Get Involved!

Car Free Vancouver is proud to invite you to be part of one of the most vibrant festivals during summer! Volunteers are the core of the Car Free Days! We are grateful for all the folks that helped us since 2008! We are ready for the 2023 editions, which will happen at Commercial Drive, Main Street and West End.The three days of the festival take place at the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations, and the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nation.

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The Festival

The Car Free Days is a multi-site annual festival that celebrates the art and culture in our communities while intending to bring awareness about the car-free mindset. At Car Free Vancouver Society, we believe communities should be designed for people, not cars. This change must be collective, and the Car Free Days are the place to be in contact with not only neighbors but also numerous artists, residents, performers, artisans, non-profits, and businesses to interact, engage, and re-imagine spaces usually reserved for vehicle traffic. 

Car Free Days Facts 

  • 3 major Car Free Day street festival sites over 60 blocks of the festival site
  • ~500,000 total attendees
  • 60% local, 40% regional attendees
  • 40% of attendees age 30 or under
  • Georgia Straight's Best Local Street / Community Festival 8 years
  • Vancouver Courier Stars of Vancouver Best Street Festival 4 years
  • Vancouver Courier Stars of Vancouver Best Street Festival 4 years


We are open to all applications; the work of volunteers is essential for the festival's existence.

The volunteers are the ones behind each operation and also the ones responsible for being the face of our event.

If you are interested in urban mobility and sustainability, meeting new people and growing your skills while you connect to the community, Car Free is the right match for you.

You don't need experience, but any event planning or volunteering knowledge is welcome and appreciated.

Join a team that believes in a greener city with better use of public spaces and stronger communities; let's start this movement together this September!

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Apply here

Questions about volunteering?

We're happy to help! Reach out to us at [email protected]