2016 Harry Potter Events

Rochelle November 2, 2016 @ 12:26PM

This page is all about the many Harry Potter events that will be held in 2016. Whether you want to attend a Comic-Con event, an event being held at Universal Studios, or one of the many other gatherings around the world, this is where you will find when and where they are being held, as well as links for more details.

Do you know of an event that should be on here? Please let me know by sending me an email or by leaving details of the event in the comments below. It is helpful if you include a link to the event when you contact me.

Scheduled guests can change without notice. I do my best to keep this page accurate but please visit each site for up-to-date details.

January

The Power of Poison

Denver, Colorado, USA

Date: July 10, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science in Denver, Colorado, USA
Details: The focus of this event is just about all aspects of poison. Most of the exhibit deals with poison in the real world, but there is one part that explores poison in literature, including the Harry Potter stories. For details go to http://www.dmns.org/the-power-of-poison/

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The Tour Experience - Hogwarts in the Snow

(Leavesden, England, UK)

Date: November 14, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Location: The Tour Experience in Leavesden, England, UK
Details: This aspect of The Tour Experience, which is all about the Harry Potter movies, decorates the Great Hall with Christmas cheer and the model Hogwarts castle will be covered in snow. For details go to https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/the-tour-experience/whats-on#ID-707AD557FE7A4C829ADE2BBC3A778239

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A Celebration of Harry Potter

(Orlando, Florida, USA)

Date: January 29 - 31, 2016
Location: Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, USA
Details: This will be the third annual event that celebrates all things Harry Potter. There will be Q&As, demonstrations, panels, and more! For details go to https://www.universalorlando.com/events/celebration-of-harry-potter/overview.aspx

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Wands Up Memorial For Alan Rickman

(Orlando, Florida, USA)

Date: January 30, 2016 3pm EST
Location: Universal Studios, in front of the Knight Bus (triple decker bus)
Details: This is a five minute moment of silence to honor the memory of actor Alan Rickman who played Severus Snape. For details go to https://www.facebook.com/HP-Celebration-Wands-Up-Memorial-Service-1051826774890059/

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February

Harry Potter Book Night

(World Wide)

Date: February 4, 2016
Location: World Wide
Details: Book publisher Bloomsbury had their first ever Harry Potter Book Night in 2015 and it was so successful that they decided to make it an annual event. The event will be held world wide at any location that chooses to participate. Locations might include book stores, libraries, or any other site that has a love for Harry Potter. There will be games, quizzes, and other fun activities which will vary by location. For details go to http://harrypotter.bloomsbury.com/uk/harry-potter-book-night

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Northwest Regional Quidditch Championship

(Salem, Oregon, USA)

Date: February 6 - 7, 2016
Location: Capital Futbol Club Soccer Complex in Salem, Oregon, USA
Details: This should be an exciting event as Quidditch teams from Northwestern states compete for the Northwest Quidditch title to determine who will go on to the National Championship. For details go to https://www.usquidditch.org/events/special/Northwest-RC

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The Tour Experience - Welcome To Hogwarts

(Leavesden, England, UK)

Date: February 11 - 22, 2016
Location: The Tour Experience in Leavesden, England, UK
Details: This aspect of The Tour Experience will let you see some of the iconic props from the films, such as the Sorting Hat and floating candles. You'll also learn secrets of the films. For details go to https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/the-tour-experience/whats-on#ID-9781FDE0DA49472581158FB6D9702CC2

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Loveland Fire And Ice Festival

(Loveland, Colorado, USA)

Date: February 12 - 14, 2016
Location: Loveland, Colorado, USA
Details: This is a festival celebrating the city of Loveland. Although not specifically a Harry Potter event, actor Devon Murray who played Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter movies will be there. For details go to https://lovelandfireandice.com

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The Tour Experience - Valentine's Dinner

(Leavesden, England, UK)

Date: February 13 - 14, 2016
Location: The Tour Experience in Leavesden, England, UK
Details: A few lucky people will be able to dine in The Great Hall for their Valentine's dinner! For details go to https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/valentines

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South Regional Quidditch Championship

(Auburndale, Florida, USA)

Date: February 13 - 14, 2016
Location: Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale, Florida, USA
Details: This should be an exciting event as Quidditch teams from Southern states compete for the South Quidditch title to determine who will go on to the National Championship. For details go to https://www.usquidditch.org/events/special/South-RC

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Southwest Regional Quidditch Championship

(San Marcos, Texas, USA)

