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Celebrating Italian culture, heritage and community; Vancouver’s largest and most anticipated cultural street festival draws attendees of all ages and cultures.

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Mark your calendars and get ready to join us on Sunday, June 9th, 2024, when the Italian Day Festival Society once again proudly presents Italian Day, celebrating Italian culture, heritage and community. A lively 14-block community embrace and festa, it has become Vancouver’s largest and most anticipated cultural street festival, drawing hundreds of thousands of attendees of all ages and cultures.

Since 2010, Italian Day’s revival on Commercial Drive, home to Vancouver’s historic Little Italy, has been shaping a new chapter of Italo-Canadian history. Fittingly, this reflection is what has inspired this year’s 2024 theme – STORIA – meaning History or Story in Italian. The significance of this year’s theme is that history creates memories, generating emotional connections with the ability to transcend generations via storytelling, keeping traditions and important values alive while bridging the past with the present. We are drawn to history because its story is our story, where too we can learn from the past to create a better future.

We welcome you to be part of this year’s Italian Day history/story when The Drive comes alive in the style of Italy’s vibrant streets and piazzas: tutti festeggiando la dolce vita, feasting on food and drink offered by merchants, vendors, and al fresco patios; while paired with the banquet are cultural attractions animating intersections and Grandview Park, drawing attendees to live music, dancing in the streets, and a love of Italian lifestyle – fashion and design; not to forget welcoming distractions where family fun activities and artisan gems are discovered…all delivered with amore.

For up-to-date event information, visit Italian Day on The Drive.