Calgary Stampede: Cenovus Energy Family Day

Stampede Parade
8 a.m.
On Stampede Park

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. We are excited to share that this year’s Parade will travel through Stampede Park prior to the Park opening to the public on the morning of Friday, July 9. Just one of many 2021 experiences that we’re adjusting with safety front of mind, the parade will still feature many of the things you know and love, including floats, marching bands, and many mounted riders without in-person spectators.

Cenovus Energy Family Day – open at 10 a.m.
Kick off your summer family memories during Cenovus Energy Family Day!

Free admission is available throughout the day.

Elbow River Camp

Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture while visiting many different vendors, artisans and tipi owners in Elbow River Camp. If you’re looking for a tasty treat, don’t forget to check out the Bannock Booth!

11 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Interpretive Program, Vendors open, Bannock Booth
12 – 1:30 p.m. – Demonstration Powwow
12 – 5 p.m. – Tipi Displays
4 – 5 p.m. – Elbow River Camp Opening Ceremonies
6 – 7:30 p.m. – Sharing Our Culture

Dog Bowl
10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Located in front of the Saddledome

The Canine Athletes are an elite troupe of highly-trained pupper athletes who are paws-down the most lovable performers around. From agility poles and dock-diving, to frisbee and freestyle dancing, this action-packed show is sure to impress the whole family.

Agriculture and Western Events
Nutrien Western Event Centre, Country Trail and Agriculture Barns

If you’re looking for amazing animal experiences, the Calgary Stampede’s Agriculture Zone is for you. Free with admission to Stampede Park, get your fill of exciting shows, educational demonstrations and furry friends all 10 days of the 2021 Calgary Stampede.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Heavy Horse Show
4 – 4:30 p.m. – Show Riders
5 – 8 p.m. – Heavy Horse Show

Calgary Stampede Showband
10 a.m., 3:15 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Saddledome Steps

How do you know you’re on Stampede Park? You can hear the Stampede Showband, of course! Listen the the incredible musical pairings from the global award winning Showband on the Saddledome steps.

Freestyle Motocross (FMX)
12 p.m., 3 p.m. & 6 p.m.
South of the Big Four

Looking for your next adrenaline fix? You won’t want to miss the Freestyle Motocross racers as they combine daring and dangerous tricks that will leave you wanting more!

Rodeo – 1:30 p.m.
Stampede Grandstand

The Stampede Rodeo features the world’s best competitors and animals. Every afternoon at 1:30 p.m., cowboys and cowgirls face off in a furious display of skill and grit, with every win building towards Showdown Sunday, at the World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo.

Evening Show featuring Terri Clark – 7:45 p.m.
Stampede Grandstand

It will be an Evening Show like you’ve never seen before. A new doubleheader for Stampede 2021 only: Broncs After Dark and the Bell Grandstand Show. Cheer on talented athletes and teams as they compete in some of the greatest high-energy western competitions Stampede has to offer. As the sun sets, feel the beat of the music and take in the adrenaline-filled performances that lead to a spectacular fireworks finale in the night sky.

Current Chase the Ace Jackpot – $42,430

Draw #1 will be Friday, July 9, 2021. Get your tickets now!

For more information on Chase the Ace and all Stampede lotteries, visit us here.

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