Calgary – The 112 Stampede Parade presented by Suncor will kick off The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth on Friday, July 5, 2024.

“The Stampede Parade Committee has assembled a stellar lineup that has something for everyone,” said Blair Barkley, Chair of the Stampede Parade Committee. “The tradition and pageantry of the Parade Calgarians have loved for generations will meet some exciting new and refreshed entries to produce an unforgettable experience for the young and young at heart.”

The Parade kicks off just before 9 a.m. on Friday, July 5. It starts on 9 Avenue SE at 3 Street SE and will run for about two hours. Prior to the main Parade, those early-risers lining the Parade route around 7:45 a.m. will be entertained by the music dance and beautiful colours of the more than 30 acts which make up the Parade Prelude.

This year’s Calgary Stampede Parade lineup is comprised of more than 100 entries including 21 floats, 11 bands and nearly 40 equine entries, including Heavy Horse Hitches and Mounted Colour Parties. In total over 700 horses will be part of the Parade!

Leading the Parade will be the 2024 Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal, actor Owen Crow Shoe. His film Horizon: An American Saga, which he co-stars alongside 2022 Parade Marshal Kevin Costner, hit theatres on June 28. Owen, from the Piikani Nation and Blood Tribe of the Blackfoot Confederacy, has only missed one Stampede since he started coming with his family more than 30 years ago. From spending time in Elbow River Camp singing and drumming, to participating in the Warrior Ride during the Stampede Rodeo Grand Entry, Owen and his family have deep roots with the festival. Owen is also the M.C. for the 2024 Calgary Stampede Powwow July 7 and 8 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Saddledome.

The Celebrity Judge for the 2024 Stampede Parade is no stranger to the Parade. 2018 Parade Marshal, Amber Marshall, will be joined by her Heartland co-stars Chris Potter and Shaun Johnston as the first ever Parade Celebrity Judge trio. They will select their favourite from all entries while having fun with the more than 300,000 spectators on the route.

Tune in to Global Calgary on Friday, July 5 at 8:45 a.m. to watch a special live broadcast of the 2024 Calgary Stampede Parade. The Global News Morning team along with Corus Entertainment’s The Morning Show will have all of the action for you from this year’s route. The special broadcast will air on Global Television, the Global TV app, Globalnews.ca, the Global News YouTube channel, and Amazon Prime.

Spectators are encouraged to cast their vote for the C977 Fan Favourite. While watching the Calgary Stampede Parade, text the entry number to 403.692.0977. Each vote gets you a chance to win fabulous Stampede prizes including a full day of Stampede. For more information visit www.c977.ca.

Most roads in and out of the downtown core will close 7:30 a.m. and do not re-open until the Parade concludes and Calgary Police determine it is safe to do so. Roads in and around the East Village will be closed to on-street parking effective 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 and will be closed to traffic at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, July 5.

Calgary Transit is the best way for spectators to get downtown to the Parade route with most access to downtown Calgary closing at 7:30 a.m. on Parade Day, find more details here.

Following the Parade on Friday, July 5, guests can take advantage of Stampede Parade to Park presented by Suncor by going straight from the Parade to Stampede Park to receive free admission from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Find additional information and a copy of the 2024 Stampede Parade Media Guide here.

Notice concerning media accreditation for the Stampede Parade: Once the Parade beings, access to the streets of the Parade Route is restricted. Media wishing authorization to be on the street must obtain prior authorization and adhere to the Guidelines set forth by the Parade Committee (this is not included with Calgary Stampede 10-day media accreditation). In addition, the Parade Committee offers a hosting area for local and visiting media. Pre-registration for this area is requested. Please contact Bob Young using the information below prior to 12 p.m. Thursday, July 4 to register or anytime for more information.

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:
Bob Young
Chair, Media & Communications Subcommittee
Calgary Stampede Parade Committee
T 403.850.5575
E mediacoordinator@calgarystampedeparade.com

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