Poe Baltimore will host the fourth annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards (Poe Fest International) with in-person and virtual events, October 2nd - 3rd, 2021, including vendors, performances, tours, and The Black Cat Ball. This year’s events commemorate the 172nd anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death.*
The FREE festival will take place October 2 & 3, 2021, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, open to the public, at Poe Park, in front of Poe House, at 203 N. Amity St., Baltimore. Special events are ticketed, including “The Poe Places Death Weekend Bus Tour” of historic sites in Baltimore associated with Poe’s Death, and the “Poe in Film & Fashion Exhibit” at 1840s Plaza which explores the ways in which Edgar Allan Poe's life and works continue to inspire and shape popular culture. For those who cannot attend in person, the festival is also organizing several virtual programs and tours, live-streamed via Facebook Live @PoeBaltimore and YouTube.
The in-person and online festival will feature Edgar Allan Poe-themed performances, vendors, readings, music, and art workshops. Program includes presentations by The Edgar Allan Poe House, The Poe Museum (Richmond, VA), The Poe Cottage (Bronx, NYC), The Poe Studies Association, The United States Military Academy at West Point, Enoch Pratt Free Library, and The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore.
Highlights and Special Event Information:
NOTE: Death and funeral imagery (including body in an open casket), may not be suitable for young children. Viewer discretion advised. $20 pp purchased online/ $25 pp at the door.
This ticket option includes the new film exhibit!
Proceeds from The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards (Poe Fest International) will benefit The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum and Poe Baltimore, a non-profit organization. While the festival is free, donations are encouraged: http://www.poeinbaltimore.org/support/.
*COVID-19 Notice: For the safety of everyone, please only purchase in-person event tickets if you have been vaccinated for COVID-19 and/or agree to wear facemasks during the event. Failure to cooperate with safety protocols may result in your removal from the event without refund. If, based on Baltimore City ordinance, in-person events cannot take place due to COVID-19 reinforced measures, refunds will be given.
Poe Baltimore is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to fund, maintain and interpret The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and to celebrate the legacy of one of Baltimore’s most famous residents. The organization is dedicated to maintaining the museum as a vibrant experience for the thousands of visitors who come from around the world each year, and as part of a broader mission of city-wide events and educational opportunities celebrating Poe’s legacy in Baltimore and beyond.
Saturday, October 2 at 11:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, October 3 at 11:00am to 4:00pm
Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum 203 N. Amity Street, Baltimore, MD 21223