Italian Day on the Drive! 2013 was an amazing success! And the 2014 celebration promises to be bigger and better!
As anyone who made their way to Commercial Drive for 2013's Italian Day can tell you that event drew a huge crowd. Estimates range from 200,000 to 400,000!
For Italian Day 2013 - the Italian Day Festival Society is excited to offer 'a first' in the form of a street festival to the city of Vancouver: the world famous 'Carnevale di Venezia' when the event's 'dolce vita' signature extends itself to Venice. In the heart of Vancouver's 'Little Italy', The Drive will come alive 'Venetian style' with masks, costumes, street entertainers, music, food, fashion, contests and more!
From a business perspective, the street festival also engages merchants, vendors and partners, providing an opportunity to present, demonstrate and sell products/services to the attendees. It offers an exclusive vehicle of exposure with an immensely captivated audience.
The overwhelming reception to Italian Day and its continued success is largely attributed to the support and contributions of our family of supporters: our sponsors, the City of Vancouver, event partners, media, participants, and the dedication of our volunteers and interns. Our goal is nurture these alliances while also attracting more support through our community and our partners, reinforcing this valuable event for the city of Vancouver and the tribute it pays to our Italian heritage and the historical significance of 'The Drive'.
This video will give you a taste of last year's festivities and the atmosphere on the Drive for this fantastic event.
For more information, please visit italianday.ca
If you would like to be a vendor, please fill out the vendor application form.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and/or participant in the event - please see our sponsorship package. If you would like a package mailed to you, please contact The Italian Day Festival Society at 604.251.2884 or by email at email@example.com. Your contributions and participation is ultimately what provides the opportunity for this event to be realized.
Thank you to all for your interest and love of 'Italian Day'! Viva l'Italia!
Thank you to our 2013 Sponsors!
2013 Media Sponsors:
La Bauta Sponsors:
La Dama Sponsors:
La Moreta Sponsors:
La Columbina Sponsors: