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You Guide to Everything FREE at the 2024 Calgary Stampede

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FREE Admission Days at the 2024 Calgary Stampede!

  • Friday, July 05, 2024 - Parade-to-Park presented by Suncor

    • FREE admission from 11:00am - 1:30pm

  • Sunday, July 07, 2024 - Tim Hortons Family Day

    • FREE admission until 11:00am

    • FREE pancake breakfast from 8:00am - 10:00am (GMC Stadium)

    • FREE variety show from 8:00am - 10:00am (GMC Stadium)

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2024 - TC Energy Community Day

    • FREE admission from 10:00am - 2:00pm

    • FREE coffee and donuts for seniors 65+ from 10:00am - 11:00am (BMO Centre Great Lawn)

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - BMO Kids' Day

    • FREE admission from 8:00am - 10:00am

    • FREE admission (all day) for kids under 12

    • FREE breakfast from 8:00am - 9:30am (GMC Stadium)

    • FREE variety show from 8:00am - 10:00am (GMC Stadium)

There's not a lot of FREE food at the Stampede, but check out the Mobile Food Experience trailer by Safeway for FREE Samples (July 4th - 7th)

FREE Entertainment





Stage of Wonders: Starslingers Duration: 30 mins

Expect the unexpected with this breathtaking spectacle filled with boundless creativity. Featuring high-flying aerial acts, awe-inspiring fire performances, special effects and an imaginative story, this 30-minute show is an unforgettable voyage into a realm of wonder at the Stampede. Link

July 04: 6:00 & 7:30pm July 5, 6, 8, & 11-14: 1:00, 3:00, 4:30 & 6:30pm July 7 & 10: 2:00, 3:45, 5:30 & 7:15pm July 09: 2:45, 4:30, 6:00 & 7:30pm

BMO Centre

Stage of Wonders: Caravan of Curiosities Duration: 30 mins

Embark on a whimsical adventure with Le Cirque de la Nuit’s Caravan of Curiosities! This enchanting 30-minute show brings the charm of a travelling vintage circus to life, captivating audiences with its blend of timeless acts and endearing performances. Guided by a charismatic ringmaster, Caravan of Curiosities features breathtaking aerial feats, thrilling unicycle stunts, and side-splitting clowning that promises to entertain and delight. Link

July 7 & 10: 10:30am & 12:15pm July 09: 11:15am & 1:00pm

BMO Centre

Dog Bowl presented by Haribo Duration: 30 mins

The Dog Bowl presented by Haribo brings The Canine Stars to Stampede Park, an elite troupe of highly-trained pupper athletes who are paws-down the most lovable performers around. From agility poles and dock-diving, to frisbee and freestyle dancing, this action-packed show is sure to impress the whole family. Link

July 4: 5:30 & 7:30pm July 5, 6, 8 & 11-14: 12:00, 2:30, 5:00 & 7:30pm July 7 & 10: 10:00am, 12:00, 2:30, 5:00 & 7:30pm July 9: 10:30am, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30 & 7:30pm

South side of Stampede Park

Calgary Stampede POWWOW

Featuring the best dancers and drummers from across Canada and the United States, this extraordinary competition will highlight the diversity of First Nations dancing, singing, and drumming.

You’re invited to this unforgettable competition and celebration of cultures at Stampede, all free with admission to Stampede Park! Link

July 7 & 8: 1:00 - 6:00pm

Scotiabank Saddledome

Weadickville Stage

Round up the whole family and head over to Weadickville Stage! Enjoy mouthwatering food, scenic picnic spots, and family-friendly entertainment featuring stunts, comedy and acrobatics. Link

The Farmer's Daughter Show July 4: 6:00pm July 5-14: 12:00, 3:00 & 6:00pm The Hockey Circus Show July 4: 7:30pm July 5-14: 1:30, 4:30 & 7:30pm

Weadickville Stage

Monster Energy Compound Duration: 30 mins

They’re very skilled, very brave and have tons of adrenaline. Located across from the Saddledome, watch these motocross athletes at the Monster Energy Compound reach new heights as they showcase their skills and perform gravity-defying stunts. Link

July 4: 6:00 & 7:30pm

July 5, 6, 8, 9, & 11 - 14: 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, & 7:30pm

July 7 & 10: 10:30am, 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, & 7:30pm

Monster Energy Compound

Community Stage

Immerse yourself in international culture with performances of dance, music and tradition from around the world on the Community Stage at The Market in the BMO Centre. Link

Schedule not available online

BMO Centre Market

Kitchen Theatre presented by Safeway

Come visit us in the Range Food Hall in the lower level of The Big Four building on the following dates to watch local chefs present and sample some of our delicious summer recipes featuring local produce and ingredients! Link

Friday, July 5th @ 5pm

Saturday, July 6th @ 4pm

Tuesday, July 9th @ 5pm

Thursday, July 11th @ 4pm

Friday, July 12th @ 5pm

Saturday, July 13th @ 3pm

Range Food Hall (Lower Level of Big Four Bldg.)

