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Stampede Events To Check Out On 17th Ave!

It’s time to pull out your favourite denim gear and cowboy boots, because the Calgary Stampede is back! 17th Ave is just a few blocks away from the iconic Stampede grounds and will be home to tons of Stampede-themed events! Plus, we’ve got some of the city’s best watering holes if you need a pre-rodeo beer, along with local boutiques who are geared up with all the essentials for that classic Stampede uniform. From live music at the Whiskey Rose tent to vegan cowboy boots from Grinning Goat, here’s everything you can check out during the Calgary Stampede on 17th Ave.  

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Whiskey Rose Saloon Stampede Tent  

17th Ave’s very own Nashville-inspired saloon is going big for the Calgary Stampede with the addition of their Whiskey Rose tent, now open west of this Calgary bar for the 10-day festival. You can catch a drag brunch on July 9, as well as a stellar lineup of performers including Dan Davidson, Jo Jo Mason, Madeline Merlo, Tim and the Glory Boys and Aaron Pritchett between July 10 and 14. Head to the link below to get your tickets!  

1012 17 Ave SW, whiskeyrosesaloon.com


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Trolley 5 Brewpub’s Cowboy Crusher Beer 

Trolley 5 has once again partnered up with Canadian brewery, Parallel 49, to bring back the popular, Stampede-inspired beer, Cowboy Crusher! This seasonal beer launches on Friday, July 8 at this 17th Ave brewpub with a tap takeover from P49. Stop into this local favourite watering hole and kick off your stampede with this aptly named brew.  

728 17 Ave SW, trolley5.com


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Tropical’s Stampede Drag Show Kickoff 

Tropical is putting their own spin on Stampede this Friday with a kickoff party featuring a drag queen show from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by dinner with Mariachis and a live DJ performance from the best local, Latin DJ’s. Come early for their happy hour, and a chance to participate in giveaways!  

1424 17 Ave SW, tropicalon17.com

Moonlight Stampede Kickoff Party 

What better way to jump start your stampede than a party at 17th Ave’s newest lounge, who will have performances from DJ Daniel and bottle specials all night!  

725a 17 Ave SW, moonlightyyc.ca

Stampede Outfits and Gear 


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From Another  

From Another opened up on 17th Ave earlier this year and is bringing tons of retro vintage streetwear to Calgary. In addition to classic Nikes and old-school sports gear, they also have a vast selection of denim, perfect for your Stampede uniform.  

924A 17 Ave SW, fromanother.ca 

Bamboo Ballroom  

From denim jumpsuits and double buckle belts to floral summer dresses, Bamboo Ballroom is stocked up with all the summer essentials you need to help you create the perfect Stampede outfit whether you’re headed to the midway for an afternoon of eats and games, or on your way to 17th Ave for some pre-rodeo drinks!  

814 16 Ave SW, bambooballroom.com 

Grinning Goat  

Cowboy boots are an essential component of a stampede outfit, and right now, Grinning Goat has styles that are unisex, breathable, water resistant and made from vegan leather!  

323 17 Ave SW #101, grinninggoat.ca


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HG Vintage  

This 17th Ave vintage store is always stocked up with the best retro gear, and Stampede is no different. Stop in this week to check out their selection of Levi’s denim shorts, worn in denim jackets, boots, cowboy hats and more!  

720 17 Ave SW, hgvintage.com

Vine Arts  

Vine Arts has added a new Stampede Canadian rye whiskey to their shelves this month, created by Eau Claire Craft and perfect for sipping on the rocks before heading down to the greatest show on earth.  

932 17 Ave SW #101, vinearts.ca


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This Stampede, our friends over at Four20 have you covered for the various events on the grounds and 17th Ave with their limitied time bundles including the Stampede Essentials bundle, complete with all the grab and go items you need to hit an Stampede tent or event; the Midway munchies;  and the Stampede recovery, for those tough morning afters.

827 17 Ave SW, 420pm.ca


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Stampede Events in Tomkins Park

Don’t forget to check out FREE events in the heart of 17th Ave in Tomkins Park from July 8 to July 16! From Sunday to Friday, there will be live music from 1 to 4 p.m. and featuring artists such as Brandon Lorenzo, DoubleSuede and Lulahh N’ the Classic Crew, and on Saturday July 9 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be performances from Pistol Noon, as well as line dancers, a mechanical bull, and a calf roping machine from Girletz Rodeo. Check out the link below for a full calendar of events!

Tomkins Park, 8th Street SW and 17th Ave SW, 17thave.ca/summer



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