Commercial Drive

Car Free Day Commercial Drive 2016!

The 12th Annual Car Free Day Commercial Drive Festival is gearing up for an amazing community celebration on Sunday, June 19, 2016, noon to 7pm.

Spanning Grandview to Venables, the 15 block long fest will feature amazing local artisans, vendors & community groups, delicious food straight from the Drive, and tonnes of entertanment and activities for all ages.

Volunteer for 2016

Car Free Day on the Drive is going to be INCREDIBLE! We are 100% volunteer organized and run and we need your help. If you want to get involved, fill out our volunteer form:

Volunteer Forms


Businesses, Non-profits and Artisans

If you are a business, non-profit organization or artisan and want to be involved with this year’s Car Free Day on Commercial Drive, please visit our vendor page here.


Zero Waste Goals 2016

Help us reach our zero waste goals, here are a few tips to help you prepare for this year’s fest:
1) Reduce, reuse and recycle!
2) Hold on to your litter until you find a Recycling Station
3) Make memories, not garbage


Connect with the Commercial Drive Festival…

Post, tag and share your photos. We love seeing the Drive community reclaiming Commercial Drive!

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Twitter_logo_blueTwitter – hashtag #DriveFest or #CFDrive

Commercial Drive Car Free Vancouver Day Contacts


2016 Entertainment and Activities

– Venables – DJ Soo Stage
– William St – Family Fun Zone
– Charles St – Bassos Rancheros – Renzo’s Cafe DJ Stage
– Napier St – Wishing Wellness Garden
– Napier St – Opus Art Supplies art corner
– William St – Landyachtz Longboards Bike tune-ups & Bike Races
– Kitchener St – Public Domain Stage
– Grant St – Paranada Traders Drum Circle
– 2nd Ave – Kyle Cardigan Stage
– 3rd Ave – Academie Duello – School of Modern Swordplay Demos
– 4th Ave – DJ Kubanito Karlos Reyes and DJ Ty – DJ Booths
– 6th Ave – Post A Letter Social Activity Club letter writing
– 6th Ave – Transit Museum
– 7th Ave – CiTR Radio 101.9FM and Discorder Magazine
– Roaming – The Carnival Band parade @ 5:30pm
– 200+ Vendors and 10+ street patios!
– FREE BIKE VALET available at 1st Ave provided by Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST)
– And so much more!

2016 STAGES & SET LISTS:

::DJ Soo Stage @ Venables

  • 12 – 1 – Eron Caruth
  • 1 – 2:15 – Cherry OnTop & Blenda
  • 2:15 – 2:45 – Chuzzwuzzla
  • 2:45 – 3:45 – Thomas Workshop + Soul Hop Committee
  • 3:45 – 4:45 – That African
  • 4:45 – 5:45 – Slynk
  • 5:45 – 7 – Wood n Soo

::Bassos Rancheros – Renzo’s Cafe DJ Booth @Charles

::Public Domain Stage @Kitchener

  • Rossi Gang – swinging hard bop jazz quartet
  • The Dream Team – student pop collective from Coquitlam College
  • Venezuela – a dance/party band hailing from the country that is their namesake
  • Sh-Shakes – local neo-psychedelic soul band
  • Ru-tang and Dave – conscious and positive hip-hop duo
  • Kata Kara Afrobeat Band – the name says it all

::K Cardigan Stage @2nd Ave

  • 12-1 Rob Fillo
  • 1:15-2:15 Zulu Panda
  • 2:30-3:30 The Sunlit Woods, The Moonlit Sea
  • 3:30-4:30 Kyle Cardigan & The Rebel Alliance
  • 4:45-5:45 Steve Cooper

::DJ Kubanito AND DJ Ty – DJ Booths @4th Ave

::Robb Hill Stage @6th Ave

  • Geoffrey Leathwood
  • Mosaic Riddum
  • Robb Hill Band
  • Footsteps Underground
  • Eddie Lam

Commercial Dr Community Partners



Video credit: Ronnie Novak