Family fun in Alberta in 48 hours or less

Family fun in Alberta in 48 hours or less

Happening in June: Events to Check Out Next Month

Nature Play Fest. Courtesy Helen Schuler Nature Centre

June is brimming with exciting events across Alberta, perfect for family outings, adventure seekers, and culture enthusiasts. Here’s a roundup of must-see events happening next month.

Rocky View | Standardbred Horse Racing

When: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2024 
Where: Century Mile Racetrack and Casino
Experience the thrill of standardbred horse racing every Saturday in June. With family-friendly activities and a lively atmosphere, it’s a great way to spend a summer evening.

Wetaskiwin | NASCAR Saturday Racing

When: June 1, 2024 
Where: Edmonton International Raceway 
Rev up your engines for an adrenaline-pumping NASCAR race. Enjoy the excitement of live racing, with plenty of action for the whole family.

Banff | Banff Centre Summer Arts Festival

When: June 1 – September 7, 2024 
Where: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Celebrate arts and culture with performances, exhibitions, and workshops. This festival showcases a diverse range of artistic talents, perfect for families to explore together.

Okotoks | Okotoks Film Festival

When: June 5-10, 2024 
Where: Various locations, check schedule
Discover international indie films and participate in engaging discussions with filmmakers. This festival offers a unique cinematic experience for movie enthusiasts.

Lethbridge | Nature Play Fest

When: June 8, 2024 
Where: Henderson Lake Park.
Lethbridge’s largest outdoor children’s festival! Outdoor games, loose parts playground, live music, hammocks, parkour, kayaking, crafts, pond dipping, food trucks and more! Free family fun for everyone to enjoy.

Canmore | 2024 Canmore Canada Cup Mountain Bike Race

When: June 12-15, 2024 
Where: Canmore Nordic Centre
Watch elite mountain bikers compete in thrilling races. It’s a great event for outdoor sports enthusiasts and families who enjoy high-energy activities.

Whitecourt | Party In The Park

When: June 14-15, 2024 
Where: Festival Park
Enjoy live music, food vendors, and family-friendly activities at this community celebration. It’s a perfect way to spend a summer day with your loved ones.

Pincher Creek | Ranch Rodeo

When: June 14-15, 2024
Where: Pincher Creek
The oldest ranch rodeo in Canada.  A family-oriented multi-day event on Father’s Day weekend, with a kids’ ranch rodeo, beer garden, brisket supper, trade show, concessions and more.

Calgary | 11th Annual Wings and Wheels: Father’s Day Weekend

When: June 15-16, 2024 
Where: The Hangar Flight Museum
Local car clubs bring in special “wheels” to join the museum’s wings. A ton of fun for the whole family: flying crafts, vehicle show and shine, and helicopter city tours.

Calgary | Heritage Park’s Children’s Festival

When: June 15-16, 2024 
Where: Heritage Park Historical Village
A weekend of endless fun with special guest children’s author Lisa Bowes, puppet making, animal visits, and old-fashioned games. Enjoy a play, community crafts, and treats. Visit Gasoline Alley Museum for face painting and don’t miss the Sheep Dog Herding.

Banff | Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

When: June 16, 2024 
Where: Banff  
Watch runners tackle one of the most scenic marathon routes in the world. A great event for fitness enthusiasts and supporters.

Grand Prairie | Treaty 8 Walkway Dedication

When: June 19, 2024 
Where: Veterans Memorial Park
The dedication of the Treaty 8 Walkway in their Indigenous Garden at Veterans Memorial Gardens & Interpretive Centre. They look forward to welcoming you to the community. A free breakfast available for the first 150 people.

Fort Macleod | Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump – National Indigenous Peoples Day

When: June 21, 2024 
Where: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with traditional dance, music, and storytelling at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kananaskis | Kananaskis 100 Mile Relay Race

When: June 21-23, 2024 
Where: Kananaskis Country 
Watch or participate in this challenging relay race through the stunning Kananaskis landscape. Running over the Highwood Pass, the highest paved road in the country, runners and spectators will experience some of the most incredible scenery Alberta has to offer. Perfect for fitness enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers.

Crowsnest Pass | Intro into Backpacking

When: June 21-23 & 28-30, 2024 
Where: Near Crowsnest Pass
Learn the basics of backpacking with guided instruction. There are co-ed and women-only courses.

Wanham | 51st Wanham Plowing Match

When: June 21-23, 2024 
Where: Wanham 
A staple event since 1971, celebrating the history and tradition of farming and family in the Peace Country region. Old-fashioned horse plowing, modified truck and tractor pulling, a kid’s zone for families, including a family-friendly dance with live music, and a silent auction.

Wainright | Wainwright Stampede

When: June 21-23, 2024 
Where: Wainwright 
High octane, CPRA rodeo action, chuckwagon races, a midway, and all the burgers and mini-donuts you can handle. Take in the annual Ag Fair, parade, downtown events and shopping.

Edmonton | Edmonton International Jazz Festival

When: June 25-30, 2024 
Where: Various locations
Groove to the sounds of jazz at venues across Edmonton. The festival features local and international artists, offering something for every jazz lover.

June in Alberta is packed with events that cater to a variety of interests. From cultural festivals and sporting events to music and outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Make the most of the upcoming month and create unforgettable memories with your family.