What is Picnic en Blanc
Picnic en Blanc is a chic pop-up picnic dinner and dance party that celebrates the joy of community. Picnic en Blanc is a 21+ event. We hope you will join us for this delightful community gathering. Pack your picnic dinner or place a catering order provided by Crystal Springs Catering when you purchase your ticket, dress in white (men may wear khaki), and you’re all set!
Saturday, August 25, 5-9pm.
It’s a secret! Ticket purchasers will be notified of the location 48 hours before the event via email.
Picnic en Blanc is our signature fundraising event
Picnic en Blanc is a grand celebration to close out the summer, and also a benefit for Magical Bridge Playground Redwood City, that once completed, will welcome visitors and park goers of all ages, all sizes, and all abilities! This year Picnic en Blanc proceeds with be used to begin the innovative programming fund for the Magical Bridge Playground. Following the lead of the Palo Alto Magical Bridge Playground, the programming fund, among other things, will include a Kindness Ambassador Program for teens who will serve in the park to demonstrate kindness and inclusivity, be available to give tours, lead craft activities, serve as hosts at special events and strengthen our community one smile at a time. The fund will additionally support free, family friendly event programming at the park throughout the year.
Ticket Sales Are CLOSED. We don't sell tickets at the door. Please plan to come to Picnic en Blanc next year! We host the event the Saturday before Labor Day weekend - mark your calendar. It's the "end of summer" picnic dinner and dance party.
Limited Table Reservations
We reserve seating for our corporate sponsors. As a general rule, all other seating is open, and communal because one goal of Picnic en Blanc is to enjoy the company of our larger community. That said, we know that some of you really want the assurance that all of your guests will be able to sit together, so we are making an accommodation this year, and will have a limited number of reserved tables available. Due to the table layout at the event, you can reserve a table with the purchase of 10 tickets, plus a reservation fee.
An Opportunity to Provide Additional Support
Since Picnic en Blanc is a fundraiser for a good cause we want to give you an additional support opportunity. You have the option of making a tax-deductible donation when you purchase your ticket. For donations of $30 or more, we would like to provide you with a Magical Bridge Foundation baseball cap. These are high quality caps with stitched logos, and frankly, one of our favorite baseball caps. We hope you will providing additional support!
What We Provide for Guests
- A secret venue with tables, chairs and tablecloth
- A cash bar with beer, wine, water and soda is available. (No outside beverages, please. This is a fundraiser!)
- Live musical entertainment & dance floor. Band: The Peelers.
What to Bring
- A picnic dinner (Maybe some extra to share with your friends.)
- White cloth napkins
- China and flatware (Think elegant picnic.)
- Table décor (Optional. No candles, please.)
Crystal Springs Catering Picnic Packs or Platters
As an alternative to bringing your own picnic dinner, you may choose a picnic pack, salad entrée or a platter from Crystal Springs Catering. Picnic packs, salads and platters must be purchased in advance, by midnight, Tuesday, August 21. Your order will be available for pick-up at Picnic en Blanc. See below for more details on the catering options.
As inspired by Dine en Blanc, a tradition that started in Paris, France, over 3 decades ago, we suggest that you wear casual all white attire. Men, don't worry, you may wear khaki if you don't own white! (Add some fun and whimsy with a splash of color in the form of a hat, scarf, jewelry etc.)