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Find Wizardly Fun This Summer in Ohio.

Looking for something to do with the whole family? How about a weekend of “Harry Potter” themed events? From wizard treats to magical merchandise, these family-friendly events are sure to please every “Potter” fan in the house. And even if you have never read the Harry Potter series, you are sure to have a fun time. For the older “Wizards & Witches” there are even planned events for you, including a bar crawl, adult potion classes and the Bell Tower Ball.

Wizardly World of Kent
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Dates: July 19-20, 2024
Location: Downtown Kent, OH


Kent’s Wizardly Weekend is the annual magical gathering in downtown Kent, Ohio since 2016 with costumes, vendors, food & fandom including The Run That Shall Not Be Named 5 3/4K fun run, Par for the Curse Putt-Putt, and The Wobbly Wizard Bar Crawl. 

The Run That Shall Not Be Named – July 19th
Wobbly Wizard Bar Crawl – July 19th
Magical Movie Night – July 19th at dusk
Forbidden Forest – July 20th
Goblin’s Plaza – July 20th
Mandrake Workshop – July 20th – Noon-5pm
Par for the Curse – July 20th | Noon-3pm
Wizardly Themed Cookie Class – July 20th | 11am-1pm
Vendor Village – July 20th
Adult Potions Class – July 20th | 4-6pm
3rd Annual Bell Tower Ball – July 20th | 6-10pm

For the complete list and registration information visit mainstreetkent.org.

Hotel accommodations and visitor information can be found at centralportagevcb.org.

Request a FREE visitor guide.



Medina's Wizardly Weekend


Dates: August 2-3, 2024
Location: Medina Public Square Historic District
Medina, OH

More than 25 businesses will feature menu specials, wizardly treats, magical merchandise and more!

*No cost attractions

Cool Beans Cafe- Enjoy magical coffee flights, join our Honeydukes Homemade Cookie Decorating class or create your own Owl in our cake decorating class.
Reserve your space here: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/wizarding-weekend-events…
Complete your costume with a FREE pair of HP glasses or lightning bolt tattoo. While supplies last*

Medina’s FREE concerts in the Gazebo will feature music from your favorite Wizarding movies! Bring a chair or a blanket and join the fun August 2nd from 8:30-9:30. *
Medina’s Farmers Market vendors will be in on the fun with numerous wizarding themed goodies throughout the Square. Check them out from 9-1

All Fired Up- Paint your Harry Potter-y in the studio such as: wizard hats, wands, owls and more. Enjoy snacking on jelly slugs and huffle puffs as you paint. These special options are available Friday, August 2nd 11am-9pm and Saturday, August 3rd 10am-9pm (reservations or call aheads suggested, 330-723-1112).

Alien Vacation Mini Golf : Visit Alien Vacation Mini Golf for an incredible journey of fun and laughter on Wizarding Weekend. You will be greeted by a guest of the Castle who will give each child a lighting bolt for their forehead. Adults pickup a gold coin, compliments of Gringotts’s Bank. Children will play with “Harry Putters”, how fun is that? AND, yes there’s more… put your name in for a $50 raffle of Harry Potter fun. Now you are ready to play a special round of Freaky 3D MiniGolf. Is that an owl delivering an acceptance letter to the Dursley house on hole 1? Stop for a snack and a slush potion. What house is your favorite: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, or Hufflepuff? Choose the flavor of slushie based on your house. For adults we have the Vodka Weasley adult slushy. Children will also pull from the Wizarding Hat a sticker to take home. Take selfies with the Castle Employees and have a magical journey!

