Top 10 new things for Stampede 2017

Not your first rodeo? The Calgary Stampede ups their game year-after-year, and 2017 is no exception! The 150th celebration of Canada is offering up a great year of new things to enjoy at the 10-day Calgary Stampede.

If you’re looking for a new experience down at the grounds, here’s the top 10 new things to check out this year:

  1. First Nations displays: head to the Sweetgrass Lodge at Indian Village and stroll through the Arts and Crafts hall where artists from Treaty 7 nations will be featuring jewelry and art available for purchase. Location and information online here.
  2. New Midway food: this year, 30 new mouth-watering eats have been added to the menus at Stampede Midway, including: poutine corn dog, fruit-infused grilled cheese and rolled ice cream. Full new menu online here.
  3. Canine stars at the Dog Bowl: head to the Dog Bowl Stadium every day or night for some amazingly entertaining dogs. From high jumping to dock-diving this show is sure to impress the whole family, details online.
  4. TransAlta Grandstand Show: this is a huge attraction at the Stampede, every night watch the spectacular grandstand show, hosted by Jan Arden, Young Canadians and Alberta Ballet. Details and tickets online.
  5. Adventure Park: race up climbing walls, challenge to axe-throwing or take on paintball. You can test your skills at the new Adventure Park, details here.
  6. High dive act: taking place daily, see jumping from three to 25 metres up into only three metres of water! This showcase will leave your jaw dropped, schedule and location here.
  7. New Bannock Booth: located in Indian Village, a new addition to Sweetgrass Lodge is a new Bannock Booth which will feature delicious and traditional First Nations food. Featuring a picnic pack you can take to enjoy along the river.
  8. Bell Adrenaline Ranch: located in the Corral, the show this year is Light it Up! , by the Keith Sayers team, one of today’s leaders in Motocross. Details online here
  9. New music: every year, the Stampede Coca-Cola Stage brings in local and major Canada-wide musical acts, and this year is no exception. Check out the full lineup of who’s making their way to the Coca-Cola Stage this year.
  10. Indian Village Interpretive Program: visitors are invited to watch and participate in daily dance performances, traditional Pow Wow drumming and a variety of traditional performances and competitions. Details online.

We hope you enjoy the 2017 Calgary Stampede—yahoo!