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Potterfest 2022
Potterfest 2022

Fri, Nov 04


Downtown Danville

Potterfest 2022

Downtown Danville is transformed into a magical wizarding world!

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2022, 5:00 PM – Nov 05, 2022, 9:00 PM

Downtown Danville, 8 N Vermilion St, Danville, IL 61832, USA

About the event

Wander into the world of Harry Potter in Downtown Danville on November 4, 2022 from 5-9 PM. Potterfest maps, scavenger hunt forms and themed totes will be available at Temple Plaza - so check in here to start your journey. Head down Diagon Alley (Vermilion Street) to take in the sights and venture over to Knockturn Alley (North Street) to shop for witchcraft and wizardry supplies. Stop at each place to search for the listed scavenger hunt items. Costumes are strongly encouraged!

The Danville Public Library will be hosting the Triwizard Tournament this year. Stop by for the experience while you are at Potterfest.

The Commercial News and Vermilion Advantage are hosting a costume contest on the Temple Plaza stage. Register before 5:30 - Winners will be announced at 6 PM.

The Fischer Theatre is hosting the 4th movie in the series (The Goblet of Fire) at 7 PM. Tickets are available on their website ( or at the door. Two cakes by Kayla's Chic Treats will be up for auction in the lobby.

While you are on your journey enjoy some Butterbeer at Cafe 13 or a Butterbeer Milkshake at Lainey’s! See if you can find Hagrid in the Forbidden Forest, visit dementor cove, have your fortune read by Professor Trelawney, collect a potion, or try your hand at quidditch at Kresge Park.

Get your themed Potterfest photo taken and printed on the spot by Burt Co. at The County Administration Building, which will also host a variety of potter-themed booths and activities!

Compete at Sweet Repeats in a Harry Potter Themed Trivia Tournament at 6:30. Registration is at 6:00 PM. Teams of 4, please. First come, first serve.

Turn in your completed scavenger hunt maps to The Fischer Theatre before 9:00 to be entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize package! **Two Winners will be drawn!**

Potterfest After Hours will take place at Vermilion River Beer Company (Slytherin) and Fatmans (Gryffindor), as each of the bars will represent a Hogwarts House Alumni Club.

It is going to be a truly magical night. No muggles allowed. More details to come as the event planning commences!

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