Everything You Need To Know About Car Free Day


Photo: Alex Boswell.

With over 400,000 roaming the festival’s 60 pedestrian friendly blocks, Car Free Day is one of Vancouver’s biggest and best street festivals. This year, they’re celebrating their 10-year anniversary, so get out, connect with your community and enjoy a day of celebration, food, and music! This weekend, Car Free Day takes place in three locations:

West End Festival: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 (12:00pm – 7:00pm)

Location: Denman Street from Robson to Davie

Main Street Festival: Sunday, June 18th, 2017 (12:00pm – 7:00pm)

Location: Main Street from Broadway to 30th

Commercial Drive Festival: Sunday July 9th, 2017 (12:00pm – 7:00pm)

Location: Commercial Drive from Venables to N. Grandview

Translink will be updating their routes accordingly to ensure that designated streets are car-free. There will also be a bike valet at all three locations provided by BEST. To check rerouting information, maps and more info on the bike valet, head here.

What to expect at Car Free Day…

Music: with the Main St. Car Free Day boasting 15 stages alone, there’s tons of music and performances to take in. You can also head to the West End Car Free Day to take in awesome local talent at one of their 3 stages.

Family Fun: Car Free Days are a family friendly event! Make sure to check out the Main Street ‘Kid-Zone’ for tons of family fun and activities.

Sustainability: these events don’t just encourage you to leave your car at home, Car Free Day is also a leader in event waste management. For example, food sold on site must be served with utensils and dishes made of compostable materials. Car Free Day aims to keep your neighbourhood as clean as they found it, so make sure to use their receptacles to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills!

Food: so much food! Local restaurants and food vendors will line the streets with outdoor kitchens and special deals.

For all the information you need on event day, make sure to check out the do604 app to stay posted on where you can find your favourite bands, performers, activities and vendors throughout the day!

For more details and information, head to the Car Free Day website.