Italy has always been associated with classic style. They say an unmatched sense of design is Italy’s first and foremost export.
This wealth is founded on centuries of Italians making things beautifully and with care, passing down traditional artisanal methods from generation to generation. “Made in Italy” means the marriage of masterful design and artisan technique. It is what makes Italy unique and worthy of celebration.
On June 8, celebrate Italian Day 2014 in Vancouver’s original Little Italy, Commercial Drive. From Italian inventions to Italian goods and lifestyle, as well as the products of Italian history and culture found in our very own backyard.
With a rich history of over 50 years, Commercial Drive’s Italian heritage is reignited and The Drive is transformed into a vibrant street festival. Organized by the Italian Day Festival Society in conjunction with The Commercial Drive Business Society and The Italian Cultural Centre, the festival shares the spirit of all that is Italian with Vancouver’s multi-cultural community, showcasing food, performing arts, fashion, exhibits and activities.
Since its return in 2010, Italian Day has become one of Vancouver’s most celebrated cultural festivals with over 300,000 attendees in 2013, more than doubling the previous year’s attendance.
Date: June 8, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Commercial Drive (which will be closed to traffic with all festivities and stands positioned along the Drive from 3rd Avenue to Parker Street)
Featured Image: Italian Day via Facebook