Top 10 Things To Do In Calgary During Stampede Week

Top 10 Things To Do In Calgary During Stampede Week

Calgary, known for its famous Calgary Stampede, a globally renowned rodeo event, is not just about cowboy hats, boots, and pancakes.

The city also has all sorts of exciting things happening for everyone to explore in and out of the grounds, whether you’re a local or visiting. From strolling along the busing Stephen Avenue to visiting the zoo to attending FREE fine wine tastings, all of which should have the stampede-themed spirit!

So, amidst the excitement of the Stampede, Cork Fine Wines, a beloved wine store in the heart of downtown Calgary, is here to tell you about 10 must-dos during stampede week. Let’s get started.

1. Watch the Grandstand Show + Concerts

End your day at the Stampede grounds with the grandstand show, a dazzling display of lights, music, and performances that perfectly encapsulate the spirit of Calgary.

The stampede grounds also have many stunning live music performances lined up for the week! Whether you are into Country music, Folk, Hip-hop, Electronic or Rock, there is something for you. Explore their many stages and scheduled performers here.

2. Attend the Rodeo

It wouldn't be the Calgary Stampede without the world's largest rodeo. Witness the exhilarating competition between cowboys and cowgirls as they compete in events like bull riding, steer wrestling, and barrel racing.

3.Go to a Pancake Breakfast

One of the time-honoured traditions during the Stampede is a community pancake breakfast. It’s a fun and tasty way to start the day and mingle with locals.

4. Eat at the Food Trucks

Calgary Stampede isn't complete without indulging in the wide array of food available. Try local delicacies, international cuisines, and some wacky food creations.

5. Visit the Agriculture Showcase

Get up close with farm animals and learn about Alberta’s agricultural industry at the Agriculture Showcase. It's both educational and entertaining for kids and adults alike.

6. Visit the Heritage Park Historical Village

Moving into activities you can do outside of the Stampede grounds now, here are our suggestions, especially for tourists. Starting with Canada's largest living history museum offers an immersive look into Western Canadian history. Heritage Park Historical Village is a fun and educational day out!

7. Discover the East Village

Once a neglected part of downtown, East Village is a revitalized area with modern condos, popular restaurants, and the beautiful RiverWalk pathway. You can expect mini-festivals and possibly pop-up craft markets here during stampede week!

8. Stroll Along the Stephen Avenue Walk

A bustling pedestrian street filled with restaurants, shops, and historical buildings. Experience the energy of downtown Calgary and take in some unique architecture in the heart of Stampede Week.

9. Spend The Day At The Calgary Zoo

A must-visit for families, the Calgary Zoo is home to over 1,000 animals. During the Stampede, the zoo often hosts themed events.

10. Experience Fine Wine Tastings

Calgary also has a hidden gem that all wine enthusiasts (or newcomers) should explore - its fine wine stores. Take a break to delve into Calgary's vibrant wine scene by attending Cork Fine Wine’s tasting events!

Explore all the events close to you in the Calgary Stampede 2024 map.

Cork Fine Wine is a cozy wine store in downtown Calgary that welcomes seasoned wine aficionados on the hunt for rare finds to newcomers eager to discover the joy of wine, beer, and spirits. Drop by our FREE fine wine tastings during Thirsty Thursdays & Fancy Fridays from 1:00 - 6:00 PM.
So while you soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the Stampede, remember to raise a glass of Calgary's fine wines for a unique and memorable experience. Cheers!

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