Along with the beautiful weather in June comes tons of fun things to do around Calgary. Celebrate the beginnings of summer with outdoor markets, concerts, bike rides, food trucks and more! Get ready to mark down 12 of our most-anticipated June events in Calgary onto your calendar so you don’t miss any of the fun.
Calgary Ukrainian Festival
June 1 & 2
10 am – 12 pm Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm Sunday
240 90th Avenue SE
Head to the Acadia Recreation Complex on June 1 and 2 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Calgary Ukrainian Festival! There will be main stage performances throughout both days of the festival, as well as a marketplace, Ukrainian food, children’s activities and more!
Superhero Day at the Library
10 am – 2 pm
Crowfoot, Country Hills, Central, Quarry Park and Village Square Libraries
On June 1, Crowfoot, Country Hills, Central, Quarry Park and Village Square libraries will be inviting caped crusaders of all sizes to make their own comic books, try out feats of strength, get their picture at a photo station with life-size superhero cutouts, draw art on a wall, and create their own superhero identity. Visits from heroes like Supergirl, Spiderman, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Calgary’s Holy Batman, and Echo the Calgary 911 mascot will all be paying a visit to the libraries to meet their fans. Real life heroes from the Calgary Fire Department and Calgary Police Service will be visiting the libraries as well! Family-friendly costumes are definitely encouraged for this first-ever Calgary library event.
CP Spin for a Veteran
11 am – 3:30 pm
7550 Ogden Dale Road, SE
The Homes For Heroes organization develops housing programs for veterans in need across Canada. On June 2nd, competitors will be gettin’ their spin on to raise funds to support this organization at the CP Ogden Yard, where donations will be gratefully accepted to help them reach their $400,000 goal. There will also be tons of family-friendly activities to keep everyone in your crew entertained, such as a bouncy house obstacle course, the Butterfield Acres Petting Farm, CP mini-train rides, face painting, horse rides, the Ogden Pipe Band, food trucks, ice cream trucks, and more!
4th Street Lilac Festival
10 am – 6 pm
Between 13th Avenue and Elbow Drive SW
Everyone’s favourite spring festival is back on Sunday, June 2! Get your walking shoes on and wander through a huge assortment of vendors, entertainers and musical performances on bustling 4th street. Bounce houses, food trucks, dancers and demonstrations will be sure to keep everyone in the family entertained – even pups are invited!
Inglewood Night Market
Every second Friday beginning June 7
5 pm – 11 pm
9th Avenue and 10th Street (Inglewood)
Market season is upon us and the only thing better than a great market is a great market at night in the beautiful neighbourhood of Inglewood. Over 50 vendors with everything from antiques and collectibles to clothing and food will be selling their wares while food trucks, musical performances and dancers will be busy entertaining patrons enjoying the festivities.
YYC Brunch Fest
11 am – 7 pm
917 Centre Ave NE
I’m a strong believer that brunch is the most important meal of the day. If you agree, you’ll definitely want to visit YYC Brunch Fest. They’ll have food trucks with at least one specialty brunch item at each truck, brunch cocktails for grownups, live music including a string quartet and a DJ, and a VIP Tent. The event takes place for two days only at the Bridgeland Community association
Fiasco Sounds of Summer
Saturday, June 15
2 pm – 10 pm
221 19 Street SE
Families who love good food and great music won’t want to miss the Fiasco Sounds of Summer event on June 15th. Calgary’s favourite food trucks and restauranteurs will be on site offering tasty treats you won’t be able to resist, and because the event takes place right in front of Fiasco Gelato’s Mayland Heights Headquarters, you guessed it – there will be plenty of gelato and coffee as well. While you enjoy your delicious treats, you’ll be able to take in the sounds of incredible musical acts like Dan Mangan, Stars, Ruben Young, Boreal Sons, and more. This is a totally kid-friendly event which also includes a huge inflatable obstacle course, backyard games and airbrush face painting to keep kiddos entertained.
Neighbour Day 2019
The City of Calgary wants its citizens to get out and meet their neighbours! June 15th marks Calgary’s 6th annual Neighbour Day – a perfect day to have a neighbourhood picnic at the park, host a potluck or front yard BBQ, organize a parade of lawn parties, hold a street chalk drawing competition or a litter cleanup party, or just about anything you can dream up to meet and get to know the people in your neighbourhood. Note that permits are not required for any events taking place in a house, garage, backyard, common area of a condo building or inside a community centre – so don’t worry if you missed the chance to apply for one.
Music in the Park
June 12, 16, and 26
Various times (see the schedule in the link)
Central Memorial Park and Baker Park
What better way to enjoy the incredible summer weather than by packing a picnic and heading to one of Calgary’s beautiful parks to enjoy live music? All summer long, a variety of musical acts will be performing at different parks in the city both during the day and in the evening. Join musicians such as the World Drum Circle, Cabot’s Crossing, Matt Masters, the Canadian Chinese Orchestra and more as they perform in the open air.
Evanston Food Truck Rally
Thursday, June 20
5 – 9 pm
115 Evanston Drive NW
If you’re like me, you’ll take any excuse to grab a delicious bite from one of Calgary’s many amazing food trucks, and knowing that at Evanston’s Food Truck Rally you’ll be filling your belly for a great cause is just about the best reason there is. Thirty different food trucks will be parked at the greenspace next to Evanston Towne Centre where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the community of Evanston to build a multipurpose neighbourhood park. There will also be inflatables, face painting, raffles, glitter tattoos, the Butterfield Acres petting zoo, characters and more!
Mad Max Ride YYC
Saturday, June 22
1 pm – 4 pm
The parade kicks off at Calgary Stampede Parking Lot 14 and ends in Inglewood
Fans of the Mad Max Franchise have an opportunity to join in a “post-apocalyptic themed bike ride” starting at Calgary Stampede Parking Lot 14 and travelling all the way to the Sled Island Block Party in Inglewood. Participants are invited to wear their best Mad Max themed costume and to dress up bikes, rollerblades and skateboards to create their one-of-a-kind ride. Prizes will be awarded for categories such as Best Family Costume, Best Child Costume, Best Teen Costume, Best Engineered Wheels and more. If you aren’t sure where to start, free costume making workshops will be hosted at maker spaces around Calgary leading up to the event! Check out the link above for details.
Mega Bounce Run Calgary
Saturday, June 29
9 am – 12 pm with groups leaving the starting line at 20-minute intervals
The Mega Bounce Run is an obstacle run for runners and walkers of all ability levels who are at least 42” tall. The 5 km course features nine mega inflatables including climbing walls, slides, giant inflatable pillows and more. Participants can sign up individually or as teams, and crazy costumes are highly encouraged! Whether you want to register to participate or just want to join the crowd of spectators, the Mega Bounce Run is sure to be a ton of fun.
Are you planning to attend any of these events in June? Do you know of some great ones that missed the list? Be sure to share them with us in the comments!