A taste of Paris in Kelowna

The fifth-annual Diner en Blanc is just one day away

Get your white shoes, white hat, white table and white outfit together – because Dîner en Blanc Okanagan is just one day away.

The fourth-annual Paris-style summer event is set to take place on July 6 at an undisclosed location, only revealed to participants right before the event.

This year more than 1100 people dressed head-to-toe in white will descend upon a secret outdoor location in the city.

The first Okanagan event in 2013 took over City Park, with 600 participants enjoying dinner lake front.

The 2014 Dîner en Blanc Okanagan saw 850 diners enjoying food, wine and music at the Father Pandosy Mission, 2015 saw more than 1,200 foodies dining near the baseball diamonds across from the Peachland Yacht Club and last year more than a thousand dined beside the Dolphins in Waterfront Park.

This year, the event is expected to be even bigger and better.

Posted by Dîner en Blanc – Okanagan on Friday, June 16, 2017

The global phenomenon is now hosted in 70 cities in more than 25 countries across six continents and is attended by hundreds of thousands of guests every year.

Started in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, the original Paris Dîner en Blanc now attracts more than 10,000 people each year.

Dîner en Blanc Okanagan partnered with Quails’ Gate Winery, Boulevard Magazine and Wink-I-wear as official local partners for the fifth-anniversary edition.


 

@carmenweld
carmen.weld@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Two-car collision on Springfield Road in Kelowna

Traffic was slowed for about 30 minutes at the corner of Dilworth and Springfield.

Reel Reviews: Parlour games or video games

We say, “Rampage is silly fun and Truth or Dare is just silly”

Rain barrels, compost bins popular on Earth Day in Kelowna

Regional District’s annual sale sees all rain barrels sell in 90 minutes

Nature Centre fundraiser uproots

Allan Brooks Nature Centre’s Wine and Wild Things is June 23 at Lonepine Ranch

Talent show benefits African orphanage

Summerland Secondary School students organized fundraiser

Renewed plea for answers in 40-year-old B.C. cold case

The family of Lawrence Wellington Allard is hoping a private reward will get them some closure

UPDATED: Arrest made after van hits pedestrians in Toronto

Police are not saying what is the extent of injuries yet

Deadline approaches for regional business excellence awards

Awards in June will celebrate top businesses in the Thompson Okanagan region

B.C. farmland values grew at slower rate in 2017: report

Vancouver Island saw the highest growth in the province

MMIW drone team fundraising for summer searches

Organizers expect the searches to expand this summer

Turbulent times for outgoing B.C. Lieutenant Governor

Judith Guichon ends term today, returns to Nicola Valley ranch

NHL playoffs weekly roundup

Maple Leafs look to stay alive tonight as they face elimination against Boston on home ice

Woman found dead in car in Kamloops

A woman was found dead in a car in Kamloops, while two men also found unconscious

Most Read