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Le Diner en Blanc, the world renowned chic dinner party made its way to the iconic James Weldon Johnson Park last night welcoming 1000 patrons - all of whom arrived their own tablescape and meals for the unique affair!

The much talked about event brought together foodies, wine lovers, and socialites all in one space beautifully dressed in white for a spectacular evening filled incredible live entertainment!

Following a Cirque du Soleil theme for its 3rd year in the city, the celebration featured acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, ballerinas and stilt walkers as guests dined under the stars in line with the Diner en Blanc traditions.

As the night sky fell, the dinner then turned to party with the sea of white taking over the dancefloor for a high energy end to the evening.

It's back for the 4th year in a row, The Florida Vegan Gourmet Food Fest and this time guests get to experience dining among the animals they love!

"We've been intentional with the atmosphere in which the celebrations have been held year after year!

From plant museum, to organic farm and now to Oliver Estates, a safe haven for animals, the festival has continued to foster settings that also impart an interactive and educational experience for the patrons.", says Renae Jenkins with City Festivals, the Event Organizers.

As always, the event will welcome an array of global vegan dishes curated by local chefs from Soul Food, Caribbean Cuisine, Latino Dishes, Asian to even Vegan Italian Pizza! A celebration of wellness that goes beyond dining "well", the event will host wellness workshops for guests to embrace inner peace including yoga and meditation sessions, live cooking demos perfect for the family, and also feature a market-place with a variety self-care, holistic, and vegan-friendly products that support local small businesses. To make the evening more exciting, patrons will enjoy live music, as well fun activities throughout the evening including a Fun Family Feud Food Contest for a chance to win numerous prizes including tourist attraction tickets.

The Florida Vegan Gourmet Food Festival will be hosted in Dover from 3pm- 7pm proudly supporting local bay area small business vendors. The celebration also raises awareness about Oliver Estates & Specially Fit Farm, as a local non-profit organization and community farm.

This year's celebration is sponsored by Bliss Wellness Market, Love To Vacay, and MOR TV For more information on the Florida Vegan Gourmet Food Festival, visit or get tickets at To keep up to date on event announcements, follow us on FB at About Oliver Estates & Specially Fit Farm: Oliver Estates & Specially Fit Farm, which provides animal therapy for individuals with disabilities, prevocational training, job opportunities, education,

fitness classes and an adult day training program with daily activities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

The revolutionary summer chic celebration of black excellence and culture, AfroCAN returns with an exclusive night garden experience on Saturday, September 3rd from 6p-10p on the gorgeous grounds of Sacred Lands - St. Pete!

After an extraordinary year in 2021 that welcomed the likes of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, City Councilman Orlando Gudes, and many other notable figures is gearing up to be another beautiful moment in history once again for the Florida region!

This year, celebrants can anticipate a taste of the finest in black culture with Live Art, Fashion, Music performances, a History Walk , and a highlight of black owned brands in food and wine while enjoying the intimate setting at Sacred Lands.

For tickets and more info on AfroCAN Fest,

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