Date: February 20 - 21, 2016
Location: West Campus Fields at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, USA
Details: This should be an exciting event as Quidditch teams from Southwest states compete for the Southwest Quidditch title to determine who will go on to the National Championship. For details go to https://www.usquidditch.org/events/special/Southwest-RC

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West Regional Quidditch Championship

(Los Angeles, California, USA)

Date: February 27 - 28, 2016
Location: Intramural Fields at University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, USA
Details: This should be an exciting event as Quidditch teams from Western states compete for the West Quidditch title to determine who will go on to the National Championship. For details go to https://www.usquidditch.org/events/special/West-RC

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March

Salt Lake Comic Con

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Date: March 24 - 26, 2016
Location: Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Details: This is a Comic Con event for a variety of fandoms. Actor Jason Isaacs, who played Lucius Malfoy, will be there. For details go to http://saltlakecomiccon.com

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The Tour Event - Half-Giant Hagrid

(Leavesden, England, UK)

Date: March 25 - April 17, 2016
Location: The Tour Experience in Leavesden, England, UK
Details: This aspect of the tour shows you how Hagrid was brought to life, how he was made to look so big, and many props related to Hagrid, such as his cabin. For details go to https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/the-tour-experience/whats-on#ID-AF690F0B67FF4EFEB15AC4848B2729E8

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April

The Tour Event - Half-Giant Hagrid

(Leavesden, England, UK)

Date: March 25 - April 17, 2016
Location: The Tour Experience in Leavesden, England, UK
Details: This aspect of the tour shows you how Hagrid was brought to life, how he was made to look so big, and many props related to Hagrid, such as his hut. For details go to https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/the-tour-experience/whats-on#ID-AF690F0B67FF4EFEB15AC4848B2729E8

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Grand Opening

(Hollywood, California, USA)

Date: April 7, 2016
Location: Universal Studios in Hollywood, California, USA
Details: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is coming to Hollywood's Universal Studios, and there will be a red carpet event for their grand opening, complete with stars from the films. For details go to http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com

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Platform 9 3/4

(Toronto, ON, Canada)

Date: April 21, 2016
Location: Hart House in Toronto, ON, Canada
Details: This will be a magical event that is raising money for a yet to be named charity and George Brown College Foundation scholarships. For details go to http://www.platform934to.com

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Harry Potter Roller Skating Night

(Glendale, California, USA)

Date: April 16, 2016
Location: The Moonlight Rollerways Skating Rink in Glendale, California, USA
Details: The 5th annual Harry Potter roller skating night looks like a great time for everyone, even those who don't skate. For details go to https://www.facebook.com/HProllerskatingnight

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Fan Expo Regina

(Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Date: April 23 - 24, 2016
Location: Canada Centre East at Evraz Place in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Details: This is a pop culture event that spans many different fandoms. Actors James and Oliver Phelps who played Fred and George Weasley will be attending. For details go to http://fanexporegina.com

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US Quidditch World Cup

(Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA)

Date: Possible April, 2016 (the date is not yet listed on their site)
Location: Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Details: This is it, the event all the Quidditch teams across the United States want to win! The website doesn't yet have details listed for the 2016 World Cup, but you can see information from the 2015 event. For details go to http://usqworldcup.com/

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Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Date: April 28 - May 1, 2016
Location: Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Details: This is a four-day celebration of fandoms. Actor Michael Gambon who played Albus Dumbledore will be attending. For details go to http://www.calgaryexpo.com

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EM-Con

(Nottingham, England, UK)

Date: April 30 - May 1, 2016
Location: Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England, UK
Details: This is an event that covers a wide range of fandoms. As of this writing there is just one Harry Potter guest, actor Jim Tavaré who played Tom, the owner of The Leaky Cauldron. It is possible that more Harry Potter guests or events will be added. For details go to http://www.em-con.co.uk/

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May

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Date: April 28 - May 1, 2016
Location: Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Details: This is a four-day celebration of fandoms. Actor Michael Gambon who played Albus Dumbledore will be attending. Update: Michael Gambon is unable to attend but Jason Isaacs, the actor who played Lucius Malfoy, is scheduled to be there. For details go to http://www.calgaryexpo.com

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EM-Con

(Nottingham, England, UK)

Date: April 30 - May 1, 2016
Location: Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England, UK
Details: This is an event that covers a wide range of fandoms. As of this writing there is just one Harry Potter guest, actor Jim Tavaré who played Tom, the owner of The Leaky Cauldron. It is possible that more Harry Potter guests or events will be added. For details go to http://www.em-con.co.uk/

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MegaCon Orlando

(Orlando, Florida, USA)

