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
Join us for our next planning meetings
- Date: Sunday, May 26th, 2013
- Location: TBD
- Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
- Date: Sunday, June 9th, 2013
- Location: Mosaic, 1720 Grant Street, 1st Floor
- Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
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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We are looking for people for all of our Planning Pods:
VOLUNTEERS – recruiting, scheduling and communicating with the 100s of volunteers that make this day happen
PERFORMERS – recruiting, communicating with and supporting all the talented folk who bring their art to the festival
VENDORS – communicating with and supporting all of the businesses that participate
LOGISTICS – ensuring a safe and smooth festival delivery
GREEN TEAM – ensuring that our festival is as sustainable and low-impact as possible
GENERAL VOLUNTEERS - helping with set-up, take-down, doing a shift at one of our barricades, Kidzone, bike valet, music stages — we need lots of help and creativity!
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.
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!
Check back soon for more highlights!
Connect with the Commercial Drive Festival…
- Facebook Page
- Facebook Event
- Twitter @CarFreeDrveFest: Use hashtag #CFDrive to talk about the Drive’s Car Free Vancouver Day festival