We Invite You to Partner with Us

Thanks to the invaluable support of our sponsors and partners, we are able to share Italian Day on The Drive – celebrating Italian culture, heritage and community with the city of Vancouver and beyond. The result is an embracing festival, fostering cultural exchange in a vibrant setting, where an estimated 300,000 attendees visit throughout the day of all ages, cultures and communities.

In order to realize this 14 block signature street festival, the Italian Day Festival Society depends on the assistance and participation provided by community and cultural organizations, independent and corporate businesses, government grants, production and communication partnerships, artists, media, and other key relationships.


Italian Day Partnership Benefits

Site Presence

Italian Day offers you site space as part of your partnership, including opportunities to sponsor event attractions, activities and thematic piazza zones. Highlights among many attractions include:

  • Il Giardino – Authentic Table – Italian food, wine / beer / apertivo samplings
  • Bocce court
  • Main Stage with Music Artists and Fashion show
  • Children’s Zone – arts, crafts, games and other activities
  • Opera Piazza Attraction
  • Italian Day Cucina – Authentic Italian Street Food
  • Human foosbal
  • Pasta Eating Contest w/ DJ
  • Street Music
  • Classic Car Display / Vintage Vespas / Electric Vehicles / Exotic Cars
  • Sport Attraction (e.g. soccer, hockey) and other activities

Sponsors too have the option of creating their own attraction on site, based on level of sponsorship and respective site space.


Boulevard Banners (32” x 60”)

June 2023 to September 2023

Besides on site presence, sponsors receive acknowledgment by way of Boulevard Banners, which will have your unique logo on multiple banners, depending on sponsor level. Banners will be installed in early June, prior to the Italian Day festival, over 22 blocks of Commercial Drive, supporting the event and all its sponsors. Sponsor banners remain up between the period of June – September 2023, offering visibility in one of Vancouver’s most photographed and high pedestrian districts.


Digital, Print and Promotional Benefits

Company logo acknowledgment on the following platforms:

  • website sponsor wall
  • print and digital event poster

*print poster – shared city-wide at local retail businesses, coffee shops, community centres, schools, sponsor businesses and partner channels, transit / sky train locations, etc.

*digital event poster – shared via website and social media channels

  • Main Stage banners
  • signage for sponsored Attraction
  • engagement via Italian Day social media channels

Italian Day on The Drive media partners include:

Global BC
Daily Hive
Jack 96.9 and CityNews 1130

As in the past, we will also be working with a media relations partner to share interesting and exciting news for this year’s Italian Day Renaissance via press releases to all media highlighting: new and historic cultural attraction updates, food and beverage attractions, performing arts and live music highlights, theme, vendor/merchant participants, patios, activities, special community stories, and more. Our media partners are the first to receive these press releases.


Request a Sponsorship Package

If interested in becoming a partner and would like a digital copy of the sponsorship package along with more information, please contact Brunella Gaudio at brunella@italianday.ca.