June in Calgary

couple walking along centre street bridge during summer
couple walking along centre street bridge during summer
Things to Do

June in Calgary

Things to do in Calgary this June 2024

With summer arriving this month, there's no shortage of things to see and do in Calgary. Celebrate the return of the 4th Street Lilac Festival, rock out at Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, and get tickets to the Stampeders season opener. It’s all happening this June in Calgary.



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Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents Journey to the 80’s  

Every decade has its trends. The 60’s had its hippie counter culture, the 70’s had bell bottoms and disco, but no other decade had the sheer explosion of pop culture like the 80’s! Join  Jubilations Dinner Theatre as they Journey to the time when we were Livin’ On A Prayer, and we all had a Total Eclipse Of The Heart.  

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre  

When: Until June 1  

 

Jubilations Junior: Teenage Mutant Kung Fu Turtles  

Dive into a morning of fun with "Teenage Mutant Kung Fu Turtles" at Jubilations Junior. This special show is crafted just for kids, featuring a story that will have them laughing, singing, and enjoying a meal made especially for young ones. 

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre 

When: Every Saturday morning, Until June 1 
 

Royal Canadian International Circus Calgary   

Come under the Big Top at the all-new Royal Canadian International Circus. The show features classic circus entertainment like high-flying acrobatics, death-defying tricks, towering feats of strength, and teetering towers of balanced bodies. 

Where: CrossIron Mills 

When: May 24 - June 2 

 

Calgary Stampede Sam Centre

Calgary's newest attraction shares the greatest Stampede stories year-round through captivating exhibits and immersive multimedia shows. Be one of the first to check out this one-of-a-kind experience at the Sam Centre!

Where: Sam Centre, Stampede Park

When: Opens May 29

 

FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival 

The 24th annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival features 20 shows, 70 performers, 6 comics per show and 11 nights of laughter at 11 venues across Calgary. Everything from high brow to lowbrow comedy and everything in between. Showtimes vary. 

Where: Various venues 

When: May 30 - June 9 

 

Calgary Ukrainian Festival  

Don’t miss the 14th Annual Calgary Ukrainian Festival. Take a journey through Calgary’s rich Ukrainian culture with plenty of dancing and delicious food the whole family can enjoy!  

Where: Acadia Recreation Complex  

When: June 1-2 

 

Triple Crown Series Motocross Racing

Experience the thrill of Canada's premier motocross racing at the Triple Crown Series, kicking off in Calgary on June 2. Witness top riders compete in high-octane races across various classes, ensuring an action-packed day for all motorsport enthusiasts. VIP tickets are available.

Where: Wild Rose MX Park  

When: June 2 

 

4th Street Lilac Festival  

The 4th Street Lilac Festival is a Calgary tradition and the start of festival season in the city. The event features live music, family-friendly entertainment, and over 500 vendors.  

Where: 4th St between 13th Ave & Elbow Dr SW  

When: June 2 

 

Wordfest Presents Ali Velshi - Hosted by Zain Velji 

Join MSNBC's Chief Correspondent Ali Velshi and Calgary's own political strategist Zain Velji for a timely discussion on democracy at the launch of Velshi's latest book, Small Acts of Courage: A Legacy of Endurance and the Fight for Democracy. 

Where: The GRAND 

When: June 3 

 

Cavalry FC Home Games 

Get ready for two epic showdowns this month as Cavalry FC takes on Winnipeg’s Valour FC and Hamilton Forge  

Where: ATCO Field at Spruce Meadows  

When: June 8 & 21 

  

Wild After Hours: Zoo Brew (18+) 

Cheers to a hoppy night at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo with Zoo Brew, an adults-only evening of craft beer, local food, and fun activities.  

Where: Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo  

When: June 7 

 

Spruce Meadows: 'Continental', presented by Rolex 

Experience the 'Continental', presented by Rolex, showcasing top athletes and their equine partners from across the globe. Witness the intense competition as riders navigate challenging courses. 

Where: Spruce Meadows 

When: June 6-9 

  

Calgary Stampeders Home Opener  

Cheer on the Calgary Stampeders as they open the season against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Be there for kick-off at 7:00 p.m. to mark the start of the 2024 CFL season.  

Where: McMahon Stadium  

When: June 7  

 

Inglewood Night Market  

The Inglewood Night Market is a modern market with locally sourced and handmade vendors. Browse handmade crafts, vintage clothing, antiques, and collectibles. Plus, enjoy local food, live music and more. Admission is FREE!  

Where: 10th Ave and 10th St SE  

When: June 7 

 

Taking Back Sunday 

Catch Taking Back Sunday live at Mac Hall as they celebrate over 20 years of impactful music with songs from their thrilling eighth studio album, "152." Don't miss this chance to experience their passionate, melody-infused new tracks live! 

Where: Mac Hall 

When: June 9 

 

The Teskey Brothers – The Winding Way Tour 

Experience the soulful magic of The Teskey Brothers live at Mac Hall, featuring special guest Bella White. Don’t miss your chance to see why their album "The Winding Way" soared to #1 and secured an ARIA award, as they continue to captivate audiences worldwide. 

Where: Mac Hall 

When: June 11 

 

Spruce Meadows presents the National  

Enjoy top athletes from around the world competing at the National on the famous International Ring at Spruce Meadows! With something to do for everyone in your family, this is the destination for you. Kids' activities, shopping, food and drink, sport, they've got it all. Plus, parking is free! 