Fleurs de Villes

Stop and smell the roses in the newly expanded BMO Centre! Fleurs de Villes COUNTRY is bringing twenty-two of their famous floral mannequins, meticulously created by local florists and inspired by superstars of Country Music. Don’t forget to vote for your favourites to become the winning floral display. Link

July 4 - 14

BMO Centre

BMO Kids Zone

The BMO Kids' Zone has fun for kids of all ages with a colouring wall mural, PAW Patrol meet 'n' greets, daily magic shows with Magic Mel, and more! Link

July 4

PAW Patrol Meet 'N' Greet

5:30 p.m.

BMO Meet 'N' Greet

6:00 p.m.

Magic Mel

6:30 p.m. July 5-14:

PAW Patrol Storytime

11:30 a.m.

PAW Patrol Meet 'N' Greet

12:30 & 4:30 p.m.

Magic Mel

2:00 & 6:30 p.m.

Gabby’s Bubble Dance Party

2:30 p.m.

PAW Patrol Storytime

3:30 p.m.

Gabby’s Dollhouse Meet 'N' Greet

6:00 p.m.

BMO Kids' Zone

For an UPDATE schedule of shows, make sure to check here: SCHEDULE

Other FREE Things

All Things Agriculture

If you haven't checked out the Agriculture Showcases or Competitions then you NEED to make it a priority. There are WAY to many for me to list out, but you can check then out below!


There's lots of FREE shows during Stampede and you can find them below!

Note: 18+ and the lines are insanely long, especially on the weekends!

Note: FREE for all ages!

Note: Generally FREE but there may be a couple shows that need a ticket!

Other Deals for the 2024 Calgary Stampede!

  • Stampede Superpass - $49+GST

    • This pass provides unlimited entry for all ten days and is significantly cheaper then purchasing daily admission. It's great if you plan on going more than two days!

  • Stampede Lotteries Offer

    • Buy a Lotteries ticket before July 4, 2024 and receive 50% off Rodeo, Evening Show tickets or Park admission.

  • Ride All Day Midway Pass - $44.99+GST

    • For those of you that love the rides, you can save over 15% with a pass compared to purchasing individual ride tickets. Buy in store before July 4th!

  • Costco Stampede Bucks - $39.99 + GST

    • Save 20% on rides, games, food, beverages, rodeo and evening show tickets, merchandise, retail, and admission.

    • They never expire though we hear that they're already sold out!

  • GMC Denali Evening Show Family Package - $99 + GST

    • Includes one adult and one youth ticket to the Evening Show and free entry into Stampede Park

    • FREE popcorn with your youth ticket!

  • Spend $5 and Save $10

    • From now until July 14, spend $5 on any Coke beverages at Calgary Co-op and save $10 on Stampede admission.

  • Buy 2 and Get 2 for $32

    • Get two admissions to Stampede Park for $32 when you purchase any two Coke products at 7-11.

  • Immersive Disney Animation - $34+

  • Sam Centre 2-for-1 - $30+GST

    • From now until July 01, that gets you FREE admission to the park when you buy a Sam Centre admission ticket.

  • Bud & Burger Rodeo Ticket Offer - $39+GST

    • Get admission to Stampede Park, tarmac tickets to the Rodeo and a voucher for beef on a bun and a Budweiser beer — July 5-12.

  • Buck the Line - $129+

    • Buck the Line admits guests (18+ only) to Stampede Park and provides VIP no-line access to Nashville North!

  • Nashville North VIP Platform Pass - $125+GST

    • This package includes Stampede Park admission on the day of booking, access to a designated VIP bar and access to designated VIP washrooms.

Hopefully you're now better prepared for the 2024 Calgary Stampede, though we've got a couple more resources to share, follow along so you don't miss out! And if you have any questions, leave us a comment!


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