Why is the Calgary Stampede so great for kids? Keep reading to find the best family fun at the Calgary Stampede!

You’ve got your midway rides and games, the rodeo and chuckwagons, the Grandstand Show and nightly fireworks, any type of carnival food your heart desires (including some ridiculous, amazing, and delicious new treats every year) and animals galore!  What else could a kid want? During the 10 days of Stampede (July 5 – 14, 2024), there are performances, entertainers, and exhibits that kids of all ages will enjoy. Don’t forget to stop by the Milk and Cookies Shack to enjoy, you guessed it, a milk and cookie treat for only $2.

Here are some other Stampede highlights for your family:

    • Enjoy the Freestyle Motorcross at the Monster Energy Compound and see high-flying flips and tricks – amazing gravity-defying stunts.
    • Perennial Stampede favourites usually include well-loved kids’ characters
    • Watch great performers for free with your admission on the Coca-Cola Stage.
    • Looking for some time away from the midway? The BMO Kids’ Zone is great for an indoor break. It is an area set aside suitable for kids under 12 years old.  They often have 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.
    • Head to the Dog Bowl and catch the Canine Athletes as they entertain crowds with agility and high-flying stunts.
    • Visit the Elbow River Camp and experience the traditions and culture of the First Nations with tipis, entertainment, and  local artisans
    • Check out the Powwow Competition, for a celebration of culture and a gathering of community

Calgary Stampede Family Fun:

Stampede Parade
Our Stampede Parade page has information and links! The parade takes place on July 5, 2024.

Stampede Breakfasts
If you just can’t get enough flapjacks, our Stampede Breakfasts page has information on where to find lots of them throughout Stampede Week! Or head to Fluor Rope Square for a free breakfast and Stampede entertainment.

Stampede Savings
Our Stampede Deals 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.

Looking for more Stampede information? Find it here.