Italian Day On The Drive 2019

Italian Day On The Drive

Get your taste buds ready for some real Italian flavour! Italian Day on The Drive is back for another big event on Sunday, June 9th, 2019.

This year’s theme is Comunità, which is Italian for community. For the Italian Day Festival Society, the significance of Comunità links several elements of Italian Day’s purpose and roots: the importance of community in the Italian culture and heritage.


Italian Day on The Drive is a vibrant cultural street festival celebrating Italian culture, heritage and community with over 150 street participants, comprised of partners, merchants, vendors and community organizations.

Not to mention, an estimated 300,000+ attendees of all ages and cultures are expected to come out to this year’s event.

Commercial Drive (The Drive), home to Little Italy, is the designated location for the annual festival where the street will be transformed into a lively 14 block festa. The area will come alive with green, white and red with piazza-style animated zones, live music, food vendors, patios, lifestyle attractions, family fun activities and more.

Since its return in 2010, this event represents the largest one-day cultural street festival in Vancouver.

Admission is free.


The festival takes place on Commercial Drive, spanning from Venables street to Grandview Cut.

Transit and Parking

Commercial Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic from Venables Street to the Grandview Cut and parking will be limited. The festival’s south entrance is within a short walk from the Commercial/Broadway Skytrain Station.

Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike or transit to Italian Day. Likewise, The Bicycle Valet will be at the event to park your ride for free.


Due to the large crowds expected at the event, attendees are asked to leave their pets at home.

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Italian Day On The Drive 2019

Location: Commercial Drive - Venables street to Grandview Cut

Admission: Free

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Date: Sunday June 9th, 2019

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