Calgary, Red Deer & Edmonton Areas

Calgary, Red Deer & Edmonton Areas

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the festival cancellation policy?

A 20% refund charge will be collected for cancellations prior to Feb 29, 2024, and no refunds for later cancellations.  Exceptions include health and family bereavement.

Are day passes available?

The Festival is now sold out so there will not be day passes.

Why is the Early Bird cut off so early?

There are numerous payments to cover and registration funds are needed especially at the National level.  The Committee also needs a good indication of numbers for their planning of halls and programming.

What type of flooring will we be dancing on?

A solid surface floor on top of carpet will be installed in all dance rooms.

Is the facility air-conditioned?


Is dancing all in the same building?

Square dancing and round dancing will be at the Glenmore Inn.  Clogging will be at the Hotel Blackfoot.

What is happening during the day on Wednesday?

Registration opens at 2:00 pm.  The Trail-In Dance will start at 7:30 pm. To avoid a line up at the registration desk, come early.

When should I start booking my Calgary Stampede events?

Ticket inquiries can be sent to: tickets@calgarystampede.com or by calling 403-269-9822.
On their website you can sign up to be a Stampede Insider and receive their newsletter and advance ticket information.

Are there tours in and around Calgary between the Stampede and the festival?

Information about tours will be coming soon.

How can I contact the planning committee if I have more questions?

Just complete the form below.

What is the cancellation policy at the Glenmore Inn?

Guests may cancel their reservation up to 4:00 pm on the day of arrival.  Cancellations after this time will result in a one night room and taxes charged against the credit card used for holding the room.

Why aren't there "I am registered" ribbons?

There aren’t going to be “I am registered” ribbons for this Festival because we are trying to keep the costs down.  But please promote the fact that you are registered for the Festival and encourage your dancing friends to attend!

Is square dance attire required at evening dances?

Square dance attire will be appreciated but not required at evening dances.

Will there be Hearing Assist at the festival?

Yes there will.  There will be Williams systems available.

Will there be 'dry' camping?

We have not been able to find a reasonable location within the city for ‘dry’ camping.

When does the festival end?

Festival 2024 will officially end on Saturday, July 20th following the closing ceremonies at 10:00 pm.

Am I able to attend the Trail In dance if I am not registered for the festival?

No.  The festival is at capacity for participants and the Trail In dance will not be open for drop-in dancers.

Will there be a banner parade?

No.  There will not be a banner parade as there is insufficient space to display banners, and because having a banner parade at the conference headquarters would not provide any opportunity for promoting square dance, round dance and clogging.