We Invite You to Partner with Us

Mark your calendars and get ready to join us on Sunday June 9th, 2024 when we once again proudly present Italian Day, celebrating Italian culture, heritage and community.  A lively 14 block community embrace and festa, it has become Vancouver’s largest and most anticipated cultural street festival, drawing hundreds of thousands of attendees of all ages and cultures.

To date, the success and and legacy of Italian Day on The Drive is largely due to the invaluable support of our sponsors and partners, which includes the City of Vancouver and BC Provincial governments.  Financial support not only provides critical assistance with production costs and promotion, but also plays a key role in developing the festival’s unique and vibrant landscape of cultural highlights, attractions and activities, which include:

Thematic Piazza zones and highlights:

  • Il Giardino – Authentic Table – Italian food, wine, beer, apertivo samplings
  • Fashion Shows
  • Music Stages
  • Bocce Court
  • Children’s zone – arts, crafts, games and other activities
  • Human Foosbal
  • Contests
  • Classic Car Display / Vintage Vespas / Electric Vehicles
  • Sport Attraction (e.g. soccer, hockey) and other activities
  • Beer and Wine Garden with Food Stands
  • Music Artists
  • unique sponsor attraction designed in collaboration with the festival organizers

Other sponsorship opportunities:

  • t-shirts and food/beverages for volunteers and production staff
  • printing
  • raffle prizes
  • merchandise
  • power sources
  • furniture – tables, chairs, high tops
  • decor
  • sanitation and recycling

Italian Day Partnership Benefits

As a sponsor, Italian Day offers a vehicle of exposure and engagement with a cross-section of demographics. In addition, we offer several benefits and promotional elements when partnering with us, including the opportunity to customize them.

Depending on the level of sponsorship, benefits include:

  • site space • ranging from 10′ x 10’, 10′ x 20′, 10′ x 30’, or intersection (piazza style)
  • 32” x  60” boulevard banner(s) w/ individual sponsor logo •  installed in May 2024 along 22 blocks of The Drive for a 3 mo period
  • logo on website sponsor wall • from May 2024 for a one year period
  • print and digital event poster w/ sponsor logo • distributed and digitally shared in May 2024
  • Banners for Main Stage(s) w/ sponsor logo • Premium level sponsors
  • signage for sponsored attractions • collaborative attractions, designed and printed
  • social media engagement • instagram, facebook and twitter (X)
  • special guest invitation • Italian Day cocktail reception and opening ceremony
  • opening ceremony • all sponsors acknowledged, speaking opportunities for Premium sponsors

Sponsorship Packages Available

We offer a range of sponsorship levels, which we would be happy to discuss with you.   If interested in becoming a sponsor and would like a digital copy of the sponsorship package along with more information, please contact Brunella Gaudio at brunella@italianday.ca.

We are a family, each year growing with more partners and supporters at our Italian Day family table. Whether a historic sponsor or a prospective one, we welcome you to join us in making history with this year’s Italian Day 2024 STORIA!

It takes a village!  And we thank you for your support!