We’re celebrating 10 Years of Car Free community fun!
Commercial Drive is the birthplace of Car Free Vancouver Day and this year is the 10th anniversary of Drive Fest! Thank you, you lovely rebels, you. This year’s festival is 15 blocks of amazing fun, spanning from Venables to Grandview.
Celebrate with us: Sunday, June 15, Noon-7pm.
Roller Disco, parading drummers, healing gardens, DJs spinning beats and all of your friends and neighbours hanging out. This is YOUR day to bring yourself to your community. Bring your PASSIONS, your ENERGY and your CREATIVITY to the street!
Video credit: Ronnie Novak
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 setting-up and tearing-down the fest site. If you want to get involved, please fill out our volunteer form today:
Our Festival is going GREEN! #zerowaste
We are very excited to have Green Chair Recycling Inc. on board sorting waste and showing community goers how easy recycling can be! There will composting, and recycling for paper, metals and plastics on site.
You can help too with these 3 tips:
1) remember to reduce, reuse and recycle!
2) hold on to your litter until you find a bin
3) make memories, not garbage
Check out just a few of the fun activities at this year’s fest:
- Academie Duello @2nd
- BEST Bike Valet @Grant
- Mas Movement Salsa dancing @Parker
- Purpler Thistle Creative Space @Napier
- PunchMonkey Photobooth @William
- Kids Zone featuring: Camp Narnia, Bubbles Make Him Smile and more @Charles/William
- Commercial Drive For Everyone bike lane installation @ 3rd
- City of Vancouver “Keep Vancouver Spectacular” @3rd
- ElectroRecycle recycling station @3rd
- Grandview Woodland Community Policing Centre Bike Watch ID stamping @4th
Our Amazing Line-Up of Performers for 2014:
Big Sound Stage @7th Avenue
12PM Rhythm & Cello
1PM The Ruffled Feathers
2PM The Swagmen
3PM The Unified
6-7PM The Ukesters
West Coast Stage @3rd Ave
12PM Sandy Gritt
2PM Sister Says
3PM Samantha Hooey
4PM Faith Numada
5PM BC Trees
Public Domain Stage @Kitchener
1PM Kin Kanyon
2PM Baboon Torture Division
3PM Public Domain
4PM The Unsettlers
5PM The Prettys
plus special guests!
featuring interludes by DJ Bliss2
Family Stage @William
1-2PM Vancouver Fiddle Club
2:30-3PM Ellery Zephyr and the Whispering Winds
3-3:30PM Carnival Band
3:30-5:30PM Alma Chevere
5:30-6:15PM Madelyn and Savannah Read
6:15-7PM The Burnettes
Tribal Harmonix hosted by Timothy Wisdom @Venables
1-2 Dunks (Duncan)
2-3 That African (Anton)
3-4 Spry Bry
4:30-5 Timothy Wisdom
5-6 Van City Soul Hop Committee (Soren T-Workshop)
Rollerdisco DJ @Graveley
DJ Castillo @1st Ave
WISEHALL @5th Ave
Renzo’s DJ @Charles
Charlatan DJ @Grant
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 #DriveFest to talk about the Drive’s Car Free Vancouver Day festival