How You Can Still Celebrate the Calgary Stampede This Month

The 2020 Calgary Stampede is technically cancelled, but you can still take part in pancake breakfast drive-thrus, outdoor line dancing lessons and watch fireworks from afar.


Boots on at the King Eddy

When: July 2 to 11

It wouldn’t be Stampede without some country music. Thankfully, the newly reopened King Eddy is featuring live western music every night from July 2 to 11. The Chili King & the Smokehouse Swingers play nightly, while you can catch Matt Masters performing on July 3 and 10.

438 9 Ave. S.E., 403-619-5101,


Bell Fireworks Spectacle

When: July 3 and 12

The nightly fireworks shows are normally a staple of the Calgary Stampede, and you can still enjoy them this year on what would’ve been the first and last day of the 2020 festivities. At 11 p.m., watch from your home if you live nearby or catch it live on CTV Calgary. Tune in to Funny 1060 AM to catch the live radio soundtrack that goes with the show.


Outdoor Line Dancing with Puddle of Mud Productions

When: July 3 to 12

Puddle of Mud Productions will be holding outdoor line dancing classes around the city for $10 per person. The classes will feature social distancing measures and will take place in more than a dozen neighbourhoods ranging from East Village to Auburn Bay.


Food Truck Rally

When: July 3 to 12

YYC Food Trucks will be popping up for drive-thru food truck rallies in multiple locations between July 3 to 12. The rallies will be held at Stampede Park on July 4 and 5, while other dates and locations will be revealed soon. This is a great way to get your fill of midway treats all in one spot.

Multiple locations,


Community Pancake Drive-Thru

When: July 4

Start your morning off right by checking out this pancake breakfast drive-thru at CrossIron Mills. While the breakfast is free, guests are asked to register in advance to drive up and get their food during a specific time slot between 9 a.m. to noon.

CrossIron Mills, 261055 Crossiron Blvd., Rocky View County,


Mini Doughnut Drive-Thru

When: July 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11

Get your fill of one of Stampede’s most iconic treats during the mini doughnut drive-thrus at Stampede Park. Sign up in advance to secure the day and time of your visit, during which you will receive two dozen mini doughnuts. Your purchase also gets you two gate admissions to the 2021 Calgary Stampede sneak-a-peek event.

Stampede Park,


BMO Kids’ Day Pancake Drive-Thru

When: July 8

Fill up on pancakes at the BMO Kids’ Day pancake drive-thru at Stampede Park on July 8. Register in advance to get a specific time slot between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. when you can drive up and get your tray of food.

Stampede Park,


Western at the Winery

When: July 10

Ale’d Events is holding a screening of the 1993 western film Tombstone at City & Country Winery on July 10. The night comes with a wine flight and free popcorn. There will also be carnival snacks.

City & Country Winery, 544 38A Ave. S.E., 403-245-0449,

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