The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," attracts over one million visitors per year and features the world's largest rodeo, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions.
Calgary's national and international identity is tied to the event. It is known as the "Stampede City," carries the informal nickname of "Cowtown" and the local Canadian Football League team is known as the Stampeders. The city takes on a party atmosphere during Stampede: office buildings and storefronts are painted in cowboy themes, residents don western wear and events held across the city include hundreds of pancake breakfasts and barbecues.
The Calgary Stampede preserves and promotes western heritage and values. It is the community's cradle of western heritage and traditions. As a living embodiment of the western values that bind and build this community, the Calgary Stampede is a gathering place which hosts, educates and entertains the world.
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