June in Calgary

S.S. Moyie paddlewheeler on the Glenmore Reservoir
S.S. Moyie paddlewheeler on the Glenmore Reservoir
Things to Do

June in Calgary

Things to do this June in Calgary 2021

Make summer count with safe and fun things to do in Calgary this June. Get ready for a classic big screen drive-in experience, taste international dishes with GlobalFest Flavours, discover new outdoor activities at Heritage Park and Granary Road, and celebrate Father’s Day in Calgary with special brunch and dinner takeaway menus and gift inspiration.

Please verify the status of all activities and refer to our COVID-19 Traveller Update for more information.


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Heritage Park Outdoor Experiences

Heritage Park opens for an entirely outdoor experience with timed-ticketing, brand new exhibits, the opening of Prospect Ridge, and the return of the train and the S.S. Moyie.

Where: Heritage Park

When: Open daily

 

Story Book Theatre on Demand

Stream your favourite shows all over again with Story Book Theatre on Demand, including Spring Awakening, Annie the Musical, and The Paper Bag Princess. Shows area available on demand.

Where: Online

When: May 1 – June 30

 

Dinosaurs: Awakened

Go back in time to when the dinosaurs reigned supreme with Dinosaurs: Awakened at the Calgary Zoo. Discover 26 new animatronic dinosaurs in the Prehistoric Park, included with daily admission, and available for purchase from the Calgary Zoo website.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: Now open

 

The Smartest Girl in the World

Story Book Theatre presents The Smartest Girl in the World, two children’s quest to become the smartest kids in the world in a family friendly one-act play. Now available to stream from home.

Where: Online

When: May 21 – June 13

 

FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival

The 21st Annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival features 11 shows, 50 performers, and 11 themes for a laugh out loud online comedy extravaganza. Belly laughter is guaranteed!

Where: Online

When: June 3-13

 

Granary Road

Granary Road is open for a new season with two new ziplines and mini train. The Play & Learn Park, with 37 acres of outdoor exhibits, and Farmers' Market, home to fresh produce, baked goods, and artisan cheeses, are now open daily.

Where: Granary Road

When: Open daily

 

Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work 2021

Lunchbox Theatre presents the Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work 2021 with free online readings of eight new plays presented over two weekends this June. Readings take place over Zoom at noon and 6:00 p.m. each day.

Where: Online

When: June 5-6 and 19-20

 

Eat & Seek at Southcentre Mall

Dine outside with Eat & Seek at Southcentre Mall in a vibrant outdoor space, located by the North Entrance near Starbucks, and featuring work from two Alberta artists. This collaboration with PARK is the perfect place to enjoy your next meal.

Where: Southcentre Mall

When: Open daily

 

Motor Nights: A Series of Drive-In Events

Get that classic summer movie experience with Motor Nights: A Series of Drive-In Events. Sit back in your car and take in movies like Star Wars, Rocketman, Old School, The Conjuring, The Lego Movie, The Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, When Harry Met Sally, and Scream.

Where: 43080 Bow Valley Trail, Cochrane, AB

When: June 10-13

 

THIRD ACTion Film Festival: Projecting Possibilities

Enjoy an online presentation of the THIRD ACTion Film Festival: Projecting Possibilities with a full schedule of films and opportunities to engage with filmmakers and speakers, exploring the many facets of ageing.

Where: Online

When: June 11-13

 

Calaway Park Opening Weekend

Calaway Park celebrates 40 Years of Family Fun with opening weekend June 12-13, 2021. Get ready for your favourite rides, games, and food for a safe, outdoor, family fun experience. Guests must pre-purchase tickets online or have a Seasons Pass.

Where: Calaway Park

When: Opens June 12-13

 

Mount Norquay North American Chairlift

Experience the beauty and nature of Banff from the Mount Norquay North American Chairlift. This sky-high seat takes you 2085 metres or 6840 feet into the sky for a view you will never forget.

Where: Mount Norquay

When: Opens June 12

 

City Spaces: Jack Singer Concert Hall

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra presents City Spaces: Jack Singer Concert Hall, a free online event recorded at Jack Singer Concert Hall. Register for this free online events for some world class arts and culture from the comfort of your own home.

Where: Online

When: June 12

 

GlobalFest Flavours: Chinese

GlobalFest Flavours celebrates flavours of the world with a 10 episode mini-series about foods, flavours, spices, and recipes. This June, discover the flavours of Chinese cuisine as chefs prepare a featured dish online.

Where: Online

When: June 15

 

Lanny Boy's Ice Cream

Get a scoop with Lanny Boy's Ice Cream, a family friendly, dog friendly pop-up ice creamery on Stephen Avenue. Enjoy a cool treat on the patio this summer.

Where: The Pioneer, Stephen Avenue

When: Now open

 

Dino-Nite!

Travel back in time with Dino-Nite at the Calgary Zoo to a time when dinosaurs reigned supreme! Experience the Zoo’s new animatronic dinosaur exhibit, meet paleontologists, learn dino facts, discover fossils, name your own dinosaur, and order a din- dinner box at this family friendly event.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: June 17

 

Pop Up 3.0

Go vintage with Pop Up 3.0, a 70's immersive art experience in downtown Calgary with good vibes, good food, and good drinks. Book now to get your spot at the hippest party of the summer.

