Calgary –The Market, located in BMO Centre, has a brand new look! With a dynamic mix of both retail and entertainment, The Market is a newly envisioned destination where all senses will be engaged. Experience how you can SHOP, PLAY, RELAX and EXPLORE, only at the Calgary Stampede.

“We are so excited to unveil the brand new Market and its major makeover that guests cannot miss!” says Megan Tackaberry, Retail Attractions Coordinator with the Calgary Stampede. “We have taken The Market experience to the next level, bringing elements of the outdoors into BMO Centre that will entice all the senses and will offer something unique and special for everyone.”

SHOP – The Market has taken shopping to a whole new level! Not only does The Market hold traditional guest favourites, it also hosts brand new vendors with products that have never been at Stampede Park before! The Maker Market, supporting local artisans and goods, will showcase new and notable vendors and their unique, locally-made products that are truly one-of-a-kind. Guests will also be able to purchase fresh produce for the first time at The Fresh and Local Farm Market.

PLAY – Taking centre stage in The Market is PLAY; a whimsical indoor playground for all ages where kids and adults can share in the fun with larger than life swings, teeter-totters and hopscotch, all accompanied by an all-day kinetic light show. PLAY is also a one-stop food location for all things sweet and savoury, including where you can quench your thirst at the Palm Bay Hideaway, providing refreshing drink pairings with select foods.

RELAX – Discover the Relaxation Zone created to give guests a place to sit back, unwind and reset from the day. With plenty of space to relax, guests can get a free 15-minute massage! Guests can also kick back and enjoy signature cocktails at Kitchen Theatre, presented by Safeway Sobeys, while watching talented Chefs create unique and delicious dishes.

EXPLORE – Explore CHROMA, with two installations at The Market. Guests can amp up their Instagram feed with the immersive art, curated by PARK.

Visit The Makery for all things hands-on and crafty! Kids’ crafts are free all day, with adult workshops in the evenings. Tickets to the evening workshops include all supplies, the workshop, the DIY project and Stampede admission! Visit here to see the workshops, scheduling and to purchase tickets.

For all information on The Market, including shopping, eating, events and more, visit calgarystampede.com/the-market.

Entry to The Market is free with admission to Stampede Park. Shop, play, relax and explore everything at The Market all 10 days of Stampede with the SuperPass, for only $39 plus GST.

 

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:

Lahia Girbik

Media Relations Coordinator

Calgary Stampede

T 403.261.9114

C 403.681.1992

lgirbik@calgarystampede.com