The annual Edwardian Ball in San Francisco, CA headed into its 19th year just as strong as it was in its earlier years. The theme for the 2019 edition was “The Rose Pedal Garden”, featuring a playful, bicycle-powered wonderland set in an enchanted English garden, highlighted by the story of the year, Edward Gorey’s classic, The Epiplectic Bicycle. The two night event showcases the most eclectic and interesting art, live music, theatre, fashion, literature, ballroom dancing, DJs, circus spectacular, technology new & old, and the beloved creations of author and illustrator Edward Gorey.
The opening night of the two-night celebration featured the renowned Edwardian World’s Faire, where historic and novel characters intermingle. This year’s edition featured live music, theatre, fashion, circus, fine art, riveting stage shows, literature, ballroom dancing, DJs, and character play. The second night was devoted to the macabre work of the writer and illustrator and the Edwardian era (1901-1910), highlighted by performances by Vau de Vire Society and the re-interpretation of The Epiplectic Bicycle.
Check out the highlights below: