadian country music talent, and it’s a truly unforgettable experience for any country music lover. It draws an impressive crowd that fills every seat in the stadium, so ensure you get there early if you want to get a good view of all the action.
If you love country music or just want to see what all the fuss is about when it comes to Canadian talent, then this show is definitely one not to miss this year. And don’t forget to check out the drone show at this year’s event.
If you want a lively, country-themed place to enjoy some beer and music, look no further than Nashville North. This party spot has been going strong for over 30 years, and that’s because of its great atmosphere and commitment to bringing in some of the best entertainers around. You will find solo artists performing live on stage and popular country bands playing their hearts out. Plus, there is plenty of dancing space, so you can really get into it.
Nashville North is adults-only and offers beer gardens for those who want to kick back with a cold one while listening to classic tunes.
Undoubtedly, the Calgary Stampede is a great place to get your fill of food. By that, we mean all kinds of food. From deep-fried Oreo mini donuts and foot-long fries to weird foods such as mealworm hot dogs, there is something for everyone at the Stampede.
You can find numerous vendors selling food throughout the grounds. And if you are worried about getting too full from all the great food you will be eating, don’t worry. Plenty of places with chairs and benches allow you to sit and rest while enjoying more delicious treats.
If you will be in Calgary this summer, check out the Calgary Stampede. It’s an incredible experience that you won’t forget soon.
From parades to rodeos to concerts, there is something for everyone at this world-class event. And when it comes to the food and drink, you can get everything from burgers and fries to prime rib to poutine and everything in between.
So take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and book your tickets now. Also, if you have been planning to grab some new wheels, swing by Stampede Auto and check out a wide selection of used vehicles available, from SUVs to trucks and vans. Best price guaranteed!
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