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84 things to do in Calgary this month: June 2018

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Kristy Archibald Jun 04, 2018 10:05 am 885

We know you’re thinking: How are we already half of the way through 2018? Wild, we know.

June is one of our favourite months, for many reasons. The flowers are blooming, the weather is gorgeous, and the city comes alive!

This month is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy all that Calgary has to offer in the summertime. If you’re looking to spend a weekend or two outside of the city, or just want to enjoy the beautiful weather, there are a ton of summer festivities to take part in around the city and up in the mountains. Any reason to head outside sounds good to us!

Cheers to another busy month full of family activities, solo adventures, and exciting date night endeavours. We have rounded up 84 things for you to add to the calendar this month that will keep you and the whole family preoccupied!

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Get Outdoors

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Go on a spring hike!

  • What: Now that most of the snow has cleared away, grab your hiking shoes and head up to the Rockies for some fresh mountain air and stunning scenic views – just don’t forget your camera! Try Grassi Lakes, Johnston Canyon, or Grotto Canyon if you’re looking for an adventure a bit shorter in length, but doesn’t compromise the quality of the view. If you’re a thrill seeker and up for the challenge try out Ha Ling Peak, Crypt Lake, or Aylmer Lookout, because the end view will take your breath away – literally! Find more hikes to do around Alberta here!
  • Where: The Canadian Rocky Mountains

Bike the Banff Legacy Trail

  • What: Take your bike out for a cruise and enjoy the breathtaking scenery that this 22.3 km trail has to offer! The trail links the Town of Banff and Canmore through an additional 4.5 km of pathway outside of Banff National Park boundaries, from the Banff Park East Gate to the Travel Alberta Visitor Information Centre.
  • Where: Banff Park East Gate to the Bow Valley Parkway

Go on a road trip

  • What: Head out for a day trip and explore one of the many amazing spots that surround Calgary! Our city is positioned perfectly between the badlands, prairies, foothills, and the Rockies, which leaves a ton of options for a quick day trip that is no more than a two-hour drive away. Check out some ideal spots here!

Take a cruise around Maligne Lake

  • What: Take a cruise around the largest glacier fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. You’ll be inspired by the beauty of the vibrant blue waters around you as you sail to the iconic Spirit Island (only accessible by boat) on this 90-minute interpretive tour of this magical area.
  • Where: Maligne Lake Road, Improvement District No. 12
  • Tickets: Online, $67 (adults), $34 (Ages 6-15)

Go on a Helicopter Tour

  • What: If you’re looking for an experience of a lifetime, then it’s time you see the Alberta landscape from a completely different view – the air! Grab a few friends and take a ride in a state-of-the-art helicopter for incredible views of the city and the surrounding Rocky Mountains.
  • Where: Takes off from the Springbank Airport or Drumheller Airport – 402 Otter Bay
  • When: Year-round
  • Cost: Between $400 to $1,6000, rate for up to three passengers

Experience the new and improved Brewster Banff Gondola

  • What: Head to the summit for a beautiful view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine.
  • Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
  • Tickets: Adult $62, child $31

Head to the new Kananaskis Nordic Spa

  • What: Looking for a quick escape from the everyday grind? This brand new spa combines the tranquil rejuvenation of a traditional Nordic Spa and the Alpine stillness of the Canadian Rockies. This spa is meant to provide relaxation and the opportunity to discover clarity in the midst of the mountains.
  • Where: 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis

Get Active

Dust off your road bike

  • It’s the perfect time to get out your road bike and head down to the river for some beautiful views and a great afternoon of adventures by exploring Calgary’s bike paths.

