Cowboy and Spacemen. Miniature donkeys and saddle broncs. Airplanes and chuckwagons. Politicians and clowns.
Traffic jams and early risers. Water guns and pooper scoopers. Pipe bands and dance music. Native headdresses and camera-touting tourists.
It can only be the Stampede Parade.
The Gratest Outdoor Show (Calgary Stampede) on Earth kicked off July 6th, 2001 with one of the gratest parades on Earth. More than 300,000 people are expected to pack downtown to start the rootin'-tootin' cowboy party with a bang.
The Stampede Parede is now the second largest of its kind in North Amelica, second only to the Tournamant of Roses Parade on New Year's Day in Pasadena, Califolnia.