Italian Day on the Drive with car2go

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A street festival in the heart of Vancouver’s Little Italy with a theme of “Let’s Eat!” what more could you ask for? On Sunday, June 12th, enjoy Italian Day on the Drive, a free celebration of Italian culture and the contributions made to Vancouver by Italian immigrants and their children.


As a sponsor of Italian Day on the Drive, car2go will be on site with a member appreciation event to simultaneously celebrate their 5th anniversary in Vancouver. Visit the car2go Pit Stop on The Drive at Gravely with Italian inspired food for the first 1,000 members, a member lounge with beats from DJ Gab, and an opportunity for you to score some free drive time.

Italian Day on the Drive

Where: Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
When: Commercial Drive, spanning from Venables to Grandview Cut

This vibrant cultural street festival is a community driven event, attracting over 300,000 people and spanning 13 blocks along Commercial Drive in a day long celebration, while showcasing all that is Italian to Vancouver’s multi-cultural community of all ages.

Commercial Drive

Vancouver’s largest cultural street festival will have several Italian piazzas with a consortium representing language, culture, cooking schools, and agri-product conversations. Representation will include the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Chamber of Commerce, Il Centro and the Italian Ministry of Education. An essence of Italia right in the heart of East Vancouver.

There will be three separate stages and several DJ music tents with highlight performances from local Italo-Canadian music celebrities, Federico Fuoco and Carmelina Cupo on the 2nd Ave Main Stage. On the Grant Street Stage, programming by Il Centro (Italian Culture Centre) will include jazz, theatre, and opera featuring the Cory Weeds Quartet and the Vancouver and City Operas. In Grandview Park, complimenting a large food and family activity piazza, entertainment on the Amphitheatre Park Stage will range from theatre, to live music, to contests and more.

car2go at Italian Day

car2go is an entire fleet of free-floating, low-emission, self-service smart fortwo cars distributed all over the city. Its tech-friendly booking makes it a great option for getting out and about to enjoy Vancouver. For easy parking, hop in a car2go and head to their Britannia Community Services Centre Drop Zone conveniently located at 1583 William St. Drop Zone hours of operation will coincide with Italian Day’s festival hours.


Not a member yet? Be sure to take advantage of my sign-up offer that includes free registration and 15 minutes of drive time* this summer. Use the code C2G15 before Italian Day.

*Restrictions and fees may apply. Registration deal/code is valid 5/2/2016- 6/19/2016.
Offer only valid in Vancouver until June 19th, 2016. One redemption per member. Drive time will be valid in Vancouver for 45 days from the date of issuance. This offer is not redeemable for cash or other credit.

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