The Calgary Stampede is one of the largest exhibition rodeo events in the world. The rodeo is held annually in July and bring fans and athletes from around the world to Calgary. The Calgary Stampede is a ten day event which is self-billed as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Calgary has held rodeo an exhibition events dating back to the late 1800’s, and the Stampede can trace its origins back to 1912, making it one of the oldest rodeo events that is currently running. The Calgary Stampede is much more than simply a rodeo, the event includes a parade, rodeo, derby, exhibition, and market. The Calgary Stampede parade kicks off the festivities, and includes marching bands, mounties, over 150 floats, and is typically attended by more than 300,000 people.
The rodeo includes athletes competing in six disciplines including bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie down roping, saddle bronc, and bareback. Typically the crowds at the Calgary Stampede range in the 20,000’s, making them some of the most packed events on the rodeo circuit. The Calgary Stampede also includes what is known as the Rangeland Derby, which showcases over 35 teams competing in a chuckwagon race for a prize of over $1.1 Million. The Rangeland Derby is one of the biggest events at the Calgary Stampede and is a can’t miss event. Calgary Stampede tickets are some of the most in demand tickets of any event in Alberta, and tickets to see the bull riding are usually in high demand.
The Calgary Stampede Rodeo at Stampede Park Address: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1, Canada
The Calgary Stampede Rodeo takes place at Stampede Park which is located southeast of downtown Calgary. There are a number of permanent structures in the complex, including the Stampede Grandstand, where a number of the rodeo events take place. The Stampede Grandstand can seat over 17,000 fans, with room for an additional 8,000 standing room guests. The grandstand is the home of the famous chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede, as well as other of the events entertainment options. Other permanent structures at Stampede Park include the Saddledome, and CMO Centre.
The Calgary Stampede Rodeo Event Guide
Where can I find a 2016 Calgary Stampede Rodeo Schedule?
The 2016 Calgary Stampede Rodeo Schedule includes events such as Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down roping and more. TicketCity has a full list of the 2016 Calgary Stampede Rodeo schedule, including 2016 Calgary Stampede Tickets for all of the events and activities.
What is the best way to get to the 2016 Calgary Stampede?
The Calgary Stampede takes place at Stampede Park, which is located near downtown Calgary. One great way to get to Stampede Park is the Light Rail Transit, which offers two stops near Stampede Park. Calgary also has busses, and parking options near the area.
What is the Rangeland Derby?
The Rangeland Derby is one of the biggest events at the Calgary Stampede and includes over 30 teams competing in a chuckwagon race. The race takes place at the Stampede Grandstand and is the can’t miss event at the rodeo every year.
Where can I find 2016 Calgary Stampede tickets?
2016 Calgary Stampede tickets are available right here on TicketCity, including tickets for events on each of the stampedes 10 days. Typically, the last two days of the Calgary Stampede include extensive late night shows, and tickets for those events are often in high demand.