The Ultimate Country-Lover's Guide To The Calgary Stampede

July 6, 2024

The Calgary Stampede is in full swing, and it’s time to dust off those cowboy boots, don your favourite hat, and get ready for a festival like no other. Whether you're a die-hard country music fan or you're just looking to immerse yourself in the Western spirit, there's something for everyone!

Mechanical Bull at Ranchman’s

During Open Hours, 9615 Macleod Trail SE

Kick off your Stampede experience with a ride on the infamous mechanical bull at Ranchman’s. Better hold on tight!

Stampede Dance

July 6th, Marlborough Park Community Association

Get ready to grab your friends and lace up your boots.The Calgary Dance Stampede, continuing a 30-year tradition, is hosting the largest Stampede country dance on July 6th at 7PM.

Calgary Stampede Rodeo

July 5-14th, 1410 Stampede Trail SE

Experience the heart-pounding excitement of the rodeo at the Stampede Grounds. Watch as brave cowboys and cowgirls compete in thrilling events like bull riding, barrel racing, and more.



July 7th, 334 53 Ave SE

Celebrate the queen of country music herself at Dollyfest on July 7th! This is a day-long celebration featuring live music, a Dolly Drag Brunch, vintage western wear market, flash tattoos,  a custom hat bar, and more.

Calgary Stampede Showriders

July 5-14th, 1410 Stampede Trail SE

Witness the grace and precision of the Stampede Showriders as they perform dazzling routines on horseback throughout the Stampede Rodeo! Their skill and synchronicity are sure to leave you in awe.


How the West Was Won Screening

July 7th, 701 11 St SW

Take a break from the hustle and bustle with a screening of "How the West Was Won" on July 7th at 5PM. This classic film will transport you back to the days of the Wild West!

Cold Garden & Whiskey Rose Beer Garden

July 5th-7th, 1012 17th Ave SW

Cool off and relax at the Cold Garden and Whiskey Rose Beer Garden. Enjoy a cold brew, soak up the atmosphere, and mingle with fellow Stampede-goers in this laid-back setting.

Line Dance Bust Out at Ranchman’s

July 10th, 9615 Macleod Trail SE

Get ready to kick up your heels at the Line Dance Bust Out on July 10th. Presented by Ranchman’s and Calgary Dance Stampede, enjoy workshops by international choreographers and local instructors, followed by a line dance party with a $500 cash prize!

Cowboy Up Challenge

July 11th-14th, 1800 Stampede Trail SE

The Cowboy Up Challenge showcases a speed-oriented equestrian event held in the Nutrien Western Event Center. Watch as rider and horse navigate a series of challenging obstacles with speed and finesse.


Concerts Galore!

Country music fans, get ready for an electrifying lineup of concerts! Highlights include:


- Featuring Brent McAthey, Girl Crush, Dylan Wallace, Jennie Harluk, and more. Find the shows here.

The Big Four Roadhouse

- Enjoy Danny Nix & The Heat, Katie Pruitt, Sam Barber, and others. Find the shows here.

Whiskey Rose Saloon

- Don’t miss Colton Brewer, Jeff Catto, Ben Rose, and more. Find the shows here.

Wildhorse Saloon

- Catch Corb Lund, Gord Bamford, High Valley, and Chad Brownlee. Find the shows here.

Nashville North

- Experience Foxx Worthee, Tristan Horncastle, Alex Hughes, and many more. Find the shows here.

NTNL Saloon

- Enjoy the sounds of Cole Bradley, and more! Find the shows here.

Cowboys Music Festival

- Sing along with Kip Moore, Brett Kissel, Cooper Alan, and others. Find the shows here.

Burwood Music Festival

- Rock out with Gary LeVox, Brandi Cyrus, Tim Hicks, and more. Find the shows here.

Stampede Grounds

- Don’t miss Hunter Brothers, Dayna Reid, Redhill Valleys, and others. Find the shows here.

Get ready to embrace the spirit of Stampede with thrilling rodeo action, electrifying concerts, and unforgettable western experiences.

Looking for the best country jams for your Stampede outings? Check out our “Stampede Stage Hits” playlist on Spotify featuring all the country artists playing across Calgary this Stampede.

Looking for more things to do this Stampede? Check our our map with everything going on.