Calgary – Final Sunday at the Calgary Stampede has always been a celebration of the grit and determination of our rodeo and chuckwagon athletes who have given it their all over the previous nine days. This year, the Calgary Stampede is recognizing a new group for their resilience and support over Stampede.

“The Calgary community has been so supportive of the Stampede and we really want to say thank you to the community for riding side by side with us,” says Bill Gray, President & Chairman of the Board, Calgary Stampede. “Our community showed up with enthusiasm – rain or shine – and we hope to make their smiles bright and their memories sunny with a special Final Sunday for our community.”

Stampede will roll back the clock and open Stampede Park an hour early and guests will enjoy free admission from 10 a.m. until noon. All outdoor midway vendors including rides will open early at 10 a.m. In addition, the WestJet Sky Ride will offer free rides all day. The Agriculture building and Agrium Western Event Centre will also open early at 10 a.m. with additional programming.

Guests will also have the chance to get up close to the Rodeo and the Evening Show with half price standing room tickets. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis in person beginning at 10 a.m. from the Ticket Office on Stampede Park in front of the Grandstand.

On our Final Sunday, all of the great free entertainment that you’ve come to expect from the Stampede will be in full force. Bell adrenaline ranch, Dog Bowl, PennWest Indian Village, International Pavilion, Coca-Cola Stage, Western Event Competitions, Agriculture exhibits and much more! We hope you can join us!


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

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For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Booth

Manager, Public Relations  

T 403.261.0327

C 403.463.6834