Italian Day on The Drive 2017

  • June 11, 2017
  • Times: 12:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Location: Commercial Drive
  • Address:
  • from Venables to Grandview Cut
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: FREE
  • Contact: Commercial Drive Business Society

Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:00pm-8:00pm

Commerical Drive from Venables to Grandview Cut.
Vancouver, BC

Italian Day on The Drive is a vibrant cultural street festival celebrating Italian culture, heritage and respective immigrant contributions in Vancouver. Commercial Drive, also known as The Drive, is home to the annual festival which transforms the street into a lively 14 block, vehicle free, celebration and community festa. Since Italian Day's return in 2010, the event has grown significantly. Today, Italian Day on The Drive represents the largest one day cultural street festival in the city – and perhaps in Canada – drawing over 350,000 enthusiastic attendees of all cultures and ages. It is a multi-cultural and community embrace under the Italian Day umbrella offering over 200 street participants comprised of: sponsors, merchants, retail booths, food vendors and restaurant patios, as well as stages with live music and theatre, street performers, classic cars, activities and displays, children's amusement zones and more.

In Italian, Amore means love. Whether in philosophy or in its endearing use of expression, it lies at the heart of Italian culture and its lifestyle. It is a universal language and an exchange evoking many things: affection, romance, passion, respect, creativity, and commitment. It is life, unity and the pursuit for an emotional connection; and is shared in relationships, arts and culture, at the dinner table, in our daily work, in pursued dreams, and in community.

For Italian Day 2017, we celebrate Amore in all aspects of life and the magical power it holds to inspire, connect and create infinite possibilities and experiences, both individually and collectively.

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Italian Day on The Drive 2017
from Venables to Grandview Cut