In this article, you will get information about Calgary Stampede History and Calgary Stampede Events 2018. The Calgary Stampede is an annual event and festival which is held in the month of July every year in Canada. This event has a very old history. The first fair of this event was held by the Calgary and District Agricultural Society in 1886. This festival was introduced by an American promoter Guy Weadick in 1912. He also organized a Victory Stampede in 1919 for the World War I returning soldiers in Calgary. The Weadick’s festival converted into an annual event in 1923 after merging into Calgary Industrial Exhibition.
This festival is also known as Calgary Stampede Rodeo. The Calgary Stampede Events continue for 10 days every year. Many events like Music Concerts, Agricultural Competitions, Rodeos, Parade, Stage Shows, Chuckwagon Racing, Midway, and various exhibitions are part of Calgary Stampede Events. This festival has become one of Canada’s largest festivals and one of the world’s richest rodeos. Calgary Stampede Rodeo Events have a unique attraction for tourists. The major events including Rodeo and Chuckwagon Racing are live broadcast on TV across Canada. This event has become the national and international identity of Calgary city. The Calgary city of Canada is also known as Stampede City and the local football league team is called Stampeders. Informally the Calgary city has a nickname as “Cowtown”. The people of this city celebrate the Stampede events with full enthusiasm and energy. Whole Calgary city is decorated with the cowboy themes and people use to wear western wear during the Calgary Stampede events. People love to celebrate stampede parties and enjoy pancake breakfasts and barbecues.
Calgary Stampede Events 2018:
- Rangeland Derby
- Stampede Park
- Stage Shows
- Music Concerts
- Agricultural Competitions
Calgary Stampede Events 2018 Dates:
- Main Event Name: Calgary Stampede
- Event Dates: 6th July – 15th July
- Event City: Calgary
- Event Province: Alberta
- Entry For Event: Free & Paid