YES! Dates Announced For The 2016 Harry Potter Festival In Chestnut Hill

For the first time, Germantown Avenue will be transformed into a giant street festival for this fall's Harry Potter Festival.

Hey, muggles! Get ready, Harry Potter is coming back to town this fall.

Harry Potter Festival Fast Facts

  • Harry Potter Festival dates are set for Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22.
  • For the first time, Germantown Avenue will turn into a six-block street fair for the Harry Potter Festival on Saturday, October 22.
  • The super-popular pub crawl will return on Friday, October 21; Tickets go on sale on September 28.

The Harry Potter Festival has always been a hugely popular and spectacular festival in Chestnut Hill. This year, though, the festival returns on October 21 and 22 with more than ever before.

New This Year

In previous years, the festival has filled the sidewalk along Germantown Avenue and certain parks and public spaces around the street. But this year, Germantown Avenue from Rex to Willow Grove avenues will be shut down to vehicular traffic and open up to festival-goers only on Saturday, October 22.

That’s right, the streets will be closed this year to create an even more festive festival atmosphere. Awesome, right?

Harry Potter Festival
(Photo by A. Sinagoga for Visit Philadelphia)
For the first time, Germantown Avenue will be shut down to traffic for the annual Harry Potter Festival.

Harry Potter Pub Crawl

Beyond the street festival on Saturday, October 22, the Harry Potter festivities kick off on Friday, October 21 with the annual (and quick-to-sell-out) Harry Potter pub crawl (yes, butterbeer!) in Chestnut Hill.

Pub crawl tickets will go on sale on September 28 at 10 a.m. and will include to-be-announced perks. Those who do not purchase tickets for the pub crawl can still visit the participating bars in Chestnut Hill and join the fun.

Stay tuned for more on this blockbuster fall festival and check out the festival preview video below.

Harry Potter Festival 2016

When:October 21-22
Where:Germantown Avenue from Rex to Willow Grove avenues
Cost:Pay as you go



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