Where: 338 17th Ave SW

When: Opens June 18

 

Dinosaurs: Awakened

Go back in time to when the dinosaurs reigned supreme with Dinosaurs: Awakened at the Calgary Zoo. Discover 26 new animatronic dinosaurs in the Prehistoric Park, included with daily admission, and available for purchase from the Calgary Zoo website.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: Open daily

 

Summer at Spark

We have lift off with the reopening of TELUS Spark Science Centre and new Summer at Spark programming. Visit the new Rocket Fuel cafe, explore One Day on Venus, and take in the New Dome Show 'Tricks of the Night Sky'. 

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: Opens June 18

 

The DRIVE-IN at Spark

The DRIVE-IN at Spark Science Centre is back for a sequel with family friendly movies like The Lego Movie, The Lorax, E.T., Jurassic Park, Trolls: World Tour, and How to Train Your Dragon. 

Where: 220 St Georges Dr. NE

When: June 18-30


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Father’s Day Brunch Curbside Takeaway from the Calgary Zoo (Photo credit: Calgary Zoo).

Father’s Day Brunch Curbside Takeaway from the Calgary Zoo (Photo credit: Calgary Zoo).


Father’s Day in Calgary

Father’s Day Meals in Calgary

Vin Room Father's Day Packages - June 18-20

Father's Day Feast Box from the Calgary Farmers' Market - June 19

Murrieta's West Coast Bar & Grill BBQ Kit - June 19

BBQ Grill Packs from the Calgary Zoo – June 19-20

Father’s Day Brunch Curbside Takeaway from the Calgary Zoo – June 19-20

Father's Day Brunch at Century Downs Racetrack - June 20

Rodney's Oyster House Takeout Kits for Father's Day - June 20

Father's Day at Earls in Calgary

Father’s Day Gifts in Calgary

Father's Day Chocolate from Cococo Chocolatiers - Order by June 16

Father's Day Gift Guide from CRAFT Beer Market

Shop Father's Day at Friday Sock Co.

More great gift ideas!

Alberta Boot Company

Arc’teryx Calgary

BikeBike

Bow Cycle

Burwood Distillery: The Scientist Single Malt Whiskey

Local Laundry

Smithbilt Hats

Stuff

Father’s Day Activities in Calgary

Father's Day Whisky Sour Virtual Mixology with Eau Claire Distillery - June 19

Father's Day Scavenger Hunt at The CORE - June 19-20

Father's Day at Waterfront Park with YYCFoodTrucks - June 20

 

Kensington Night Market

The Kensington Night Market is back this summer with an assortment of food trucks and shopping from local vendors. The market is open from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Kensington Road

When: June 24

 

Zoo Brew

Cheers to a hoppy night with Zoo Brew at the Calgary Zoo. Enjoy local craft beer, local food, fun activities, and wander the zoo with a drink in hand at this twilight, adults only event.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: June 25

 

JubeFest: Backlot Music featuring Tim Williams

Enjoy a live musical performance with JubeFest: Backlot Music featuring Tim Williams, a four-time JUNO nominee and a member of the Calgary Blues Music Association Hall of Fame.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

When: June 25

 


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Past Events

These great events have already taken place.

 

 

GlobalFest Flavours: Francophonie Cuisine

GlobalFest Flavours celebrates flavours of the world with a 10 episode mini-series about foods, flavours, spices, and recipes. This June, discover Francophonie Cuisine with the Calgary Regional ACFA as chefs prepare a featured dish online.

Where: Online

When: June 1

 

Calgary Underground Film Festival: Drive-In

Celebrate the 18th Calgary Underground Film Festival with three nights at the Drive-In. Screenings are hosted at Crossroads Market with films will begin each night at 10:00 p.m. Check back for updates on film announcements and tickets.

Where: Crossroads Market

When: June 3-5

 

Genesis Land Drive-In: Raya and the Last Dragon

The Genesis Land Drive-In presents Raya and the Last Dragon with a family-friendly, socially distant, drive-in movie event. All proceeds will be donated to the Fig Tree Foundation.

Where: Genesis Centre

When: June 4 at 10:00 p.m.

 

Genesis Land Drive-In: Jumanji: The Next Level

The Genesis Land Drive-In presents Jumanji: The Next Level with a family-friendly, socially distant, drive-in movie event. All proceeds will be donated to the Fig Tree Foundation.

Where: Genesis Centre

When: June 4 at 7:00 p.m.

 

80s Adults Only Night

Get your headbands and leg warmers ready for 80s Adults Only Night at Cobb’s Adventure Park, with 80s music, trivia, mini golf, archery, puzzles, appetizers, drinks, and meet the newest baby kangaroos too.

Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park

When: June 5

 

Genesis Land Drive-In: Crazy Rich Asians

The Genesis Land Drive-In presents Crazy Rich Asians with a family-friendly, socially distant, drive-in movie event. All proceeds will be donated to the Fig Tree Foundation.

Where: Genesis Centre

When: June 5 at 10:00 p.m.

 

National Geographic Live: Mysterious Seas

National Geographic Live: Mysterious Seas features marine biologists David Gruber and Diva Amon exploring marine species and how they study and interact with deep-sea life. Join this free online presentation and discussion from Arts Commons.

Where: Online

When: June 7

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