One of the best things about Tthe Calgary Stampede is the food and the pancake breakfasts that happen during the 10-day event. Coming together as a community and sharing a meal with strangers is just one amazing aspect that makes the Stampede so great for the city. It encourages inclusivity and openness, shared over a meal, after all, nothing brings people together better than good food. Especially when it’s free. We came up with a list of free Stampede Breakfasts for almost every day of the Stampede. Here’s how you can eat free during the Calgary Stampede.
This will be the 12th year that Mustard Seeds hosts this annual breakfast, and this one is huge! The event traditionally hosts 2, 500 people every year and it’s only getting bigger. There’s live music, dancing, games, petting zoo and of course, free food.
Time: 11 am – 2 am
Organizer: Mustad Seed
Location: Mustard Seed, 102 11 Ave. SE Calgary
New Horizon Mall’s puts a nice twist on this Stampede “breakfast”, in that it is not a breakfast, its dinner. It is all the fun the traditional Stampede Breakfasts’ have; the games, inflatables, clowns, performances, but without the early morning hassle.
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Organizer: New Horizon Mall
Location: New Horizon Mall, 260300 Writing Creek Cres. Rocky View County
Weekends are chock-full of Stampede Breakfasts, but this one is particularly inclusive. Not only is it marketed for humans but open to all pets as well. On top of that, it’s for a good cause, this is also a fundraiser for local rescues. Puppies, impact and food, what more do you need?
Time: 12 pm – 5 pm
Organizers: Bon A-Pet-Treat! Pet Store & Bakery
Location: 5111 Bowness Rb. NW Calgary
If you’re looking to get into the Stampede spirit on an early Monday morning, this one will do it! The food will be accompanied live dancing from Chinook Line Dancers and as well as spaces for you to dance and two-step yourself.
Time: 7 am – 10 am
Organizer: Best Western Port O’Call Hotel
Location: Best Western Port O’Call Hotel, 1935 McKnight Blvd. NE Calgary
If you’ve managed to follow our list and are now tired of pancakes, breakfast sausages and eggs then the Latin Stampede Breakfast is a nice change-up. Jamaica juice, red Mexican chilaquiles, Colombian-style red beans, cachapa con queso and more!
Time: 8 am – 10:30 am
Organizer: Unimarket South Location
Location: 128 50 Ave. SE Calgary
What’s special about this Stampede breakfast is its goal of appreciating their community and providing Calgarians with a chance to meet with individual’s that DDRC supports. It is a true embodiment of the bonding nature of sharing meals that the Calgary Stampede encourages.
Time: 8 am – 11 am
Location: 4646 Sarcee Rd. SW Calgary
Another huge Stampede Breakfast. Kerby Centre continues with almost 30 years of Stampede Breakfasts. This has become a staple event in the community and is advertised as a “Bootscootin” good time. Not really sure what that means, but it includes, free food and musical entertainment from country music artist Alex Hughes.
Time: 8 am – 11 am
Organizer: Kerby Centre
Location: 1133 7 Ave. SW Calgary
Yes, the food is good. Yes, you get the opportunity to meet professional chuckwagon driver Dustin Gorst. And yes, there’s a chance to win a WestJet flight deal. But the real highlight of this event is its determination on tackling the very prevalent issue of hunger in the community. By partnering with Calgary Food Bank, you can come to this event and donate non-perishable food items while enjoying a free meal.
Time: 8 am – 10 am
Organizer: BD & P LLP
Location: 528 8 Ave. SW Calgary
End your Stampede Breakfast marathon with this nice, outdoors breakfast in a cozy community setting. Tons of games, bouncy castles and raffle prizes, this will be a nice calming end to all the stampeding you’ve done the past 10 days.
Time: 8 am – 12 pm
Organizer: Taking Strides
Location: 3130 40 Ave. SW Calgary