2013 is here!
Frying fish over fire, parading drummers, healing gardens, DJs spinning beats and all of your friends and neighbours hanging out. Commercial Drive is the birthplace of Car Free Vancouver Day — thank you, you lovely rebels, you! We’re getting back to the roots of this festival this year which means less planning from us and more involvement from you. This is YOUR day to bring yourself to your community. Bring your PASSIONS, your ENERGY and your CREATIVITY to the street!
- Date: Sunday, June 16th, 2013 (Father’s Day)
- Location: We’ll be celebrating on the Drive from Venables St. to North Grandview Hwy/Central Valley Greenway Bike Lane
- Time: Festival runs from noon to 7 p.m. and the street is closed from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Video credit: Ronnie Novak
Some of This Year’s Features on the Drive
- Roller Disco is BACK
- Community stages
- Tribal Harmonix dance party
- Purple Thistle
- Yarn bombing
- … and so much more!
Commercial Drive Stage Lineups
Main Stage at 7th Ave.
Hosted by Joel Liman
- 12:00-12:45 – Banjo Mando
- 1:00-1:45 – The Far Side Band
- 2:00-3:00 – Coco Jafro
- 3:15-3:45 – Vertigo with Ashar Kazi
- 4:00-5:00 – Ages
- 5:15-7:00 - Eastside Jam Featuring: Verncular, Simply Twisted, and The All Nighters
Community Stage at 2nd Ave.
- 12:00 – Sheenak
- 1:00 – Scatterheart
- 2:00 – Souls Rest
- 3:00 – Public Domain
- 4:00 – Hint of Lime
- 5:00 – Beer Supply
Family Stage at William St.
Hosted by Katy Schroeder of Vancouver Performing Stars
- 12:00-1:00 – Hip Hop with Tyrell
- 1:00-1:30 – Giant Twister Game
- 1:30-2:00 – VPS Hillcrest
- 2:00-2:30 – VPS Killarney
- 2:30-3:00 – Preschool Dance Party
- 3:00-3:30 – Sing-along with Alieda
- 3:30-4:00 – Vancouver Performing Stars
- 4:00-4:30 – Hip Hop with Tyrell
- 4:30-5:00 – Zumba for Kids
- 5:00-6:00 – Fiddle performance
Tribal Harmonix DJ Stage at Venables
Hosted by Timothy Wisdom
- 12:00 – Tucker Foldin (EVD)
- 1:00 pm – Tank Gyal (Lighta!/Ting)
- 2:00 pm – That African (Perception)
- 3:00 pm – Omnika in Motion (Dance Troupe)
- 3:00 pm – Willisist (SHAHdjs)
- 4:00 pm – Neighbour (Home Breakin)
- 5:00 pm – Omnika in Motion (Dance Troupe)
- 5:00 pm – Van City Soul Hop Committee
Car Free Day on the Drive is going to be INCREDIBLE this year! We are 100% volunteer organized and run and we need your help, particularly for set-up and tear-down shifts. If you want to get involved, please fill out our volunteer form today:
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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 Vancouver Day on the Drive, please fill out this participation form and an organizer will be in touch.
If you would like to contribute to the atmosphere on the Drive through musical, spoken word, dance, or other performance, please fill out this participation form and an organizer will be in touch. Please note that we are a volunteer festival, meaning that all organizers and participants donate their time and energy for fun, not profit. This means performers may not solicit donations. You are, however, welcome to sell CDs.
Connect with the Commercial Drive Festival…
- Facebook Page
- Facebook Event
- Twitter @CarFreeDrveFest: Use hashtag #CarFreeDrive to talk about the Drive’s Car Free Vancouver Day festival