As a kid, June was my all-time favourite month. The weather was getting warm, the days were so long, and the tantalizing possibilities of summer stretched out gloriously before me. Okay, so some things have changed. Now June is a mad, chaotic dash with all the people in my house trying to finish up all the things before summer. Wishing you all good luck this month!
To start the month, the Chinook Honey Company is hosting Horde at the Hive. You can travel back in time to experience the fascinating world of Norse culture by taking a trip to the Viking Village for some genuine family fun! Come cheer on epic displays of live-action battle re-enactments (kids get to do mock battles, too) throughout the weekend or take a stroll through the craft market.
June means lilacs in Calgary – even if only for a very short window. Head down to the 4th Street Lilac Festival on June 2, 2019, for blocks of great vendors plus plenty of fantastic entertainment. Look for the bouncy castle for the kids and Food Truck Lane, among other great attractions.
It’s Summer Skirmish time at The Military Museums! On June 8 & 9, 2019, you can experience 2000 years of military history through live re-enactments and battle demonstrations. From Viking raids to gladiator combat, medieval duels, musketry and more, interact with the battle-dressed heroes as they demonstrate historical battles in spectacular period costumes and uniforms. Plus, enjoy the food trucks!
Spruce Meadows has begun its season of horse jumping and family fun! The National, the Continental, and the Pan-American all take place in June. The National has TONS of extra activities, too.
June 9, 2019, is your LAST day to experience Circus: Science Under the Big Top at TELUS Spark. Walk a tightrope, learn parlari, and discover the wonders of the circus.
After you head to TELUS Spark for their circus exhibit, you’ll want to see the real thing! The Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC!™ is coming to Cross Iron Mills for 12 amazing shows. Want to see the circus AND save some money? Use the code familyfuncalgary and Family Fun Calgary readers can get 2 tickets for the price of one. You’ll save so much money, can you really afford not to go?!
All Sport One Day is June 15, 2019, and it’s an amazing opportunity for your kids to try a sport they have never tried before – for FREE! We’ve done it for years and it’s a great experience. (Read about it here.)
Of course, Father’s Day is this month, and we have lots of great ideas to spend the day with your daddy. Check out all the great ideas that we found in our Father’s Day Guide!
Indigenous Day is June 20, 2019, and there are a couple of free events going on. Check out the free fun at the Arts Commons on June 20, the Campfire Chats at Enmax Park on June 21, or Indigenous Day Live at Fort Calgary on June 22.
Is it time to introduce your kids to the Bard? Theatre Calgary presents Shakespeare by the Bow, beginning in late June. It’s a relaxed, light-hearted way to see Shakespeare and enjoy a summer evening. This year is A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
There are lots of other events happening during the month of June. Looking for more ideas? Check out the 100 Things to do This Summer in Calgary Guide or our Festival Guide! Calgary is a great place for families to enjoy activities together. Be sure to check out our calendar to find more family fun. You can also submit your family-friendly event to us; just fill out our event submission form. Don’t forget to check out the new contests we are running! Enjoy the month, Calgary!
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