Harry Potter Festival hits Chestnut Hill this weekend

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CHESTNUT HILL, PA - Harry Potter fans from around the world will descend on Chestnut Hill this weekend, broomsticks and magic wands in hand, for the sixth annual Harry Potter Festival!

The Harry Potter Festival will once again take over Chestnut Hill as the destination, located just outside of Center City in the Northwest section of Philadelphia, mystically morphs into Hogsmeade for the annual fan festival.

From October 21 – 22, 2016, thousands of fans will flock to the destination for this free and family-friendly event.

Event organizers say the Harry Potter Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be bigger and better than ever this year. The street will be closed from Rex Avenue to Willow Grove Avenue but the festival itself will run for a full 10 blocks all the way to Mermaid Lane. Both the Festival and the Quidditch Tournament are free and open to the public.

As the festival continues to grow in popularity, drawing visitors from as far as Georgia, Florida, Maine and even Ontario – the Chestnut Hill Business District and its partners explore new ways to elevate the festival experience. New this year, Germantown Avenue (spanning six-blocks from Rex to Willow Grove Avenues) will close to vehicular traffic, creating a more festive, immersive and safe event – mischief managed!

For more on the Harry Potter Festival, click here!

The Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill is a community-based fan festival celebrating the incredible and well-loved series created by J.K. Rowling and providing an opportunity for enthusiastic fans from across Philadelphia and beyond to celebrate the world of Harry Potter. The Festival is organized by the Chestnut Hill Business Association, a not-for-profit organization supporting the Chestnut Hill Business Community. Warner Bros. Entertainment and J.K. Rowling are not responsible for the festival in any way.


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