Vienna’s Spanish Riding School hosts next summer’s most glamorous summer ball. The Fête Impériale draws a global crowd of horse lovers, connoisseurs, and passionate dancers to its unique historic site. Mark your calendars for 2017 for this glamorous and unforgettable event. The Fête Impériale will take place on Friday, 23 June 2017 in Vienna’s Spanish Riding School, the most ancient ballroom in Vienna. “Our Fête Impériale will be celebrated as an imperial, magnificent and colourful summer ball for the eighth time this year,” explains chief executive officer Elisabeth Gürtler. “We revive the imperial times for one unforgettable night a year, and open the Spanish Riding School for all Viennese people, but also for guests from all over Austria and abroad. We will see the past blending with the passion of the present again. Louis-Napoleon III already knew about the importance of glittering festivities.”