Spring 2022 is in full swing, and it’s nearly that time again! Fathers Day and the Summer Solstice are all just around the corner and we’re ready to get into it! From food and art to good drinks, and great company, this month will bring long hot days, even longer nights, and a ton of exciting events and activities. Here are just 30 things to do in Calgary this June!
EXPLORE THE KENSINGTON NIGHT MARKET
The warmer weather is finally here, which means so are late-night walks, flip-flops, and sunny day activities! One of our favorites? The Kensington Night Market! If you’re a big fan like we are, hold on to your bags, because it all kicks off on June 2nd.
When: Thursday, June 2nd
Where: 11th street and Kensignton Road NW Calgary
Time: 4 pm – 9 pm
RENT A GLOWING KAYAK
With a single launch bay at the Glenmore Reservoir, those looking to explore, lounge, and experience something new can do so to the soundtrack of their choosing, from behind the paddle of a glowing boat. Gear up and head down for the magical glowing kayak experience launching this June in Calgary.
When: Launching June 2022
Where: Heritage Park boat launch – 8003 14 St. SW, Calgary
Cost: $35+ / hour
CATCH A FILM AT THE 23RD ANNUAL FAIRYTALES FESTIVAL
It’s all about perspective! This month, check out one or all 45 of the incredible films featured in the 24thFairyTales Queer Film Festival – an annual event that gives the LGBTQ+ community a platform to share stories of self-love, suppression, acceptance, and misrepresentation.
Date: Friday, June 3rd – 12th
Location: 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
RIDE THE COASTER AT CALAWAY PARK
Looking to do something a little more fast-paced this Spring? Adrenaline junkies are encouraged to ride the coaster or eat all the carnival food their stomachs can handle at Calgary’s Calaway Park.
Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
SPONSORED PICK: GET INKED AT THE DEADLY TATTOO CONVENTION
Roll up your sleeves and remember to breathe because The Deadly Tattoo Convention is happening in town this weekend! The 3-day event gathers world-famous tattoo artists under one roof for an up-close and personal experience for all attendees. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with renowned artists from around the globe thanks to its host James Tex. So if you’re looking to get inked for the first time or on your way for more tattoos, this is the spot to be!
When: Friday, June 3rd – 5th
Where: 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
BROWSE THE DUNVEGAN GARDEN CENTRE
Whether you choose to stretch those green thumbs or are just there to take a look, check out the Dunvegan Garden Centre! Located just southwest of Calgary at Granary Road, this larger-than-life greenhouse carries both indoor and outdoor plants, landscaping supplies, gardening tools, and a ton more.
Where: 226066 112 Street W, Foothills County
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
GET SOME SUN AT THE LILAC FESTIVAL
Food, live music, drinks, local vendors, and sun! This June Calgary’s beloved Lilac Festival – and its vendors, musicians, artists, and food trucks are back and ready to rock your world. It’s been a long time coming, folks – but they’ve finally returned!
When: Sunday, June 5th
Where: 4th street between 13th Ave and Elbow Drive
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
RE-CENTER WITH AN OUTDOOR YOGA CLASS
Inhale, exhale, stretch and sweat at an all-ages free Yoga class in Stanley Park – after all, there’s really no better way to spend an afternoon than by winding down and breathing in some fresh air with your toes in the grass.
When: Every Sunday
Where: 1300 12 Street Northeast
Time: 1 pm
HIT THE INGLEWOOD NIGHT MARKET
From Jewelry makers and designers, vendors from all over the city will gather for the beloved Inglewood Night Market this month! In addition to this, they’ll also have a beer garden, food trucks, live music, and encourage you to bring your dogs – so it’s going to be a good night! Check it out and enjoy.
When: Friday, June 10th
Where: 925 11 St SE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
THEN SHOP THE EASY DAYS SPRING POP-UP
Set to take place along the stunning East Village Riverwalk, the Easy Days pop-up market will not only shed some well-deserved light on Calgary artists and various artisan vendors, but it’ll also bring several performances by musicians and performers in every genre to the streets of Calgary, so save the date!
When: Saturday, June 11th
Where: Directions here, Calgary
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT THE BETTY’S RUN FOR ALS
Lace-up, Calgary! June is here, which means the Annual Betty’s Run for ALS by the ALS Society of Alberta returns! Check out the link above for more information or to register and make a world of a difference in the lives of those living with ALS. This really is the perfect opportunity to promote Care, Hope, and Community here in Calgary.
When: Sunday, June 12th
Where: 7305 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary
PLAY IN THE QUANTUM SANDBOX
The first of its kind in Canada, Spark’s permanent digital art gallery has opened a brand new exhibit that will take you to a whole new dimension. This month, check it out and say bon voyage to reality.
When: Now open
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Cost: Included in general admission ($26)
SHOP THE FARMERS AND MAKERS MARKET
Whether you’re a foodie, love shopping local, or are just looking to get some fresh air – this artisan market will be THE place! Support the community in a safe and fun environment and grab some grub at the food trucks!
