What is Parade Day?

  • Parade Day is the official kick off to Stampede on Friday, July 5!

Where is the event held?

  • The actual parade takes place in downtown Calgary. It starts at 9th Avenue and 1st Street SE at 9 a.m. and ends at 6th Avenue and 1st Street SE at around 11 a.m.

What’s new in 2019?

  • The parade marshall is actress and local cowgirl Amber Marshall.
  • Paying homage to the 1919 Victory Stampede, the Calgary Stampede is proud to announce Commander 3rd Canadian Division Brigadier-General Stephen Lacroix as the 2019 Honorary Parade Marshal. 

Guest information

Do I need a ticket to spectate?

  • You do not need a ticket to spectate the parade. It is recommended that you arrive early to obtain a spot along the parade route. Some spectators arrive at 6:00 a.m.! Admission to Stampede Park from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. will be FREE. Regular admission rates go into effect after 1:30 p.m.

Will there be a lineup? 

  • Possibly.  Lineups into Stampede park can depend on many factors: admission deals, headlining acts, CTrain traffic, etc.

What time do I need to arrive?

  • It is recommended to arrive early to reserve a spot to watch the parade. Spectators tend to reserve their seating at around 6:00 a.m. Admission to Stampede Park is open 11:00 a.m. – midnight.

Can I bring my stroller?

  • Yes.

Can I bring non-alcoholic beverages?

  • Yes.  Non-alcoholic beverages are permitted on Stampede Park and in all our venues.

Can I purchase alcoholic beverages at this event? 

  • Alcoholic beverages are not sold during the Stampede Parade. Not all areas on Stampede Park are licensed for alcohol, but some venues will be open and serving alcohol.

Can I bring my service animal?

  • Yes.  Providing your service animal has the appropriate registration.  Please see our service animal guidelines here.

Can I bring my camera?

  • Yes.  Cameras for personal use are permitted.