Fête Impériale 2017
Glittering summerball highlight of the Spanish Riding School
To dance beneath the stars at the Fête Impériale, in order to enable the Lipizzaners to continue dancing, has already become an Austrian institution with a worldwide echo. The Spanish Riding School in Vienna follows the tradition of Empress Maria Theresia’s ladies’ tournaments by hosting the most beautiful summer ball of Austria in the baroque Winter Riding School, a unique backdrop to a magnificent event.
The aim of the Fête Impériale, in addition to its charitable purpose, is not only to establish itself as a fixture in the Austrian ball calendar but also to become an international highlight, a get-together of people from all over the world. The premises will again be decorated in red-white-red, the colours of the Austrian flag, and we will come up with new elements and surprises for our recurring guests.
There will be three connected ballrooms: the Winter Riding School, where the opening ceremony will take place, the Stables Castle and the Summer Riding Arena. Additionally, there will be a cocktail reception for everyone with VIP tickets and tickets with reserved seats before the official start of the ball. The Summer Riding Arena is our open-air chill-out zone where the atmosphere is always very relaxed and where our guests can traditionally find culinary treats.