Date: May 26 - 29, 2016
Location: Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA
Details: This looks to be a huge convention for fans of fantasy and sci-fi! There will be a lot of big names attending from many different fandoms. At least four Harry Potter actors are scheduled to attend ("Draco Malfoy", "Ginny Weasley", and "Fred and George Weasley"). For details go to http://megaconvention.com/

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The Tour Event - Number Four, Privet Drive

(Leavesden, England, UK)

Date: May 27 - June 6, 2016
Location: The Tour Experience in Leavesden, England, UK
Details: This aspect of the tour lets you walk into and through the Dursley residence, where Harry was raised. For details go to https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/the-tour-experience/whats-on#ID-344FD559C2D748989072598AEB6C327B

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June

The Tour Event - Number Four, Privet Drive

(Leavesden, England, UK)

Date: May 27 - June 6, 2016
Location: The Tour Experience in Leavesden, England, UK
Details: This aspect of the tour lets you walk into and through the Dursley residence, where Harry was raised. For details go to https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/the-tour-experience/whats-on#ID-344FD559C2D748989072598AEB6C327B

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Utopia Con

(Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Date: June 24, 2016
Location: The Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Details: There will be a live viewing of Broad Strokes short fan film, Severus Snape and the Marauders, followed by a Q&A with the cast, writers, and director of the film. This particular con is geared towards writers, and it focuses heavily on women, both as writers and as fans. For details go to http://www.utopiacon.com/severus-snape-and-the-marauders-harry-potter-fan-film-screening-announced-at-utopia2016/

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Quietus 2016

(Ottawa, Canada)

Date: Not yet determined, but possibly some time in June
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Details: Quietus is a Harry Potter convention that focuses on introverted fans, but extroverted fans are also welcome. There will be a maximum of 120 attendees. There will be yoga, lectures, crafts, quiet music, a film viewing, and more. For details go to http://quietuscon.com/

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July

Florida Supercon

(Miami Beach, Florida, USA)

Date: July 1 - 4, 2016
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Details: This is a convention for a variety of fandoms. Two Harry Potter actors ("Seamus Finnegan" and "Nymphadora Tonks") are scheduled to attend. For details go to http://floridasupercon.com/

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Leviosa

(Henderson, Nevada, USA)

Date: July 7 - 10, 2016
Location: Green Valley Ranch resort in Henderson, Nevada, USA
Details: This is a smaller convention and the entire event is Harry Potter themed but focus on literature and creative writing. There will be a Harry Potter game night, karaoke, fashion show, a magical ball, and more. For details go to http://leviosa.org/

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Comic-Con

(San Diego, California, USA)

Date: July 21 - 24, 2016
Location: San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, USA
Details: Comic-Con is the ultimate convention for fans of just about any fandom. As of this writing there is no information about what events they will have but it is almost guaranteed that Harry Potter will be represented in one way or another. For details go to http://comic-con.org/cci

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The Tour Event - Finding The Philosopher's Stone

(Leavesden, England, UK)

Date: July 22 - September 5, 2016
Location: The Tour Experience in Leavesden, England, UK
Details: This aspect of the tour takes you behind the scenes on the giant game of chess, Fluffy the three headed dog, and the magical plant known as Devil's Snare, all elements from the first film.  For details go to https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/the-tour-experience/whats-on#ID-A1EFE685DE224DFF8D128C918EF947AB

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GeekyCon

(Orlando, Florida, USA)

Date: July 29 - 31, 2016
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA (I was unable to find the event location at the time that I added this event)
Details: GeekyCon is a convention made for geeks and nerds of all fandoms, including Harry Potter. As of this writing it is too early to know if there will be any actors from the Harry Potter films attending but there will be several Harry Potter inspired musical bands, including The Whomping Willows and Harry And The Potters. For details go to http://www.geekycon.com

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August

The Tour Event - Finding The Philosopher's Stone

(Leavesden, England, UK)

Date: July 22 - September 5, 2016
Location: The Tour Experience in Leavesden, England, UK
Details: This aspect of the tour takes you behind the scenes on the giant game of chess, Fluffy the three headed dog, and the magical plant known as Devil's Snare, all elements from the first film.  For details go to https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/the-tour-experience/whats-on#ID-A1EFE685DE224DFF8D128C918EF947AB

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September

The Tour Event - Finding The Philosopher's Stone

(Leavesden, England, UK)

