Every season now seems like Harry Potter season, but his birthday comes but once per year, July 31st. Get in on the fun by celebrating in and around Philadelphia. There are events for both kid and adult muggles and wizards alike.
Harry Potter Fridays at the Levittown Library
When: Friday, July 26 at 2 p.m.
Where: 7311 New Falls Road, Levittown
The Levittown Library has been showing a Harry Potter movie every Friday in July in honor of his birthday month. This Friday is the final week. Bring a comfy blanket and nut-free snack and enjoy watching The Goblet of Fire.
The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt
When: Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Go on a field trip with Watson Adventures. Search the Philadelphia Art Museum for art and enchanted objects that seem like they are straight out of a Harry Potter book. Searchers can look for potions masters, flying owls, giants, centaurs, and unicorns. There might also be a mermaid or two, just like in the Triwizard tournament.
Event organizers say this can be played by Potter super-fans and muggles alike. This hunt is designed for kids and adults together, kids must be accompanied by an adult. It is intended for children ages 10 and up. Get more details and sign up here.
Philadelphia Potter Crawl
When: Saturday, July 27 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Old City
Potter Fans over 21 … this event is for you! The Wizarding Bar Event of the year takes you to some of the best bars in Old City. Enjoy $3 beers, $3 well drinks, $4 “butterbeer” shots and food deals. Dress in costume to compete for prizes. Your ticket gets you a refillable Potter mug, party favors, bar access , raffle entry for great prizes and free pictures of the event. Sign up here.
Harry Potter Book Trivia at The Bourse
When: Monday, July 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Bourse Market, 111 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia
See if you’ve got what it takes to be a ‘Prefect’ at Harry Potter (Book) Trivia at The Bourse Philly with FIVE rounds of Ordinary Wizarding Levels that will challenge your memory of the beloved books!
The Hog’s Head fills up quickly, so be sure to make your reservations at eventbrite..
Harry Potter Birthday Bash at the Langhorne Library
When: Wednesday, July 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 301 S. Pine Street, Langhorne
Celebrate Harry’s birthday with Quidditch, potions, magical scavenger hunts, an outdoor screening of Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets and more! Special guests include Eyes of the Wild featuring a Magical Menagerie of live animals, DeLorenzo’s Pizza on the Go Food Truck, and Curly Tail Ice Cream featuring Butterbeer flavor. Hogwarts robes, wands, and beach chairs & blankets welcome. All ages welcome. Eyes of the Wild presenting Magical Menagerie at 5:30 pm; movie showtime at 7 pm.
Harry’s Birthday Party at City Tap House University City
When: Wednesday, July 31 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 3925 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Celebrate everyone’s favorite wizard’s birthday at City Tap House! There will be a movie marathon, costume contest and raffles for prizes. Plus, enjoy specialty butterbeer, pumpkin pasties and additional themed specials. A portion of drink special proceeds will benefit the Drexel University Quidditch Club.