Enjoy free bacon pancakes served starting at 8:15 a.m. and if for some reason bacon’s not your style, trade up for a Lilydale Farms turkey bacon pancake instead. Entertainment starts at 9:30 a.m. including all the usual suspects: marching bands, dancers, singers, fiddlers, clowns, facepainting, mascots, squaredancing, the incredi-pull, Butterfield acres petting zoo and contests galore, from the Lammles World Championship Hat Stomp to the Fluor Great Western Flapjack Flip. Just remember, early bird gets the worm…or in the case the first pancake, sans the giant line.
Headlining at the International Theatre, this talented group of dancers is prepared to blow you away on the daily with their fusion of Bollywood, hip-hop and Bhangra. Enjoy exhilarating and creative dance performances at 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Homegrown Heroes Night – TransAlta Grandstand Show
In addition to the annual spectacular put on by the Calgary Stampede, Young Canadians, and this year, Jann Arden, the Monday night Grandstand Show will pay homage to the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans and local first responders. Local heroes will come together with their families, friends and the community as we thank them for their service – so why not head down and be part of the salute!
In the words of Nelly herself, “Follow me, follow me, follow me, follow me, down, down, down…to the Coke Stage”. Ok, we may be improvising slightly, but how can you not take the evening to enjoy this Canadian icon’s return to the spotlight? Her career has spanned two decades, reaching every part of the globe. She boasts five albums and over 16+ million records sold worldwide. And she’s here to kick off Stampede week with a bang. Get ready to “turn off the lights”!
Our girl Cam is ready to bring it home, as one of country’s newest and shiniest acts. Get ready to two-step and sing along with this authentic performer as she draws you in with her raw emotion and rocking tunes. This is a night at Nashville you don’t want to miss.
An annual occurrence at Newzones Gallery, the G’ddy Up group show takes place during the Calgary Stampede, exploring the different aspects of contemporary cowboy culture through media like photography, painting and sculpture. Experience traditional presentations of the cowboy, as well as work that shows cowboy culture as more cosmopolitan than wild. Artists featured at this year’s show include Kevin Sonmor, Jeff Nachtigall and Joseph Adolphe.