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The Calgary Stampede is Back for 2021

  • June 01, 2021

Image by: Blake Guidry


Last year, the annual Calgary Stampede was cancelled for the first time in over 100 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the decision to shutter major events certainly helped prevent the spread of COVID-19, now, with vaccination campaigns underway worldwide, the Stampede is pleased to announce that they are back for 2021. 


While this year’s event might look a little bit different, organizers of the Calgary Stampede are delighted to announce that it will be in-person from July 9th until July 18th. 


Minor changes include physical distancing, mandatory masks in indoor venues, hand sanitizing stations in all buildings, and the cancellation of Chuckwagon racing.


That said, there is still plenty to look forward to like the all new Evening Show experience. Created especially for 2021, this new event will feature a massive fireworks display, a live concert from Canadian rock band The Young Canadians, competitive rodeo, and plenty of western events.


Beyond the Evening Show, this year’s Calgary Stampede will include the Rodeo we all know and love, featuring some of the world’s best competitors and animals. Every afternoon at 1:30 pm, cowboys and cowgirls will face off at the world’s largest outdoor rodeo.


Other attractions include the Midway, the Stampede’s fair, where rides, carnival games, and yummy treats like cotton candy can be found. There’s also a freestyle motocross event and the Dog Bowl, where adorable canine athletes compete in an action-packed show. One last can’t-miss event is Elbow River Camp, where visitors are invited to experience the cultures of the Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Stoney Nakoda, and Tsuut’ina First Nations. This event will have 26 tipis and traditional dancing, as well as local artisans selling everything from jewellery and art to bannock and Saskatoon berry jam. 


Tickets for the Calgary Stampede are on sale now and are exclusively available on the event’s official website (the Stampede’s in-person Box Office is closed for the time being).


Visiting Calgary this July? Then be sure to grab your tickets to one of Canada’s biggest events. And if you need a place to stay during your visit, we’d love to host you at the Days Inn Calgary North Balzac. We offer family-friendly amenities, affordable accommodation, and an unbeatable location.


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