It’s June, which is almost the official start to summer! We’re very excited about all the great free and cheap things to do in Edmonton this June, for a few reasons. First up, the weather’s nicer (than last month anyway), which makes outdoor options that much better. Secondly, some great festivals and events are coming to the city. And third, did we mention the weather is nicer? Here are the best free and cheap things to do around Edmonton this June.

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Downtown Spark

Downtown Spark has returned, and you still have time to check it out! Expect this year’s event to have art installations and musical performances, as well as street parties! The event will be free, and family-friendly!

When: May 23rd until June 2nd, 2024
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square and Alex Decoteau Park
Cost: Free

Fruit Loop: Pride Street Festival

Edmonton’s Pride month kicks off with Fruit Loop, which is bringing incredible 2SLGBTQ+ programming this June in support of Rainbow Refuge! Pride activities will be returning to Old Strathcona in west Ritchie AKA the garage district as organizers host a series of outdoor live performances, drag shows, dancers, photo booths, community booths, workshops, food trucks, beer gardens and late night dance parties to start Pride month off with a bang. Schedule to be announced.

When: Saturday, June 1st, 2024
Where: Old Strathcona
Cost: Free

Edmonton Stingers

Catch Canada’s top basketball players in action this month until mid-July as they chase the CEBL Championship, and one of the teams playing are our very own Edmonton Stingers.

When: June 2nd, 4th, 9th, 20th, and 23rd, 2024
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre – 7515 118 Ave
Cost: $20+

Now Hear This Festival

Now Hear This is back this year, and you can expect a collection of events, including new classical music, multimedia performance art, free improvisation, electronic music, and more.

When: Thursday, June 6th through Saturday, June 15th
Where: Various venues
Cost: $20+

Edmonton Riverhawks

Baseball is back, Edmonton. Join the Edmonton Riverhawks as they play in the diamond at RE/MAX field this month. Their home opener is on Friday, June 7th, and you can expect “an unbelievable light show presented by Uncle John’s Fireworks to end the night with a splash.”

When: June 7th with games throughout the month
Where: RE/MAX Field, 10233 96 Ave NW
Cost: $19.99+


We don’t know about you, but we love us a good book sale – and this is one of them! Books here start at $1!

When: Friday, June 7th to Sunday, June 9th, 2024
Where:  Stanley A. Milner Library (Lower Level),7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $1+


Africanival is a festival that celebrates the colourful, rich, inviting and diverse cultures of peoples of African descent in Edmonton and beyond.

When: Friday, June 7th to Sunday, June 9th, 2024
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free

Alt After Dark Pride Night Market

Celebrate Pride Month at this Night Market! There will be 35 local alternative vendors, artists and brewers.

When: Friday, June 14th, 2024
Where: Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, 8426 Gateway Blvd NW
Cost Free entry

Stony Plain Pride In The Park

On June 15th, check out Pride in the Park. The family friendly event will have different activities, vendors, performances and so much more!

When: Saturday, June 15th, 2024
Where: 4825 44 Ave
Cost Free


Looking for another free event this month? Edmonton’s TENNISfest is a FREE, large-scale TryTennis event, scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd, at the Edmonton ExpoCentre. If you are interested in trying tennis, or learning more about how and where to play, be sure to sign up!

When: Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
Where: Edmonton ExpoCentre
Cost: Free

Red Bull Soapbox Race

Get ready to rev up your excitement as the inaugural Red Bull Soapbox Race is taking place in Edmonton this June! Check out this unforgettable experience and watch the brave teams race down the course.

When: Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
Where:  Queen Elizabeth Park Road
Cost: Free

Edmonton International Jazz Festival

Since 2006, the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival has been bringing the world’s best jazz to Edmonton, and this year is no exception. The popular music event returns this June!

When:  Tuesday, June 25th to Sunday, June 30th, 2024
Where:  Various venues
Cost: Free & paid options

The Works Art & Design Festival

From June 27th to July 1st, witness a vibrant world where fun and intrigue knows no bounds! The Works Art & Design Festival is back celebrating visual art & design in Edmonton’s Downtown Core.

When:  Thursday, June 27th, to Monday, July 1st, 2024
Where:  Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost:  Free

Love Out Loud Pride Market

The Love Out Loud Pride Market and Celebration is back in June, presented by North of Ordinary Events. You will be able to shop from 85 vendors, crafters, designers, food trucks, music and LGBTQ2S+ Community Groups.

When:  Friday, June 28th, 2024
Where:  Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway Ave NW
Cost:  Free entry