Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede: What We At Progressive Edge Are Most Excited About

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The Calgary Stampede, known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” is an annual event that brings the city of Calgary to life with its thrilling rodeo events, lively concerts, delectable food, and community spirit. This year, Progressive Edge Dental Hygiene is excited to share the events and experiences we are most looking forward to. Whether you’re a Stampede veteran or a first-time attendee, here’s a guide to make the most of this year’s festivities.


Pancake Breakfasts We Are Most Excited For

One of the most cherished traditions of the Calgary Stampede is the pancake breakfast. Here are some of the top events we are looking forward to:


Homecoming Hoedown

Kick off your Stampede experience with the Homecoming Hoedown, a free pancake breakfast featuring Starbucks coffee, princesses, Calgary Reptile Parties, bouncy castles, and more! This family-friendly event is perfect for starting your day with a delicious meal and fun activities.

When: Thursday, July 4, 2024
Time: 8 am to 11 am
Where: Calgary Dream Centre and Shine FM
Address: #4510 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2G 0A4

Puppy Pancake Day

Combine your love for puppies and pancakes at Puppy Pancake Day. Enjoy complimentary puppy pancakes with toppings, raffle prizes, goodie bags, a spin-to-win game, a family photo booth, a caricaturist, an adopt-a-thon, and an in-store sale. This event promises to be a delightful experience for the whole family, including your furry friends.

When: Sunday, July 7, 2024
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Bon A Pet Treat!
Address: 5111 Bowness Road NW


Bootleggin’ Breakfast

For those looking for a more exclusive experience, the Bootleggin’ Breakfast is the largest corporate Stampede party featuring performances by CCMA, JUNO, and GRAMMY award winners. This ticketed event offers a high-energy start to your day with top-tier entertainment.

When: Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Time: 8 am to 1 pm
Where: Westin Calgary
Address: 320, 4 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta
Cost: $149


Parkdale Stampede Breakfast

Join the community at the Parkdale Stampede Breakfast, featuring a free pancake breakfast open to the public, live music from the Mojolisa Band, and indigenous performances by Elbow River Camp performers. This event is a fantastic way to enjoy local culture and community spirit.

When: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Where: Parkdale Community Center
Address: 3512 5 Ave NW

Calgary Stampede Rodeo

The Grounds: Rodeo, Shows, and Midway Delights

The Stampede grounds are the heart of the action, offering a variety of events and attractions to explore.



The World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo is a must-see event, featuring the world’s toughest competitors. Held daily at 1:30 pm, your ticket includes admission to Stampede Park for the day. This event showcases thrilling rodeo events that highlight skill, bravery, and tradition.

Get your tickets!!


Evening Show

The Evening Show is a spectacular double-header event starting nightly at 7:45 pm. This show promises breathtaking performances and entertainment that will leave you in awe. Like the rodeo, your ticket grants you access to Stampede Park for the entire day.


Stage of Wonders

Prepare to be mesmerized by Le Cirque de la Nuit’s presentation of STARSLINGERS at the Stage of Wonders. This show offers an unforgettable journey of excitement and inspiration, perfect for families and those looking for a magical experience.


Monster Energy Compound

For adrenaline junkies, the Monster Energy Compound is the place to be. Watch motocross athletes perform gravity-defying stunts and showcase their incredible skills. This high-octane event is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.


Midway Food

No Stampede experience is complete without sampling the unique and delicious midway food. Here are a few standout options:

  • Cowboyaki: Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this dish is brushed with teriyaki sauce and salad dressing, filled with meat floss, seaweed strips, big chunks of octopus, pickled ginger, and cabbage.
  • Watermelon Burger: A summer favorite, this burger uses a watermelon sesame bun and is served with feta, spinach, fresh mint, and balsamic reduction. It’s also available in a vegetarian option.
  • Oreo Cheesecake Mini Donuts: Combining two beloved treats, these mini donuts are topped with cream cheese glaze, chocolate drizzle, cheesecake chunks, Oreo pieces, and powdered sugar.

Check out what else is on the menu this year!


The Music

The Calgary Stampede is also known for its lively music scene, with several music tents offering daily concerts and vibrant atmospheres.


Wildhorse Saloon

The Wildhorse Saloon is downtown Calgary’s premier Stampede party destination. With daily concerts, western barbecue, Double Zero pizza, a non-stop dance floor, an outdoor midway, and 20+ bars, it’s a hotspot for fun and excitement. We’re particularly excited for the Country 105 and Wildhorse Saloon presentation of Chad Brownlee on Saturday, July 13.


National Saloon

Located behind National 10th, the National Saloon is the newest tent experience in Calgary’s Beltline. It features live music, great food, and a festive atmosphere. This year, we’re looking forward to The Sheepdogs on Thursday, July 11, presented by National Saloon & X929.


Burwood Music Festival

The Burwood Stampede Music Festival is a unique event that supports the #NotInMyCity initiative. Enjoy a hearty Bullrider Breakfast and refreshing drinks while contributing to the fight against human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The highlight of this festival is the special appearance by Paul Brandt and Gary LeVox from Rascal Flatts on Friday, July 5.


The Calgary Stampede is a celebration of community, culture, and entertainment. From mouth-watering pancake breakfasts and thrilling rodeo events to mesmerizing shows and lively music tents, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. At Progressive Edge Dental Hygiene, we can’t wait to immerse ourselves in the excitement and joy of the Stampede. Whether you’re attending for the food, the shows, or the community spirit, this year’s Stampede promises to be an unforgettable experience. 

See you there!

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