Another month already? We’re not sure how we got here, but the sun is out and we’re ready to take it in! From markets to fresh opportunities to get some air, work up a sweat and socialize, the city has come to life. Not sure what to do this time around? Here are 32 things to do this June in Calgary!
EVENTS AND FOOD
VISIT THE LITTLE MODERN MARKET
This June check out the Little Modern Market– a celebration of local vendors, entrepreneurs, and artists, as well as the sunnier days ahead. From jewelry, clothing, decor, skincare, and more – check out their many, many booths, grab a bite to eat and enjoy!
When: Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
Where: 5302 Forand St SW, Calgary, AB
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
GET SOME SUN AT THE LILAC FESTIVAL
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Food, live music, drinks, local vendors, and sun! The annual Lilac Festival will return to 4th Avenue this month and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Don’t miss it!
When: Sunday, June 4th, 2023
Where: Between 12th Avenue South and Elbow Drive SW
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
SPONSORED PICK: GRAB YOUR RUNNING SHOES & HEAD TO NORTH GLENMORE PARK FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Looking to get active, enjoy the weather, and support an amazing cause? The 27th annual Betty’s Run for ALS has got you covered. Happening at North Glenmore Park, the event will have music, coffee, a BBQ lunch, mini donuts and even a Kid Zone for the little ones. So grab your crew and sign up now to either walk or run while making a difference in the lives of Albertans affected by ALS.
When: Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Where: North Glenmore Park
Cost: $35 for adult registration (kids are free!)
WATCH HIGH-FLYING ACROBATS AT THE CIRCUS
Step right up, step right up. This month, The Royal Canadian International Circus will be in Calgary, presenting an exciting show that will delight the whole family. Don’t miss it!
When: Until June 4th, 2023
Where: 261055 Crossiron Blvd, Calgary
Time: 7 pm
SPONSORED PICK: TRY THIS TASTY SUMMER COCKTAIL AT HUDSONS AND YOU’LL BE ENTERED TO WIN A DOGSLEDDING ADVENTURE
If dogsledding has always been on your bucket list, Hudsons Pub could make that happen for you! During their Sled Dog Days of Summer, if you try one of their delish Sled Dog or Slush Pup cocktails, you’ll be entered to win a dogsledding getaway to the Rocky Mountains. A sled dog is a draft beer mixed with liquor and flavoured slush. A slush pup is a mix of your favourite pop and an ounce of liquor, topped with flavoured slush.
When: Tuesday June 6th – August 8th, 2023 | Winner announced on @hudsonspub Instagram on August 11th
Where: Hudsons Pub – see locations above
WALK THE STEPHEN AVENUE MARKET
With warmer weather finally in our forecast, we’re all about long walks in the inner city, and why not support local while you’re at it? Thursday, June 13th check out the Stephen Avenue Market! and shop until you drop!
When: Thursday, June 13th, 2023
Where: 1st Street SE – Centre Street SW, Stephen Avenue, Calgary
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
SPEND A NIGHT ON THE MIDWAY
With gourmet concessions, drinks, turn-of-the-century rides and classic games like Clown Pitch, Heritage Park presents their ‘Night at the Midway,’ which encourages Calgary adults to relive their childhood under the stars. It’s going to be a blast!
When: Friday, June 16th, 2023
Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., Calgary
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH THE HALAL RIBFEST
Do you have the meats? Look no further than the Halal Ribfest, a finger-licking, saucy extravaganza with more bones than the Halloween isle at Party City.
When: Friday, June 16th – 18th 2023
Where: ParkPlus Lot 6, 311- 8 St W, Calgary
Time: 4 pm – 9 pm
SHOP THE EASY DAYS MARKET
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This June hit the East Village Riverwalk for the big Easy Days pop-up market! Featuring Calgary artists and various artisan vendors, guests can enjoy performances and local goodies!
When: June 17th, 2023
Where: 618 Confluence Way SE
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
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: Thursday, June 22nd, 2023
Where: 806 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
GET A CONE AT YYC SUMMER SCOOP FEST
From the folks who brought us YYC Hot Chocolate Fest comes a tasty event of unique creations, fantastic flavours, and tasty toppings. For the second year in a row, Calgary’s Summer Scoop Fest will take Calgary by the cone – all in the name of a good cause.
When: Friday, June 30th – July 7th, 2023
Cost: Price varies
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: Wednesdays and Saturdays
Where: 1221 2 St SW, Calgary, AB | 1627 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Time: see times above
ATTEND HORROR CON
Love horror movies?! Don’t wait until October to enjoy a night of spooks, frights, freaks and fun. This June check out Horror Con, the largest gathering of Horror Fans in Canada.
