Calgary Stampede: Parade

Stampede dates: July 4-14, 2019

Western Riders in the Stampede Parade

The parade opens up the Stampede, and is always the first Friday morning of the Stampede. The parade is always a highlight of the Stampede, even for people who've lived in Calgary all their lives. About the only people who skip it are those hung-over from the night before's festivities.

The parade is televised locally and across Canada (9:30 - 11:30 am). It attracts about 250,000 people, plus another million on TV).

The parade begins west on 9th Avenue at MacLeod Trail, and continues to 10th Street SW, and then east again along 6th Avenue to MacLeod Trail. This is the REVERSE of the trandtional parade route. The parade begins at 9 am, and runs till about noon (depending on where on the route you are).

Parade watching tips

Here are some tips from experienced parade watchers:

Insider's Tips

If you have Kids:

If you are a grown up:

Marching Band in Stampede Parade
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