Calgary Stampede 2022 is starting and here are 9 things you need to check

The Calgary Stampede is back in full force and as usual there will be music, rodeos and cowboys everywhere for the next 10 days.

From July 8th to 17th, the city will come alive again with the sounds of country music and there will be so much going on that you won’t want to miss the best events.

From the events on the Midway to the rodeo and nightly show, there’s so much to see, so dust off your cowboy boots.

Here are some of the things you must do if you are going to the Calgary Stampede this year.

Try the wildest Midway snacks

Price: You must pay to enter Stampede Park. Grocery prices vary.

When: July 8 – 17, 2022

Address: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB

Why you must go: From unagi sushi tacos, Kraft Dinner soft serve ice cream, and Oreo rice, there are plenty of weird and wonderful snacks to eat halfway through.

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Check out the Calgary Stampede Powwow

Price: You must pay to enter Stampede Park.

When: July 12 – 14, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m

Address: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary, AB

Why you must go: For the first time ever, the Saddledome will host a massive powwow featuring dancing, drumming and singing. Local competitors from across Canada and the US have a chance to win $175,000.

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Check out the parade

Price: You must pay to enter Stampede Park.

When: July 8, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m

Address: Starts at Ninth Ave., Third St. SE, Calgary, AB

Why you must go: Hollywood icon Kevin Costner will lead the parade, which meanders through the streets of Calgary, officially kicking off the Stampede. You can go downtown to see the procession or watch it online.

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Go to Elbow River Camp

Price: You must pay to enter Stampede Park

When: July 8 – 17, 2022

Address: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB

Why you must go: At Elbow River Camp you can experience Covenant 7 First Nations cultures of Kainai, Piikani, Siksika, Stoney Nakoda and Tsuut’ina. There are teepees to explore, as well as local artisans selling art, jewelry and groceries.

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Drive the Super Wheel

Price: You must pay to enter Stampede Park. Ride vouchers start at $20 for 22 vouchers.

When: July 8 – 17, 2022

Address: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB

Why you must go: You can soar over Stampede Park on the Super Wheel, North America’s largest moving Ferris wheel. At 150 feet high, you’ll get a unique view of the Stampede skyline.

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Watch the evening show

Price: Tickets start at $51 per person and include entry to Stampede Park.

When: July 8 – 17, 2022

Address: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB

Why you must go: Held every night from 7:45pm, you can watch the chuckwagon races and relays, followed by song and dance, acrobatics and fireworks.

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Watch live music

Price: You must pay to enter Stampede Park. Additional tickets are required for some performances.

When: July 8 – 17, 2022

Address: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB

Why you must go: From a massive Saddledome concert with Blake Shelton to country music in Nashville North and the best in pop music at The Big Four Roadhouse and Coca-Cola Stage, you can catch performances nightly.

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Help yourself to the Stampede Breakfast

Price: Varies

When: July 8 – 17, 2022

Address: Multiple locations

Why you must go: One of Stampede’s best traditions is to grab a pancake breakfast, and there are countless ones held across town — some are even free.

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Look at all the adorable puppies in the dog bowl

Price: You must pay to enter Stampede Park.

When: 8, 9, 11, 12, 14 to 17 July 2022 at 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm

July 10 and 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m

Address: BMO Center (Hall D), 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB

Why you must go: Dog athletes will take center stage at the Dog Bowl with competitions such as agility poles, frisbee and freestyle dancing.

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