stampede 2020
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Calgary Stampede chose to cancel its 2020 event, initially set to take place July 3 – 12, 2020 in Alberta. However, the Stampede fun isn’t gone for good this year. Calgary Stampede just announced their event Stampede 2020, which will feature several family fun, safe events.

Under the headline “Community spirit cannot be cancelled,” Stampede 2020 will run for the same 10 days in July originally dedicated to Calgary Stampede. The event will include six family-oriented events meant to boost community spirit while encouraging social distancing and abiding by the recommendations from Alberta Health Services. Drive thru and at-home events are a large part of this year’s events.

Stampede 2020’s events are:

  • Mini Donut Drive Thru
  • Stampede Food Truck Rally
  • BMO Kids’ Day Pancake Drive Thru (featuring YYC Food Trucks)
  • Stampeding at Home
  • Show Your Spirit

The Mini Donut Drive Thru, Food Truck Rally, and BMO Kids’ Day Pancake Drive Thru all require vehicles; bicycles, scooters, walk-ups, and any other alternative transportation vehicles will not be permitted for safety reasons.

Those who purchase their tickets in advance to the Mini Donut Drive Thru will get a special treat at next year’s Calgary Stampede: free gate admission to Sneak-a-Peek, the event’s night-before extravaganza.

Stampede 2020 hours and ticket information is available at