Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth
The “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” sure has grown since Guy Weadick put on the very first Calgary Stampede in 1912. This year’s Stampede combines the rodeo competitions, agriculture exhibits, commercial exhibits, midway rides, and some top music and entertainment. The Stampede attracts over one million people every year.
For 2020, admission is unchanged at $18 for adults ($9 on Sneak-a-Peak), and $9 for seniors and children under 12.
Rush seats (unassigned seating or standing by the infield) this year are $20 for the Rodeo and $20 for the Evening show & chuckwagon races. For the rodeo, the Rush seats are often the best, most intimate view, but for Chuckwagon, you want to find yourself and empty seat high up for the best perspective.
Coca Cola Stage
Free rock & roll entertainment is provided each year at the Coca-Cola Stage, located just inside the Stampede Station LRT entrance between the BMO (“Round-up”) Centre and Weadickville. This event is free with your gate admission. Concerts start at 9:30 pm except where indicated, and Appearance times and dates are subject to change.
All sorts of acts entertain Stampede-goers here during the day, starting at noon, from children’s entertainers, magicians, and hypnotists… worth sas top by!
Visitor Tip: Head to Weadickville and grab some eats, and find a spot in front of the Coca Cola Stage early (for popular acts, the good spots are gone by 6-ish) to dine and chill out for a bit before the concert starts. Remember, some of these acts can set you back $40 or more at the Corral or Saddledome!