Car Free Day Vancouver 2013

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Car Free Day Vancouver is Sunday, June 16, 2013 with events on Main Street, Commercial Drive, in Kitsilano and the West End. These free festivals will feature live music, food, local vendors, and plenty of room to walk about with streets closed to car traffic. It’s also Father’s Day so it’s a great way to explore your neighbourhood — or a new one — with the family.

Car Free Day Commercial Drive

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Features: DJs, parading drummers, fish fries, roller disco, yarn bombing, a kidzone, and more all along Commercial Drive from Venables to North Grandview Highway/Central Valley Greenway Bike Lane. The festival here runs from 12:00pm to 7:00pm with The Drive closed to traffic from 10:00am to 9:00pm. The Main Stage at 7th Avenue will be hosted by Joel Liman, there will be a Community Stage at 2nd Avenue, a Family Stage at William Street hosted by Katy Schroeder of Vancouver Performing Stars, and the Tribal Harmonix DJ Stage at Venables hosted by Timothy Wisdom.

Lost in the Crowd
Car Free Day on Main Street. Photo credit: Photocat62 on Flickr

Car Free Day Main Street

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Features: LOVE Youth Against Violence Festival, Village Vancouver Demonstration Village, The Beaumont Studios Picnic Area and Stage, Granville Island Toy Company Kids Zone, Rifflandia Festival Stage, Neptoon Records Stage, Red Cat Records Stage, Anza Club Stage, Cottage Bistro Stage, Our Community Bikes Pedal Powered Stage, Bohemia Gallery Acoustic Stage
Giving Gifts Stage and Market, Roller Derby, Temple of the Modern Girl Fashion Show, Sonic Planet Rock School Stage, The Reef Restaurant Caribbean Zone and Stage, BLIM Market, Canvas Handmade: A modern local market, OMG (On Main Gallery) Social Media Art Zone, The Drift, and much more.

The Lily Stage will be setup at 14th Avenue with performances by local artists from 12:00pm until 7:00pm. The Gratitude Groupies Stage at 24th Avenue will feature The Land of Deborah, Gratitude Adjustments by Kemila Zsange Hypnotherapy, and Bre McDaniel.

Car Free Day West End

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Features: Celebrate Car Free Day in Vancouver on Denman Street between Davie and Robson from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. There will be a pet parade, a penny drive, live music at Central Bistro at Comox, Squares Across the Border, a Kids Zone, info from West End Seniors, Gordon House, and Qmunity, Stanley Park Ecology Society, West End Residents Association (WERA), and Theatre Under the Stars. Stop by the Haro Street Entertainment Tent and grab some treats at the Tango Meats BBQ.

Car Free Day Kitsilano

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Features: Kitsilano will host two neighbourhood block parties on Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th.

View Kitsilano Car Free Block Parties – 2013 in a larger map

Volunteers signed up to host neighbourhood parties, which are pin-pointed on the map (above). Locations include Hadden Park, West 6th Avenue between Blenheim & Trutch, Waterloo between 15th and 16th, Trafalgar between 8th and Broadway, and several other locations. Road closures are highlighted on the map and be sure to check out both days of the festival in Kits if you can.

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  1. Geoff Peters (@gpeters)Thursday, June 13th, 2013 — 9:37pm PDT

    Thanks Rebecca for the info! Cool event 🙂

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