Things to do in Alberta: June 2024

By Meaghan Archer

Summer weather has started, which means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine while it’s here. With a jam-packed events schedule across the province, there are countless opportunities for fun this month.  

Rowdy at the Rodeo

Alberta is known for its rodeos and June is packed with them! Find food, family fun and more at the Brooks Kinsmen Pro Rodeo June 7 to 8, the Innisfail Pro Rodeo June 14 to 16, the Wainwright Stampede June 20 to 23, and the Ponoka Stampede June 25 to July 1. For a full list of rodeos and stampedes, visit Rodeo Canada

Classic Cruisin’ 

Visit one—or more—of the classic car shows happening across Alberta in June. From Hinton to Leduc, Medicine Hat to Calgary, enthusiasts and collectors are coming together to show off their rides. With events ranging from Show & Shines to Cruise Nights, there’s something about the sight of a well-maintained classic car that’ll make anyone swoon.  

Groove Outside 

It’s festival season, which means it’s time to get out your lawn chairs and blankets and set up for a night of music in the park. Enjoy the soothing sounds of brass instruments at the Edmonton International Jazz Festival running from June 25 to June 30; and get groovin’ at the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival June 21 to 22.  

Hike the Mountains 

One of the best things about living in Alberta is the proximity to the Rocky Mountains. Visit beautiful Peyto Lake—featured in the AMA Insider’s Spring 2024 issue—or take on any of the other mountain hikes in Alberta’s National Parks. If the mountains really win you over, consider investing in an annual Parks Canada Discovery Pass, and save $10 if you’re a member.  

Hit the Road 

June is the perfect time to enjoy a quick road trip. No matter which direction you head, there are tons of pit stops to check out, from historic sites to cultural centres. Get a pre-trip tune-up at one of AMA’s approved auto repair shops, and don’t forget to fill up on gas at a Shell station—use your member card to save three cents a litre

4th Street Fun 

Calgary’s annual Lilac Fest on 4th Street is getting the city’s festival season started by shining a well-deserved light on the creative community. With the streets shut down, this one-day pedestrian-friendly festival has activities and sights for everyone. Bring the kids and hit up a bouncy castle or watch a band; Find a patio spot for you and your friends or shop local vendors. The event runs all day June 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free for all to attend.  

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