Tourists and residents might have been curious about why clusters of classily dressed people, all in white, were wandering throughout the city Saturday afternoon.

That’s because Atlantic City (and the state of New Jersey) hosted its first Le Dîner en Blanc, a popular Parisian-themed party at which thousands of people gather at a location unknown to them until the day of the event for a giant, public picnic.

Le Dîner en Blanc, organized by Le Dîner en Blanc en Philadelphia hosts Natanya Dibona and Kayli Moran, had more than 2,600 people dressed in variations of white on the Boardwalk between States and Rhode Island avenues. Similar events have been held in 140 or so cities in 40 countries around the world since the first one in Paris in 1988. Read More from Press of Atlantic City.