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Blacksburg en Blanc

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

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The History

Blacksburg en Blanc builds on the tradition started in Paris 27 years ago by François Pasquier who invited a few friends to the Bois de Boulogne one day in June for an impromptu picnic. To find each other quickly in the park, they all wore white. The dinner was such a success that they decided that the next year each person would invite new friends.  Over the years, and throughout many countries, this impromptu picnic has become an annual tradition, with over 11,000 people attending in the bigger cities.  Friends gather together, dressed in white, for a spontaneous night out — for the location is not disclosed until moments before they arrive. Membership is available by invitation only and only a few “heads of tables” know the location in advance. Our party, although the location is known, still retains a spontaneous and carefree atmosphere. As an added enhancement for our guests’ enjoyment, beginning this year, we will have wine and food available for purchase for those who would rather not pack everything in.  We will post vendors as we confirm them. Thank you to Downtown Blacksburg Inc. and The Blacksburg Farmers Market for your partnership!

Guest Information

*If you are registering a large group, please note all guests’ names and emails in the notes section or in an email to Diana Francis at diana@creekmorelaw.com.
*No tickets will be sent; you simply need to arrive and check in at the registration table and show us your ticket receipt or tell us your name.

*Please arrive promptly at 5:00pm. If you are part of a large group, we ask that you wait for your entire group to arrive to fill in seats.
*Pour champagne — or your drink of choice — and toast your neighbors!
*Dinner will start at 6:00pm with the traditional waving of the white napkins.
*At the end of the evening, please clean up your space.
*Your hosts gladly provide tables, chairs, tablecloths, festive lighting, live entertainment, and other surprises throughout the evening.

What to Bring?

Gourmet picnic dinner packed in a picnic basket, tote, or cooler

*Gourmet picnic dinner packed in a picnic basket, tote or cooler
*Baskets & coolers may be placed under the tables and chairs
*No, food does not have to be white!

Wine and/or Champagne

*Enthusiastic sharing with your neighboring diners is encouraged!
*Soft drinks are welcome for those under 21 or choosing not to imbibe alcohol
*Please have your ID available if you are consuming alcohol
*No, drinks do not need to be white!

Table Settings (please no paper or plastic) consisting of:

*Flatware and Serving pieces
*Fine stemware
*White cloth napkins
*Table decorations (optional)



*1-2 garbage bags to pack out your refuse
*We appreciate the tradition of the guests of the event leaving the space in pristine condition upon departure

What to Wear?

White attire is strongly preferred.

Where to Go?

Our new location is THE BLACKSBURG FARMERS MARKET at Market Square Park, 100 Draper Road, Blacksburg

While tickets are transferable, they are not refundable.
Early ticket sales will run from June 1 – June 30 at $15 per person.
Regular ticket sales will run from July 1 – July 31 at $20 per person. 



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August 11
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$15.00 - $20.00
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The Artful Lawyer
Downtown Blacksburg Inc.
Blacksburg Farmers Market


Blacksburg Farmers Market
100 Draper Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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Blacksburg en Blanc 2018 Advanced Sale$15.00Please keep your ticket for registration the day of the event. Advanced ticket sales end June 30. Thank you!

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