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Le Dîner en Blanc - August Calendar 2017!

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August is definitely the hottest month for Le Dîner en Blanc events: a dozen Dîners will take place over 3 continents and 5 different countries! The month will have some Grand Premieres like in Richmond, Virginia in the United States, Bucharest, Romania and Busan, South Korea and some well-established traditions such as the 9th edition of Le Dîner en Blanc - Montreal!

August 3, 2017
The celebrations begin in Quebec City with the 7th edition of Le Dîner en Blanc - Québec! With an almost sold-out event - only a few places were still available at the time of writing this - it promises to be another memorable, grand event. Last year, 2,000 guests attended at Manoir Montmorency, located near the famous Eponym Falls. What have the Hosts concocted for this year?  Where will it be? All will be revealed soon!

August 5, 2017
Making its grand Premiere in Richmond, Virginia: Le Dîner en Blanc - Richmond!  Located on the East Coast of the United States, the capital of Virginia has many historical places such as The Capitol of the Virginia State, the Hollywood Graveyard (where numerous presidents are buried), and Monument Avenue where many beautiful and historic sculptures stand. Its large spaces and rich history make Richmond an ideal city to welcome Le Dîner en Blanc! The hosting team, Christine Wansleben, Ayana Obika and Enjoli Moon, have been hard at work for months now to see to the many details to make this evening magical. We wish them good luck with their inaugural sold-out event! 

August 11, 2017
Le Dîner en Blanc - Victoriaville returns! With the collaboration of their Group and Table Leaders, as well as several local merchants, the hosts are working hard to make this second rendez-vous a magical evening. Over the years Le Dîner en Blanc has proven to be the perfect place for proposals, so the event hosts are taking advantage of it, and are organizing a “La Grande Demande” contest! For those wishing to attend Le Dîner en Blanc - Victoriaville, sign-up now at
victoriaville.dinerenblanc/inscription.

August 12, 2017
The 5th edition of Le Dîner en Blanc - Portland will be hosted by a brand new organizing team headed by Sonali Shivdasani, Julia Raymond and Melony Beaird. Motivated and ready, they are sparing no efforts to make this anniversary edition perfect. Nicknamed ‘The City of Roses’, Portland has many rose gardens, including the International Rose Test Garden. Is it where the 2017 Le Dîner en Blanc will take place? The mystery remains … There is still time for you to participate, visit
portland.dinerenblanc.com and click on Register.

August 17, 2017 - an En Blanc soirée for 3 cities!

The Montreal edition is the second oldest after the original one in Paris! This 9th edition of Le Dîner en Blanc - Montreal is proof that the event has become a true summer tradition for the people of Montreal and its surroundings. This year again, the bar is high for the organizers. Last year’s event was a perfect night in the heart of Montreal on McGill College Avenue. To use the words of Aymeric Pasquier: ‘good weather, a majestic avenue, intoxicating music and, a well-managed organization with motivated volunteers and happy guests’ made for another unforgettable event. A few places are still available, click on
montreal.dinerenblanc.com/register.

 
 

The second event of the night takes place in the Canadian metropolis. At the helm since its inaugural edition, hosts Jessica Tan, Jordan Fogle and Rob Drynan are seeing to every detail to make this 6th edition of Le Dîner en Blanc - Toronto another success. Last year’s anniversary edition gathered more than 2,500 guests to the famous Canary District. Where will the festivities be this year? The size of the city makes for a difficult riddle.  If you want to participate in this next edition of Le Dîner en Blanc - Toronto, visit toronto.dinerenblanc.com and click on Register.

Simultaneously, on the U.S. side of the boarder, it will be the 6th edition of Le Dîner en Blanc - Philadelphia! Every year this event is one of the most anticipated. The proof is that every year, its attendance grows and sells out fast!  More than 5,000 guests will gather at a secret location, revealed only minutes before the start of the event. With its 5th anniversary edition of last year celebrated on the steps of the well-known and iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, the hosting team is once again ready to take up the challenge to surprise and charm their guests. 

