Calgary Events this June 2023: Fun Family Friendly Activities
As we say hello to June and the breathtaking beauty of a Calgarian summer, it's time to start planning some family fun. After all, what's better than soaking up the sun and creating lasting memories with your loved ones, right here in our very own city? So buckle up and let's dive into our guide for the best Calgary events June 2023 has to offer!
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- Calgary Ukrainian Festival
- Aboriginal Awareness Week Family Day Festival and Powwow
- 4th Street Lilac Festival
- YYC Summer Scoop Fest
- 10th Annual Wings and Wheels
- Okotoks Parade and Children's Festival
- Cobb’s Adventure Park
- Spring at Calgary Farmyard
- The Great Benjamins Circus
- Drumheller’s Cactus Coulee Fun Park
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When: June 3 & 4
When it comes to cultural immersion, the Calgary Ukrainian Festival ranks high on the list of Calgary events in June 2023. Can you hear the lively folk music and smell the delicious pirogies and borscht?
The festival is a beautiful showcase of Ukrainian traditions, music, dance, and food. From folk music to vibrant dance performances, the festival is sure to keep even the most distracted family member entertained. What's more? It’s the perfect opportunity to appreciate the art, cuisine, costumes, and cultural heritage that has been passed down from one generation to the next.
Ticket prices are $5 for children/seniors and $10 for adults.
When: June 18 & 24
Keeping on the theme of cultural immersion, we have the Aboriginal Awareness Week Family Day Festival and Powwow! Get ready to experience an explosion of vibrant colours, rhythmic drumming, and rich history. It's like opening a book of stories told through dance and music, allowing us to appreciate the depth and beauty of indigenous culture.
This is a unique opportunity to understand Canada's indigenous culture, this cultural extravaganza features a traditional Pow Wow, game tournaments, crafts, and food, providing a fun yet educational experience for your family.
This event is open to the public and admission is free!
When: June 4
Ready to usher in the city's stunning summer and shake off the winter blues? If so, the 4th Street Lilac Festival is a Calgary event in June 2023 that you really won’t want to miss. Imagine a road adorned with blooming lilacs and filled with the bustle of music, art, and festivities. It’s like a vibrant painting coming to life – there’s beauty and excitement in every corner.
This outdoor event is free for everyone, making it an excellent choice for families. The festival features more than 500 vendors, live music, and lilac blooms in full swing. It’s a visual and cultural treat, all rolled into one!
The festival serves as an ode to the city's beautiful summers, all while enjoying the simple joy of being outside. The kids will love it too, with plenty of activities to keep them entertained.
When: June 30 - July 7
This one might be at the end of June, but it is just too sweet to pass up! A day filled with the joyous laughter of children, the scent of sweet, melting ice cream, and the sound of catchy tunes wafting through the air… can anything scream “summertime” more than that?
The YYC Summer Scoop Festival is exactly that! It's like stepping into a delightful summer memory, where the sun always shines, and the ice cream never ends. Featuring an array of local ice cream vendors and lively entertainment, this festival is bound to make your Calgary events June 2023 list even sweeter.
Best yet? $1 - $3 from every item sold supports Calgary Meals on Wheels!
When: June 17 - 18
Our list of Calgary events in June 2023 wouldn't be complete without mentioning the 10th Annual Wings and Wheels. This event will be sure to impress the vintage cars and aircraft enthusiasts in your family.
You'll find an impressive display of vintage planes and cars, plus flight simulations and aerial displays that will excite and engage those of all ages. This event is like a thrilling trip down memory lane, where history meets fun. Gazing at these marvels of engineering is like appreciating pieces of a fascinating moving art exhibition.
This might sound too good to be true but… it’s even on Father’s Day weekend! For brownie points, splurge and treat Dad to a helicopter tour that will be sure to impress.
When: June 17
Imagine the excitement of a vibrant parade, combined with the joyful laughter of a children's festival. That's exactly what you'll find at the Okotoks Parade and Children's Festival, another sparkling gem in the treasure chest of Calgary events in June 2023.
Bands, floats, dancers, and horses wind through the downtown streets like giant, colourful childhood dreams. Children can’t help but be delighted by the myriad of games, activities, and performances. This event has all the ingredients to bake the perfect family memory.
When: Open Now
When parents ask, "What’s happening in Calgary?", Cobb’s Adventure Park is undoubtedly one of the top answers. This adventure-filled park has something for everyone - from kangaroo petting zoos to giant hill slides, and even pedal carts. It’s the perfect place for your little adventurers to burn off some energy–especially after they run through the maze made from over 1,600 feet of nautical rope!
Think of Cobb's Adventure Park as a one-stop shop for fun activities for the whole family. Stop by this giant outdoor playground to unleash the adventurer within you.
The park is open now on Saturdays and Sundays! Summer hours begin on June 28th when the park will be open from Wednesdays to Sundays.
Check out this quick video of what to expect when visiting Cobb's Adventure Park by Just Another Edmonton Mommy:
When: Open Now
Keeping with the farm theme, Spring at Calgary Farmyard offers a heartwarming experience that is sure to bring you closer to nature.
Picture green fields, friendly animals, and fresh farm air. It’s even a Parent Choice Award Winner for Calgary’s Favourite Family Fun Location. This doesn’t come as a surprise since the grounds are packed with attractions from mini golf and zip lines to a wild west shooting gallery. Kids can bounce with glee on the jumbo jumpers or race against friends on the classic potato sack slide.
For a full day of joy, wonder and countless smiles, Spring at Calgary Farmyard is a must-do for spring, summer, and even fall in Calgary!
When: June 16 - 18
Ladies and Gentlemen, step right up to The Great Benjamins Circus! This circus is a spectacle of acrobats, clowns, jugglers, and more, sure to dazzle children and adults alike. Enjoy a night of magical performances that will take your breath away!
This magical space is an exciting Calgary event taking place this June 2023. Get swept away by the gravity-defying jugglers, high-flying aerial acts, and the thrilling globe of death that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
This isn’t just a circus, it’s a memory in the making!
When: Saturdays & Sundays in June
This one might be a little outside of Calgary, but it’s totally worth mentioning! Cactus Coulee Fun Park is perfect if your family enjoys day trips. Take a drive outside of the city, enjoy Alberta’s gorgeous landscapes and saddle up for this hidden gem bursting with excitement.
Unleash your competitive side on the go-karting tracks, sink a hole-in-one at the mini-golf course, or see how much air you can catch bouncing on the Eurobungy trampolines.
Seal the day of laughter and good old-fashioned family fun with an outdoor picnic, enjoyed in the sun!
Watch this video to see the family fun by Just Another Edmonton Mommy! :
Let us know in the comments! We hope we’ve given you a fun selection of ways to keep busy as we approach the first months of summer. From cultural festivals to outdoor adventures and thrilling acrobatics, the city of Calgary promises a June packed with excitement and enjoyment. Stay tuned for more updates on what’s happening in Calgary and let's all get out there and experience everything that our lovely city has to offer.
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