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20+ Best Things to do in Calgary this June (2019)

  • May 21, 2019
  • By Cody Battershill

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Are you looking for some of the best activities and events in Calgary happening next month? If so, you’ll want to check out our list of more than 20 of the best things to do in Calgary this June of 2019.

Let us know what one of your favourite activities in June are and we’ll add it to our list!

19th Annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival


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If you're looking to laugh, this festival will be one of the best things for you to do in Calgary this June.

Don’t miss this year’s FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival, an epic 11-day event featuring over 70 comedians and 11,000 punchlines.

Shows are typically from 7pm to 9pm nightly and tickets start at just $20. Just remember to show up about 30 minutes before showtime or more to claim your seats.

Calgary Ukrainian Festival


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The 9th annual Calgary Ukrainian Festival is back! Explore Ukrainian heritage, passion and culture at this two-day event in Acadia, one of the best things to do in Calgary during June’s first weekend.

Live performances, authentic Ukrainian marketplace and cuisines, children’s activities and premium Ukrainian alcohol, this family-friendly event has a little bit of something for everyone.

On Saturday, June 2nd, the Ukrainian Festival will go all night long. Enjoy your favourite drink while rocking out way past sundown.

Horde at the Hive: Viking Village

Norse culture is taking over the streets of Okotoks this spring with this exciting Viking-themed two-day event.

You’ll see fierce live-action battle reenactments and an opportunity to check out artisan wares from several unique vendors.

Enjoy Viking-style food from Chimmi’s Fresh Grill food truck, or perhaps a Viking-style mead made by Chinook Honey, the event host.

This family-friendly event is an excellent choice for adventurous kids!

Clothesline Festival & Art Sale

Looking for some new artisan clothing? Maybe some unique local art? If you said yes to either of these questions, the Clothesline Festival @ Art Sale 2019 is for you!

This family-friendly event includes live music, children’s art activities, artist demonstrations, food trucks and much, much more.

This is all set on an 80-acre property with a magnificent 300-mile Rocky Mountain view across the horizon!

If you love artisan shopping, this and the Lilac Festival will be two of the best things to do in Calgary during June of 2019.

Lilac Festival


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The Lilac Festival is the most hype one-day event of its kind. If you choose to go to one of the events on this list, this should be it!

Experience live entertainment, shop artisan wares, discover new services, eat tons of food and enjoy the overall experience of what is one of Calgary’s largest festivals year round.

Over 500 vendors set up shop every year at the Lilac. It’s not to be missed! Besides, it’s a great way to break yourself in for the summer to come.

YYC Beer Week


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YYC Beer Week is another huge beer festival thrown in support of local brewers in Calgary and across the province.

It’s also to support a good cause, with $1.00 from each sale throughout the event going towards a local charity.

If you’re looking for something to do in Calgary this June and love your beer, just know that there’s over 100 different breweries, restaurants and stores participating.

Spruce Meadows National 2019


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The Spruce Meadows National 2019 is the first of the Spruce Meadows Summer Series showcasing some of the world’s top show jumping athletes in fierce competition for international acclaim and prize money.

This is a chance for your family to get outdoors and experience one of the best activities in Calgary this June while watching world-class athletes and horses compete neck-to-neck for it all.

With more than 1,000 horses and riders of varying skill levels from all over the Americas, this is an equestrian event you don’t want to miss.

DJ Dean


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If you haven't heard of DJ Dean, he's an absolute legend in the Euro-trance and hard trance scene.

Originally from Germany, he's now semi-retired from the scene but still travels here and there for a show or two. We're glad to have him back in Calgary!

On June 7th you'll have a chance to see him for yourself for FREE. Yes, that's right, this show is FREE before 10:30pm! NOTE: This event is for adults 18+ only.

Calgary ReggaeFest’s – Riddim West 2019


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Reggae Fest is a world-class, family-friendly festival event that has thrilled the “Rastagarian” community in Calgary for years upon years.

Located at MacEwan Hall in the heart of the University of Calgary’s main campus, you’ll get to watch local, national and international reggae performers while enjoying the food and drink offered at various vendors.

