The Town In Illinois That Will Transform Into A Magical Harry Potter Wonderland
EDITOR’S NOTE: The festival coordinator for this event contacted us to clarify that it’s the first year with a small venue and budget. Please contact them prior to attempting to RSVP.
This summer, a town in Illinois will welcome wizards from all houses to its first ever Harry Potter Festival.
In July, Aurora will transform its downtown area to represent parts of J.K. Rowling’s London, complete with some of the feel of the famous alleys and shops you know all too well from Harry’s tale. Bring your best broomstick and stop by a festival so enchanting its sure to inspire even the muggles in your life.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Have you ever attended a Potterfest? Share your experiences and photos with us!
Please note, RSVPs to this event may be limited. See the Editor’s Note at the top.
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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