Date: July 22 - September 5, 2016
Location: The Tour Experience in Leavesden, England, UK
Details: This aspect of the tour takes you behind the scenes on the giant game of chess, Fluffy the three headed dog, and the magical plant known as Devil's Snare, all elements from the first film.  For details go to https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/the-tour-experience/whats-on#ID-A1EFE685DE224DFF8D128C918EF947AB

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Girl Scout Harry Potter Event For Girls And Boys

(Denver, Colorado, USA)

Date: September 3, 2016 (Saturday) and September 10, 2016 (Saturday)
Location: Schlessman Library in Denver, Colorado, USA
Details: Girl Scout Cadette troop 64272 is holding a Harry Potter themed event for boys and girls in grades 2 through 5, as well as Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts. There is an opportunity to earn a "HP Master Crafter" patch! You need to RSVP right away if you have a child who wants to participate. For details go to http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/flyers/HPsept_3-10_flyer.pdf

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October

The Tour Event - Fifteenth Anniversary Film Celebrations

(Leavesden, England, UK)

Date: October 15 - November 4, 2016
Location: The Tour Experience in Leavesden, England, UK
Details: This aspect of the tour lets you celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the first movie's release by taking you behind the scenes of this film. See the Great Hall, complete with Professor Quirrell's costume, the Gryffindor common room, and Hagrid's hut.  For details go to https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/the-tour-experience/whats-on#ID-7CB673D28F5343509FE160139DF9F0B2

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Harry Potter Festival

(Edgerton, Wisconsin, USA)

Date: October 21 - 23, 2016
Location: Edgerton, Wisconsin, USA
Details: This is a three day event in the small town of Edgerton that includes a lot of different events, including the Sorting Hat, the TriWizard maze, and a greenhouse with mandrakes. They will also be showing movies, and have Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley. For details go to http://www.harrypotterfestivalusa.com

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Wizarding Weekend

(Ithaca, New York, USA)

Date: October 28 - 30, 2016
Location: Downtown Ithaca, New York, USA
Details: This is a three day event full of activities focused on magic and the wizarding world. The main festival day is October 29th which includes Wizard Rock, Wizard Chess, Wand Dueling, Quidditch, Themed food and drink, family activities, Wizarding Classes for youth and adults, and a Magician's Lounge, Local Businesses transformed into Wizarding Businesses, special effects and so much more.. For details go to http://wizardingweekend.com

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November

The Tour Event - Fifteenth Anniversary Film Celebrations

(Leavesden, England, UK)

Date: October 15 - November 4, 2016
Location: The Tour Experience in Leavesden, England, UK
Details: This aspect of the tour lets you celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the first movie's release by taking you behind the scenes of this film. See the Great Hall, complete with Professor Quirrell's costume, the Gryffindor common room, and Hagrid's hut.  For details go to https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/the-tour-experience/whats-on#ID-7CB673D28F5343509FE160139DF9F0B2

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CONjuration

(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Date: November 4 - 6, 2016
Location: Marriott Century Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Details: This is a convention for fans of magic and other fandoms. It is an immersive and interactive event that includes a Yule Ball, and they even have a four-day Harry Potter camp for kids! For details go to http://www.conjurationcon.com

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College of Wizardry (aka Cowlarp)

(Czocha, Poland)

Date: November 17 - 20, 2016
Location: Czocha Castle in Czocha, Poland
Details: If you have ever wanted to go to a magical school for wizards then you have to check this out! 190 lucky people who are able to travel to Poland will get to stay in the Polish castle of Czocha and spend several days immersed in wizard school. Classes are held four times throughout the year and this is the only event that isn't yet sold out (at least, not as of January) so don't delay if you want tickets! For details go to http://www.cowlarp.com

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6 Comments

  1. Melissa Bordson Mathews

    Harry Potter Festival in Edgerton WI. I missed getting it to you this year. It is going on right now, but it will be an annual event
    http://www.harrypotterfestivalusa.com

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    • Rochelle

      Melissa,

      That’s okay. I’ve added it to the 2016 events anyways and will also add it to the 2017 events. Thank you for letting me know about it and I hope you had a lot of fun! I watched your video with details about events and it sounds like it was wonderful! I wish I lived close to Wisconsin so I could go next year.

      Rochelle

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    • Rochelle

      Angela,

      Thank you for letting me know about this! I have added it to the list of events.

      Rochelle

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  2. Josh

    I am confused about your schedule saying GeekyCon is in Orlando at the end of July? I thought it was in Los Angeles at the end of October? Can you please let me know if you have made a mistake?

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    • Rochelle

      Josh,

      I just visited the link and according to GeekyCon, it’s in Orlando in July. I hope that helps.

      Rochelle

      Reply

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