Calgary Stampede 2018: Money Saving Tips, Value Days, and Deals (July 6-15, 2018)

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YAHOO! The 2018 Calgary Stampede is finally here! The 10-day event takes place this year from Friday, July 8th – Sunday, July 15, 2018.

The Stampede gets more expensive each year.

Here’s some money savings tips on how to save on park admission & midway rides, locate all free stampede breakfasts, and get the most Stampede for your dollar:

VALUE DEALS – Save on Park admissions, Midway rides and games:


  • All 10 days! All 10 nights! Get unlimited admission to the 2018 Calgary Stampede for just $45 (+GST).
  • Offer only available until Wednesday, July 4, 2018.


  • For just $27, receive two Calgary Stampede Park general admissions and two participating Coca-Cola 500ml beverages – over 30% savings!
  • Only available at participating Mac’s and Circle K June 6 – July 15, while supplies last. Park admissions valid from July 6-15, 2018.


  • New for 2018! Increased chances to Win The Biggest Prizes on the Midway! Lotteries ticket packages include up to 3 gate passes, 50% discount on Rodeo and Evening Show tickets, 15% discount on apparel at Lammle’s and Stampede Store on Park locations and a free WestJet Skyride.


  • Save big with the ultimate Stampede deal. Get $50 in Stampede Bucks for just $39.99*, available only at COSTCO. Redeem Stampede Bucks anywhere on Park, including regular-priced admissions, rides and games, food and beverage, parking, retail shopping, even Rodeo and Evening Show reserved tickets.
  • Available in all Calgary & surrounding area Costco locations April 16 – July 6 while supplies last, exclusions apply.


  • Save over 25% off 60 coupons or a Ride-All-Day Wristband, with a Ride & Play Card for just $37.85. Valid on all North American Midway Entertainment rides, games, and the WestJet Skyride.*
  • Available exclusively at Safeway & Sobeys locations in Calgary & surrounding area June 1 – July 5, while supplies last.


  • West of the Coca-Cola Stage and north of the Big Four Building, you’ll find a re-creation of a Calgary street circa 1912 featuring a specially priced item for pocket change at each vendor. It’s a cool and comfortable place to relax and find some of the best food and bottled water prices.


VALUE DAYS – Have fun and save on exclusive Value Days:

SNEAK-A PEEK: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m | Thursday, July 5, 2018 (select areas)
$9 entry, FREE entry for children 6 & under*

  • This is your chance to check out Stampede a day before the Parade officially kicks it off.
  • Regular Midway prices in effect. Advance sale specials and promotions in effect. Indoor attractions and commercial exhibits close at 11 p.m

PARADE DAY: 11 a.m – 12 a.m | Friday, July 6, 2018

  • FREE entry 11 a.m- 1:30 p.m
  • Go straight from the Parade to the Park and receive FREE admission until 1:30 p.m. We’ve reversed the route to make it much easier to get to Stampede Park once the Parade has passed.

CENOVUS FAMILY DAY: 8 a.m – Midnight | Sunday, July 8, 2018

  • FREE entry 8 a.m- 11 a.m
  • Get in and get fed for FREE!
  • Bring the whole family to the Calgary Stampede and celebrate with free fun for everyone from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

MCDONALD’S COMMUNITY DAY: 10 a.m. – Midnight | Tuesday, July 10, 2018
$2 admission from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FREE gate admission for Seniors (Ages 65+) all day long.

  • Come celebrate Community Spirit and all that makes our city great!
  • Seniors are also eligible for free standing room tickets to the Rodeo or the Evening Show – tickets available at the Grandstand Ticket Office starting at 11 a.m. Free coffee and doughnuts in the morning while supplies last.

Also, visit and for a comprehensive list of all 2018 Calgary Stampede Free Pancake Breakfasts in the city.

Click here to visit Calgary Stampede’s Official website for more details.