CALGARY, ALBERTA – On Friday, July 5, 2018, the Calgary Stampede Parade officially kicks off the 107th Calgary Stampede!

“The 107th Calgary Stampede Parade will go on,” said Karen Franco, Chair of the Calgary Stampede Parade Committee. “As always we will deliver the best parade possible to launch The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!!”                          

The weather has caused the Stampede Parade committee to make a few changes to its form-up logistics due to conditions at Fort Calgary.  This will result in additional parking restrictions and road closures in the East Village.

Effective immediately, there will be no parking on the following roadways, and beginning at 6:00am on Friday July 5th, they will be closed to traffic until after the parade:

  • 6th Avenue SE from 5th Street to 6th Street SE
  • 7th Avenue SE from 5th Street to 6th Street SE
  • 5th Street SE from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue SE
  • 6th Street SE from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue SE

Parade goers are reminded to arrive early for the Parade Prelude at 7:30am, and dress for the weather. Head right to the Stampede following the Parade – Admission is free from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

About the Calgary Stampede:

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

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For more information, please contact:

Bob Young

Media Coordinator – Calgary Stampede Parade Committee

P 403.686.9869

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