Stampede 2020 may be cancelled but the spirit lives on in our hearts, in our communities & in critters of all sizes. Our resident Stampede Sheriff & Goodest Boy around, Lincoln the Australian Shepherd, has sniffed out the best spots for Stampede fun and he put together this handy guide of YAHOO-worthy activities for all to enjoy!
Every good adventure needs a good snack, and I am no stranger to good snacks! Oxbow Restaurant has you covered. For Stampede Week, they will be featuring a special Fried Chicken wrapped in a Waffle! If that doesn’t scream Stampede Food, what does?
It is the perfect snack to pre-order online and grab at their pick-up window as you head out on your evening adventures!
July 3-4, July 7-11
Pick-Up at Oxbow in Kensington between 5-8pm
Kick off your boots and relax Poolside without a worry in the world where the sun will be shining, the drinks refreshing & the food delicious.
Poolside by Hotel Arts
Open from 11am daily for lunch service.
Dust off those ol’ Alberta boots and swing by the King Eddy from July 2-11 for bites, brews & some western swing. The Chili King & the Smokehouse Swingers will be on stage as the House Band plays versions of familiar country classics from 4:30-8pm.
The lights may be a little dimmer Stampede Park this year, but the sky will be full of them! Kick-off Stampede 2020 with a bang with a fireworks display like none other. It promises to be higher, brighter, and more spectacular than ever.
It will also cap off this year’s Stampede on July 12th, your last chance to keep the community spirit alive and send off the 2020 celebration!
Friday, July 3 & Sunday, July 12
Bell’s Stampede Fireworks Spectacular starts at 11pm.
Did someone say T-R-E-A-T? Mini Donuts are a Stampede staple that we all look forward to each year. This year you will be able to enjoy this iconic Stampede treat from the safety of your own car in a drive-thru!
Pre-purchase online to secure your mini donuts! Each purchase includes 2-dozen mini donuts PLUS two FREE gate admissions to Sneak-a-Peak at the 2021 Calgary Stampede!
July 6-7, July 9-11
Noon-9pm at Stampede Park
It would not be the Calgary Stampede without outrageously delicious midway food. So, this is your chance to enjoy a taste of the midway, drive-thru style.
From corn dogs to cotton candy, YYC Food Trucks is bringing you some of our beloved Stampede treats to fulfill your Stampede foodie adventures over the next 10 days! I’ll finish the leftovers…if there are any!
Various locations & times across Calgary including Stampede Park, Spruce Meadows & other locations
The Calgary Stampede’s tradition of serving up FREE pancakes has gone on for almost 100 years so they cannot stop now! This year, it will just be drive-thru style.
The BMO Kids’ Day Pancake Drive-Thru pops up on Stampede Park for a FREE pancake breakfast on Wednesday, July 8th. It might look different this year, but the tradition remains!
Advanced registration is required to secure your spot!
Pancakes, pancakes, pancaked. It would not be the Calgary Stampede without pancakes galore. This FREE pancake breakfast is drive-thru style with advanced registration so be sure to register to secure your spot!
July 4 – CrossIron Mills
July 11 – Southcentre Mall
Celebrating at home this year? The Calgary Stampede has put together some fun tools you can use at home or on the go to keep YOUR Stampede spirit burning strong.
Fashion but make it Stampede
My human likes to buy me new outfits but they never forget to treat themselves as well!
While celebrations will be different this year, Stampede Spirit will never change. Mark this year’s unique Stampede 2020 celebrations with a collectible t-shirt because, before you know it, we will ride again!
You don’t have to be the best tracker (luckily I am) to sniff out some good deals on Stampede wear or apparel to get into the spirit!
Boot Stompin’ good deals on Stampede shirts, hats & accessories!
Sometimes all you need is a classic pair of cowboy boots to lift your spirits. Check out Alberta Boot Company’s authentic, handmade selection of Canada’s favourite boots.