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Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede Rodeo © JamesTeterenko
Calgary Stampede Rodeo © JamesTeterenko

For 10 exciting days each July, the Wild West is celebrated in Calgary when the city comes alive with a celebration of true western hospitality and rousing fun. The Calgary Stampede centres around a myriad of rodeo events that see top professional cowboys compete in bull riding, roping, bareback riding and steer wrestling. Meanwhile, the gathered crowds join in the festivities with pancake breakfasts, square dancing and cheering on a two-hour parade, along with ground-shaking chuckwagon races and a spectacular Grandstand Show extravaganza. The celebration is complemented by other attractions such as an authentic Indian village, recreated frontier town, gambling hall and dazzling fireworks display.

Date: 3 - 12 July 2020

Website: calgarystampede.com