When & Where The Calgary Stampede Festival usually occurs in the first/second week of July in Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
Stampede Tickets usually go on sale around October but not all events require tickets.
Where to stay Rates skyrocket during the Calgary Festival. But good standards remain for both cheap Hotels & budget accommodation here.
Getting there Fly to Calgary International Airport here or take a train.
Traditional Canadian Cowboy Games
What happens ? A stampede is a mix of traditional cowboy games like the rodeo (staying on a mad horse), chuckwagon races (riding those wagons really fast) and a grandstand games (a mix of international entertainment). There is also lots of music events: traditional western music on the Nashville North stage, the coca cola stage usually gets the best pop acts, the Saddledome stage gets the best rock and country acts.
Chuckwagon races and Rodeos
Having been to the stampede I can say the best fun are the chuckwagon races and rodeos. They are a must. The buzz in Calgary around the Stampede it is amazing and is the best time to visit this beautiful city. Calgaries Stampede where hides are raw & hearts untamed.