Bella Moxie – Kids, come & make your very own Hedwig towel friend *
Black Cat Books & Oddities- Join their two locations for a weekend of mystical fun! Fill out our paper survey in the store and score exclusive deals based on your Hogwarts house! Dress up in your best wizarding garb for a chance to win a bookish prize.
Candy Apple Boutique- Hand dipped candy apples that are sure to cast a spell.
Circles on the Square – Donuts for every House!
Elements: Show your house pride with a spell jar make and take, then grab a wizarding mug for your butterbeer!
Honey Bee Bakery – Check out their amazing HP cookie designs and stay for a Dark Arts coffee.
Hokulia Ice will feature ButterBeer Ice with a collectable straw available and a place to sit and create a spell book.
JK Gift Shoppes – Step on up and get a turn on the Wizard Whirl Wheel! *
Olive Tap – Enjoy a wide selection of ingredients to make the perfect potions for your every meal.
Project Learn Bookshop – Stop by and grab yourself a copy of any of the Harry Potter series!
PJ Marley’s – Drink specials of the magical and non magical kind!
Simply Charlotte: Stop by for HP trivia for a chance to win a basket, plus really cool HP merchandise! *
Raspberry and the Rose: Visit us to show off your Divination skills and see if you can predict the Patronus game. *
Nibble – Find the golden snitch for a discount *
Operation Fandom – A full array of HP merch, classic toys and records and memorabilia!
Pickleback’s at The Common Ground will be offering specialty HP themed cocktails. The Common Ground will be offering HP themed photo ops!
Reverie – Stop in and check out their boutique gift shop and make sure fido is well decked out for the Mischief Managed 5K too!
Something’s Popping – Have your Harry Potter wand find YOU! They also offer Bertie Botts Beans, Chocolate Frogs and Butterbeer for a limited time!
Sully’s Irish Pub – Stop by for a magical potion and choose your house (shots).
Sweets & Geeks – Will be on the Square with hands on fun and they’ll have even more at their store! Stop by to check them out!
The Busy Witch – Stop by to play HP trivia and receive a side quest!
The Farmer’s Table – Apparition isn’t needed to make your way to Southtown! While you’re there, check out the eclectic Farmer’s Exchange market, 1904 Brews, Medina Brewing and Big Dog Daddy’s BBQ!
17 Public Square – When you need a minute to recharge your broom, grab a seat at the bar and enjoy a refreshing potion!

Medina Library- Wizarding Week
Explore a new location in the Wizarding World every day!
Monday, July 29
1:00 pm, grades 3 & up * – Hogsmeade: Three Broomsticks
3:00 pm, grades 3 & up * – Hogsmeade: Hog’s Head
Tuesday, July 30
10:30 am, grades 3 & up * – The Forbidden Forest
6:00 pm, grades 6-12 * – Ollivander’s Wand Shop: Learn how to become a maker of fine wands.
Wednesday, July 31
11:00 am – 7:00 pm, grades 3 & up * – Gringotts Bank
Thursday, August 1
1:00 – 4:00 pm, grades 3 & up – Hogwarts Castle: Drop in for a self-guided tour of the classrooms.
6:00 – 7:30 pm, grades 3 & up – Harry Potter Book Discussion: Bring your favorite book to discuss and dress as your favorite character for the costume contest.
Teens and adults are welcome.
Friday, August 2
12:00 – 2:00 pm, grades 3 & up * – Quidditch World Cup
Saturday, August 3
All day, all ages – Wizarding World games, activities, and crafts
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, grades 3-12 – Potterific Keychains:
Design a Hogwarts-inspired keychain using
Perler Beads. While supplies last.
* Visit mcdl.info/WizardWeek for details and to register for events individually*

Why not plan to spend a few days.  Reach out to the Medina County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau to download or order your FREE visitor guide.

Medina County Visitor Bureau
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Wands & Wizards Weekend - Fairfield County Ohio

Dates: August 8-10, 2024
Location: Throughout Fairfield County.

Wands & Wizards Weekend is an annual event that happens in Fairfield County, Ohio. During this magical weekend, businesses and organizations across the county celebrate all things enchanting and mystical with specials and events.

Wands & Wizards is a free experience for all ages to enjoy. Some events may be ticketed or have limited space. Be sure to check with participating businesses to verify details regarding their event or special.

Find all the details as well as local accommodations at visitfairfieldcounty.org.


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