Car Free Day – Commercial Drive & Main Street – June 16th

13 Jun


Come out and meet your neighbours and take back the streets this Sunday, June 16th and celebrate Car Free Day. The event resembles one big street party which is not by coincidence since this annual event evolved from an impromptu game of street hockey on Commercial Drive 9 years ago.   There will be two Car Free Days in East Vancouver. One along Main Street from Broadway to 30th Avenue and the other along Commercial Drive from Venables Street to North Grandview Hwy/Central Valley Greenway Bike Lane. Both events run from Noon to 7:00 p.m.

Each area has its own unique charm. On Commercial Drive, you will find fish frying over the fire, drummers performing,  DJs spinning beats and live music. Last but not least, roller disco! If your roller blades are collecting dust in the back of the closet, it’s time to dust them off.   The music on the main stage gets going at Noon with Banjo Mando and finishes up at 5:15 with Eastside Jam featuring Verncular, Simply Twisted and The All Nighters which go till 7:00 p.m.

On Main Street, you will find a kids’ yoga tent and art activities, bike lessons and also live music. There will also be artisan markets, roller derby, dance zones and a fashion show at 4:00 p.m. on the stage at 30th co-ordinated by Kandis Ivy Designs featuring fashion and jewellery by vendors at Giving Gifts & Company, Upscale Swag and iFound.  Then there’s my favourite thing, food!  Ice cream sandwiches from Brown Paper Packages, caramels from In the Oven and baked desserts from Blackforest Desserts will all be available on the last block of the festival. So if you needed a reason to make it from one end of the festival to the other, now you have some incentive.

To see a full listing of events, visit Car Free Day Vancouver.   Car Free Day is 100% produced by volunteers. Come out and support your community!



2 Responses to “Car Free Day – Commercial Drive & Main Street – June 16th”

  1. keeneyeshopper June 13, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    Thank you Barbara for mentioning Upscale Swag On Main in your article about Car Free Days. As stated there will be many talented vendors on the street selling their creations and yummy treats for all to enjoy. Don’t forget to come by at 4:00 pm for our fashion show. Upscale Swag will be offering complimentary gourmet cookies from Cookie Delectables. Don’t Miss Out!

    • createveinvan June 13, 2013 at 7:50 am #

      Yum! More delectable goodies. May the weather gods be with you on Sunday!

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