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.

If you’re excited about this event, check out what else there is to do in Aurora, like visiting this whimsical playground.