When: Every Saturday
Where: 1721 29 Avenue SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
CHECK OUT GLENBOW MUSEUM’S TEMPORARY GALLERY
Take a leisurely walk and support talented artists. This week, check out Calgary’s FREE Glenbow Museum popup exhibition space at the Edison for Here to Tell: Faces of Holocaust Survivors, a commemorative photography exhibit that you won’t want to miss.
Where: 150 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
OR WALK YOUR WAY THROUGH CONTEMPORARY CALGARY
This month, wander Contemporary Calgary – a modern museum with wide-open spaces and many a tale to tell. The best part? Admission is only $10 – so go ahead and get that extra espresso shot in your coffee on the way there.
When: Open Wednesdays to Sundays
Where: 701 11th Street SW
Cost: $10 for GA
EXPLORE THE COLUMBIA ICEFIELD SKYWALK
Up above the world so high, Albertans are once again encouraged to explore the one-of-a-kind Columbia Icefield Skywalk. This month, experience the best that the Rockies have to offer from its wildlife, mountain views, cascading waterfalls, and history all from 918-feet in the air.
Where: Icefields Pkwy, Improvement District No. 12
HAVE A BEER ON A CALGARY PATIO
Finally, the warmer weather is here! If you’re like us, then you’re beyond ready to hit one of the many incredible patios in and around the city. Check out the link above for 10 of our favorite spots and enjoy!
CHECK OUT CACTUS COULEE FUN PARK
A little competition never hurt anybody, right? This spring, proceed with caution to Drumheller’s Cactus Coulee Fun Park and go head to head on their massive go-kart track, Eurobungy trampolines, or their mini-putting green! ‘Loser’ buys the other a drink afterward!
Where: Box 388, Drumheller, Alberta
FEEL THE SAND UNDER YOUR TOES AND VOLLEY
Calgary isn’t blessed with coastline beaches, palm trees, or consistent weather, but there are places we can go to forget that – and man, are we thankful. This spring, take off those shoes, rally your pals and get competitive at one of the city’s sandy volleyball courts.
RENT A SCOOTER AND CRUISE BANFF
Can’t afford Italy – but long for Euro-type travel, scenic views, and historic streets? This season, rev a two-wheeler and cruise Alberta’s favorite national park on a unique scooter tour of the area. There’s really nothing like feeling the mountain wind through your hair.
Where: 327 Railway Avenue, Banff, AB
HAVE A PICNIC
Food and fresh air? Sounds like a plan to us! This June – pack a basket full of goodies, hit the link above link, and enjoy a bite to eat in one of our picks for Calgary’s best picnic-friendly gardens.
VISIT WITH THE ANIMALS AT COBB’S ADVENTURE PARK
This spring snuggle a kangaroo or two, go axe throwing and place a bet on a round of minigolf! Whether you check them out for one of their many adult nights or just go during regular hours, you and yours are bound to have a ton of fun at Cobb’s Adventure Park.
Where: 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
STROLL THROUGH THE CALGARY NIGHT MARKET
From live music to local vendors, food trucks, and even live performers, the Night Market will reoccur once a month throughout the spring and summer offering Calgarians an exciting place to wander, get some fresh air and support small businesses.
When: Friday, June 24th
Where: Bridgeland Riverside Community, TBA
FLOAT THE BOW
What’s the best way to cool off this June? Well by floating the Bow or the Elbow, of course! Grab your pals, a dingy, and some snacks then hit either of Calgary’s winding rivers. Kick back and enjoy the warmth on your face and the water on your toes on an obligatory springtime adventure.
TAKE A VINTAGE SIDECAR TOUR
Choose your own adventure or experience Calgary as never before. This sunny season, hop into an old-school sidecar for a unique tour of lakes, rivers, and breweries. The world is your oyster and the motorcyclist is your guide!
When: All June
Where: 414 Connaught Street, Jasper, Alberta
GET YOUR BRIDGERTON ON AT A FANCY GARDEN PARTY
With stunning decorations, incredible food, and a whimsical tournament, Calgarians are encouraged to dress up and wind down with a glass of sparkling wine with their friends, family, or special someone at the Rosé and Croquet garden party.
When: Wednesday, June 22nd
Where: 806 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
ROCK ON AT THE SLED ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Back with a kick-ass lineup of artists from a number of genres and backgrounds, Calgary’s Sled Island will take Calgary’s 4th street this June. Get ready – this year is expected to be quite a delight! Hit the link above for their 2022 lineup!
When: Wednesday, June 22nd – June 25th
Where: Venues around Calgary
HIT UP A LATE SPRING HIKE
Spring hiking season is in full swing, Calgary! Grab a buddy, lace up your shoes, and hit the link above to check out some of our favorites within a few hours of the city and enjoy! A little fresh air might do you some good!
OR CHECK OUT THE GREAT OUTDOORS COMEDY FESTIVAL
Get ready to LOL, because The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival is bringing comedy legends like Bill Burr, David Spade, and Whitney Cummings to Calgary this spring. Check out the link above for more information!
When: Friday, June 24th – 26th
Where: 698 Eau Claire Ave SW, Calgary
Whew, there you have it, friends. 30 things to do in Calgary this June. What will you check out first? Let us know and remember to stay safe and have fun. We’ll see you out there!
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