The Stampede Parade is a two-and-a-half-mile smile. A fitting way to kick off The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Parade begins with the World Champion Calgary Stampede Showband. A dynamic ribbon of pageantry follows, featuring beautiful floats, bands, riders, celebrities and cultural entries.
Arrive early on the route to ensure your seat and watch the Parade Prelude. Paid (reserved) seating is available for 20% of the route.
Calgary Stampede Parade Marshals occupy a prestigious place in our history. Parade Marshals have included Hollywood legends and humanitarian icons.
The 2013 Parade Marshal will be the first Canadian Astronaut to walk in space and the first to command the International Space Station (ISS)–Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Commander Hadfield accepted our invitation from space where he was the first Canadian to command the International Space Station.