June in Calgary

4th Street Lilac Festival in Downtown Calgary
4th Street Lilac Festival in Downtown Calgary
Things to Do

June in Calgary

Things to do this June 2023 in Calgary

Please note: These events and activities are no longer up-to-date. Check out What to Do in Calgary This Week for more great things to see and do in Calgary.

There's no shortage of things to see and do this June in Calgary. Celebrate the return of the 4th Street Lilac Festival, discover western culture at Way Out West Fest, head to McMahon Stadium for the Stampeders season opener, and get tickets to Sled Island Music Festival. It’s all happening this month in Calgary.

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Rosebud Theatre presents The Sound of Music

Rosebud Theatre is a hidden gem offering professional live theatre and gracious hospitality. Experience the beloved musical, The Sound of Music, as they set to grace the stage of this quaint country theatre this summer. A young Nun is sent to be governess to seven mischievous children. She teaches the children to sing, bringing a fleeting moment of happiness against the shadow of the Third Reich.

Where: Rosebud Theatre & School of the Arts

When: June 2 – September 2


FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival

The 23rd annual 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 low brow comedy and everything in between. Showtimes vary.

Where: Various venues

When: June 1-11


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: June 1-4 


Cavalry FC vs. Hamilton Forge 

Get ready for an epic showdown as Cavalry FC takes on Hamilton Forge in an electrifying soccer match! Cavalry FC is Calgary’s local Canadian Premier League (CPL) team.  

Where: ATCO Field at Spruce Meadows 

When: June 3 


Zoo Brew 

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 3 


Velocity Auto Show 

Experience Calgary's first Velocity Auto Show! Explore a diverse range of cars, from classics to modern sports cars, tuners, and rare exotics. Join fun competitions and win prizes! 

Where: Platform, Calgary 

When: June 3  


Calgary Ukrainian Festival 

Don’t miss the 13th 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 3-4 


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 4 


Family Puppet Festival Day 

Check out Family Puppet Festival Day, presented by WP Puppet Theatre and Highland Park Community Association. Enjoy a 20-minute micro puppet show, puppet making stations, special guests, and a Spring sale. 

Where: Highland Park Community Association 

When: June 4 


Calgary Stampeders vs. BC Lions 

Cheer on the Calgary Stampeders as they open the season against the BC Lions. Be there for kick-off at 7:00 p.m. to mark the start of the 2023 CFL season. 

Where: McMahon Stadium 

When: June 8 


Spark After Dark: “Is there life out there?" 

Explore answers to the biggest questions in the universe at TELUS Spark's "Is there life out there?" event. Stargaze through high-powered telescopes, build a working bottle rocket, and dance the night away with beats from DJ Ren-o. 

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre 

When: June 9 


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 9 


Decidedly Jazz Danceworks: The Black & White Ball

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks invites you to The Black & White Ball in the Crystal Ballroom of the Fairmont Palliser Hotel. One of Calgary’s best party’s, with impromptu performances by the DJD Company and guests, plus dance the night away to live music by Penguins on Broadway, and more. An 18+ event. Get your tickets!

Where: Fairmont Palliser Hotel

When: June 10


Let's Talk About the Confluence: Artist Talk & Panel Discussion

This National Indigenous History Month, spend an afternoon at Fort Calgary learning about the history of the site, celebrating the official opening of Innai’tsiyiyaawa, an exhibit by Sikapinakii Low Horn, and discussing the evolution of public art at the confluence with a panel of experts. Tickets are free, but space is limited — register now!

Where: Fort Calgary

When: June 10


Jubilations Calgary: Old Time Rock ‘N Roll

Jubilations Calgary invites you to the dinner theatre production Old Time Rock ‘N Roll. See the original show, enjoy a multi-course dinner, and have a great experience.

Where: Jubilations Calgary

When: June 10 - August 12


Way Out West Fest 

Way Out West Fest celebrates the diverse culture and spirit of the modern West with sport, music, art, culinary, and craft activities. 

Where: Deane House, 806 9th Ave SE

When: June 10-11 


Stampede Inspirations Fashion Show 

Get ready for the rodeo and see the top fashion trends for Stampede 2023. Don’t miss the Ranchman’s Western Fashion Show from noon to 3 p.m. 

Where: Ranchman’s, 9615 Macleod Trail S

When: June 11


Calgary Surge vs. Vancouver Bandits

Don’t miss this basketball action as the Calgary Surge take on the Vancouver Bandits at WinSport Event Centre. Game time 7:00 p.m.

Where: WinSport Event Centre

When: June 14


Spruce Meadows presents the National CSI 5*/2*

Spruce Meadows presents the National CSI 5*/2* tournament featuring top athletes from around the world competing in world-class show jumping, plus family friendly activities, performances and entertainment. Everyone is invited! Reminder: tickets are required to attend. Tickets from just $5. It is strongly advised to purchase tickets prior to arriving.

Where: Spruce Meadows

When: June 14-18


Calgary Civic Symphony Presents: New Blood

The Blackfoot tradition and the music of Peter Gabriel combine in the true story of a residential school survivor. The play, New Blood deals with the issue of the impact of residential schools on First Nations children and adults.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: June 15


Halal Ribfest Calgary 

Get ready to indulge in the best Halal food Calgary has to offer, from traditional southern barbecue to innovative street food. Come experience Calgary's unique local vendors and flavors! 100% Halal! 

Where: ParkPlus Lot 6 - 311- 8th St SW

When: June 16 


Wings and Wheels 

The Hangar Flight Museum is hosting the 10th Annual Wings and Wheels on Father’s Day weekend, brought to you by De Havilland Canada! This is the event that they’re best known for and is a blast for the whole family. Dad gets in free accompanying 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 17-18 


Father’s Day Events in Calgary

Celebrate dad with these family friendly brunches in Calgary.

  • Father’s Day Brunch at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo – June 18

  • Father’s Day Brunch at Heritage Park – June 18


Walk for Reconciliation 2023

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: Fort Calgary

When: June 21


National Indigenous Peoples Day: Panel on Truth & Reconciliation in Sport

Join Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and Calgary Public Library on National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) to celebrate and learn about Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being through a panel discussion focusing on Truth & Reconciliation in Sport.

Where: Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library

When: June 21


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: Osees, DEHD, Bartees Strange, Sun Ra Arkestra, Helado Negro, Akintoye, Emma Ruth Rundle, Mannequin Pussy, Amindi, Haviah Mighty, SPELLLING, and many more!

Where: Various locations

When: June 21-25


National Indigenous Family Day & POWWOW

Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary’s Family Day Festival and Powwow is an annual event, held each year near National Indigenous Peoples Day. The event is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities and their rich heritages, traditions and cultures. Everyone — Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people  — are invited to attend this special event.

Where: Enmax Park, Calgary Stampede

When: June 24


Calgary Stampeder’s vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders

Cheer on the Calgary Stampeder’s as they take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders at McMahon Stadium. Kick-off is at 5:00 p.m.

Where: McMahon Stadium

When: June 24


Nickelback GET ROLLIN’ Tour

Don’t miss the Canadian Music Hall of Fame rock band, Nickelback, as they take the stage back home in Southern Alberta for their GET ROLLIN’ Tour. They’ll be supported by Brantley Gilbert and Josh Ross.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

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 28 to July 2



Multi-platinum group blink-182 have announced their biggest tour ever and they’re making a stop in Calgary. Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker will be reuniting for the first time in nearly 10 years, with touring guests Turnstile and Destroy Boys.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: June 30

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