Stampede attendance Friday, July 5                 127,777 NEW RECORD

Cumulative attendance for 2019:                              156,230


Same day for 2018:                                                   122,403

Daily increase over 2018:                                          5,374

Cumulative attendance for 2018:                              162,849

Overall cumulative decrease of:                                (6,619)


Same day 5 year average:                                        99,669

Daily increase over 5 year average:                         28,108

Cumulative attendance for 5 year average:             134,139

Overall cumulative increase of:                                22,091


NEW DAILY RECORD SET 2019                     127,777

Previous daily record set in 2018                               122,403

change over previous record                                      5,374                         


The Results Are In

Rodeo, Chuckwagon and Agriculture Competition Results:


Alberta competitors highlighted in the first day of competition at Calgary Stampede Rodeo

See the full story here

Rodeo results can be found here

Chuckwagon Racing:

Chad Fike edges Bensmiller brothers on night one of the 2019 GMC Rangeland Derby

See the full story here

GMC Rangeland Derby Results can be found here

Agriculture Results:

BC brothers capture Open Class - Team Cattle Penning win at the Calgary Stampede

Alberta riders capture Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Competition Championships

See the full story for Team Cattle Penning here and Cutting Horse Competition here  

Agriculture Results can be found here


Best New Food on the Midway

Friday, July 5 – Best New Rookie Food:



Calgary Stampede Parade Award Winners:

Best Overall (President’s Award): City of Kelowna’s “Spirit of the Lake”

Most Creative: Parks Canada

Celebrities’ Choice Award (Awarded by Aaron Prichett): Parks Canada

soft rock 97.7 Fan Favourite: Calgary Stetson Show Band

Best Corporate: Parks Canada

Best Non-Profit: Alberta Union of Provincial Employees

Best Cultural: Alberta Thai-Canadian Association

Best Municipal: City of Kelowna “Spirit of the Lake”

Best Horse Drawn: Guns of the Golden West

Golden Shovel: Men in Kilts Pooper Scooper

Best Prelude:  Pasiŏn Boliviana


World Association of Marching Showbands - Parade Competition Winners

Best Senior Marching Band: Chien Kuo High School Marching Band, Taipei City, Taiwan

Best Junior Marching Band: Calgary Round-Up Band, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Best Senior Pipe Band: Calgary Police Service Pipe Band, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Judges Choice: Taipei First Girls High School Marching band, Honor Guard and Color Guard, Taipei City, Taiwan


World Association of Marching Show Bands World Championship – Drumline Battle

1st Place: Calgary Round-Up Band

2nd Place: Calgary Stetsons Showband

3rd Place: Fanfarenzug Greiz e.V


Don’t Miss This

Heavy Horse Show with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra – The gentle giants of the equine world compete in halter and driving classes, accompanied by members Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra at the Prime Time show, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Nutrien Western Event Centre.

11:00 am to 12:30 p.m. (Northern Lights Arena) 

1:30 pm to 3:00 p.m. (Nutrien Western Event Centre) 

6:30-8:00 p.m. (Nutrien Western Event Centre) 

Vintage Tractor Pull – Get in on the incredible action as beautifully restored vintage tractors showcase their power and speed.

11:15 – 1:00 p.m. (Nutrien Western Event Centre)

Team Cattle Penning Competition Championship – A team of three riders on horseback have 60 seconds to separate three specifically identified cattle from a herd of 30.

4:30 pm to 5:30 p.m. (Nutrien Western Event Centre) 

3:00 pm – 4:00 p.m. warm-up (Northern Lights Arena)

Corral Shows – Light Balance! July 4—9: Light Balance from America’s Got Talent is here at the Calgary Stampede! Get the once in a lifetime change to watch these legends with choreographed dance, acrobatics, neon hi-tech costumes and LED light technology performed with music!

Show-times: 12:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m.


Coca-Cola Stage

8:00 p.m. – Dear Rouge

9:00 p.m. – Bishop Briggs


Nashville North

10:00 p.m. – Tebey


Big Four Roadhouse

10:00 p.m. – Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion


Stampede Stories

  • STAMPEDE MAKES RECORD HISTORY! It's an exciting day at the Calgary Stampede as we celebrate breaking a new attendance record for opening day! Set at 127,777, putting the cumulative total at 156,230 for 2019, we have broken last years record of 122,403! YAHOO!. 
  • From pitch perfect music, spectacular choreography, and unbreakable team spirit, see firsthand what it takes to be a World Champion marching band during the 2019 Calgary Stampede. The Calgary Stampede Visiting Bands committee is excited to welcome more than 20 of the best bands from around the world to the 2019 World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB) World Championships. Travelling from as far away as Nigeria, Mexico, Taiwan and Germany, young band members will showcase their best in an effort to claim the title of World Champion, July 6-8.


  • The Market is back for 2019 BUT with a brand new look and feel! A dynamic mix of retail and entertainment ("retailtainment"—see what we did there?), the Market in the BMO Centre you know and love has been re-imagined into a cool new destination where all the senses are engaged. Come on down to SHOP, PLAY, EXPLORE, and RELAX. 



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 Girbik, Media Relations Coordinator (Entertainment)

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

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