Wizardry and wonder fill the air as Chestnut Hill transforms into Hogsmeade.

Chestnut Hill College transforms into Hogsmeade with a Quidditch Tournament and Festival on Saturday October 22nd and a Harry Potter Conference on Friday October 21st.

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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.

  • Pub Crawl update:

This event is now sold out. Thank you to all of our friends and Harry Potter fans that make this an annual blockbuster event!

Update:  UBER is offering a promo code for any pub crawl/festival attendees.  HARRYPOTTERPHL  Any new Uber user who applies that code in their app will get their first ride free (up to $15 off).

Friday:

  • Family Movie Night and Pizza Party
  • Harry Potter Art Gallery-Opening Reception, with refreshments tonight 5-9 PM (during the Harry Potter pub crawl).  8614 Germantown Avenue
  • Water and Rock Studio/Wizarding Life FitnessPresentsThe Harry Potter WorkoutCome burn off that Butterbeer and get yourself in shape for outrunning the dementors! We’ll have fun, unique, and sometimes ridiculous exercises for you, cued by popular phrases or events in Harry Potter movie clips. Did someone cast a spell? 20 Severus Squats. Did someone mention “he who must not be named”? 12 Ronald Weasleys (think Roger Rabbit). All ages of wizards, witches, muggles and mudbloods welcome!

    $5 per person

    10/21 6:30-7:30pm
    10/22 10-11am

Saturday

Limited parking will be available in the 5 public parking lots throughout Chestnut Hill. Limited parking will also be available at the Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church (8855 Germantown Avenue) and United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia & Vicinity (102 E. Mermaid Lane).

Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to take the Chestnut Hill East or Chestnut Hill West SEPTA regional rail lines. Stay tuned for which train will feature Harry and his friends.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Local (SEPTA)

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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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