August 22, 2017 
The 7th edition of Le Dîner en Blanc - New York is confirmed!  Last year’s event gathered 5 000 guests by the Hudson River who enjoyed a beautiful sunset and a breathtaking view of the Statue of Liberty. Where will the 2017 edition be? The organizing team is tight lips… For a chance to attend, sign up to the waiting list now at newyork.dinerenblanc.com/register.

 

August 24, 2017 - Another full night of En Blanc: 4 events!

First a big first: the Romanian capital welcomes for the first time Le Dîner en Blanc - Bucharest. Indeed, the city offers a perfect setting to host Le Dîner en Blanc: monumental avenues, beautiful gardens, amazing parks and alleys, so many possibilities of secret places… Furthermore, Bucharest is nicknamed “the Paris of the Balkans” and you may be surprised to learn that there is a replica of the Arc de Triomphe downtown! Welcome to Bucharest and to the new hosting team (Register here: bucharest.dinerenblanc.com/register)! 

 

The smallest municipality to be part of Le Dîner en Blanc adventure, Le Dîner en Blanc - Edmundston celebrates its 5th anniversary! The honour of its success is entirely due to its dedicated hosts, its volunteers and guests who are passionate about the event. Rumor has it that summer holidays are scheduled according to this annual rendez-vous. Some 1,000 guests are expected to attend the 5th edition. Some spaces remain, so if you are in the area, visit edmundston.dinerenblanc.com and click on Register.

The hosts of Le Dîner en Blanc - Vancouver are innovating for their 6th edition. The evening will take place in not one but two secret places! The idea came because of last year’s anniversary edition record 6,000 guests and the fact that public spaces that can accommodate as many diners are limited.  Also, they want to return to the source by offering a more intimate event, thus centering back to family and friends, as well as the elegance of the original concept. The innovation seems to charm because tickets are selling fast. To participate, visit
vancouver.dinerenblanc.com and click Register. 

It’s the 6th edition also for Le Dîner en Blanc - Chicago as well! This year promises to be another resounding success: guests are expected in one of the most mythical places of the “Windy City” and of course it will be kept secret until the last minute. The hosts - Roger Hobby, James Wild, Lauren Haras, Annette Dalloo and Jennifer Jones – will meet up with their guests on August 24th to elegantly celebrate the core values of Le Dîner en Blanc: friendship, sharing and the love of their city. 


August 25, 2017
Le Dîner en Blanc de Vilnius is back for a 4th edition.  The inaugural edition took place in front of the Vilnius Town Hall and gathered 600 guests. This year, 1,000 guests are expected at a secret location. The historical centre of Vilnius is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Ste, including the embassy district with its typical North European façades, often colourful and decorated with sculptures. Hosts Valda Lukosiute and Dovile Simkute Butkiene are doing their utmost to amaze their guests. Places are still available at
vilnius.dinerenblanc.com, click on ‘Registruotis’.

August 26, 2017 - Two events at opposite sides of the globe!

A second event in South Korea but a very first edition for Busan. Thanks to the success of Le Dîner en Blanc in Seoul, the hosts have decided to expand the French tradition in their country with Le Dîner en Blanc - Busan. The city is known for being a very dynamic, commercial place and a perfect place to party!

Le Dîner en Blanc - Washington returns to the American Capital for a 4th edition. Hosts - Linda Davis, Bryer Davis and Kaitlyn Davis Barry - together with their devoted team of volunteers, are actively preparing for this magical night. More than 3,500 guests are expected to celebrate the city, friendship and a great night under the stars! 


August, 31 2017 - The month ends with a 5th anniversary
Le Dîner en Blanc - Calgary celebrates its 5th anniversary. Last year’s event brought more than 1,200 guests to the Confluence Plaza on St Patrick’s Island. According to the hosts, the wonderful secret venue of the evening, and the involvement and enthusiasm of the guests made the 2016 edition one of the best yet! If you are in the area and would like to attend, sign up now to the waiting list at calgary.dinerenblanc.com/register

 

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