Free fitness classes at the CORE: Bootcamp

  • What: For the month of May, start your Sunday off right with a free boot camp class courtesy of Caron Anderson at the CORE. Time to get started on your summer bod!
  • When: Every Sunday in June
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Dome Tower – 333, 7th Avenue SW
  • Cost: FREE

Toni’s Ride

  • What: The 4th Annual Toni’s Ride is being held at eight various spin studios throughout the city – Core Spin Studio, HotShop Spin Silverado, Movement U, Stax Cycle Club, The Sweat Lab and YYC Cycle. Ride to support The Tony Kohn-Woodward Foundation. The proceeds from this ride will go towards helping young women struggling to find their way.
  • When: Saturday, June 2
  • Time: varies per location
  • Where: Various spin studios throughout the city
  • Admission: Online, $25

Dog Jog

  • What: Ready, set, jog! Spend quality time with your pup while you raise money for the Calgary Humane Society so that they can find loving forever families for thousands of animals. You will have an opportunity to munch on delicious eats from local food trucks, grab a cold beer from their new all-age food-and-beverage garden or shop the barkville market. There will also be a ton of other activities for all ages happening throughout the day!
  • When: Saturday, June 2
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: South Glenmore Park – West End, 90th Avenue and Oakmount Drive SW
  • Registation: Online, no dog required

$5 Class Week at DJD

  • What: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks is offering a week of dance classes for only $5 per class! This is a great opportunity to try out a style you have never done before, try dance classes for the first time, or come out of retirement and get your groove back.
  • When: June 26 to 28
  • Where: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks – 111 12th Avenue SW
  • Admission: $5 drop in

Mountain Top Yoga

  • What: Join a Lululemon ambassador for a one-hour Ashtanga yoga session at the top of the new Banff Gondola Summit. Talk about yoga with a view!
  • When: every Sunday until September 2
  • Time: 9 to 10 am
  • Where: Citizenship Pavilion, level 4 of the new Banff Gondola summit
  • Cost: $62 (Gondola Admission)

Outdoor HIIT with Movement U

  • What: Get a tan while you work on your fitness! Spend an hour outdoors as two Movement U instructors team up to take your summer workout to the next level at Murdoch Park in Bridgeland.
  • When:
    • Sunday, June 10 with Cory and Alex
    • Sunday, June 17 with Alex and Luke
    • Sunday, June 24 with Luke and Audrey
  • Time: 12 pm
  • Where: Murdoch Park
  • Admission: Online, regular drop in $23

June Markets

Calgary Night Market 

  • What: Spend your Friday or Saturday evening shopping your favourite local makers, enjoying a stunning view of the city’s skyline, munching on delicious eats, and listening live entertainment.
  • When: June 1 and 2
  • Time: 5 to 11 pm
  • Where: The Bridgeland Riverside Community Association – 917 Centre Avenue NE
  • Admission: FREE

Little Modern Market 

  • What: Come shop some of Calgary’s best local makers and artists at the spring edition of Little Modern Market. Find handmade bath and body products, jewelry, home decor, clothing (for you or your little), art work, and so much more!
  • When: Saturday, June 2
  • Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Where: The Official Rally Pointe Volleyball Club – 11511 35th Street SE
  • Admission: $5 per person (14 and under free)

Market Collective + Best of Calgary: Jewelry Pop-Up

  • What: To celebrate winning the Best Spot to Find Cool Jewelry, Market Collective is giving you the opportunity to shop some of your favourite local jewelry makers at Plant (Best Flower Shop), in Inglewood (Best Shopping District + Best Neighbourhood). It’s a celebration of the best of what Calgary truly has to offer!
  • When: Saturday, June 2
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Plant – 1327 9th Avenue SE
  • Admission: FREE

The Market on Stephen Avenue 

  • What: Shop up to 60 vendors offering fresh food, spices, sauces, treats, art, fashion, and more. Enjoy shopping the walk!
  • When: June 5, 12, 19 and 26
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Stephen Avenue – 1st Street SE to 2nd Street SW
  • Admission: FREE

Inglewood Night Market 

  • What: Calgary’s favourite night market is back! Check out the first market of the summer on June 8 and enjoy tons of live entertainment and delicious food truck eats, while shopping some of Calgary’s best local makers and artists. Be sure to join them in the fun on the second Friday of every month this summer!
  • When: Friday, June 8
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: Between 9th Avenue and 10th Street SE
  • Admission: FREE

