Commercial Drive will be even more alive with music, food, and art this Sunday for Italian Day, a free family festival for all. Food, dance, art, fashion, music, costumes, contests, and live performances will be abundant thanks to the Italian Day Festival Society who is bringing a touch of Venice to Vancouver with Carnevale di Venezia.
What: Italian Day on Commercial Drive
Where: Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
When: Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Merchants will be participating by opening their doors and setting up booths to showcase their products and services. Main and Secondary Stage events include the opening ceremonies, a Jacqueline Conoir fashion show, entertainment from the Langley Ukelele Ensemble, a pasta eating contest, a pizza tossing contest, a watermelon eating contest, a grape stomping contest, the Vancouver Folk Chorus, and more.
New this year is the Cucina Italiana, which will host outdoor cooking demonstrations at Graveley Street with award-winning Chef/Instructor Romy Prasad and four other Vancouver chefs who will be cooking up Italian favourites.
June is also Italian Heritage Month which has been organized by Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre and their partner organizations. This will see more events for children, movie nights, lectures, and banquets throughout the month. Follow @ICC_Vancouver and @ItalianDay on Twitter for more event and activity information.