Where: Spruce Meadows 

When: June 12-16 

 

Spark After Dark: “Artificial Intelligence and Us" (18+) 

Discover the future of AI at Spark After Dark: Artificial Intelligence and Us! Learn about cutting-edge technology with interactive workshops and panels, such as ‘Byte-Sized Romance: Crafting Your Ideal Date workshop’ and a panel on ‘AI and Arts.’ Enjoy themed cocktails, a specialty menu, and groove to futuristic tunes by DJ SoniDef.  

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre  

When: June 14 

  

The Hangar Flight Museum: Wings and Wheels  

The Hangar Flight Museum is hosting the 11th Annual Wings and Wheels on Father’s Day weekend! Dad gets in free accompanied by a paid admission, and the fun activities include a car show and shine, hands-on flying crafts, helicopter city tours (for an additional fee), and more! 

Where: The Hangar Flight Museum  

When: June 15-16 

  

Father’s Day Events in Calgary 

Celebrate dad with these family friendly brunches in Calgary. 

 

Sled Island Music & Arts Festival 

The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival returns with over 200 musicians performing at diverse venues across Calgary. Confirmed acts include: Mick Jenkins, Cherry Glazerr, Soul Glo, W.I.T.C.H., Kari Faux, Laurel Halo, Tomb Mold, Wombo, Forest Swords, Malcolm Mooney & The Eleventh Planet, and many more! 

Where: Various locations 

When: June 19-23 

 

OHSOTO’KINO: Indigenous Peoples Day at Studio Bell

Visit Studio Bell on National Indigenous Peoples Day for a special event showcasing local Indigenous song, music, and dance. The day’s lineup includes Cree Métis recording artist/songwriter, poet, and filmmaker Sandra Sutter, nêhiyaw singer-songwriter Wyatt C. Louis, and Inuvaluit singer-songwriter Willie Thrasher with his partner Linda Saddleback.

Admission to Studio Bell is FREE on June 21 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Where: Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre

When: June 21

 

Walk for Reconciliation 2024

Join the Walk for Reconciliation for an opportunity to reflect on the difficult history and atrocities of residential schools in Canada, the legacies of survivors, and steps we can take in the healing process as we move towards a stronger future together.

Where: Harry Hays Building/ The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland

When: June 21

 

National Indigenous Peoples Day Tipi Raising

In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, join Garret C. Smith and his Family, in partnership with Arts Commons, to raise a tipi together at Olympic Plaza.

Where: Olympic Plaza

When: June 21

 

Traditional Round Dance at Salvation Army Community Services

Join the Traditional Round Dance at Salvation Army Community Services and enjoy a vibrant celebration of culture with traditional music, dancing, and community spirit.

Where: Salvation Army Community Services

When: June 21 

 

Snoop Dogg Cali to Canada Tour 

The legendary Snoop Dogg is bringing his Cali to Canada Tour to the Scotiabank Saddledome on June 21st. It's sure to be a night of unforgettable beats, smooth rhymes, and iconic tunes as the West Coast rap icon takes the stage. From his classic hits to his latest tracks, Snoop Dogg promises to deliver a performance that will have you dancing all night long. 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome 

When: June 21 

 

Wordfest Presents Carley Fortune 

Carley Fortune, the breakout bestselling author of ‘Meet Me at The Lake’  is doing an afternoon extravaganza on Sunday, June 23 at Central Library. Tickets include an exclusive, in-depth conversation, hosted by Wordfest's Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut, as well as an audience Q & A and book signing. 

Where: Central Library 

When: June 23 

 

Tipi Raising at Lougheed House

Bring the whole family to Lougheed House for their annual tipi raising! Guided by Blackfoot Elder Joyce Ussangahgee (Always Singing Woman) Healy, there will be stories shared and Indigenous games to take part in.

Where: Lougheed House

When: June 23

 

Ziggy Alberts – New Love World Tour 2024 

Ziggy Alberts brings his New Love World Tour 2024 to Mac Hall on June 9th. Celebrating a decade of musical storytelling, the tour highlights his folk-pop melodies and authentic lyrics. 

Where: Mac Hall 

When: June 25 

 

TD JazzYYC Summer Festival 

Experience some of the best Calgary-based, Canadian, and International jazz musicians at TD JazzYYC Summer Festival! Performances at the King Eddy, Festival Hall, Ironwood Stage and Grill, and the Bella Concert Hall. 

Where: Various locations 

When: June 25-30 

 

Spruce Meadows: 'Pan American' presented by Rolex 

Visit Spruce Meadows June 26-30 for the 'Pan American', presented by Rolex! On Sunday, go all out for Canada Day with your ticket including top sport, an included BBQ, petting zoo, bouncy castles, pony rides, Spruce Meadows Prairie Dogs, and more! Plus, top sport is available during the week. 

Where: Spruce Meadows 

When: June 27-30 

 

Sound Atlas Music Festival 

Celebrating works by living composers and extraordinary performances by local and international sound artists, Sound Atlas Music Festival features an eclectic and diverse range of musical styles, with something for everyone. 

Where: Contemporary Calgary 

When: June 27-30 

 

Thunderin' Thursdays at Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall 

Get ready to stomp and sway at Thunderin' Thursdays at Ranchman’s – your ultimate destination for an electrifying night of rhythm and fun! Join this unforgettable experience each Thursday featuring Free Line Dance Lessons starting at 9:00 p.m.  

Where: Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall  

When: Until June 27 


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