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We're changing things up this year, your longtime favorites (Black Tie and Summer Soiree) unite to bring you our biggest fundraiser ever! An evening of entertainment, dining, and dancing with over 2,000 friends. Scroll to learn more.

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Join the Friends of Rittenhouse Square for an evening of live music, DJ Sets, gourmet picnic style dining, and more! We're excited to come back with a new approach to our fundraiser bringing together friends from both of our highly anticipated summer fundraising events. This year we will party big in our best garden chic attire for an unforgettable evening in Rittenhouse Square.

Drinks: Complimentary beverages will be provided throughout the event, but you are encouraged to bring your own wine and spirits. This is a BYOB event.  Keep in mind to pack your favorite bottle and be sure to remember your opener! Guests will be provided with disposable glassware to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the park.  No glass will be permitted. Ice and water will be available at the event. 

Meals: All meals are included in the ticket price and you will be asked to choose your selection at the time of registration.  Additional food items will also be available for purchase up to two weeks before the event.  You may also feel free to bring your own accompaniments to your meal.  

Attire: Are you excited to get out of your loungewear and put on your dancing shoes? We are!  When planning your outfit, think garden florals, Kentucky derby, and Nantucket winery chic. We cannot wait to see what you all come up with for the evening. Keep in mind, this event will take place outdoors under the stars in our beautiful Square, so we ask that you take the weather and the grounds into account when planning your outfit and footwear.

Seating: All seating will be in accordance to the ticket type purchased - table or individual. We will assign you a space in your selected area per the ticket type purchased. 

Arrival: When you arrive, please proceed to your assigned welcome tent (assignment will be provided via email). From there, our team will direct you to your dining space.  Your meals will be available for pick up along the way and we will be there to assist all guests as needed throughout the night. We ask that you arrive within the 30 minute window assigned to you to help us ensure every guest is seated in a timely manner.

Entertainment: There will be no shortage of that! You can expect rotating DJs, live music and street performers. This is sure to be a fun-filled celebration!

Any questions or requests? 

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