Italian Day on the Drive in Vancouver 2023

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Vancouver’s Little Italy is hosting the ultimate community celebration of Italian culture and heritage at this year’s Italian Day on the Drive. This year’s Renaissance-themed street party, that spans 14 blocks on Commercial Drive, marks new beginnings after a three-year hiatus.

Italian Day on the Drive 2023
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Italian Day on the Drive

  • When: Sunday June 11, 2023 from 12:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Where: Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Admission: FREE!

The festival will have something for everyone, from music to design, food and drink, activities for all ages, and more. Summer patios will come alive along with Italian food and wine tasting piazzas, fashion runways, lots of music, an opportunity to dance in the streets, sit in the park, eat, shop, and play.

June is Italian Heritage Month, an opportunity to honour the history, culture, and contributions of Italian-Canadians to the City of Vancouver. It involves a month long series of events presented by various partners, including Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, the Italian Day Festival Society, Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West, showcasing performances, exhibitions, language and cultural initiatives, community festivals, and other events. The Italian Day Festival Society launches the cultural festivities on a grand scale with Italian Day on The Drive, the signature and largest event of Italian Heritage Month. 

Join this year’s Renaissance and cultural celebration, surrounded by the warmth and vibrancy of the Italian lifestyle, and above all – the love of life and community.

Even more details to be announced in the coming weeks. Stay up to date by following along on Facebook.

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  1. SandyMonday, May 15th, 2023 — 10:50pm PDT

    I haven’t been to Commercial Drive in many years. I grew up in East Van, but moved to the burbs when I got married. The “Drive” is a great place if you don’t drive. I’d like to attend but instead, I’ll just view vicariously the media from social media, lol

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