There’s even an interactive Kidz Zone and other activities that make this one of the best things to do in Calgary in June for families.

SocialWest 2019


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If you’re into social media and digital marketing, this event is for you!

Whether you’re a fresh graduate out of high school or a well-versed online marketer, there’s something for everyone to learn at SocialWest 2019.

Attendees work in a variety of fields including communications, marketing, social media management, public relations and web development to name a few.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Murder to a Tee


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The Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Fort Calgary is an annual even that’s been received with much acclaim by the local community.

Featuring buffet-style food, drink and entertainment, you’ll be laughing all night long as you interact with the actors and actresses.

Take your best guess at who committed the crime at the end of the show - and win a prize if you're right!



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Tritonal is yet another top-notch DJ coming to the Palace Theatre on June 14th.

This world-renowned duo has been in the music scene for several years and never fails to impress with each and every record they release.

This show will sell out without a doubt, so get your tickets fast!

Calgary EidFest 2019


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EidFest is an annual event hosted by The Muslim Association of Canada.

Celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with your family and friends at this family-friendly event down at Olympic Plaza.

Activities include sumo suits, bubble soccer, petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castles, Inshaad and much more.

There will also be a market with lots of different artisan shops to browse.



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TED is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an event in Calgary on June 15th at the Jack Singer Concert Hall stage.

Speakers at this event include Todd Hirsch, Paul Brandt, Barb Higgins, Maria Hoover and many more you may recognize.

Get your tickets before it’s too late!

VegFest Calgary


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The third annual VegFest Calgary has been growing since 2017 with incredible speed.

Featuring talented musicians, cooking demos, local artisans and powerful speakers, this one-day event will thrill your tastebuds with its huge selection of veg-friendly fare.

A kid-friendly Cold Garden Beer Garden where both adults and kids can mingle will also be at this family-friendly event at Millennium Park.

Sled Island Music Festival


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Sled Island is a five-day music and arts festival showcasing an incredibly diverse spectrum of artists and genres across Calgary.

With over 250 bands, comedy, film and art and more than 30,000 annual attendees at 30 different venues, Sled Island is one of the hypest things to do in Calgary this June.

ONE – A Dance Spectacle


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ONE – A Dance Spectacle guarantees a beautiful array of visually-stunning and dynamic dance performances from some of the most accomplished and promising artists in Alberta.

You’ll see a full spectrum of dance genres including tribal belly dance, hip-hop, Chinese Folk, Bollywood, Contemporary, Salsa and much, much more.



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MAKJ is one of the leading electro house DJs of his time, and he’s in Calgary at the Marquee Beer Market & Stage on June 21st!

This adults-only event will be of epic proportions and is sure to sell out. Early bird tickets are for sale now for just $15 + service charge each.

Parkland Summerfest

Another one of the best things to do in Calgary this June for families!

Located in Parkland, SE Calgary, this full-day event features a car show, parade, disc golf, tennis, food trucks, a Kids Zone and even a micro brewery / distillery bar for adults

Alberta Oyster Festival


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Rodney’s Oyster House is hosting the 3rd Annual Alberta Oyster Festival in support of Meal Share, a local restaurant charity program that helps those in need.

This family-friendly event will feature a live DJ, food and drink booths and some epic silent auction items.

If you win the main oyster-shucking competition, you’ll be sent to Prince Edward Island to compete in the Canadian Oyster Shucking Championship!



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Get your groove on at the Pentatonix World Tour on June 28th at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

This American capella group has five different singers who combine to make incredible vocals, harmonies, baselines, percussions and beatboxing.

Since their debut album released in 2012, Pentatonix has had crazy success, winning multiple Grammy Awards and having some of their records double platinum.

Outdoor Rock Climbing Wall


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If you’ve travelled on the Trans Canada Highway going to or from the mountains, there’s a big chance you’ve noticed this massive outdoor rock climbing wall at the new Calgary Climbing Centre facility.

With challenges spanning anywhere from 35 to 65 feet high, the outdoor climbing wall is just the tip of the iceberg as there’s way more on the inside for you to enjoy.

Maybe stop in for a quick drink and snack at the coffee bar when your done. This rock climbing facility really is one of the best in the city!

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