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Special Invitation for the 30th Anniversary of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris: June 3, 2018

Posted by Aymeric Pasquier on February 05, 2018 | 0 comment

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, in one of Paris’ most prestigious locations, an immense Le Dîner en Blanc will bring together some 20,000 people, half of whom are from other countries, to dine at the same table.

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Le Diner en Blanc - February 2018 Calendar

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on February 02, 2018 | 0 comment

Being February already, the 2018 season of Le Dîner en Blanc is taking flight with events under the starry skies of Australia and Kenya. The 2018 Le Dîner en Blanc series quietly started in January with an historic moment: the first ever Le Dîner en Blanc in Colombia in the city of Cartagena. On January 12th, nearly 600 guests gathered at Cartagena de Indias Convention Center for the grand premiere of Le Diner en Blanc - Cartagena. For all the details, check out the 2018 Official Video.

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Le Diner en Blanc - 2017, a Year in Review

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on December 18, 2017 | 0 comment

We are taking advantage of this moment to look back at the year, which was the most productive and busy at Dîner en Blanc International so far. 2017 will have brought the Le Dîner en Blanc Experience to more than 110,000 guests in 73 cities, in 27 ...

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Le Dîner en Blanc - December 2017 Calendar

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on November 28, 2017 | 0 comment

In the brief history of Dîner en Blanc International, 2017 has been the most intense year in the sheer number of events. It all comes to an end with three beautiful nights in Asia and Africa, including 2 premieres! The cities of Bangkok in Thailand and Lagos in Nigeria join the grand adventure of Le Dîner en Blanc. Plus, Le Dîner en Blanc - Hong Kong returns for a 2nd edition.

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Le Dîner en Blanc - November Calendar 2017

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on October 24, 2017 | 0 comment

Despite the cold weather beginning in the northern hemisphere in November, many cities enjoy this time of the year as the perfect climate to host Le Dîner en Blanc! Indeed, 10 events are planned and very much expected this month in 3 continents: Africa, America, and Oceania. Worth noting: 2 premiere events, in Orange County, US, and León in Mexico, plus the 5th anniversary for Adelaide in Australia.   

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Most viewed questions

How many Le Dîner en Blanc events are there in the world?

Founded in 2012, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in close to 80 cities in 30 countries around the world with close 120,000 participants. The largest and most internationally recognized Le Dîner en Blanc remains the original Paris event. Launched in 1988 by François Pasquier and his close friends, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris attracts nearly 10,000 people annually.

Will the event be cancelled or postponed in case of rain?

Le Dîner en Blanc is a rain or shine event. Each guests’ presence is necessary and mandatory, regardless of the weather. In case of rain, guests must remember to bring a white or transparent raincoat, poncho and/or umbrella. However, if public safety becomes an issue due to severe weather (ex. thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornados…), the local Hosts may decide to cancel or postpone the event.

I was invited by a member to attend the last Dîner en Blanc. Will I automatically be invited back this year?

Unfortunately, you will not automatically receive an invitation to this year’s event. The current online system allows for one “registered member” and one “invited guest” to be seated at each table, making registered members the only ones to be automatically re-invited. In the near future, all Dîner en Blanc participants will become members, and both people will be automatically re-invited the following year. Until we make this change, you may return this year with the same person, get invited/sponsored by another member, or register to the waiting list to become a member yourself.

Is it possible to organize a Dîner en Blanc in my city?

Dîner en Blanc International has established an exclusive service to facilitate the organization and management of Dîner en Blanc events around the world. This turnkey service enables interested local teams to produce Dîner en Blanc in their own city, while connecting to the international network. For more information, write to info@dinerenblanc.info.

What is the selection process for hosting a Dîner en Blanc event in my city?

To apply to host a Diner en Blanc event, please follow the link to Le Dîner en Blanc - Application Form. We will review your application, and if your team is qualified, we will schedule a conference call to continue the application process and give you more information regarding the organization of a Dîner en Blanc event. Please take note that we will only consider applications if all requested information has been submitted.

What is the typical time frame for organizing a Dîner en Blanc event?

Organizing a large-scale event like Dîner en Blanc requires a great deal of commitment and preparation. We generally require a minimum of 6 months to help you organize and execute your event.

Are there any costs associated with becoming an official host of a Dîner en Blanc event?

Dîner en Blanc International does not charge local hosts to become part of the network, nor does it charge for trademark use. Local hosts must understand, however, that by undertaking this project, they accept the responsibilities associated with hosting a large-scale event and commit to respecting the guidelines and specifications intended to preserve the spirit and the values of Le Dîner en Blanc.

What is the typical cost to attend this event?

In order to cover the production costs of a Dîner en Blanc event, each guest will pay an average of $30 USD to the local host organization as participation fee, which covers the inherent costs of organizing the event (transportation, security, insurance, etc.). At the time of registration, guests also pay an annual $9 USD fee to Dîner en Blanc International. This annual fee ensures that registered members have the priority of being automatically re-invited to the following year’s event; they can also sponsor a friend to attend the event and join the Dîner en Blanc International network.
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If you wish to attend, or would like more information about an event in a specific city, please write directly to the city, by using its name, followed by @dinerenblanc.com (i.e. newyork@dinerenblanc.com)

If you wish to organize a Dîner en Blanc® in your city, please click on the "Organize an Event" link at the bottom of the home page to fill out the appropriate application form.

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