Producers of Victoria’s famed soiree, Dîner en Blanc, have announced this morning that the event will be postponed to a later date due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The event’s 8th annual iteration was originally scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 18th, 2020.
“We had hoped to be able to host our June event, however with the COVID-19 situation making the near future of events uncertain, we’ve decided to postpone Le Dîner en Blanc Victoria,” said Aidan Henry and Steph Meine, event producers from Brink Events, in a statement.
“We are in discussions with our event partners and collaborators to reschedule the event as soon as it is safe and feasible to do so.”
Dîner en Blanc has built a reputation as a mysterious foodie event for Victorians looking to get a little fancy and don their best all-white outfits. The event has been held at several high-profile locations since the first celebration at St. Ann’s Academy in 2013.
Since then, 1,500 people have attended each year at places like Fisherman’s Wharf, Ship Point, the Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel, and Centennial Square.
The location is kept a secret until the very last minute, before which point ticket holders are directed to specific meeting points. From there, they walk or bus to the secret location.
Tickets had yet to go on sale for this year’s event. Those who have not participated in the past, and are still interested in being notified about the new date can register online for updates.
“We love events and bringing people together so we will continue to promote the vision of Le Dîner en Blanc until we can make it come to life once again in this fabulous city,” said Henry.
“Our team is taking social distancing very seriously and hope that those who enjoy Le Dîner en Blanc each year are as well. We wish everyone good health and look forward to the day when we can all get together, share a glass of wine and a nibble and dance the night away.”