Off-Park Stampede Activities

couple watching the Stampede Parade from a balcony on Stephen Ave
couple watching the Stampede Parade from a balcony on Stephen Ave
Calgary Stampede

Off-Park Stampede Activities

Events, activities, and things to do outside the Stampede Grounds

For the first two weeks of July, the Calgary Stampede takes over the entire city. Of course, you are going to spend plenty of time at the Calgary Stampede itself. But don’t miss out on all the amazing events and specials happening throughout Calgary during Stampede. 

*The dates in this article reflect 2023 events. Check back for updates when 2024 events are officially announced!

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Stampede Parade 

The Stampede Parade has served as the kickoff to The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth since 1912. The procession of colourful floats, majestic horses, and high-energy marching bands winds through 18 blocks of downtown Calgary. The 2023 parade marshal is Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen, who is set to be the first Canadian to venture to the moon. 

When: July 7, 9 am-1pm 

Where: Starting at 9th Ave. and 3rd St. S.E. 

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Free Off-Park Pancake Breakfasts 

First Flip Pancake Breakfast 

When: July 6, 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. 

Where: Stephen Ave. (outside the Calgary Telus Convention Centre

Flour Rope Square Pancake Breakfast 

When: July 8 & 10-15, various times 

Where: Olympic Plaza 

CF Stampede Breakfast 

When: July 8, 7-11 a.m. 

Where: Chinook Centre Parking Lot 

OMO 6th Annual Green Tea Stampede Breakfast 

When: July 8, 8:30-11 a.m.  

Where: OMO Japanese Teppan and Kitchen 

Triwood Stampede Breakfast 

When: July 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: Triwood Community Association  

Acadia Community Association Stampede Breakfast 

When: July 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: Acadia Recreation Complex 

CrossIron Mills Stampede Breakfast  

When: July 10, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: CrossIron Mills, Entry 1 Parking Lot 

Elle Grace Marketplace Stampede Breakfast  

When: July 11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: Ella Grace Marketplace 

Stampede Brunch on 17 Ave 

When: July 12, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Where: Tomkins Park  

The Pink Breakfast 

When: July 12, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: Southcentre Mall Parking Lot 


For more syrupy goodness, check out a complete listing of pancake breakfasts

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Indigenous Horse Rider in the Stampede Parade

The Calgary Stampede Parade is July 7. The route starts at 9 Ave & 3 St and ends at the Stampede Grounds (Photo Credit: Calgary Stampede)

Couple enjoying free pancake breakfast in Fluor Rope Square

Enjoy free pancake breakfasts all throughout the city during Stampede (Photo Credit: Travel Alberta/Colin Way)


Off-Park Stampede Tents & Concerts 

The Whiskey Rose Tent 

Who’s Performing: Hayloft, Reuben and the Dark, Talib Kweli, The Frontiers, Ben Chase, Greg Rider & Nolan Compton 

When: July 6-15 

Where: 1012 17 Ave. S.W

National Saloon Tent 

Who’s Performing: Pink Sweat$, Cole Bradley, Connor Price, Lil Tecca, Ashanti, Disco Lines, Arizona Zervas 

When: July 6-15 

Where: 330 11 Ave. S.W. 

The Outlier 

Who’s Performing: Taylor-Rae, Shantaia, ZENON, Alex Hughes, Boots and The Hoots, Rifle County Players 

When: July 7 – 17  

Where: 300, 334-53 Ave. S.E. 

Wildhorse Saloon Tent 

Who’s Performing: Rural Alberta Advantage, Marianas Trench, Tokyo Police Club, Dean Brody, The Sheepdogs, Chad Brownlee, Oxford Stomp 

When: July 6 – 14 

Where: 500 6 Ave. S.W. 

Back Alley Summer Events Tent 

Who’s Performing: Illenium, Our Lady Peace, NAV, Headstones, Sean Paul, Brokentoyz, Bush, Farruko, Yung Gravy & bbno$, Tom Cochrane, Ludacris 

When: July 6 – 16 

Where: 4630 Macleod Trail  

Cowboys Music Festival 

Who’s Performing: Dustin Lynch, Josh Ross, Diplo & The Kid Laroi, Metro Boomin & Wiz Khalifa, Sam Hunt, Jack Harlow, Nelly Furtado, TLC & Shaggy, Steve Aoki & Ice Cube + 24kGOLDN 

When: July 6-16 

Where: 519 12 Ave. S.E. 

The Pioneer 

Who’s Performing: JJ Shiplett, Coyote Kickback, Shaela Miller, Altameda,  

When: July 7 - 15 

Where: 117 8 Ave. S.W. 

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Stampede-Themed Drag Shows 

Maven’s Stampede Drag Brunch 

Who’s Performing: Angelina Starchild and her team of drag queens 

When: July 9, 4-7 p.m. 

Where: Maven 

Boots & Buckles Stampede Drag Show 

Who’s Performing: Angelina Starchild as the host with King Neptune, Lavacake, Cordella Shyne, Francheska Dynamites, Yalla Ratchet Shyne, and Lola Chokecherry 

When: July 7, 6-10 p.m.  

Where: Kensington Legion Branch 264 

Whiskey Rose Presents: 2nd Annual Drag Brunch 

Who’s Performing: Hosted by Emperor Dion Boink Sanoir 

When: July 8, 12-6 p.m. 

Where: Whiskey Rose Saloon 

Drag Brunch at The Outlier 

Who’s Performing: Jaidynn Diore Fierce of RuPaul's Drag Race 

When: July 10 

Where: The Prairie Emporium 

Cowboys Music Festival: Drag Me to Brunch 

Who’s Performing: Hosted by Michelle Visage & Carson Kressley with Gigi Goode, Symone, Alyssa Edwards, Tayce, and Detox 

When: July 15, 12-5 p.m. 

Where: Cowboys Tent 

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couple shopping for cowboy hats at Lammles

Find the best Western wear to gear up for Stampede at any Lammles throughout the city (Photo Credit: Travel Alberta/Youn Park)

couple watching the stampede frieworks show from afar

Some of the best viewing points to watch the nightly Fireworks show are off-grounds (Photo Credit: Travel Alberta/Youn Park)


Stampede-Themed Events & Specials


Exhibition Opening: The Art & Story of Stampede Saddles 

When: July 6, 5-9 p.m. (free admission) 

Where: Contemporary Calgary 

Honky Tonk Market 

When: July 7 – 8, 3-8 p.m. 

Where: National Saloon Tent  

Emo Night Calgary Stampede Edition 

When: July 7, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Dickens Pub 

Stampede on 17th Outdoor Movie Screening 

When: July 14-16, 3-5 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. 

Where: Tomkins Park 

Boots, Buckles & Beats 

When: July 14, 9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Twisted Element 



Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Rentals  

Offer: Save 10% on rentals of a 2023 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Valid for pick-ups between July 6 and 16, 2023. 

To Redeem: Call Marion at 403-250-3141 


Canada Rail Vacations 

Offer: 2 nights From $949 CAD per person, as an add-on to any Canada Rail Vacations, Canadian Rockies trip in mid-July. 

To Redeem: Visit Canada Rail Vacations 

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