Market Collective + Sled Island Vintage Pop-Up

  • What: Stroll through countless vintage gems all while enjoying lots of music, dancing, and food trucks. You never know what treasures you could walk away with!
  • When: Saturday, June 23
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Inglewood – 10th Avenue SE and 10th Street SE (CPA Lot 43 and 44)
  • Admission: FREE

June Workshops

Embroidery Workshop with Floral and Floss 

  • When: Saturday, June 2
  • Time: 1:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Where: Outside the Shape – 1222 10th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $50

Macaron 101 

  • What: Ever wondered how to make a French macaron? Look no further. Everyone’s favourite macaron shop, Ollia, hosts Macaron Baking Classes, offering exclusive lessons on how to properly engage in some macaronage, get the perfect shell, and create a variety of flavours. Bon appetite!
  • When: June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Ollia Macaron and Tea – 810c 16th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Call to reserve your spot, $100

Succulents by Nature Terrarium Building Workshop 

  • When: Saturday, June 9
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Outside the Shape – 1222 10th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $56

Father’s Day Date Night 

  • What: Enjoy a drink, some pizza, and the opportunity to create a memorable art piece with your dad!
  • When: Wednesday, June 13
  • Time: 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: 137 Mahogany Square SE
  • Tickets: Online, $140 for four guests

YYC Girl Gang Workshop: Freaming Louder with Dani of Strive and Shine 

  • When: Monday, June 18
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Greater Goods – 606 Meredith Road NE
  • Tickets: Online, $50

Intro to Contemporary Punch Needle 

  • When: Wednesday, June 20
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Greater Goods – 606 Meredith Road NE
  • Tickets: Online, $128

Festivals and Other Events

Check out the newly opened Lamphouse Hotel

  • What: Formerly the Bow Valley Motel, this space has gone through an entire transformation. Now a blend of retro-chic and rustic contemporary style, this 25-room boutique hotel offers stunning views of the Canadian Rocky mountains. Be sure to add this spot to your bucket list this summer for a true mountain adventure in the heart of Canmore!
  • Where: 610 8th Street Canmore

East Village Junction Pop-Up Retail Park 

  • What: In only one year, this colourful container lot has turned into a popular Calgary mainstay. Located behind the King Edward Hotel, this is a unique destination that features local retail shops, workshops, music, art, and, of course, YYC Food Trucks. You won’t want to miss out on the fun summer festivities that they have planned at this hip community gathering space this summer.
  • When: May 18 to September 3
  • Where: 430 8th Avenue SE
  • Admission: FREE

Fleurs de Villes Across Canada Tour

  • What: The 3rd annual Fleurs de Villes is coming to Calgary and we could not be more excited! This exhibition combines fresh flowers and fashion with bespoke floral-dressed mannequins with a pop-up flower market. This concept was inspired by traditional European flower markets and will give viewers the opportunity to pick up freshly-cup flowers as they admire the stunning floral clothing designs.
  • When: May 31 to June 4
  • Time: Regular mall hours
  • Where: CrossIron Mills – 261055 Crossiron Boulevard

The Way Out West Fest 

  • What: This exciting western festival aims to showcase, inspire, and support our rich western heritage and modern western community. Celebrate all things western all weekend long!
  • When: June 1 to 3
  • Time: Varies per day
  • Where: Various venues in Calgary
  • Tickets: Online

FunnyFest – Calgary Comedy Festival

  • What: Get ready to laugh until you cry at the 17th annual Calgary Comedy Festival! It features 11 days, nine venues, 70 performers, 11 themes, and over 11,000 punch lines that will put a smile on even the grumpiest of humans. This is a great way to switch up date night or to have a hilarious night out with friends!
  • Where: Various locations around Calgary
  • When: June 1 to 11
  • Tickets: Online, $15 to $390

