Tony De Paoli, Lester Imhoff, Kelly Tomoe, Craig Goodfellow, Cameron Casey, Neil Barber and Neil Macklin.
Tony De Paoli, Lester Imhoff, Kelly Tomoe, Craig Goodfellow, Cameron Casey, Neil Barber and Neil Macklin. Alistair Brightman

GALLERY: Diner en Blanc's secret location revealed

THE closely-kept secret about the location of Diner en Blanc Fraser Coast was finally revealed on Saturday night.

The historic grounds of Maryborough State High School were transformed into the all-white pop-up dinner party, which hosted more than 350 people.

Organiser Nshara Kingston said the event was "surreal".

"Everything was perfect, from the weather to the venue," she said.

"It is absolutely on the cards for next year. There are still a lot of people who haven't gone yet and are interested."

Ms Kingston said while there were a lot of first time locals at the event, the crowd also drew patrons from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Bundaberg and Gympie.

"What I love is we were the first regional city in the world two years ago when we had our first one," she said.

"Now, we love the fact we put the Fraser Coast on the map internationally."

Fellow organiser Daniel Sanderson said all the feedback so far had been positive.

"Everyone loved the venue with the backdrop of one of our historic buildings on the beautiful green grass," he said.

"The event has definitely matured and the interest it has created across the region with local sponsorship and support is more than we have had in previous years.

"As always, it was a lovely celebration to showcase our region and a chance for fellowship in the community to connect with new and old friends."

The event featured different elements to previous years, like trialling departure points and an aerial dancer.



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