The Annual Labyrinth Masquerade Is Here to Bring Magic and Wonder to Your Workaday Life

This is the 20th year for the fantastical dance

In the ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore hotel this weekend, you’ll find people wearing masks and formalwear, as well as an assortment of nymphs, goblins, and other mysterious creatures. The Labyrinth Masquerade requires attendees to dress up, and “imaginative costumes are highly recommended.”

Photo by Sypher Arts Studio/Courtesy of Labyrinth Masquerade

The glamorous celebration of creativity and imagination is “influenced by Venetian tradition, Celtic faerie and goblin lore, and stories of fantasy and wonder.” It takes place Friday, August 25, and Saturday, August 26, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Millennium Biltmore (506 Grand Ave). General admission tickets ($55) are still available for Friday night, but sold out for Saturday. A weekend pass, which includes tickets to both nights, is $108.

Photo by Sypher Arts Studio/Courtesy of Labyrinth Masquerade

The enchanting festivities include several areas with music and dancing, as well as a faerie realm full of mischievous sprites. In photos from previous year’s events, the ball looks a lot like the one Jennifer Connelly dreamed about in the 1986 movie. Need costume inspiration? Watch that scene from the movie Labyrinth for like the millionth time.

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