Calgary – The Indian Village Opening Ceremonies is your chance to see tipi owners and special guest performers in full regalia. Watch as they officially open the Village for the 10 days. Everyone from the general public is invited to this special ceremony; attendees will be in the company of dignitaries and special guests.  

The Opening Ceremonies are truly unique to the Calgary Stampede as each of the Treaty 7 nations have their own rituals and traditions to open camp, but during the Stampede all nations join together to create a special blended, collaborative approach. This is something that can only be experienced at the Calgary Stampede.  

The Calgary Stampede is offering free admission on Friday, July 7 until 1:30 p.m., so take advantage of this special offer and then make your way to Indian Village for the afternoon.

WHAT: Indian Village Opening Ceremonies

WHEN: Friday, July 7 starting at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Indian Village presented by Penn West, ENMAX Park

NOTE: Members of the Indian Princess program will be available for interviews following the ceremony.

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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.


For more information, please contact:

Danielle Savoni
Public Relations Manager
Calgary Stampede
T 403.261.0327
C 403.461.6647