The Calgary Stampede Parade – this is where it all begins

The Stampede Parade is an iconic part of Calgary’s cultural identity. Since 1912, the Stampede Parade has served as the official kickoff of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Each year, the Stampede Parade entertains our community with a showcase of colourful floats, majestic horses and the high-energy marching bands.

It's not just a parade marching down a street; it is a march through tradition, history and Calgary’s culture.

2021 Calgary Stampede Parade

We are excited to share that this year’s Parade will travel through Stampede Park prior to the Park opening to the public on the morning of Friday, July 9. Just one of many 2021 experiences that we're adjusting with safety front of mind, the parade will still feature many of the things you know and love, including floats, marching bands, and many mounted riders without in-person spectators.

Broadcast Information

We invite the community to enjoy the 2021 Parade from the comfort of their living rooms through a special broadcast by our partners at Corus Entertainment.

When: Friday, July 9 at 8 a.m. MT

2021 Stampede Parade Marshal

Katari Right Hand

The talented young woman from the Siksika First Nation is featured on the 2021 Stampede poster in an image that showcases determination and perseverance through turbulent times. Right Hand’s Blackfoot name is Nààpiwa otó piim Akikowan which means Rainbow Girl.