Vancouver’s largest outdoor picnic—and Canada’s biggest public dinner party to date—took place last night (August 18) at Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Boulevard), where 6,000 Vancouverites gathered in their brightest whites to enjoy a meal alfresco.
An estimated one-third of guests of the fifth annual Dîner en Blanc Vancouver were first-time participants. The gala’s list of attendees has gradually grown from the event’s first year in 2011, when approximately 2,000 diners assembled at Jack Poole Plaza.
Meanwhile, wait lists for past years have reportedly reached five digits.
Guests to last night’s ball were treated to circus entertainers and performances by a lineup of local dancers and musicians.
Following the traditional post-dinner sparkler moment—when all guests simultaneously light a sparkler in the air—Juno-nominated jazz-gypsy band The Lost Fingers took to the stage for a lively finale.
Missed the action? Check out the images below captured by photographer Andrew Chin from ground zero.
Stay tuned for our coverage of Ce Soir Noir, which returns to Crab Park in all its dark, monochromatic glory on August 30.