Annual Calgary Stampede Parade Bleacher Seating

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I pay for my seats?

A: Purchasing Stampede Parade tickets has never been easier. Follow our easy purchase steps by first selecting your desired location from the main page.Then select an available block of seats and the number of seats you require.Visa and Mastercard are accepted online on our secure website, 24/7.

For additional questions, please contact us at +1.403.202.SEAT (7328) or 403.270.5933

Q: When does the parade begin?

A: The parade approaches at 8:55 am, but the Parade Prelude of on-street entertainment begins at 7:30 am, immediately after the roads close.

Q: When should I arrive?

A: If you are sitting on 9 Ave, you should be seated by 8:30 am. If you have seats along 6 Ave you should be seated by 9:00 am.

Q: Where does the parade begin?

A: The parade begins at 9 Avenue at 1 Street SE and runs west to 10 Street SW. The parade then runs north to 6 Avenue and travels eastbound until 3 Street SE.

Q: Where can I park?

A: Most parking lots in downtown are inaccessible due to the closure of 6th and 9th Avenues at 7:30 am. We recommend taking the CTrain, or else arrive early and be prepared to walk as parking can be a challenge to find.

CTrain schedules & Park 'N' Ride guide available here.

Q: How many people attend the Calgary Stampede Parade?

A: The Stampede Parade is attended by over 350,000 people and is televised nationally.

Q: How many people are participants in the Stampede Parade?

A: Each year, we average more than 3,500 people in the main parade (1,500 to 2,500 of these in the 20 to 25+ performing bands). There are usually 425 performers in Parade Prelude each year.

Q: Where can I learn more about the Stampede Parade?

A: Visit