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June Guide: Top Events Happening This Month in Edmonton

Published May 27, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

It's finally summer! Now is the time to hit up all the great outdoor events and things to do with your kids. We have put together a list of our top picks this month so you can focus on the fun and just show up!

From a whole lot of cultural events, to the Porkapalooza, to the Spring Carnival, we've got you covered for everything happening in June! 

1. Root for Trees Fest

Join Root for Trees for their biggest, most tree-rrific family event of the year. Children who are 12 and under can register for the fun Tree-athlon! There will be games, educational exhibitors, tree giveaways, crafts and much more.

Where: Goldbar Park
When: June 1

2. Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring

This celebration of Japanese culture is a highlight of the spring season. Immerse yourself in Japanese music, food, martial arts, tea ceremonies, dance, art, calligraphy, embroidery, ikebana flower arranging, children’s games and the thrilling Kita no Taiko Drummers.

Where: University of Alberta Botanic Garden
When: June 2

3. Sustainival

Sustainival is a "green" festival that features exhilarating games, attractions, a marketplace, community booths, and rides - all powered by renewable energy!

This unique annual festival provides an experiential public education platform that celebrates energy literacy, sustainability, and clean-technologies.

Where: Kingsway Mall
When: June 6-9

4. 2019 Pride in the Park Festival (Cancelled)

Visit the 2019 Pride in the Park Festival immediately following the Edmonton Pride Parade. Strathcona Park will be filled to the brim with live entertainment, exhibitors, vendors, food trucks, child and youth activities, as well as tremendous resources for the LGBTQ2S+ community.

Pride in the Park is a great place to meet new friends and celebrate diversity!

Where: Pride Centre of Edmonton
When: June 8 (Cancelled for 2019 - See message from the organizers here)

5. Edmonton Wildlife Festival

The Edmonton Wildlife Festival celebrates our wild neighbours. This second annual family festival features live entertainment, a kid’s zone, displays and presentations from organizations committed to helping Edmontonians live in harmony with local wild animals and their environment. There will be live education animals, face painting, games, a bouncy castle and other fun activities for children, Father’s Day BBQ lunch, live musical entertainment, and more!

Where: Queen Mary Park Community League Hall 
When: June 15

6. Porkapalooza

This year, Porkapalooza is aiming to be the biggest barbeque festival outside of the U.S. That means a target of 75 teams—an increase of 24 teams over last year. A great activity to do this Father's Day weekend with your pops.

Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
When: June 15, 16

7. Spring Carnival

A FREE, family friendly community event! 

You are invited to bring your neighbours, family, and friends to join in for a Spring Carnival. You will not want to miss the petting zoo, bouncy castle, glitter tattoos, carnival games, cotton candy, popcorn, and more!

Where: Terwillegar Community Church
When: June 15

8. Father's Day Brunch

This year celebrate Dad’s special day in delicious style at Fort Edmonton Park’s Father’s Day Brunch. Enjoy a chef-attended omelette station, hand-carved roasted lamb leg, market fresh salad bar and a special selection of desserts made just for him. 

Where: Fort Edmonton Park
When: June 16-17

9. TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival

Explore the unknown, seek out the next great jazz star, or simply discover a new form of music you enjoy. This year’s festival offers 10 days of jazz, and features more than 70 events across 10 venues.

Where: Edmonton Jazz Festival Society
When: June 21-30

9. Just A Little Night Market

Going to Just A Little Night Market is like meeting old friends, everyone is welcome and there is a smile waiting for you at the door. Step through the threshold and you will think you have stumbled into a back alley filled with treasures to find, vendors, live music, food, wine & beer.

Where: 11410 Kingsway Ave NW
When: June 21

10. Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival

Come check out the 12th Annual Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival at Four Seasons Park in the heart of Beaumont, AB!

Featuring the Dream Development Main Stage plus the Jef Gibbs Stage with an all Canadian lineup, local artisan and food vendors, cabana tents for corporate/family gatherings, site-wide liquor licensing, and a relaxed community feel that patrons and performers love!

Where: 41 Ave Beaumont
When: June 21-22

11. The Music of Harry Potter

The Music of Harry Potter comes back to the Winspear Centre. The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra will perform magical music from all 8 films.

Where: Winspear Centre
When: June 21,22

12. Royal Canadian Family Circus Spectac!

The all new internationally renowned Royal Canadian family Circus Spectac!® 2019, is jam packed with explosive live entertainment bringing tradition and thrilling acts featuring the Flying Cortes Trapeze family, acrobatics, death-defying Wheel of Destiny, Xtreme Chinese Acrobats including chair balancing, contortion, diablo, and towering feats of balancing strength, Comedy fearless Gonzalez Motorcycle Globe, Hula Hoops, MotoSwing athleticism and beautiful Aerialists..* (this is an animal free Spectac! show)

Visit the Royal Canadian Family Circus website and mention the coupon code "Chatterblock" for 2 for 1 tickets!

Where: West Edmonton Mall
When: June 27

We hope you find some great things to do this June with your kids in Edmonton! For a complete list of upcoming events click here.

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