Why is the Calgary Stampede so great for kids? You’ve got your midway rides and games, the rodeo and chuckwagons, the TransAlta Grandstand Show and nightly fireworks, any type of carnival food your heart desires (including some new treats every year) and animals galore! What else could a kid want? During the 10 days of Stampede, there are also many performances, entertainers and exhibits that kids of all ages will enjoy.
Here are some possible Stampede 2018 highlights for your family:
- Visit The Monster Energy Compound and see high-flying flips and tricks – amazing gravity-defying stunts.
- Try out the Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pull for kids aged 4-12!
- Favourite kids’ characters such as Paw Patrol, Toopy & Binoo, and Ninja Turtles will come to life.
- Perennial Stampede favourites like the Superdogs, Weadickville and Agrium’s Ag-tivity in the City never fail to please the kids.
- Sheryl Crow, Walk off the Earth, and Our Lady Peace are among some of the great performers you can watch free with your admission on the Coca-Cola Stage.
- Looking for some time away from the midway? In the BMO Kids’ Zone, Buckaroos is great for an indoor break. It is an area set aside suitable for kids under 12 years old. They can enjoy activities such as face painting, Plasma Cars and Speed Stacks. Or bounce on a giant inflatable play structure and play in the huge multilevel playground.
- See an Acrodunk show with high-flying slam dunk champions.
- Head to the Dog Bowl and catch the Canine Stars as they entertain crowds with agility and high-flying stunts.
- Visit the all-new Indian Village. Experience the traditions and culture of the First Nations at the new location in ENMAX Park.
- Any thrill-junkies in your house? Check out the Stampede Zipline.
Calgary Stampede Special Days & Events:
Our Stampede Parade page has information and links! The parade takes place July 6, 2018.
If you just can’t get enough flapjacks, our Stampede Breakfasts page has information on where to find lots of them throughout Stampede Week!
Our Stampede Savings page covers the various ways you can save a few dollars on your visit to the Calgary Stampede, including special value days at the park.
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.