Early Summer Community Events to Enjoy

Italian Day on the Drive, Photo: Italian Day Festival Society

Summer is so close that you can feel it. To celebrate the warmer season coming up, there are some fabulous upcoming community events and lively street festivals on the horizon. Vancouver is known for its diverse communities, and every spring and summer, people get together for vibrant weekend public gatherings, perfect for the whole family or a day out with friends to show your collective community spirit and celebrate different traditions and cultural heritages.

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Early Summer Community Events to Enjoy

Celebrate La Bella Italia at Italian Day on the Drive!

That’s amore on Commercial Drive! Entering its 10th year, Italian Day on the Drive (June 9) raises a toast to Italian culture and heritage with more than 130 merchants, vendors, partners and community organizations collaborating to stage the buzziest block party of the year for upwards of 300,000 attendees.

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Celebrate La Bella Italia at Italian Day on the Drive!

Vancouver Welcomes Back Italian Day on the Drive, June 11! (Free Giveaway!)

Looking for the biggest celebration of Italian culture west of the Mediterranean? Italian Day returns to Commercial Drive for it’s 8th year to celebrate Italian culture, community and heritage.

Commercial Drive will transform into a festive, 14-block celebration zone, filled with over 200 exciting merchants, food vendors, live entertainment and more. Last year’s festival saw Italian Day on The Drive take the top spot as the largest one-day cultural street festival in Vancouver, and 2017 is expected to be no different.

This year’s Italian Day theme is Amore, and will attract enthusiastic attendees, no matter what age or culture, with its universal message – love.

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Vancouver Welcomes Back Italian Day on the Drive, June 11! (Free Giveaway!)