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!

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Contemporary takes on classics is what it’s all about this weekend. For performance, there’s the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare festival. In art, there’s an exhibition of Indigenous tattoo artists reclaiming traditional techniques. For food and music, head to Italian Day on The Drive. Even cheese gets a new take with a vegan cheese tasting workshop.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Vancouver’s Italian Day is Back on Sunday, June 10th

Images in this post sourced from the Italian Day on the Drive website

This Sunday, Vancouver’s iconic Commercial Drive will come alive with festive and vibrant colours in celebration of the ninth annual Italian Day on the Drive. The day will feature authentic Italian food, music, fashion and entertainment.

Recognized on the City of Vancouver’s list of ‘Official Celebrations’, ranked as of one of Canada’s largest urban street festivals, and labelled in most circles as the social event of the season, this year’s Italian Day is expected to attract more than 200,000 visitors.

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Vancouver’s Italian Day is Back on Sunday, June 10th

Vancouver’s Italian Day Is Back – Sunday, June 12th

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Commercial Drive (aka Little Italy) hosts its annual street festival for the 7th year, this Sunday, June 12th. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Italian Day Is Back – Sunday, June 12th