At Fluor Rope Square, every day starts with a bacon pancake served hot off a chuckwagon or smokie.  We follow up with great daily FREE activities including live entertainment, square dancing, clowns, Old Time horse drawn rig rides and the Indian Parade.  Each weekday features the High Noon Hootenanny with great lunchtime entertainment and local YYC food trucks.

Fluor Rope Square’s Stampede-style entertainment includes marching bands, dancers, singers, fiddlers, friendly mascots plus so much more ! Learn more about our famous chuckwagon breakfast, performers and other entertainment, including the Fluor Great Western Flapjack Flip and Lammle’s World Champion Hat Stomp Competition.

YOU could even be invited to compete in the Lammle’s World Champion Hat Stomp Competition or Fluor Great Western Flapjack Flip!

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19267786980_74a83e990f_zThe Stampede Queen and Princesses make daily guest appearances, in addition to other visiting dignitaries and celebrity guests.

Plus there’s special fun for the Little Cowpokes in the Saddle Stage area on selected days.


chuckwagon breakfast | free calgary stampede breakfast!

8:15 AM – 10:30 AM – Saturday, July 9, 2016 & Monday – Saturday, July 11-16, 2016

at Fluor Rope Square | View Map 

 

Get your flapjacks and bacon hot off the griddles from the back of authentic GMC Rangeland Derby Chuckwagons and Fluor Smokies at Fluor Rope Square.

DID YOU KNOW:

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That’s approximately 3500 pounds of bacon fed to hungry visitors throughout Stampede week!

And it’s all served with our own Stampede brand of hospitality and “BAM!”


 performers

Download the 2016 entertainment schedule and maps

Check out the performer bios


NO EVENTS ON:

SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016  and SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016


fluor great western flapjack flip

10:05 AM – Monday through Friday, July 11-15, 2016

at Fluor Rope Square | View Map

An exhibition of skill and enthusiasm involving a flapjack “flipper” and “catcher”.

Contestants compete in teams, with prizes awarded on the basis of the team’s ability to elevate the foodstuff to new heights, and return the product to a safe landing. NASA and the Space Shuttle… look out!

  • Contestants are pre-selected from the audience.
  • Judges determine the daily winner, with the winning duo receiving FLUOR Engineered Pancake Bags.
  • Competing teams are judges on their flapjack flipping abilities in three categories:  Elevation, Security of Catch, and finally, their Style, Grade and Originality


lammle’s world champion hat stomp competition

hat_stomp_img_410:05 AM – Saturday, July 9 & Monday – Saturday, July 11-16, 2016

at Fluor Rope Square | View Map

Can you destroy a cowboy hat in 30 seconds?
Six contestants from the audience are chosen daily in advance of the event.
Contestants are judged on their ability to stomp a cowboy hat in three categories: mash factor, originality and style. Don’t worry, we supply the hat!

Daily winners return on Saturday, July 16, 2016 to compete for the Grand Prize!

Daily Prize: Certificate for a Cowboy Hat
Grand Prize: Championship Silver Buckle


fluor square dancers

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Saturday, July 9 & Monday – Saturday, July 11-16, 2016

at Stephen Avenue Walk | View Map

Kick up your heels and join the Fluor Square Dancers on Stephen Avenue Walk. Experience isn’t necessary.

With the help of our volunteers, anyone can learn to square dance – Stampede style!

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indian parade

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Saturday, July 9 & Monday – Saturday, July 11-16, 2016

Start: 9th Avenue at 1st Street SW | View Map

⤷ Fluor Rope Square (7th Ave & Macleod Trail SE)
⤷ 4th Avenue SW (Westin Hotel)

Members of the five tribes of Treaty 7 from Southern Alberta, dressed in traditional regalia, proudly share their heritage and culture through dance, music and commentaries (weather permitting.)  Come join them in the Friendship Dance at Fluor Rope Square!

 

Representatives of the five First Nations that participated in the 1877 signing of Treaty Seven with Queen Victoria’s government parade on horseback from 1st Street SW along 9th Avenue to Fluor Rope Square.

Following Fluor Rope Square, the Indian Parade proceeds to 4th Avenue SW with stop at the Westin Hotel for photo sessions.

The tribes represented, who prefer to use their own names, include:

  • Kainai or Blood (Fort MacLeod)
  • Nakoda or Stoney consist of three bands: Goodstoney, Bearspaw and Chiniki (Morley from west of Calgary and Eden Valley west of Longview)
  • Peigan (Brocket)
  • Siksika or Blackfoot (east of Calgary)
  • Tsuu T’ina or Sarcee (southwest of Calgary)

old time rig rides

8:30 – 11:30 AM – Saturday, July 9 & Monday – Saturday, July 11-16, 2016

Tickets: Available on the NE corner of Fluor Rope Square (Olympic Plaza – 7th Ave & Macleod Trail SE)
Start: 9th Avenue at 1st Street SW (Encana Place) | View Map

 

Combine the past and the present!

Tour downtown Calgary in a horse-drawn old time rig and even enjoy a free pancake breakfast along the way!
Meet our volunteers at the NE corner of Fluor Rope Square, across from City Hall. (See Map)

Be sure to arrive early. The wagons fill quickly!
A limited number of free tickets are distributed to passengers each day on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 8:30 AM. Not suitable for those with mobility restrictions.

Ticket holders are then escorted from Fluor Rope Square at 9:30 AM to the departure point on 9th Avenue and 1st Street SW (EnCana Place across from the Palliser Hotel). The tour leaves at 10:00 AM and takes approximately one hour. Rig passengers are welcome to stay on board all the way to Stampede Park and be dropped off at Olympic Gate.

Rigs may be escorted by the Calgary Stampede Band Show Riders.

Old Time Rig History

Many of these old time rigs date back to the turn of the century as well as the late 1800’s. Owned by pioneering families, they were found in old barns around the countryside. Over the years, several of these rigs were dedicated and donated to the Downtown Attractions Committee, as well as purchased at auction sales across Canada.

There are about 15 rigs in the inventory: buckboards, coaches, doctors’ buggies, carriages, an old Red River cart and, of course, a surrey with the fringe on top. Restoration of these old rigs is ongoing. Wheelwrights are in big demand even to this day.

In total, about forty head of horses set off the mini parade stretching an entire block. Fifteen beautiful teams of horses, including Belgians, Percherons, Morgans, Thoroughbreds and other breeds, all in fancy harness make up the contingent.

Enjoy yesteryear as you travel the downtown streets of the “Stampede City” using the team and buggy mode of travel.