To the relief of many Calgarians, the flood waters that covered much of the Calgary Stampede ground have receded and 'The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth' is ready to kick off. Sneak-a-Peek will begin Thursday and the event will officially begin with the parade Friday. (Kyle Bakx/CBC)


Setup of the midway goes on as planned while cleanup continued Tuesday at the Stampede grounds after flooding in Calgary. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)


But officials promised the event would go on 'come hell or high water.' Four concerts at the Saddledome have been cancelled, but most everything else, including the midway, is scheduled to go ahead unchanged. (Kyle Bakx/CBC)


Fans surrounded the Big Four Building on Wednesday in an attempt to dry it out. The Stampede did announce Wednesday that because of flood damage there will be no handicap accessibility to the building, which hosts the popular SuperDogs show. (Neil Herland/CBC)


Workers prepare the grounds before Sneak-a-Peek on Thursday, which will kick off the nearly two-week long Calgary celebration. (Kyle Bakx/CBC)


The Indian Village is all set up ahead of the start of Stampede. (Kyle Bakx/CBC)


Vendors start to set up stands for some of the more traditional midway fare. (Kyle Bakx/CBC)


The Sky Ride is up and ready to go for Calgary's western celebration. (Kyle Bakx/CBC)