The Calgary Stampede is back, and it's bigger, better, and more buckin' fun than ever before!

Whether you're a seasoned Stampede veteran or a first-time visitor, there's something for everyone at this celebration of Western culture and cowboy grit. So grab your cowboy hat, put on your boots, and let's check out the top five must-see attractions this year.

1. The Rodeo: Where Champions Are Made

Yeehaw! No visit to the Stampede is complete without experiencing the thrill of the rodeo. Watch in awe as fearless cowboys and cowgirls compete in events like bull riding, barrel racing, and steer wrestling. Feel the adrenaline rush as they pursue that coveted championship buckle.

2. Grandstand Show: Spectacular Entertainment Under the Stars

As the sun sets over Stampede Park, the Grandstand Show lights up the night sky with a dazzling display of music, dance, and pyrotechnics. This year's show promises to be a showstopper, featuring talented performers, stunning visual effects, and plenty of surprises.

From traditional Western music to contemporary dance routines, the Grandstand Show is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage and vibrant spirit of the Stampede. 

3. Midway Madness: Thrills and Chills

Step right up, folks, to the Stampede Midway, where the air is filled with the scent of cotton candy and the sounds of laughter and excitement. Take a spin on exhilarating rides like the Ferris wheel or test your skills at classic carnival games.

Indulge your taste buds with a variety of delicious treats, from deep-fried delights to savory barbecue goodness. The Midway is a hub of energy and fun that promises to delight visitors of all ages. Don't forget to try the mini donuts and their wacky new flavours – they're a Stampede tradition.

4. Agricultural Exhibits: From Farm to Fork

Get a taste of rural life at the Stampede's agricultural exhibits, where you can meet farm animals up close, learn about the latest innovations in agriculture, and discover the journey from farm to fork.

Cheer on competitors in events like sheep shearing and cattle roping, or simply wander through the barns and marvel at the beauty of prize-winning livestock. It's a great opportunity to connect with Alberta's farming community and gain a deeper appreciation for where our food comes from.

5. Immerse Yourself in Disney Magic

Step into the world of Disney with interactive exhibits and behind-the-scenes insights into animation. It's a magical experience for Disney fans of all ages! Also, your ticket to the experience includes admission to Stampede Park on the day the ticket is valid.

Follow these links for more information on the Calgary Stampede, including 'Value Days' and who's playing the Coca-Cola Stage.