Asparagus Festival 

  • What: Due to extreme hail and other contributing factors this festival had to be put on hold for a few years — but it’s back and larger than ever! Visit this real working asparagus farm, experience their story firsthand, enjoy a fully narrated wagon ride, watch the harvest in action, and even get the opportunity to pick some asparagus for yourselves. You’ll also have the opportunity to shop their Country Store and the artisan market village while saying hello to all the farm animals and joining in on the many festivities happening throughout the day!
  • When: June 10
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: 1465 Twp. Road 352
  • Admission: $5, kids 5 and under are free

Calgary Ukrainian Festival

  • What: Celebrate the rich and unique heritage of the Ukraine culture at this fun two-day event. Enjoy the variety of stage shows highlighting local talent, satisfy your taste buds with some delicious eats and traditional Ukrainian beverages, and shop till you drop at the marketplace.
  • When: June 2 to 3
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Acadia Recreation Complex – 240 90th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Purchased at the door, $8 to $12

Lilac Festival

  • What: It’s that time of year again when 4th Street is overcome by one of Calgary’s largest and more adored street festivals! Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to discover great new bands, shop the large variety of artists and makers, and munch on some delectable bites from some of the best food trucks and venues in YYC. Immerse yourself completely in Calgary’s arts and culture scene while you experience the best of what this city has to offer!
  • When: June 3
  • Time: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Where: 4th Street between 13th and Elbow Drive SW
  • Cost: FREE

Beach Beauty Mission Re-Opening 

  • What: After a few upgrades, Beach Beauty in Mission will be re-opening and ready to satisfy all your beauty needs!
  • When: Sunday, June 3
  • Where: 2312 14th Avenue SW

KIDCHELLA: Kids Yoga Party Night

  • What: Parents, this is your opportunity to take a night off and enjoy the Inglewood Night Market while your kids have blast at the Kidchella Yoga Party. Their night will include dancing, kombucha, healthy snacks, a flower crown making workshop, face painting, games, and so much more. Your kids will be in good hands and both of you will have an amazing night. Win-win!
  • When: Friday, June 8
  • Time: 5:30 to 7 pm
  • Where: Underneath Junction 9 Yoga Studio – #50, 919 9th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $25 (Ages 4 to 6)

The SUNCOR Stage One Festival of New Work

  • What: Come by and celebrate the 31st anniversary of the SUNCOR Stage 1 this June! Lunchbox Theatre has gone on to create hundreds of new Canadian one-act plays throughout the years. Celebrate this amazing achievement, along with the 30-year partnership with SUNCOR energy, which has made all of these things possible.
  • When: May 25 to June 9
  • Time:
    • Friday to Saturday: 12 pm
    • Friday: 6 pm
  • Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 160 115 9th Avenue SE
  • Cost: FREE

Pride and Prejudice Ball 

  • What: Jump into the world of Jane Austin, with ball gowns, dancing, live music, and more, set in the Alberta Ballroom of the historic Palliser Hotel.  You don’t need to come with a dance partner, as this is an English Country Dance. Plus, you never know who you might meet there!
  • When: Saturday, June 9
  • Time: 6 to 11 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Palliser – 133 9th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $98

Reggaefest Afternoon-Jam Pop Up Event

  • What: An afternoon of Reggae? Yes please!
  • When: Sunday, June 10
  • Time: 1 to 5 pm
  • Where: Village Brewery Taproom – 5000, 12A Street SE
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Transform Conference

  • What: Hear stories, ask questions, and learn first-hand how transformational strategies are instrumental in an organization’s success. Hear from an impressive panel including names like:
    • Doug Lacombe, president and founder of Communicatto Inc.
    • Alex Kenjeev, president of O’Leary Ventures and investor on CNBC’s “Make Me a Millionaire Investor”
    • Amol Gill, director of sales at ThoughtFarmer
    • Robin Parsons, Parsons Consulting
    • Dan Gold, Director of Digital Strategy at Martin Charlton Communications
  • When: Saturday, June 9
  • Time: 9 am to 4 pm
  • Where: cSPACE – 1721 29th Street SW
  • Tickets: Online, $150

