Commercial Drive

Getting pumped for Drive Fest 2015!

Thank you to everyone for making our 10th Anniversary last year so very awesome. Commercial Drive is the birthplace of Car Free Vancouver Day, a festival that has lovingly grown to 15 blocks of amazing fun, spanning from Venables to Grandview.

We are currently seeking Core Volunteers. Love community and fun? We are looking for new faces to join our 100% volunteer team. Email for info.

Everyone is welcome to join our organizer meetings.
The next Organizer Meeting is on:
Sunday, May 10 noon-1:30PM
@MOSAIC (1720 Grant St & Commercial)

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


Zero Waste Goals

Big thanks to Green Chair Recycling Inc. for their work at Drive Fest 2014. Green Chair was on site sorting waste and showing community goers how easy recycling can be. In 2014 we diverted 65% of waste in our first year of a zero waste event. We look forward and are committed to improving to become a zero waste event!

You can help too with these 3 tips: 1) remember to reduce, reuse and recycle! 2) hold on to your litter until you find the appropriate bin 3) make memories, not garbage


Thank you everyone for a fantastic 10th Anniversary!
Here are some highlights from 2014:

Rollerdisco DJ, Academie Duello, BEST Bike Valet, Renzo’s DJ, PunchMonkey Photobooth, Camp Narnia, Bubbles Make Him Smile, Commercial Drive For Everyone bike lane installation, City of Vancouver “Keep Vancouver Spectacular” , ElectroRecycle, Grandview Woodland Community Policing Centre Bike Watch, Rhythm & Cello, The Ruffled Feathers, The Unified, JPNSGRLS, Samantha Hooey, Faith Numada, BC Trees, Public Domain, Vancouver Fiddle Club, Carnival Band, Dubconscious, Spry Bry, Timothy Wisdom, City Soul Hop Committee, DJ Castillo, and so many more!

Volunteer for 2015

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:

Volunteer Form | Commercial Drive

Businesses, Non-profits and Artisans 2015

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.

Performers 2015

Would like to contribute to the atmosphere on the Drive through musical, spoken word, dance, or other performance? This year’s festival has a different set-up for music. We are looking to local bands and artists to “take the stage” so to speak and organize music stages for the festival. Our goal is to put the power back to the artist and create a sense of community in musicians and performers getting together to host a stage.

  • Musical Performers:  Would you like to organize and host a stage at the festival? Get your fellow community musicians together for a lively day at Drive Fest.
  • Theatre, dance, magicians and other performers:  Interested in showcasing your groups or individual talents?

Contact for details.

***Please note we are a volunteer festival, meaning 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…

Commercial Drive Car Free Vancouver Day Contacts