From the hundreds of things to do on US Gulf Coast in June 2022 we narrowed our suggestions down to the following ten fun festivals and events. Cool, happy, and fun events that you expect to find on the Gulf Coast and from US Gulf Coast Travel.
June on the Gulf Coast starts with Pride Week, celebrates Father’s Day, official start of summer, Juneteenth, and ends with early celebrations of Independence Day weekend. Kick off the summer with a scenic coastal drive, music or food festival, or fair.
Enjoy our Sensational Things To Do on US Gulf Coast in June and do let us know of other fun and cool events.
Cajun Heartland State Fair, Lafayette LA, May 26-June 5, 2022
Head to the CajunDome in Lafayette Louisiana for eleven days and nights of rides, fun, games, and plenty of crawfish and boudin.
St Pete Pride Month, June 1-30, 2022
In 2003, Tampa shut down its pride parade so St. Pete took over and now the sister city hosts Florida’s largest Pride celebration. So much so that they celebrate PRIDE month instead of just a weekend. Highlights of St Pete Pride 2022 include Sandra Bernhard comedy show on June 12, Family Day on June 18, and PRIDE Parade on June 25 (expected to host over 250,000 visitors).
Key West Pride, Key West FL, June 1-6, 2022
Of course, Key West Pride is a bucket list event for many. The highlight might be the unveiling of the 100-foot Sea to Sea Diversity flag during the Key West Pride Parade.
US Gulf Coast Travel note: many other Gulf Coast destinations host PRIDE events throughout June.
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, Panama City Beach FL, June 2-5, 2022
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Gulf Coast Jam in PCB with Florida Georgia Line, Brooks & Dunn, Scotty McCreery, and many other musical acts. Also check out the Pepsi Southern Original contest on June 1, where 12 musical acts vie for six spots at the main event.
Gheens Bon Mange’ Festival, June 3-5, 2022
The 48th annual Gheens Bon Mange’ Festival will be held at Vacherie-Gheens Community Center. Live bands, auctions, and great Cajun dishes. Also arts & craft show and a corn hole tournament. But the Cajun music and food are the main reasons we would attend.
Sarasota Music Festival, June 6-25, 2022
One of USA’s top classical music events is the three-week long Sarasota Music Festival every June. Over 500 elite musicians from around the world audition for the five dozen slots during the Sarasota Music Festival. At the Sarasota Music Festival they play along side 40 master musicians.
Moon2Mars Festival, Houston Bay Area TX, June 9-12, 2022
The four-day Moon2Mars Festival includes an invite-only one day conference followed by a three-day public event. The public portion celebrates the Artemis NASA program, which will return astronauts to the moon. Moon2Mars includes live entertainment, astronaut appearances, indoor and outdoor food and beverage, learning adventures, and more.
South Mississippi Summer Fair, Biloxi MS, June 9-19, 2022
Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society several times, the South Mississippi Summer Fair is a June highlight in Coastal Mississippi. Located on the Mississippi Coast Coliseum grounds, South Mississippi Summer Fair is a family friendly festival, with carnival rides, live music and entertainment, and so much amazing food.
Juneteenth Festival, Galveston TX, June 18, 2022
Attend the 2022 Juneteenth Festival at Menard Park on the Seawall, on the historical grounds of McGuire Dent Recreational Center. The festival features entrepreneur showcases, the Black Artist Artwalk Exhibition, a Youth Basketball Tournament, live entertainment, food vendors, and much more.
Father’s Day, June 19, 2022, all along the US Gulf Coast
Celebrate fathers, dads, stepdads, uncles, sons, grandfathers, single moms, and other paternal figures this Father’s Day. Some ideas include a US Gulf Coast kayak paddle, visit to one of our favorite Places to Enjoy Gulf Seafood, or Best Grouper Sandwiches in Florida Gulf Coast, and a stop on the US Gulf Coast Dessert Trail.
Mango Fest, Key West FL, June 23-26, 2022
6th annual Mango Fest Key West helps support PAL (Police Activity League) and juvenile crime prevention through the Key West Police Department. Bayview Park transforms into Mango Village, with vendors, a photo contest, and more. Sunday’s Everything Mango Brunch is a highlight, featuring mango mimosas and margaritas, mango bourbon French toast, lobster Benedict with mango sauce, and more exquisite mango temptations.
Panhandle Watermelon Festival, Chipley FL, June 24-25, 2022
Head 725 miles northwest to the other end of the Sunshine State for another sweet festival. Since 1969, the Panhandle Watermelon Festival celebrates farmers and field workers. Events include a parade, car show, pancake breakfast, a watermelon auction, and much more.
Please let us know of other happy, fun, and cool things to do on US Gulf Coast, festivals, and events in June. Or any month! See also 10 Fun Things To Do on US Gulf Coast in July.