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8 things to do for the final Stampede weekend (July 12 – 14)

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Hello, fellow outlaws! Welcome to our things to do for the final weekend of Stampede. Has it been a week already? Boy, it simultaneously feels like it’s been a day and a year. Guess that’s what happens when you push your body to the limit though. Yahoo?

Here are 8 things to do for the final Stampede weekend.

Buy a cowboy hat from Gucci

We knew it was coming, you knew it was coming, and now it’s confirmed. Lil Nas X will be playing the 2019 Cowboys Music Festival! On Friday, July 12th you’ll be able to hear Old Town Road live and in concert! What else is he gonna play? We’ve got no clue. Are we going to be there? You bet your buckin’ horses we are. Yee-fricken-haw, Calgary.

When: Friday, July 12
Where: Cowboys Tent– Between 11th and 12th Ave SE

Step 50 years into the past for Bryan Adams

Summer of ’69 is the soundtrack to every good Canadian’s life. Disagree? Then we’ve got a problem. All jokes seriousness aside, Oxford Stomp is a hell of a show. Don’t miss it!

When: Friday, July 12
Where: Shaw Millennium Park– 1220 9 Ave SW

Dip your toes in the water for Zac Brown Band

If you don’t love ‘Knee Deep’ then we can’t be friends. There, we said it, you know where we stand. The group marked a turning point in country’s evolution, and it’s going to be the perfect Friday concert to get ready for the second weekend.

When: Friday, July 12
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

Try out some crazy Midway Food

One of the main draws of the Stampede is all the insane food you can eat while you’re there. Check out our guide to some of our personal favourites. Then, head down to the grounds and see how much you can eat before you start feeling wonky.

When: Now until Sunday, July 14
Where: Multiple venues

Ride your heart out

Not on a horse, and not on a mechanical bull, either. Instead, we listed our top 5 midway rides that you need to check out if you’re going to be going to the Stampede. We recommend riding them before eating all that crazy food, though.

When: Now until Sunday, July 14
Where: Calgary Stampede

Take your black Gucci cowboy hat to Tim McGraw

A heart don’t forget somethin’ like a live Tim McGraw show, and what better time to get country than at this year’s Stampede?! Yes Calgary, the iconic black cowboy hat-rocking star will be hitting Calgary this month. Yee. Friggin’. Haw.

When: Sunday, July 14
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

Get off your high horse and head to the rodeo

If you haven’t gone to the rodeo yet, we think that you absolutely need to. Who doesn’t want to watch a man ride an animal that is like 10 times heavier try to throw him off? Plus, the finale on Sunday is going to be one for the history books.

When: Shows daily, 1:30PM
Where: Calgary Grandstand

Have family fun at some GMC Stampede Parties

GMC wants you to show them what you’ve got on their mechanical bull! Join them at various GMC locations throughout July for mechanical bull rides, live music and food trucks at their free, family-friendly events!

When:  Now until Saturday, July 13
Where: GMC locations throughout the city

And there you have it, Calgary! Our top picks for the things to do for the final weekend of the Stampede. We admit that it’s a little concert heavy, but hey, this is probably the music country music festival on earth. Take that, Craven.

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