Hy’s Steakhouse Stampede Breakfast: The only thing that makes you feel better than a free pancake breakfast is a charity one with eye candy. For $5 you get beef hash, eggs, fruit, juice, and coffee served up 8-10am with the help of @HotstuffCalgary, in support of the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society. Image credit: @Hys_Steakhouse
Roundup: One advantage of the economic downturn is that tickets are still available for the guaranteed-good-times concert at Fort Calgary. Relive your 1970’s, ’80s or ’90s glory days with KISS, The Cult, and Moist. $120 at http://stampederoundup.com/, which includes a beef-on-a-bun dinner catered by and supporting Rotary. Image credit: @stampederoundup
Kids Day at the Calgary Stampede: Got a gaggle of kids? From 7-9 am children 12 and under and accompanying adults get into Stampede Park FREE. There’s free breakfast in the Grandstand courtyard (8-9:30 am, while quantities last), a free Variety Show in the Grandstand from 8-10 am, special discounted daytime Kids Day Midway ticket packages, and more to keep the little ones entertained. Image credit: @calgarystampede
Make Nite: Stampede Edition: Not into Stampede music or debauchery, but want to do something Western? Join one of Calgary’s most talented leather designers, Kat Marks at Arche Loft. For $40 learn how to stamp, dye and assemble your very own leather cuff, neck piece or boot band with 3-piece western buckle. Tickets.
King Eddy for Fireworks or Music: Drink on the King Eddy’s rooftop patio and get a great vantage point for the Stampede Grandstand fireworks: the patio is open from noon to 11pm, with last call at 10pm. If you’re looking for some great tunes tonight, the Western Swing Project will be playing downstairs (separate entrance) with limited tickets available at the door at 5p.m as part of the National Music Centre’s Bell Live Series. Photo: @NMC_Canada