Dîner en Blanc Vancouver, the local rendition of the all-white outdoor dinner party founded in Paris in 1988, has unveiled its top-secret spot for 2017. And, for the first time in the event’s history, it’s taking place at two separate locations.
Revelers dressed head to toe in their brightest whites will be heading to Devonian Harbour Park (West Georgia Street at Denman Street) and Harbour Green Park (West Cordova Street at Bute Street) at 6 p.m. tonight (August 24).
The sites are approximately a 20-minute walk from one another. An estimated 5,500 people are expected to attend.
Dinner, which guests must prepare and bring themselves—along with a foldable table, chairs, dinnerware, and cutlery—begins promptly at 6:45 p.m. The event wraps up at 10 p.m.
At the same time, hundreds of Vancouverites will be congregating in Crab Park for Dîner en Blanc’s goth counterpart, Ce Soir Noir. Launched in 2014 as an "ad hoc, barely-even-organized, family-friendly" alternative to Dîner en Blanc, the community-oriented event will see guests dining in a sea of black.