Calgary – Make it your New Year’s resolution to be a part of the iconic Calgary Stampede Parade! The 2020 Calgary Stampede Parade will hit the streets of downtown Calgary on Friday, July 3, 2020, and the deadline to apply for a spot in the Parade is coming quickly. A tradition since 1912, the Calgary Stampede Parade marks the official kickoff to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Calgary Stampede.

“The Stampede Parade is Calgary’s premiere showcase for dozens of charitable, community and social groups, along with our resilient corporate community, coming together to celebrate what makes Calgary great,” says Parade committee Chair, Jennifer Evangelista.  “In addition to the many colourful floats, crowd-favourite horse entries and the amazing marching bands that will make their way down the 4.8 km route, we will have the Parade Prelude, featuring many of Calgary and area’s entertaining dance troupes, musical performers and other street entertainers.”

Applications for entry into the 2020 Calgary Stampede Parade must be received before January 31, 2020 at 4 p.m. To apply for entry into the Calgary Stampede Parade, please visit

The Parade is broadcast live to a regional and national television audience of almost two million viewers, with approximately 350,000 spectators lining the streets of downtown Calgary to take in the celebration in-person. Parade fans can also celebrate and engage with the Stampede Parade through social media.

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

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Bob Young                                                                              
Media Coordinator – Stampede Parade committee                                                                                         
T  403.850.5575