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The Concordia and the Fête Impériale Summer Balls Are Upcoming: 'El tango te espera!'

Published: May 28, 2018; 18:00 · (Vindobona)

Two glittering summer balls are upcoming: The Concordia Ball (June 8, 2018) in Vienna City Hall and the Fête Impériale (June 29, 2018) in the Spanish Imperial Riding School. The Concordia Ball has been one of Vienna's most sparkling and exclusive events for over 150 years. The Fête Impériale is famous for its opulent and imaginative decorations, and is held once again.

The Concordia and the Fête Impériale Summer Balls Are Upcoming: 'El tango te espera!' / Picture: © Presseclub Concordia

The ball season in Vienna reaches its peak in January and February, but people also dance keenly in the city in summer.

The press club Concordia invites guests to its traditional ball in Vienna City Hall on June 8, 2018.

At the 2018 Concordia Ball, tango is waiting for you! Passionate tango culture will be combined with the very best of Viennese ball tradition under the motto 'El tango te espera!'.

In addition to the festively decorated rooms of City Hall, guests will also party under the starry sky in the colonnaded courtyard.

The Concordia Ball has been one of Vienna's most sparkling and exclusive events for over 150 years.

Dancing at the Spanish Riding School

At the Fête Impériale on 29 June, 2018, the Spanish Riding School transforms into an impressive ballroom for a night. This year is the 9th time that the elegant summer ball will be held.

Maria Theresia celebrated rousing parties in the Spanish Riding School in the middle of the 18th century. With the Fête Impériale, the Spanish Riding School brings this tradition of court balls back to life with a modern twist. All the rooms of the Spanish Riding School become a stage for the Fête Impériale: The arena, where the Lipizzaners normally perform their artistic ballet, becomes a dance floor, while the galleries of the Winter Riding School are available for strolling and watching. In the Summer Riding School, enjoy the festive summer ball in the open air.

Just as in imperial times, carriages will arrive on the Michaelerplatz. The riding area will turn into a dance floor and provides their guests ample space to perform their Caprioles, Levades, Courbettes and the School Quadrilles. The open galleries of the Winter Riding School invite guests to stroll around, enjoy themselves and above all: to see and be seen – a major part of the fun!

Guests also dance under the stars in the Stallburg or take a walk in the Summer Riding School, where a variety of bars offer champagne and wine.