Mazatlan Brings Mexico Fun to Stampede


Mazatlan and Mexico were recognized as “The Best Cultural Entry” at this year’s Calgary Stampede Parade.

Aboard horses, Mazatland officials Mario López Valdez, the governor of Sinaloa, and Frank Cordova, the regional secretary of tourism, led a mariachi band, youth dance groups wearing traditional costumes from different parts of Mexico and a Mazatlan-decorated float.

Also, Mazatlan hosted a Stampede Fiesta, showcasing the destination’s culture, unique colonial history and world-glass gastronomy. During the festivities Valdez, Cordova and Mazatlan mayor Carlos González Felton were awarded the distinctive Calgary Stampede White Hat as a symbol of friendship between the cities of Calgary and Mazatlan.