Movie Night Under the Stars 

  • What: Come and sit under the stars with your date or group of friends and enjoy a viewing of Wes Anderson’s classic, Fantastic Mr. Fox. Seating is limited, so be sure to come early to secure your spot. There will be food trucks on site for any pre-movie snacking and the fist 150 guests will receive a complimentary reusable tote bag, which will include a blanket to use during the movie, a snack, a water bottle, and more… All the more reason to come early!
  • When: Saturday, June 16
  • Time:  9:40 (movie begins)
  • Where: Park Point Discovery Centre – 301, 11th Avenue SW
  • Admission: FREE

Rad Dad Day at Calaway Park 

  • What: Enjoy fun memories at Calaway Park with your Dad and or Grandfather!
  • When: Sunday, June 17
  • Time: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
  • Admission: Dads get in for FREE

Father’s Day at Granary Road 

  • What: Enjoy a day out at Granary Road with fun activities and events happening for you and your dear ol’ dad to enjoy!
  • When: Sunday, June 17
  • Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Where: Granary Road Market – 226066 112th Street W Foothills, AB
  • Admission: FREE

TEDxYYC: Adjacent Possible

  • What: Join TEDxYYC for their ninth year of bringing the world’s strongest minds, powerful ideas, and positive change to the stage right here in Calgary.  This year they will be exploring the idea of the limited opportunity held in the Adjacent Possible, the premise that there is an enormous untapped sphere of ideas that exist just outside what we think we are capable of. This space can only exist when creativity and curiosity are given the freedom to blossom! Come be inspired and see what some of Calgary’s movers and shakers are up to.
  • When: Friday, June 22
  • Time: 1 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online. $72 to $102

Sled Island Block Party 2018 

  • What: This year is going to be a rager! Join Sled Island for the city’s largest all-ages dance party. Enjoy a brew from Steam Whistle in the beer gardens, delicious eats from YYC Food Trucks, shop a vintage market and dance in the street until the wee hours of the night.
  • When: Saturday, June 23
  • Time: 2 to 10 pm
  • Where: Inglewood – 10th Avenue SE and 10th Street SE
  • Admission: FREE

PARKSHOW

  • What: Celebrate 10 years of fashion and PARK in Calgary. Shop Canadian fashion labels during the day at Parksale and stick around for the fashion show in the evening. This show will bring together some of Canada’s emerging fashion designers, rising artists, musical performers, and culinary talents. It will take place on George C. King Bridge and will be an event like you’ve never seen before!
  • When: Saturday, June 23
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: George C. King Bridge
  • Tickets: Online, $42 to $190

Check out the Pandas! 

  • What: The long wait is finally over! The Calgary Zoo has officially welcomed four pandas, two adults and two cubs, into their newly built habitat, The Panda Passage. These furry black and white friends are charming and have a ton to teach us in the five years that they will be with us before returning to China.
  • Where: The Calgary Zoo — 210 St. Georges Drive NE
  • Admission: Regular admission to the zoo

The Calgary Tower 50th Anniversary Block Party 

  • What: To celebrate this milestone, the Calgary Tower is hosting a ’60s themed block party featuring food trucks, face painting, ice cream, music from BassBus, and oh so many insta-worthy moments! Admission to the observation deck will be 50% off that day.
  • When: Saturday, June 30
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: 101 9th Avenue SW (at the base of the tower)
  • Admission: FREE

Food and Drink Festivities

Hang out on one of Calgary’s best patios

  • What: Take a break from the heat and have an ice-cold bevy on one of Calgary’s best patios. From rooftops to hidden gardens, there are plenty of spots to choose from that will have the vibe and ambiance you’re looking for. Check out some of Calgary’s best rooftop patios here!

