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October 5, 2024
6:00 pm

The Black Cat Ball & 75th Anniversary Diamond Gala

The Black Cat Ball is the Official Party of the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards. This year’s Black Cat Ball is a 75th Anniversary Diamond Gala & Gothic 1840s Dance Party, featuring after-hours access to the “Poe Death Exhibit” at Carroll Mansion and a cognac toast to Edgar Allan Poe!  Your most glamorous and gothic 1840s or 1940s dress encouraged. 

  • Diamond Gala ticket includes a Private Reception and Vincent Price-themed wine-dinner featuring some of the star’s favorite recipes, with special guest, Victoria Price. Cabaret Dance Party & Valet parking included! $250 pp
  • General Admission is a Gothic dance party in the 1840s Cabaret! Ticket includes dessert & gourmet ice cream social, beer/wine bar, and entertainment, $75 pp.

Diamond Gala doors open 6 PM. Dance Party doors open 8. 

The evening’s entertainment includes:

  • Private Viewing & Reception including the “Poe Death Exhibit” at Carroll Mansion
  • Winners of the 2024 Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards, presented by Mark Dawidziak, author of “Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe”
  • 1840s Cabaret Dance Party
  • Cognac Toast to Edgar Allan Poe 

This party is 21+ over restricted; 100% ID Check!   

NOTE TO POE FESTIVAL ATTENDEES: The party takes place at a location away from festival grounds. 1840’s Plaza at 29 S. Front Street. Valet parking for VIP Diamond Gala ticket-holders only; General Admission ticket-holders pay to park at garages within 2 blocks of the venue.

1840s Plaza

$75 - $250

29 S. Front Street
Baltimore, 21201