The iconic Calgary Stampede Parade returns on Friday, July 8, to kick off The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, celebrating over 100 years of a proud community tradition and western heritage.

“The Calgary Stampede Parade Committee is eager to get back to doing what they love – putting on a full parade,” said Dwayne Spence, Chair of the Calgary Stampede Parade Committee. “We have assembled a terrific line-up with many of the traditional entries Calgarians look forward to seeing, as well as a few new surprises.”

The parade kicks off at 9 A.M. on Friday, July 8, on 9th Avenue at 3rd Street SE, and will run for about two hours.

This year’s Calgary Stampede Parade features a colourful and exciting lineup of more than 90 entries, including 25 floats, several marching bands and mounted colour parties. Other highlights of this year’s Calgary Stampede Parade include Calgary’s Ukrainian Community marching in solidarity with their entry: “Glory to Ukraine”, as well as an exciting colourful new entry by the Consulate of Mexico. From real sheriffs to weekend outlaws; from men playing bagpipes in traditional kilts to Men in Kilts scooping poop – there’s something for everyone.

With a nod to the 2022 celebration of western heritage culture, this year’s Parade Marshal is legendary actor, director, producer and musician Kevin CostnerKevin has directed and starred in numerous award-winning films for more than 30 years, and is more recently known for his role in the television show, Yellowstone.

The Celebrity Judge for the 2022 Calgary Stampede Parade will be David Spence who spent over 40 years as a meteorologist on Calgary television. He will select the parade entry that, in his opinion, best exemplifies the spirit of the Calgary Stampede.

The Parade Prelude kicks off at 7:30 A.M. with 30 incredible and entertaining acts featuring over 1,500 performers to warm up the crowd for the main show beginning at 9 A.M.

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