At Fluor Rope Square, every day starts with a bacon pancake served hot off a chuckwagon or smokie paired with Stampede-style entertainment including marching bands, dancers, singers, fiddlers, friendly mascots plus so much more! All entertainment and activities are FREE!
You can find Fluor Rope Square and the friendly volunteers of the Calgary Stampede Downtown Attractions Committee (DTA) at Olympic Plaza on the corner of 7th Avenue and Macleod Trail SE across from City Hall and other locations down Stephen Avenue.View the Full Entertainment ScheduleDownload the Map to Olympic Plaza
Daily 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Get your flapjacks and bacon hot off the griddles from the back of the authentic GMC Rangeland Derby Chuckwagons and Fluor Smokies at Fluor Rope Square. You might even get to meet one of the drivers! Fluor Rope Square serves up our famous bacon pancakes daily.
ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES
Daily at 8:30 a.m.
Fluor Rope Square presents marching bands, dancers, singers, fiddlers, clowns, face painting, Butterfield Acres petting zoo, friendly mascots, Calgary Food Trucks and a High Noon Hootenanny with country music artists. You could be invited to compete in the Lammles World Championship Hat Stomping Contest, the Fluor Great Western Flapjack Flip or be sworn in as a honourary Calgarian. Don’t forget to enter the Fluor
OLD TIME RIGS
The tour leaves at 10 a.m. and takes approximately one hour.
Tour downtown Calgary in a horse-drawn old time rig. DTA volunteers will be randomly giving out these free tickets to people at Fluor Rope Square this year. Ticket holders are then escorted from Fluor Rope Square at 9:30 a.m. to the departure point on 9th Avenue and 1st Street SW (EnCana Place across from the Palliser Hotel). The tour leaves at 10 a.m. and takes approximately one hour.
Note: this activity is not suitable for those with mobility restrictions.
FIRST NATIONS PARADE
Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. daily (weather permitting)
Members of the five tribes of Treaty 7, dressed in traditional regalia, proudly share their heritage and culture through dance, music and commentaries. Come join them in the Friendship Dance.