The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth finally kicks off this week and with it? 10 days of fun and sun, but as most of you know – an afternoon on the grounds can get pretty expensive. Luckily, the Calgary Stampede has several FREE days in which families and party animals can save money for things other than admission – like food, beer and boots!

Want to save an extra buck or two? Here are just all of the days when you can get through the gate without having to pay!

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New this year, Parade-goers are encouraged to head from downtown to the park for a day of inexpensive fun! Admission will be FREE between 11 am and 1:30 pm.

When: Friday, July 7th, 2023



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Pancakes and $0 admission? There’s nothing better! This year, check out Stampede Park early before 11 am for a FREE breakfast (while supplies last) and access to the park!

When: Sunday, July 9th, 2023


Giddyup, Calgary. There’s about to be a mad dash to the grounds! While admission (and doughnuts) will be FREE all day long for those who are 65+, the general public will also be able to get in on complimentary access between 10 am and 2.

When: Tuesday, July 11th, 2023



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Thinking of taking your kids to the grounds? July 12th is THE day to do it!

In addition to enjoying a FREE pancake breakfast in the GMC Stadium Courtyard between 8 and 9:30 am, entry will also be FREE for kids 12 and under all day long – plus there will be a complimentary variety show between 8-10 am.

Not a kid? Don’t worry, because you can also get in FREE until 10 am.

When: Wednesday, July 12th, 2023

Got it? Good! Now get out there and enjoy yourselves. But do it fast – because these windows will come and go before you know it.

Happy Stampeding!