The Stampede Parade presented by Suncor 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.

2024 Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal

The iconic Stampede Parade presented by Suncor returns on Friday, July 5, to kick off The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

The Calgary Stampede is honoured to announce that actor Owen Crow Shoe will lead the 2024 Stampede Parade as our Parade Marshall.

Crow Shoe is from the Piikani Nation and Blood Tribe of the Blackfoot Confederacy. His acting career started on the set of the Oscar winning film, The Revenant, where he worked as a stunt rider. Since then, his roles have taken him across the country and around the world, including to California where he's currently filming Dream.

This summer Crow Shoe co-stars alongside 2022 Parade Marshal Kevin Costner in the movie Horizon: An American Saga, but on July 5 he'll be returning home to southern Alberta to kick off Stampede 2024.

In addition to leading the Parade, Crow Shoe will be part of the 2024 Calgary Stampede Powwow as a Master of Ceremonies. His voice will fill the Saddledome on July 7th and 8th as he announces competitors and guides the audience through an extraordinary day of competition.

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Past Parade Marshals

From Walt Disney to Bing Crosby, Christopher Reeve to William Shatner, take a look back at the history of Parade Marshals of the Calgary Stampede Parade.

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Apply for the 2025 Calgary Stampede Parade presented by Suncor

Want to join the Calgary Stampede Parade presented by Suncor? Please check back in September for 2025 Applications!

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