The Calgary Stampede: let the countdown begin
Dust off your cowboy hat and give your boots a shining, the Calgary Stampede is just around the corner and it’s time to start tethering your plans for this year’s jamboree. Whether you want to come in for an extended weekend or stay for every last event, getting into Cowtown is dead easy. Thanks to Airco Charters, direct charter flights to and from Calgary are available to leave whenever you’re ready to vamoose. When you fly with our charter airline, you never have to worry about long waits at crowded airports or delayed flights. All you need to do is swagger up to the aircraft and we’ll be off straightway, allowing you to maximize your time herding in the good times at the Stampede. You’ll enjoy flying exclusively with your pals or associates (no need to endure the oddities of strangers), and you can even start the party early with our champagne tour service. The only thing left to do is plot out your itinerary. Here are a few things you won’t want to miss.
The Stampede Parade
Sure it starts early (9 a.m. on July 8th) but this is the event that kicks off the whole occasion. The parade includes fabulous floats, rodeo riders, marching bands, celebrities and much more. Get in ahead of schedule if you want to guarantee you get the best possible view.
The Stampede Rodeo
Cowboys and cowgirls compete for prizes in this battle of deftness and daring. Every day at 1:15 riders and their steeds show what they’re made of, leading up to the big showdown on the final Sunday. Bull riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling are just a fraction of what awaits you.
The Evening Show
Every night starting at 7:45 you’ll be entertained by a spectacle you won’t soon forget. The evening begins with chuckwagon racing followed by a range of song and dance acts that’ll dazzle you. The grand finale is a fireworks show that’s sure to awe and hypnotize.
There’s never a shortage of musical entertainment to be had at the Calgary Stampede. Three different stages bring you a range of rock, pop and country acts. Hot shot performers of the past have included Nickelback, Katy Perry and Johnny Reid. Though this year’s complete line-up has yet to be announced, the phenomenal Lady Antebellum will be headlining the evening of July 15th to service country music fans.
Everyday, the Calgary Stampede fair hosts a range of entertainments from carnival rides—like rollercoasters and a Ferris wheel—to midway games that will assess your aim, strength and luck. Cotton candy, caramel corn, hot dogs and other carnival treats await you.
No matter who you are or what your tastes might be, there’s plenty to entertain and entice you at the Stampede. Book one of our charter flights and arrive in Calgary in style and comfort. Airco Charters will make your phenomenal experience at this summer’s stampede even more extraordinary. Call today to schedule a take off time or get more information.