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

Italian Day 2015 to Take Over 13 Blocks of Commercial Drive

Italian Day Vancouver 2015

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Commercial Drive knows how to host a party and it pulls out all the stops for Italian Day, when 13 blocks of The Drive–from Venables to Grandview Highway–are being taken over with Italian food, performances, art work, and lots and lots of people.

Now into its sixth year since its return in 2010, Italian Day on Commercial Drive is a vibrant street festival that celebrates everything about Italian culture and it’s happening this Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 12pm to 8pm.

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Italian Day 2015 to Take Over 13 Blocks of Commercial Drive

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Fill up your calendar for June’s first Friday to Sunday!  There’s so much to do, and only three days to do them all in… Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

15 Cool Things To Do in Vancouver in June 2013

Vancouver International Busker Festival. Photo credit: Vancouver Busker Fest

Vancouver International Busker Festival. Photo credit: Vancouver Busker Fest

June in Vancouver is one of the best months for festivals, many of which are free.

Italian Day (June 9) on Commercial Drive is a free Venetian-style street party honouring Vancouver’s Little Italy. Fanfare includes grape stomping, pizza tossing, bocce and a vespa show. Over in Kitsilano, Greek Day (June 23; also free) means shouting “opa!” while dancing with strangers on a belly full of spanakopita.

Each Vancouver neighbourhood, from Main Street to the West End, celebrates community by shutting down a stretch of road for a (free) block party on Car Free Day June 16.

Vancouver turns out in droves for TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival starting June 21. With 150 free soul, jazz, roots and R&B concerts, it’s easy to have fun without splurging on tickets. Still, the international talent performing at the ticketed Jazz Fest shows may prove too tempting to turn down.

Finally, the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival (June 21-23) and Vancouver International Busker Festival (June 29-July 1) are two of the most striking and unique (free) spectator opportunities of the year. Cheer on the competitors as they race their vibrant dragon boats through False Creek in North America’s largest dragon boat festival. And prepare to be amazed by circus-freaks and dare devils at Busker Fest 2013–150 wild, free street performances on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver.

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15 Cool Things To Do in Vancouver in June 2013