Happy Mondays 

  • What: We all know that the struggle is truly real on Mondays! Luckily, National wants to make them a bit better with 25 cent Happy Hour offered all day long. Yes, you read that correctly! Grab a drink and make Mondays your new favourite day of the week.
  • When: Mondays
  • Time: 11 am to close
  • Where: National on 17 – 550 17th Avenue SW

Visit Alberta’s first estate winery 

  • What: Taste all 10 wines from Field Stone Winery as they celebrate their opening this summer. Free tastings will be available onsite Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 2. Come taste your favourite summer fruit in a bottle and enjoy the views of Alberta’s first estate winery!
  • When: June 2 and 3 (will be open until September 2)
  • Time: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: 251073 Township Road 232 Strathmore, Alberta
  • Admission: Free

YYC Youtube Meet Up 

  • What: Calling all YouTubers, Bloggers, Film Makers, Storytellers, Content Creators, influencers, and more!
  • When: Saturday, June 2
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Analog Coffee – 740 17th Avenue SW
  • Admission: FREE

Blues and Brew at the Calgary Zoo 

  • What: Grab a passport and navigate the Canadian Wilds as you fill it up with interactive activities, beer tastings, and food vendors. Fill up your passport to be entered for some amazing prizes as you have a fun night out at the zoo!
  • When: Thursday, June 7
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Calgary Zoo — 210 St. Georges Drive NE
  • Tickets: Online, $47

Summer Block Party

  • What: Join Mill Street Brewery for their second annual block party! Enjoy two patios, live DJs, a brewery tour, and more. What other excuse do you need to party on a Tuesday? You will also get a pair of festive sunglasses to take home with you – how fun!
  • When: Tuesday, June 12
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Mill Street Brewpub – 219 17th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $22

Adults Only Night: Cocktail Science 

  • What: What makes a truly amazing cocktail? There’s both a science and an art to it!
  • When: Thursday, June 14
  • Time: 6 to 10 pm
  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • Tickets: Online, $26

Winemaker’s Dinner at Heritage Park 

  • What: Join Heritage Park for a delicious four-course meal featuring a wine tasting from Italy’s Zenato Winery.
  • When: Saturday, June 16
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Gasoline Alley, Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: $106

Teatro Group 25 Anniversary Dinner

  • What: Join Teatro as they celebrate their 25th anniversary with a 25-course dinner. Y,es you read that correctly! Scallop Tartare Canoli, Smoked Sturgeon Begniet, Agnolotti, duck confit, celeriac, foie gras and Alberta Waygu Beef, pathivier, morels, and sauce bordelaise are just a few menu items you can expect to try!
  • When: Saturday, June 16
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Teatro – 200 8th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Email [email protected] to reserve your spot, $275/ person

Father’s Day Brunch 

  • What: Treat your good ol’ dad to a delicious brunch on the mezzanine of the iconic Gasoline Alley Museum.
  • When: Sunday, June 17
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Call (403) 268-8500 to reserve your table, $34

Father’s Day BBQ at Mount Engadine Lodge

  • What: Enjoy a juicy burger with your dad as you bask in the beauty of the rocky mountains! Chef Mandy Leighton will have an ultimate selection of gourmet meaty burgers, including salmon and veggie options for those with dietary restrictions.
  • When: Sunday, June 17
  • Where: 1 Mount Shark Road
  • Tickets: Contact [email protected] or call 403-678-4080, $25 per person

VegFest Calgary 

  • What: Eat and drink everything vegan at the second annual VegFest. Enjoy beets, beats, and brews all day long!
  • When: Saturday, June 16
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Millennium Park – 1220 9th Avenue SW
  • Admission: FREE with a voluntary donation

Lobster Boil 

  • What: Kick off the Selkirk Grille Field to Fork Series with a traditional East coast meets West coast lobster boil. Prepare for a finger licking good meal that might get a tad messy — but it’s worth it!
  • When: June 27 and 28
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Online, $89.95

Concerts and Performances

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One for the Ages: An Exclusive Benefit Concert Featuring Beverley Mahood

  • What: Join icon Beverley Mahood for an evening as she takes the stage for a star-studded benefit concert all in support of Calgary’s Seniors.
  • When: Saturday, June 2
  • Time: 6 to 10 pm
  • Where: Studio Bell – 850 4th Street SE
  • Tickets: Online, $75 to $175

A Tribute to Elvis in Concert 

  • When: Monday, June 4
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $39 to $51

Ocean Alley 

  • When: Wednesday, June 6
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Gateway – 1301 16th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Online, $12.50

Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour

  • When: Friday, June 8
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Online, $35 to $129

Mother Mother 

  • When: June 8, 9, and 10
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Gateway – 1301 16th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster

Bryan Adams: The Ultimate Tour 

  • When: Saturday, June 9
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $44 to $238

Social Distortion with Guests 

  • When: Tuesday, June 12
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: MacEwan Hall – 2500 University Drive NW
  • Tickets: Online, $50 to $225

Tory Lanez: Memories Don’t Die Tour 

  • When: Wednesday, June 13
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: MacEwan Hall – 2500 University Drive NW
  • Tickets: Online, $45 to $120

Trevor Noah 

  • What: The New York funny man is coming to YYC!
  • When: Friday, June 15
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $75 to $86

The Flaming Lips with Guests 

  • When: Thursday, June 21
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: MacEwan Hall – 2500 University Drive NW
  • Tickets: Online, $15 to $195

Cool Choir Live 

  • When: Sunday, June 24
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $23 to $37

Collective Soul 

  • When: Monday, June 25
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $35 to $253

Vance Joy 

  • When: Thursday, June 28
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $39 to $131

Deadbeats 2018 ft. Zeds Dead, Rezz and more!

  • When: Saturday, June 30
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $50 to $75

Art and Culture

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Marry Poppins

  • What: Tap your toes and enjoy this timeless classic as it is reimagined with unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, astonishing stage craft, and more!
  • When: May 18 to July 15
  • Time: Various times – two hours long
  • Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre – 375 Bermuda Drive NW
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Free First Thursday

  • What: Explore the Glenbow at your leisure for FREE on the first Thursday of every month. They are launching some neat new exhibitions this month that you won’t want to miss out on!
  • When: Thursday, June 7
  • Time: 5 pm to close
  • Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
  • Admission: FREE

Much Ado About Nothing

  • What: Weary and in love seems to be a trend in Shakespeare’s work! Come see Beatrice and Hero come to life in this captivating performance and reenactment of Shakespeare’s work.
  • When: May 17 to June 3
  • Time: Varies by performance
  • Where: 115 9th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $15+

Paquita & Other Works 

  • What: Enjoy a performance by the Alberta Ballet’s Professional Divio students as they perform Paquita, the story of a Spaniard who saves the life of Lucien — before learning that her past isn’t what it seems. This piece was originally choreographed by Joseph Mazilier and later by Marius Petipa in Russia. This ballet’s rich history has entertained many generations and will surely have you amazed as you witness it first hand!
  • When: Saturday, June 9
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $30 to $38

Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem

  • What: When Annie Oakley’s brother goes missing there is only one pair of detectives right for the job. Follow along as Sherlock and Watson work to solve the mystery and end up in some unplanned situations involving inventions, robbery, and murder.
  • When: May 12 to June 10
  • Time: Varies per day
  • Where: Vertigo Theatre – 161, 115 9th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Contact the ticket office at 403-221-3708

Whales Tohora

  • What: Coming all the way from the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, this exciting exhibition has been traveling North America for the last 10 years and Calgary marks its final destination. Excite your senses with this unique cultural experience that will show you everything you need to know about the king of the ocean; the whale. The exhibit shows everything from life-size whale skeletons to the evolution of these creatures and understanding how they communicate. There is so much to know about these beautiful beings.
  • When: January 20 to June 20
  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • Tickets: Online, $26

POPs in the Park

  • What: Enjoy a mouth watering BBQ as you enjoy a lively program of classical favourites by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • When: June 20 to 21
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Online, $30 to $70

Sporting Events

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Cheer on the Calgary Stampeders 

  • What: Grab your jersey and head down to McMahon Stadium for a tailgate and a chance to cheer on the Calgary Stampeders!
  • When:
    • Friday, June 1 at 7 pm vs. the BC Lions
    • Saturday, June 16 at 5 pm vs. the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
    • Thursday, June 28 at 7 pm vs. the Ottawa Redblacks
  • Where: McMahon Stadium
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster
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Kristy Archibald
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