The Stampede Parade presented by Suncor is an iconic part of Calgary’s cultural identity. Since 1912, the Stampede Parade has served as the official kickoff of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Each year, the Stampede Parade entertains our community with a showcase of colourful floats, majestic horses and the high-energy marching bands.

It's not just a parade marching down a street; it is a march through tradition, history and Calgary’s culture.

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2023 Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal

Jeremy Hansen

The iconic Stampede Parade returns on Friday, July 7, to kick off The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. The Parade will be led by Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen. Hansen will become the first Canadian to venture to the moon as part of the historic Artemis II mission. It's the first crewed mission to leave Earth’s orbit since 1972 and will pave the way for deeper space exploration, including to Mars.

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Honourary Parade Marshal

General Wayne Eyre

As Chief of the Defense Staff, General Wayne Eyre oversees the military’s mission to defend Canada’s values, interests and sovereignty at home and abroad.

Past Parade Marshals

From Walt Disney to Bing Crosby, Christopher Reeve to William Shatner, take a look back at the history of Parade Marshals of the Calgary Stampede Parade.

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