The third installment of Diner en Blanc Philadelphia took our breathe away! On Thursday, August 21, 2014, the pop-up picnic re-purposed Broad Street for an unforgettable dinner experience.  Thirty-five hundred white clad guests artistically unrolled their white tables, linens and decor as they celebrated the Avenue of the Arts. Keeping in the Philadelphia and arts theme, entertainment included performances by Mummers, ballet dancers, drum lines, artists, live musicians and much more.  Check out our favorite photos from the night – including shots provided by Diner en Blanc’s photographers.  For other photos, don’t forget to search hashtag #debphl14 on Instragram – you can get your fill until the event returns next summer. Now, on to the photos.. 

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Philly has never seen a runway like this before! Guests showed off their street style on the center aisle on Broad Street.

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Ballet dancers from the Philadelphia Dance Academy Performance Ensemble greeted guests.

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White hot street styles featuring Eri Washington, Dash Sears, Lauryn Resotka and Gabbi Washington.

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One by one guests march north on Broad Street – view from inside the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

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Sea of white fills Broad Street as diners set-up in the surprise location.

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City Hall was an amazing back-drop for dinner tonight. No?

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Panoramic view of the sparkler lighting from near the Academy of Music.

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Sparklers light up the night! One of our favorite Diner en Blanc traditions.

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Philadelphia’s top musical talent pay homage to 20 years (and counting) of the city’s lead arts corridor.

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DJ Bruce is about to get this party started. Dancing in the streets anyone?

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Guests took to the middle of Broad Street for a night of dancing and celebration.

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Way to make an entrance! The Polish American String Band really turned some heads.

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The Mummers get people up and off their feet!

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The artistic lighting on the Avenue of the Arts added to the unforgettable visual experience.

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These two couldn’t pull themselves away from the view from above – thanks Kimmel Center!

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The waving of napkins signifies, “Dinner is served!”

 

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Love was in the air with TWO proposals this year! Congrats to the happy couples.

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Participants went above and beyond this year with stunning table displays that featured unique lighting fixtures, flowers, candles and even a white Statue of Liberty (yes, Bridget Foy, we’re talking about you).

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Three of our favorite Broad Street Broads – co-hosts Natanya DiBona and Kayli Moran sporting tote from Philly Phaithful.

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Another great year with friends! Our third Diner en Blanc (and counting).

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No party – and we mean NO party – is complete without our favorite gal Her Philly Emily Tharp.

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Great catching up with Penny Ordway from Eviama Life Green Spa and Boutique with Chefs Christina Martin and Christopher James

Congrats to organizers and volunteers on a magical night. For even more photos, visit Philly Chit Chat and Aversa PR & Events for full listings of all the coverage and photo albums. If you didn’t attend this year, make sure to add yourself to the wait list for next year by clicking here. Until 2015.. 

Disclosure: Np compensation was provided by Diner en Blanc for this blog post or photo collection. Select photos were provided by Diner en Blanc Philadelphia as part of photos circulated to press outlets. 

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