Celebrating Calgary Stampede 2020: Activities

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This year, we are celebrating the Calgary Stampede in new ways. Although COVID-19 is preventing everyone from gathering and celebrating the Calgary Stampede, we are celebrating in new ways such as Foodtruck Drive-thrus or Spotify playlists and Instagram stickers.

You can stay updated on all of the official Calgary Stampede activitieshow to Stampede Safely, and everything you need to Celebrate the Calgary Stampede at Home in 2020.


Calgary Stampede Events

Bell Fireworks Spectacular – July 3 & 12 at 11 p.m

  • Watch fireworks from anywhere in the city where you can see the skyline and turn on your radio to Funny 1060 AM to hear a synchronized live radio soundtrack broadcast

Stampede Food Truck Rally – July 3 & 12

  • From corn dogs to cotton candy, YYC Food Trucks is bringing you some of our beloved Stampede treats so you can still fulfill your Stampede foodie adventures over the next 10 days!

Community Pancake Drive-Thru – July 4, 10 & 11 (9 AM – noon)

  • FREE pancake breakfast, drive-thru style

Mini Donut Drive-Thru – July 6-7, 9-11 (Noon – 9 PM)

  • When you purchase your mini donuts, receive two gate admissions to Sneak-a-Peek at the 2021 Calgary Stampede, courtesy of Bell. Offer available online and in-person.

BMO Kids’ Day Pancake Drive-Thru – July 8


  • The BMO Kids’ Day Pancake Drive-thru pops up on Stampede Park for a FREE pancake breakfast on Wednesday, July 8. Advanced registration is required for the BMO Kids’ Day Pancake Drive-thru.

Community Activities

Boots On at the King Eddy – July 2-11

  • The Chili King & the Smokehouse Swingers will take the stage each and every night of Boots On for rockin’ instrumental sets.Live music on their  stage every night from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Stampede-ish at CRAFT Beer Market – July 3-10

  • CRAFT locations are full of hay bales, wagon wheels, boots, hats, toe-tappin’ country tunes and happy hour from 3-6 pm and 9 pm – close

Free House Corral – July 3-12

  • Free House Corral will be donning their best Stampede attire, playing country music, offering free pancakes everyday, midway food & drink features out of their takeout window and a patio pig roast.

Stampede Pancake Breakfast – Pawsitive Match Fundraiser – July 3


  • Enjoy a package to make your pancake breakfast at home. $5 from each package sold will be donated to Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation.

Stampede Kid’s Day – DIY Bubble Tea Workshop – July 8

  • Do your kids LOVE bubble tea? Looking for something to do? Bring your kids for a fun DIY bubble tea workshop for Stampede Kids Day!

Camp Wildhorse – July 8-11

  • Celebrate at Local 522 from July 8th – 11th for some Wildhorse BBQ, country tunes, and Stampede spirit

SOS Charging: When You Can’t Stampede Mix

  • Country song hits playlist

At home activities

  • Don’t forget to share your Stampede memories on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tag @calgarystampede and use #Stampede2020!
  • Download Stampede themed Zoom backgrounds
  • Listen to pre-made Spotify Playlists of soundtracks from the biggest music stages at the Calgary Stampede
  • Add some Stampede flair to your Instagram Stories with stickers. Search “Stampede2020” when searching for GIFS and Stampedify your posts!
  • Make pancakes at home!

For more information, visit https://stampede2020.calgarystampede.com/