Car Free Vancouver Day is one week away!

Yahoo!!! Only one week until Vancouver’s funnest, biggest and most pedestrian-friendly party kicks off!

Kitsilano block parties will happen on Saturday, June 16th & Sunday, June 17th. Car free street festivals on Commercial Drive, Main Street and in the West End (Denman Street) take place Sunday, June 17th/Father’s Day.

Car Free Vancouver Day 2012 Sticker

Car Free Vancouver Day 2012 Sticker (we thank Janine, Adam and Andrew at The Still Brandwork for this sticker and Colourtime for printing services)

Please check the festival web pages regularly this week for complete information about what’s happening in each neighbourhood:

Commercial Drive Featuring music, roller disco, dance workshops, Kidzone, artisans, Drive Vibe fashion show, pie and more!

Main Street Highlights are street hockey, SFU Philosophers’ Cafe, a pedal-powered DJ, BLIM Market, Tai Chi, knit it and living room, kids bike rodeo, music and more!

West End Participants include Miss Teen Vancouver World 2012, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Historical Society, West End Seniors’ Network, PuddleCity Arts and more!

Kitsilano So many block parties! View the map.

We’re still accepting volunteer applications this week for the major street festivals. Help us turn our streets into car free, celebratory, fun for free community spaces! If you can spare even just a few hours at one of our sites we would love for you to sign up right now:

If you would like to support Car Free Vancouver Day by making a donation to the festival please click the donate button on the right side of this page. We are a truly grassroots festival and have no sponsors, only supporters.

Please tell your friends, family and neighbours about Car Free Vancouver Day. Download and share our poster and stickers to promote the festival on your blog, via social media, in person and any other ways you like to communicate.

On Car Free Vancouver Day, visit the festival closest to you or choose to rove from Fest to Fest throughout the city to get a taste of different neighbourhood celebrations. You’ll meet great people, have loads of fun and will have an opportunity to consider how Vancouver’s neighbourhoods can continue to build community and reduce car dependency. We are a pedestrian/bike/transit-friendly festival so please keep with the spirit of the day and don’t drive! BEST will provide bike valet service so that you can securely park your bike at each site.

Stay connected with us this week and at the festivals. You’ll find us on Facebook and Twitter @carfreeyvr. Use hashtags #CFDrive #CFKits #CFMain and #CFWest when tweeting about the different festivals. Bring your cameras to Car Free Vancouver Day and share your photos with us on Flickr (note that we really appreciate Creative Commons licensing of photos so that we can use them with attribution and share alike).

See you next weekend!

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