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Blacksburg en Blanc
August 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5 – $20.00
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.
*Registered guests will learn the location of the event on Sunday, August 13 via email (please make sure all in your party register their email with us).
*If you are registering a large group, please note all guests’ names in the notes section or in an email to Diana Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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 with the traditional waving of the white napkins — bon appetit!
*At the end of the evening, please clean up your space.
*Your hosts gladly provide tables, chairs, tablecloths, tent, 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
*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–Merci Beaucoup!
What to Wear?
White attire is strongly preferred.
Where to Go?
To be disclosed on Sunday, August 13 via email to registered guests!
While tickets are transferable, they are not refundable
Ticket Sales Close at 12:00pm Saturday the 12th unless we reach our maximum capacity before that time.