Enjoy a One of a Kind Experience at The Edwardian Ball

The Edwardian Ball: San Francisco’s Eccentric Festival of Arts

Imagine stepping into a time machine that transports you to a re-imagined Edwardian Era, filled with art, music, and whimsy. This is the essence of the Edwardian Ball, a two-night party set to take place on January 26 and January 27, 2024. This event, a blend of a festival, a theatrical performance, and a grand celebration, pays homage to the late author and illustrator Edward Gorey, known for his darkly humorous and whimsical tales​​.

Why Should you Attend the Edwardian Ball?

Attendees from gather for a unique experience that combines ballroom dancing, live music, stage shows, DJ sets, and an array of art installations. Add to this an award-winning vendor bazaar, absinthe cocktails, steam machinery, and more, and you have a party that transcends the ordinary. It’s a place where literary buffs, historical reenactors, and fans of the bizarre and beautiful come together in a celebration of creativity and eccentricity​​.

Event Details:

The Edwardian Ball will be held at the Regency Ballroom, located at 1300 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco​​. While there is no reserved parking at the venue, there are ample public and private parking lots nearby, including a 24-hour garage at the Holiday Inn at 1500 Van Ness Avenue​​. For those using public transit, the MUNI Bus Stop for the 47 and 49 lines is directly outside the Regency Ballroom, and the Civic Center BART Station is the closest for those taking BART​​.

Edwardian Ball 2024
Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27

The Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109

Tips for the Best Experience

Dress Code: Embrace the theme! Attendees are encouraged to dress in Edwardian-inspired attire or in a way that pays tribute to Gorey’s imaginative world.
Plan Your Visit: With so much to see and do, it’s a good idea to plan which shows and installations you don’t want to miss.
Stay Hydrated and Nourished: With all the excitement, remember to drink water and take breaks to enjoy the culinary offerings.
Be Open to the Experience: The Edwardian Ball is all about immersion and participation. Be ready to engage with the performances and the unique atmosphere.

The Edwardian Ball is a whimsical journey into a world of artistic expression and historical fantasy. It’s a must-visit for those looking to experience one of San Francisco’s most uniquely enchanting events, where the charm of the past meets the creativity of the present.