We made it to the parade for the kickoff of the Calvary Stampede. We heard there are 600 horses in the parade and it lasts for about 3 hours. The stampede is quite a big deal here. Lots of people have the day off work for the opening lots of businesses have barbecues and entertainment tents set up around the city. It’s like a huge state fair but then there is also the rodeo every day and every night.