Italian Day returns to Commercial Drive this summer

May 16 2017, 7:50 pm

Let your tastebuds start tingling! Vancouver’s annual Italian Day is set to pack Commercial Drive with pasta, pizza, and partygoers again on Sunday, June 11.

Join thousands of Vancouverites in a celebration of all things Italian as Commercial Drive will transform into a 14-block car free zone, featuring over 200 merchants, food vendors, and entertainment.

This year’s theme is Amore, meaning love. The festival aims to bring together people from all backgrounds and cultures to celebrate the message of amore. 

This year’s Italian Day will also celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a series of special events showcasing the role Italian-Canadians have played in shaping the country’s history.

One final thing to know before you go…. Don’t forget to mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto – eat well, laugh often, love in abundance!

Italian Day 2017

When: Sunday, June 11

Time: 12 to 8 pm

Where: Commercial Drive (from Venables Street to Grandview Cut)