When: Saturday, June 17th – 18th, 2023
Where: 2120 16 Ave NE, Calgary, AB
Time: 11 am – 7 pm
ARTS, CONCERTS, SPORTS & CULTURE
CATCH A FILM AT THE 25TH ANNUAL FAIRYTALES FESTIVAL
Pop some corn, support local, and save a couple of bucks. This month, check out one or all 45 of the incredible films featured in the 25th FairyTales 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 9th – 18th, 2023
Location: 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
HIT THE NICKELBACK EXHIBIT
Costumes, photos and behind-the-scenes footage! The National Music Centre presents its highly anticipated Nickelback exhibit! Featuring instruments and other items that belong to Canada’s best-selling rock group, fans are going to love it!
When: Until February 2024
Where: 850 4 St. SE, Calgary, AB
OR SEE THEM LIVE
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You read that right! Nickelback will be in Calgary this month on their Get Rolling Tour. Interested? Check out the link above for tickets and enjoy!
When: Sunday, June 25th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 6:30 pm
ROCK ON AT SLED ISLAND
Back with an amazing lineup of artists from a number of genres and backgrounds, Calgary’s Sled Island will take over this June. Get ready – this year is expected to be quite a delight!
When: Wednesday, June 21st – June 25th, 2023
Where: Venues around Calgary
SPEND AN EVENING WITH BILL NYE
Science rules and so does making the world a better place! This month, join millennial icon, Bill Nye, as he educates and delights fans all over North America with his aptly named show The End Is Nye.
When: Wednesday, June 21st, 2023
Where: 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Time: 8 pm
CHEER ON THE STAMPS
We love a good ol’ football date! This June, grab a beer, your partner’s hand and cheer the Calgary Stampeders to victory at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium! For more information or to snag some tickets, head over to the link above!
SEE BLINK 182
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They’re back! This month, Blink 182 will take Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome and music lovers will not want to miss it. For more information and tickets, check out the link above.
When: Friday, June 30th, 2023
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 7:30 pm
OUTDOORS AND IN THE MOUNTAINS
SEE SOME WILDSCAPES AT THE ZOO
From 21-foot-tall giraffes and snakes made entirely of plants, Wildscapes at the Calgary Zoo is a topiary event that will feature large living sculptures that have been hand-crafted to look like familiar creatures. Get tickets at the link above!
When: Saturday, June 17th – mid-September 2023.
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7V6
CHECK OUT WINSPORT’S MINI GOLF
A little competition never hurt anyone right? This month those looking for a day of fun and sun are encouraged to check out Winsport’s 18-hole course. Good luck and enjoy.
Where: 168 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
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 2023
Where: Heritage Park boat launch – 8003 14 St. SW, Calgary
Cost: $35+ / hour
TAKE AN OUTDOOR YOGA CLASS
Inhale, exhale, stretch and sweat at an all-ages free Yoga class in Stanley Park – after all, there’s really a 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: Stanley Park
Time: 1 pm
VISIT A POP-UP GARDEN CENTRE
With wholesale prices, several locations across the city, and expert staff, the Glow Garden pop-ups have returned! This annual shopping event is familiar to many and beloved by plant enthusiasts and admirers – so don’t miss it!
Where: See locations above
VISIT WITH THE ANIMALS AT COBB’S ADVENTURE PARK
Animals and sun? What could be better? This June snuggle a kangaroo or two, go axe throwing, and place a bet on a round of minigolf! Cobb’s Adventure Park is set to open for the season and in our opinion, there’s really no better way to get outdoors than this.
Where: 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
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.
RIDE THE CANYON SKI RESORT ALPINE COASTER
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Ready to ride?! Red Deer’s epic Canyon Coaster is approximately 1,345 metres, can travel at a speed of 40 km/hr, has a 440-foot vertical drop in total and is now open for the season! Check out the link above for more information!
Where: 38433, Range Rd 264A, AB
Time: Wednesday – Sunday 11 am-6 pm
CLIMB THE ROCKIES
This spring, face your fears and take a thrilling tour of the Rocky Mountains! Offered until October, Albertans of all skill levels can swing, repel and climb their way through the beautiful backcountry with the help of a certified instructor. Why? How about why not!
When: Offered until October
Where: Box 2474 Jasper, AB Canada
CLIMB ABOARD THE LAKE MINNEWANKA CRUISE
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually have to travel to the edges of the continent to enjoy a cruise! This June, climb aboard an hour-long tour of one of Alberta’s most beautiful lakes for everything from dinner and drink tours to sightseeing sails.
When: Until October
Where: Lake Minnewanka, 10 mins outside Banff
Cost: $51 +
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, now open for the season.
Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
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.
Whew, there you have it, friends. 32 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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