Commercial Drive

Car Free Day Commercial Drive 2016!

Jam packed with fun for all ages, Commercial Drive is the birthplace of Car Free Vancouver Day. Roller Disco, parading drummers, healing gardens, DJ’s spinning beats and all of your friends and neighbours hanging out. Bring your PASSIONS, your ENERGY and your CREATIVITY to the street!

Join us for this year’s festival: Sunday, June 19, 2016 from noon to 7PM. Spanning 15 blocks from Venables to Grandview!

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!

Twitter_logo_blueTwitter – hashtag #DriveFest or #CFDrive

Commercial Drive Car Free Vancouver Day Contacts

Memories of 2015

Zero Waste Festival 2015

We were very excited to work with Green Chair Recycling Inc. to help our festival reach our zero waste goals.

Features & Entertainment 2015

  • Landyachtz Longboards skate jam @5th Ave
  • Academie Duello – School of Modern Swordplay Swordplay demos by 3rd Ave
  • KidsZone @Grandview Park
  • Wishing Wellness Garden @ Napier St.
  • Streets For Everyone bike lane display @3rd Ave
  • ECCW – Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling @5th Ave
  • Bike Valet provided by Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) @1st Ave.
  • Paranada Drumming @Grant
  • Axe Capoeira performance 2PM @William St
  • Vintage Transit Museum @6th Ave
  • Many amazing local businesses, artisans, non-profits and more!

Sound & Stages 2015

  • Tribal Harmonix stage @Venables featuring:
    Timothy Wisdom, Willisist, That African, Myles Away, Smoothie, Disociate, Thomas Workshop, Delhi 2 Dublin
  • Salsa Dancing with DJ Kubanito @Penelope’s on Parker
  • Public Domain stage @Kitchener St. featuring:
    Sky Shaver, Power Duo, Assertion, Emotionz, The Prettys, Champion Witch, Public Domain
  • Roller Disco DJ @Graveley St.
  • DJ Castillo @ 1st Ave
  • CJSF @2nd Ave
  • Community Stage @ 3rd Ave featuring:
    Hint Of Lime, Warless, NoRey, Bonfire Ballerina, Tatiana Speed
  • The Wise Hall & Lounge @5th Ave
  • Blacklist Beats @Grandview/Central Valley


Video credit: Ronnie Novak