what is le
diner en blanc?

Le Diner en Blanc is so much more than an event! It’s a unique cultural movement that empowers friends of friends to gather and celebrate their shared passions for life, food, fashion, and community, year after year, with a pinch of mystery and large serving of spontaneity. 

Elegantly dressed all in white, guests arrive at a secret location for a chic picnic en masse. They bring their own tables, chairs, picnic baskets—all the trimmings! —to savor a meal with friends in one of their city’s most beautiful public spaces. The location remains secret up until the very moment of arrival. But everyone knows that this adventure guarantees good conversation and champagne. Over the course of the evening, guests from all backgrounds eat, dance, reconnect with the finer things in life, and make new traditions, as they appreciate their city’s beauty and the night’s magical experience. Everyone leaves with exquisite images and memories to last a lifetime, and the fabulous scene disappears as though it was all a dream.



Le Diner en Blanc joins mystery, friendship, culture, and entertainment together to create a magical experience that is as visually stunning as it is indescribable. It is the brightest white light, a prism in the night, made up of all the colors of a city. A full spectrum of beauty and creativity, where every facet—each smile, recipe, conversation—shines brighter together than alone.


Moment by Moment

Le Rendez-Vous

Guests meet up all around the city with their tables, chairs, and picnic baskets in tow. Except for a few volunteers who will lead everyone to the event site, no one knows where they’re going…


Guests reach the secret location in a stunning wave of white. They come from all over! In just 20 minutes of organized chaos, thousands of guests set up their tables, chairs, and place-settings with great excitement and determination. Dinner is almost served!

The Napkin Wave

Once the scene is set, guests wave their white cloth napkins in the air, in unison, to signal that Le Diner is about to commence.

Le Dîner

Guests savour their carefully prepared meals and drink in this magical time and place with friends, new and old. Everyone remains seated until the meal is over.

End of dinner

Guests light up the sky to signal the end of their elegant dinner and the rest of the night. It’s time to mix and mingle and enjoy the live entertainment!

Let's Dance!

Everyone is up from their seats, taking pictures and getting out on that dancefloor!

Au revoir

Guests leave the scene, as though it was all a dream, with nothing but their belongings and memories to last a lifetime—or at least until next year!

How can I host a Diner en Blanc event in my city?

Celebrate your city in style! As Le Diner en Blanc continues to grow, connecting people in communities around the world, we’ve made it our mission to guide and support passionate individuals who want to organize their very own elegant event in their city. We bring our tradition and philosophy to the table. You bring your creativity and local flair! 

Organizing a large-scale event like Le Diner 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. It’s important to know that Diner en Blanc International does not charge local hosts to become part of our network or to use our trademark; however, hosts must accept the responsibilities associated with taking on a large-scale event and commit to respecting the guidelines and specifications intended to preserve the spirit and the values of Le Diner en Blanc.

To apply to host a Diner en Blanc event in your city, please click below. Diner en Blanc International will schedule a conference call with all qualified teams to continue the application process and offer more information about organizing an event. Please note that we will only consider applications that contain all the requested information.

We can’t wait to hear from you!