The Calgary Stampede Parade kicks on Friday, July 9, 2021, 8:02 a.m. (M.D.T) and it will be the first time the parade will be held as a broadcast-only experience.
Kicking off the The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, Calgary Stampede Parade will wind its way through Stampede Park prior to the Park opening to the public. Only individuals with proper accreditation issued by the Calgary Stampede, and parade participants will be permitted onto Stampede Park.
The talented young woman from the Siksika First Nation featured on the 2021 Stampede Poster, Katari Right Hand is the 2021 Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal.
Led by the world-famous Calgary Stampede Showband, this year’s parade will feature a colourful lineup of 59 entries, including the floats and horses Calgarians expect. The 2021 parade will also feature 9 entries that would typically perform in the parade prelude entertaining parade-goers prior to the start of the main parade.
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The 34-year-old Brazilian-born cowboy Filipe Masetti Leite who completed an 8-year journey on horseback which began in Calgary in 2012 and took him over 26,000 kilometers travelling the full length of the Americas will also participate in the parade. Masetti Leite was slated to be the 2020 Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal.
HOW TO WATCH THE PARADE
Global Television Calgary will broadcast the Parade on Friday, July 9, 2021 commencing at 8:02 a.m. The parade will also be Livestreamed on Global Calgary, Global News YouTube Channel and Amazon Prime.
Calgary Stampede runs from July 9 to 18, 2021.