As a born and raised Calgarian, I have attended the Calgary Stampede many times, and its a spectacle every time. The Stampede is a 10-day long event, held every year in early July and nicknamed “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”. It takes place in downtown Calgary and consists of a carnival, midway, daily live music performances, chuckwagon races, rodeo events and a Grandstand variety show with fireworks every night.
During the 10 days, the city comes alive with dozens of free pancake breakfasts, parties, and a huge parade. The locals and visitors alike, don cowboy hats and boots, then hit the streets to celebrate all that is Western.
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