Don’t be alarmed if you spot a swarm of white on False Creek this evening—the site has been revealed to be the location for the fifth annual Dîner en Blanc Vancouver.
Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Boulevard), to be exact, is currently playing host to 6,000 Vancouverites—each dressed in their brightest whites—as they enjoy an evening alfresco. Guests arrived at 6 p.m. by bus, Skytrain, and boat to the area, where they’ll stay until 10 p.m.
Last year, keen tweeters spotted props being set up at Canada Place hours before the official start of Dîner en Blanc Vancouver. The site ended up being the top-secret scene of the annual soirée.
Social media posts similarly spoiled the location in 2014, when David Lam Park served as the backdrop for the outdoor picnic.
Although the event’s organizers had better luck keeping this year’s location under wraps—kind of—you can bet that there will be plenty of photos shared during and after the gala.
When you are able to figure out where #DEBVan is less than an hour before your 'bus' leaves— Dallas Halldorson (@DallasKH91) August 18, 2016
Well. I know where Diner en Blanc Vancouver is happening this year.— Ashley D. MacKenzie (@AshDMacKenzie) August 18, 2016
Hint: Fringe headquarters.
If you didn’t snag a Dîner en Blanc invite—or simply don’t own enough white clothing to even consider attending one of these things—it’s been announced that the second annual Ce Soir Noir will take place at Crab Park on August 30.
Originally founded as an alternative to Dîner en Blanc, Ce Soir Noir asks guests to pack a picnic and dress head to toe in black.
This year’s Ce Soir Noir was scheduled almost two weeks after its all-white counterpart to give Vancouverites a “better opportunity” to attend both events.