Calgary – The Calgary Stampede is taking Sneak-a-Peek to the next level in 2017 with the addition of IgNITE. For one unforgettable evening, IgNITE gives you the Midway experience of a lifetime – watch the midway come alive with lights and fire, listen to top DJ’s blast beats all while sitting on the edge of your seats with an unlimited ride pass.

Beakerhead will be joining the party with interactive art exhibits, a roaming hippo art car and pyrotechnics – watch as cannons shoot 10-foot flames. 

The Beat Drop stage will feature top DJs spinning on the Midway for the ultimate Stampede Kick-off experience.

“We wanted to expand Sneak-a-Peek this year and with that in mind, we created IgNITE,” says Samara Lastiwka, production manager at the Calgary Stampede. “In addition to unlimited rides, we’ve got a stacked lineup of DJs coming and they’re bringing their club vibes to the Stampede, for one night only,” adds Lastiwka.

Featured DJs include:

Smalltown DJs
DJ Heebz

Those looking to dance, ride and party the night away can purchase the IgNITE package for Thursday July 6, which includes park admission and a Ride All Night wristband that extends access to midway rides until 1 a.m.—an hour later than regular midway hours. Plus the first 10,000 people get an exclusive t-shirt — all for $32, plus applicable fees.

For more information and to pre-purchase your IgNITE package, visit


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 10-day 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.

For more information, please contact:

Danielle Savoni
Public Relations Manager
Calgary Stampede
T 403.261.0327
C 403.461.6647