Vancouver’s own Little Italy is hosting the annual Italian Day on the Drive festival on June 10th, celebrating Italian culture, heritage and respective immigrant contributions in Vancouver. This festival transforms Commercial Drive into a lively 14 block, vehicle free, celebration and community festa!
Italian Day on the Drive
Where: Commercial Drive, Vancouver
When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm
120 street participants, comprised of partners, merchants, vendors and community organizations – and an estimated 200,000+ attendees of all ages and cultures will come together for a day of fun on Commercial Drive.
Since Italian Day’s return in 2010, the event today represents the largest one day cultural street festival in Vancouver – and perhaps in Canada. A festive community embrace, The Drive comes alive in green, white and red with piazza style animated zones, live music, food, patios, fashion, retail vendors, vehicles, activities, children’s zones and more.
This year, the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver, together with the Italian Day Festival Society, are proud to present one of Italy’s most creative artists and innovative singer-songwriters of his time – Edoardo Bennato, whose music is distinguished in an imaginative blend of blues and rock’ n roll, with folk influences and even opera; and who will be performing live in concert with his 10-piece band on the Grandview Park stage at 4:45pm
On Saturday, June 9th enjoy Whitecaps Italian Heritage Night when Vancouver takes on Orlando City at BC Place. View these events and more on the Italian Day website.
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