CALGARY, ALBERTA – Time to start thinking about the Calgary Stampede Parade! Applications for the 2017 Calgary Stampede Parade are now open and must be received before February 27, 2017 at 4 p.m. (MT).  To apply, please visit  All marching band entries must apply through the Visiting Bands website at

This year, the Parade Committee is hosting a Calgary Stampede Parade Workshop that will showcase everything people, social clubs, organizations, charities, and companies need to know about putting together a successful application, as well as how to design and build visually-appealing and innovative entries.  Local float builders will be onsite for participants interested in submitting a float entry for consideration.  The free Workshop will be held on September 30, 2016 from 5– 9 p.m. (MT) at the Legends and Tenderfoot Rooms in the Trailblazer Centre located on Stampede Park (2402-2A Street S.E.).  Please RSVP to by September 14, 2016.

The Calgary Stampede Parade is organized by a team of passionate volunteers who make up the Parade Committee.  The Calgary Stampede is July 7-16, 2017.  The Calgary Stampede Parade begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017.

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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 promotes western heritage and values.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.


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For more information, please contact:

Keith Marlowe,                                                                

Media Coordinator – Stampede Parade Committee                                                                       

T  587.435.4580