Attendance numbers for: July 4, 2019

Stampede attendance Thursday, July 4, 2019:      28,453

Cumulative attendance for 2019:                              28,453


Same day for 2018:                                                         40,446

Daily decrease over 2018:                                             (11,993)

Cumulative attendance for 2018:                             40,446

Overall cumulative decrease of:                               (11,993)

Same day 5 year average:                                            34,470

Daily decrease over 5 year average:                       (6,017)

Cumulative attendance for 5 year average:          34,470

Overall cumulative decrease of:                                (6,017)


The Results Are In

Best New Food on the Midway

Tasters Choice:

Best Savory: Fried Chicken Skins

Best Sweet: Butterbeer Ice Cream


Judges Choice:

Best Savory: Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

Best Sweet: Butterbeer Ice Cream


Don’t Miss This

Parade to Park – FREE admission from 11:00 - 1:30 p.m.


Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Competition - The Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Competition showcases the top cutting horses in the world and offers spectators an opportunity to cheer on the horses and riders as they compete. In a cutting competition, each horse and rider is faced with a herd of cattle and two and a half minutes on the clock. 

 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Nutrien Western Event Centre

To learn more about the Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Competition, click here


World Association of Marching Showbands World Championship - Competitors will faceoff two at a time, battling against one another in an ultimate drumline showdown. As other band members surround to cheer them on, the judges’ watch for technique and showmanship. This competition spotlights a drumline’s unique talents and creativity, as well as their ability to move a crowd

The Saddledome Steps - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

To learn more about the WAMSB World Championships, click here


Sidesaddle Racing – 8 women riding sidesaddle bring history to life as they race around the track in this feature showcase event, July 5 & 6 following the GMC Rangeland Derby

Immediately following the Chuckwagon Races in the Grandstand

To learn more about Sidesaddle Racing, click here


Coca-Cola Stage

8:00 p.m. – Orville Peck

9:00 p.m. – Feist


Nashville North

10:00 p.m. – The Reklaws


Big Four Roadhouse

10:00 p.m. – Sam Roberts Band


Stampede Stories


  •  Parade Marshal Amber Marshall, 2019 Poster Artist Rebecca Shuttleworth and Monster Energy Compound rider Kassie Boone are just a few of the talented women joining us for this year’s Calgary Stampede, showcasing women in western culture.


  • Catch up with a heavy horse competitor as they prepare their brawny and beautiful horses for the Heavy Horse Show, happening tomorrow night in the Nutrien Western Event Centre.


  • Marking the 100th anniversary of Charles M. Russell’s special exhibition at the 1919 Victory Stampede, this show will be the greatest assembly of Russell masterpieces in the last decade.



Meet the Community Engagement & Communications team

Jennifer Booth, Manager, Public Relations

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Kristina Barnes, Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

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Lahia Girbick, Media Relations Coordinator (Entertainment and Midway)

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Brooke Martine, Media Relations Coordinator (Agriculture and Western Competitions, WAMSB, Elbow River Camp)

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