Dates: June 6, June 16, June 27
Location: Mongol Nomadic Campsite (55 km west of Ulaanbaatar)
Nomadic Naadam is a condensed version of the grand Mongolian Naadam festival, thoughtfully organized by the Mongol Nomadic Campsite. The festivities commence with traditional Mongolian long songs and enchanting performances on the horse-head fiddle, also known as Morin Khuur. Here, you can relish and witness the thrilling “Three Manly Games” of the Mongols, including wrestling, horse racing, and archery. You’ll be fortunate to observe these games up close, enjoy traditional performances, and interact with local artists. A brief excursion to experience this Nomadic Naadam will leave you with unforgettable memories of Mongolian culture, all in just a single day.
Annual Crane Festival
Date: June 7, 2019
Location: Binder Soum, Khentii Province
The Annual Crane Festival is scheduled for June 7th, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Tsagaan Lake shores in Binder Soum, Khentii Province. Of the 15 crane species worldwide, six can be found in Mongolia. This festival is dedicated to raising awareness about the endangered white-naped crane, listed among the world’s threatened bird species. The event features traditional Mongolian games and the opportunity to observe cranes, along with presentations on birdlife during this special festival. Participating in this festival allows you to witness and create lasting memories during your journey through the land of the legendary Chinggis Khan.
Winds of Steppes – Moto Music Festival
Dates: June 8-9, 2019
Location: Tsonjin Boldog, Ulaanbaatar
The Winds of the Steppes Moto Music Festival is an extraordinary event tailored for motorcycle enthusiasts, regardless of the type of motorcycles they ride, be it Choppers or others. This festival is designed to celebrate Mongolia’s motorcycle culture, its evolution, and its interactions with international motorcycle enthusiasts. The event takes place at Chonjin Boldog, where the iconic Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue stands. The festival, which officially began on June 10, 2018, with a motorcycle ride starting from Ulaanbaatar, also includes a vibrant music festival. June is the ideal time to participate in this festival if you want to experience the relaxation of Mongolian motorcycle culture and enjoy modern music during your journey in Mongolia.
Asia Folk 2019 Festival
Dates: June 12-16, 2019
The Asian Championship of Folklore, known as Asia Folk 2019, is making its debut in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The organizers aim to establish this event as a significant cultural celebration in Asia. The competition program includes diverse acts, such as folklore ensembles, song and dance groups, consort performances, traditional dance troupes, brass bands, and individual and duet performers. More than 20 countries from Asia are eagerly awaiting to participate in this festival. The event will feature various activities, including parades with traditional attire, an opening gala concert, and a spectacular fireworks display.
The Figure of Gongor Bumba
Dates: June 20-22, 2019
Location: Amarbaysgalant Monastery, Selenge Province
The joyous celebration of Gongor Bumba at Amarbaysgalant Monastery holds immense significance for Mongolian Buddhists. This annual event is organized for making offerings to Gongor (the White Buddha), a protective deity believed to remove obstacles and bring prosperity in terms of both material wealth and sustenance. This religious spectacle takes place from June 20 to 22 and provides worshippers, devotees, and monks with the opportunity to acquire Gongor-shaped talismans believed to bring abundance. Amarbaysgalant Monastery is a must-visit destination, offering a unique blend of religious and historical importance for anyone traveling to Mongolia.
Mongolian Gobi Ultra Marathon – 2019
Dates: June 28 – July 6, 2019
Location: Matad Soum, Dornod Province
The Mongolian Gobi Ultra Marathon, covering a distance of 225 kilometers, is set to occur in the expansive Menen Campo of Matad Soum, Dornod Province, from June 28 to July 6, 2019. This marathon annually explores different regions of Mongolia, and this time, it ventures into the eastern part of the country, specifically Dornod Province. The race will traverse the stunning Menen Steppe, Sukhbaatar, Khentii areas, and Tsonjin Boldog. For runners, travelers, adventure seekers, and challengers, this event promises an exhilarating experience, allowing you to explore the vast landscapes of Mongolia.
Hunnu Music Festival
Date: June 30
Location: Tsonjin Boldog, Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue
Named after one of Mongolia’s illustrious empires and counted among the world’s seven great civilizations, the Hunnu festival is organized to introduce visitors to the charm of modern Mongolia through a mix of electronic, hip-hop, and dance music from both Mongolia and around the world. The festival takes place at the Chinggis Khan Statue Complex every year.
Ulaanbaatar Food Festival
Date: June 16, 2019
Location: Night Light Street
The 6th edition of the Ulaanbaatar Food Festival will be held on June 17 at Night Light Street, which is Ulaanbaatar’s first pedestrian-friendly road. This special festival offers a fantastic opportunity to savor delectable dishes from Ulaanbaatar’s most renowned cafes at an affordable price. The city’s cafes are celebrated for their world-class culinary delights, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. The festival features various engaging activities and contests, including street food exhibitions and lively eating competitions. Additionally, top Mongolian chefs will perform culinary demonstrations on stage. Visitors can also enjoy traditional and modern Mongolian music performances during the event. If you want to experience modern Mongolian life through food, music, and entertainment in the heart of Ulaanbaatar, June is the perfect time to visit.
June in Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar is one of the world’s 100 most youthful cities, with 63.9% of its population being under 35 years old. The city’s population surpasses that of 96 countries, including Luxembourg, Monaco, and Singapore. During the summer and autumn months, life in rapidly developing Ulaanbaatar becomes more vibrant and enjoyable. June, in particular, is a bustling month, offering interesting activities for both locals and visitors. Traditional concerts, modern theater performances, and open-air concerts in stadiums and on the streets become more frequent. Various theaters, art galleries, and religious sites in Ulaanbaatar open their doors to the public, allowing visitors to explore the rich history and culture of Mongolia. Many of these venues remain accessible throughout the week, providing a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the country’s distinctive heritage.