Big Four Building hosts exciting new programs during this year’s Calgary Stampede
Calgary – The Big Four Building has long been known as one of the best places to escape the mid-day sun during Stampede time. This year it has become much more, including a fun destination for animal lovers and a convenient space to enjoy some local food and beverages.
Upper level of the Big Four: an animal lover’s experience
This year, the upper level of the Big Four hosts Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, the Stampede’s first ever reptile zoo and exhibit, and the crowd favourite President’s Choice SuperDogs show.
New for 2015, Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo consists of a 4,000 square foot reptile exhibit which highlights a passion for ecological preservation and zoology. Accompanying the exhibit will be Nature’s Ninjas, with daily shows aimed at scientific education and animal awareness. Nature’s Ninjas is a program that will bring out the animal enthusiast in everyone!
For the past four decades, SuperDogs have entertained more than 35 million people. This year, they are loading up on star power for their brand new, bling-filled, blockbuster show HOLLYWOOF! These sensational performers will jump, weave, leap and act to electrifying Hollywood hits. Fast paced, interactive, heartwarming and hilarious, SuperDogs are admired and not to be missed at this year’s Stampede. New for this year, SuperDogs hosts Super Soccer Stars, a new interactive game that gives wee ones the chance to shoot and score on their favourite SuperDog playing in net. Featuring SuperDog stars, this mini-show incorporates crowd participation while the dogs demonstrate athletic skills and command responses. As always, SuperDogs is free with Stampede Park admission and regularly hits capacity seating for every show. Get your tickets from the SuperDogs Box office located on the north end of the Big Four Building and line up early!
Lower level of the Big Four: the foodie’s paradise
Need a break from the hustle and bustle of the Midway? The Range Food Market returns with its full lineup of 15 incredible food vendors, including big brand names Canadians love like Tim Hortons and New York Fries, and local favourites such as Holy Smoke BBQ, Anejo Taco Shack and MacKay’s Ice Cream.
Thirsty? The Station and Palm Bay Tiki Hut offer the largest selection of beer and cocktails at Stampede Park. Whether you’re in the mood for The Station’s famous 20 beers and 20 wings, or the mouthwatering lineup of cocktail coolers at Palm Bay Tiki Hut, you’re bound to find the perfect drink. Also be sure to visit Stampede’s newest concept Coca-Cola Freestyle. Launching for the first time in Calgary, it offers 100 custom flavors at the touch of a button. In the mood for live music? Come see Dylan Gillett, the 2014 Nashville North Star winner, as he plays on the opening and closing weekends in The Station. And last but definitely not least, for those preferring the experience of a full restaurant, don’t forget about Stampede’s signature grill Mavericks, located on the main level.
For more information on the Big Four Building or to find daily show times, check out the daily planner or visit calgarystampede.com.
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 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 celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
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