Ithaca’s Wizarding Weekend Is The Most Magical Weekend-Long Event To Hit New York
All throughout the year, we love to watch our favorite enchanting characters on screen and read about them in our favorite book series, but there’s something extra special about enjoying these magical movies and stories during the fall season. Taking over the heart of Ithaca each fall, the town’s Wizarding Weekend is something you can’t miss out on experiencing this October. So, grab your favorite costumes and dress up for the occasion because this weekend-long event will absolutely wow you.
Happening out in New York's Finger Lakes region at the end of October, the Ithaca Wizarding Weekend is one magical event you simply cannot miss.
On Saturday, October 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., people from all over Ithaca and beyond come to check out how the Downtown area transforms for the festival.
Taking over Ithaca Commons, the Wizarding Weekend celebrates every magical fandom that exists, from people wearing their favorite Hogwarts house robes to magical beings from Middle Earth, you'll see a little bit of everything.
Drawing out tens of thousands of visitors each year, it's free to attend the Wizarding Weekend each year, and here's what you can expect.
Made up of several different events and activities, the Wizarding Weekend has a self-guided Potions Crawl where you'll be able to explore local businesses that are featuring exclusive samples of unique and themed drinks and beverages.
Ithaca Wizarding Weekend also has a GorgeKeep School of Magic where you can discover spells and enchantments, web weaving, potion ingredient identification, bubble wand making, and other enchanting classes.
Plus, the Mystic Arts Ball is the official after party for the Wizarding Weekend, happening from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturday night that includes dancing, divination, and drinks!
With cosplay and costume contests, fan art shows, vendors, and more, start planning your weekend out to Ithaca to enjoy New York's amazing Wizarding Weekend on October 26th and 27th.
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