Vancouverites can get ready to live la dolce vita because the city's popular Italian Day Festival is happening this spring! This massive celebration of Italian culture on Commercial Drive is one of the most popular festivals of the year and it's easy to see why. Who doesn't love Italian food?
Commercial Drive is Vancouver's own 'Little Italy' since it's lined with traditional Italian-style cafes, bakeries and restaurants. It's the place to go for an authentic cappuccino, cannoli and pasta! This annual party is the perfect way to kick off festival season in Vancouver and dine al fresco on incredibly fresh and delicious Italian eats.
The festival features 14 blocks packed with food, music, dance and vendors. There will even be classic Italian cars on display and plenty of incredible photo-ops. Expect to find plenty of sunny patios and tasting experiences to elevate the experience. If you can't afford an Italian vacation this year, then heading out to Italian Day is the next best thing!
People talk a lot about their favourite Italian foods like pizza and pasta, but can we take a moment to appreciate Italian pastries and desserts? From cream-filled cannolis and delicate seashell-shaped sfogliatella to frothy cappuccinos and creamy pistachio gelato—there's no end to how you can pack on the calories in the most decadent way possible!
Italian Day is happening on Sunday, June 9 from 12 PM to 8 PM on Commercial Drive. It's totally free to attend and an absolute can't-miss for anyone who's a fan of Italian food—and isn't that everyone? Make sure you come hungry! Of course, if you're looking for Italian eats year-round, you can always find them on Commercial Drive so check out their website for more details.