At the start of July every year in Alberta is the Calgary Stampede, a festival that describes itself as 'The Greatest Open Air Show on Earth'. It lasts ten days and is the world's most important outdoor rodeo. In the Calgary Stampede you can see rodeos on bulls and horses (which are recognised across the world), wagon races, pancakes tasting, shows, concerts, etc ... and the Stampede parade, which takes place on Inauguration Day and is one of the oldest traditions during the festival. Led by the Calgary Stampede Showband, it follows a 4.5 km route through Calgary. Around 350,000 people follow the parade down the street, although it is televised and seen by about two million people.