Festivals, concerts, attractions… there are a lot of things to do in Edmonton this June! Especially since the worst of the spring weather is behind us. Now, it’s all about making the most of the warmer temperatures, whether we’re having some fun after work or getting out on the weekend. Here are the best things to do around Edmonton this June.
June is Pride Month in Edmonton! Kick off your celebrations by joining DJ Lady Luck at Evolution Wonderlounge on June 2nd, and later check out the Pride Riverboat Party! Check back with Pride Edmonton for more events through June.
When: June 2023
Where: Various venues
Cost: Various costs
Downtown Spark is back! Expect this year’s event to be bigger and better, with more things to see including art installations and musical performances, as well as street parties! The event will be free, and family-friendly!
When: Thursday, May 25th until June 5th, 2023
Where: Various locations
Experience one of the world’s most beloved family musicals with Elope Musical Theatre, as they celebrate their 40th anniversary of producing memorable musical theatre productions for Edmonton audiences and performers. This colourful and vibrant performance is a tale that follows the journey of a dreamer on a wild and adventurous ride. With over 35 performers and dance numbers, this production will have you sure to smile, groove to the beat and immerse yourself in an exhilarating performance.
When: June 16th – 17th, 21th – 24th at 7:30 PM & June 18th and 24th at 2:00 PM
Where: Westbury Theatre at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns | 10330-84 Ave, Edmonton, AB
From free activities to performances, the International Children’s Festival of the Arts is back, and it “awakens a child’s innate sense of wonder and excitement, and encourages them to explore what’s possible.”
When: Thursday, June 1st until Sunday, June 4th, 2023
Where: St. Albert Place Promenade, 5 St. Anne St, St. Albert
The next generation of Edmonton talent is here! Nextfest is a festival made up of hundreds of young and emerging artists from a wide variety of disciplines, and the festival celebrates an electric line up of performances and installations.
When: Thursday, June 1st until Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Where: The Roxy Theatre
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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: June 6 – August 8th. Winner announced on @hudsonspub Instagram on August 11th
Where: Hudsons Pub
American country music singer and songwriter Luke Combs is on a world tour, and has a stop in Edmonton this month!
When: Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
Where: Commonwealth Stadium, 11000 Stadium Rd
This month, check out Great Hollywood Adventures which mixes the good ol’ action-adventure films in an exciting concert setting! Special guests Cantilon Chamber Choir will perform music from Braveheart. Other highlights include excerpts from the original scores of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek Into Darkness, King Kong, North By Northwest, The Right Stuff, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, and more.
When: Friday, June 2nd until Sunday, June 4th, 2023
Where: Winspear Centre
Looking for another free event this month? Edmonton’s TENNISfest is a FREE, large-scale TryTennis event, scheduled for Saturday June 3rd 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 3rd, 2023
Where: Edmonton ExpoCentre
Sustainival is almost here, bringing the world’s first green carnival to Edmonton’s Fan Park @ ICE District. Expect a family carnival complete with a full-size midway with over 45 rides and games, interactive displays, community vendors and a variety of educational activities highlighting the future of innovation—which is operated completely on renewable energy.
When: Thursday, June 8th to Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Where: Fan Park @ ICE District
This month, you can check out the very first Wild Rose Market! Over 45 local businesses are expected to be there, and it will be a family friendly event.
When: Saturday, June 10th, 2023
Where: Evario Events Centrem 950 Parsons Road SW
Cost: Free entry
On June 16th, the Love Out Loud Pride Market and Celebration presented by North of Ordinary Events will take place, showcasing 75 amazing vendors, crafters, designers, food trucks, music and LGBTQ2S+ Community Groups.
When: Friday, June 16th, 2023
Where: Alberta Aviation Museum
Cost: Free admission
Nelly, Third Eye Blind, and Ashanti? Sign us up! Edmonton’s best kick off to summer returns this month featuring the industry’s best top 40 acts from the 90’s, 2000’s, and today!
When: Friday, June 16th, and Saturday, June 17th, 2023
Where: Kinsmen Park
Father’s Day is around the corner, and if you’re looking for a reason to check out Fort Edmonton Park soon, this may be it! There will be Father’s Day activities for the weekend starting June 17th.
When: Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th, 2023
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
For Pride Month, you can celebrate diversity, inclusion and Pride at Dark Matters: Beyond the Rainbow. Celebrate the 2SLGBTQ+ community and their contributions to science, history and culture!
When: Thursday, June 22nd, 2023
Where: Telus World of Science – Edmonton
An adults-only night at the zoo… with drinks to go with it! Enjoy local artists, sip some beer (or some wine, or whatever), and visit with the adorable residents.
When: Saturday, June 24th, 2023
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
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: Wednesday, June 28th until Sunday, July 2nd, 2023
Where: Various venues
Multi-platinum, award winning group blink-182 announced their biggest tour ever, with Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker reuniting for the first time in nearly 10 years! You can catch them in Edmonton this month.
When: Thursday, June 29th, 2023
Where: Rogers Place
The world’s largest and most popular display of Lego art is here! If you’re a Lego fan, be sure to make time to head to Telus World of Science to discover over a million Lego bricks transformed into over 100 sculptures by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.
When: On now until October 10th, 2023
Where: TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, 11211 142 Street