A Pastoral Picnic in White

Dress in white from head to toe, add a white tablecloth and picnic basket, then grab your friends and head to Millennium Park's Great Lawn on Saturday, July 28 at 6 PM for the Grant Park Music Festival's Pastoral Picnic in White.

The Festival's Pastoral Picnic in White is inspired by the French phenomenon that began in Paris in 1988, when friends gathered at the Bois de Boulogne for a dinner party and dressed in white so they could see each other in the dark. Now, every year, thousands of people gather in Paris, as well as other cities in Europe, Canada and throughout the States for these elegant pop-up dinner parties.

Everyone is invited, there is no registration fee and anyone can join this free, themed picnic in the Park, taking place before the Grant Park Orchestra takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. for the sounds of Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony and Vaughan Williams' Norfolk Rhapsody No. 2.

A Pastoral Picnic in White

Saturday, July 28, 2018
4:30 PM Millennium Park Security Entrances Open
7:30 PM Concert Begins, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

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New Restrictions for 2018

Bags and coolers must be smaller than 26"l x 15"w x 15"h
Plastic Cutlery Only

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