Time & Location
Nov 03, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Danville, Downtown Danville, IL.
About the event
Join us as we transform Downtown Danville into a magical land for all to enjoy on Friday, November 3, from 5-8 PM! At the stroke of 5:00 PM Vermilion Street will become Diagon Alley, North Street will become Knockturn Alley, and the Danville Public Library will become Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!
As one strolls through the whimsical Downtown Danville, be weary as one never knows what one might see! One may even want to pick up a scavenger hunt list at any of the Downtown Shops to see if they can find all the hidden items throughout Downtown for a chance to win a prize. Turn in your completed scavenger hunt maps to The Fischer Theatre before 8:00 to be entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize package! Don’t forget to venture to Hogwarts (at the Library), to see Potterfest characters in action! While you are on your journey, enjoy some Butterbeer at Cafe 13’!
See if you can find Hagrid in the Forbidden Forest, visit dementor cove and get a new tattoo at Markus Scarr’s (Requite Tattoo), 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 Rossi Photo Studios, and visit The County Administration Building (Hogsmeade) which will also host a variety of potter-themed booths, products, 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.
Complete the night at the Fischer Theatre by watching Order of the Phoenix! Start time for the movie is at 7:30!
All this and many more magical surprises are Downtown on Friday, November 3 from 5-8 PM at the 5th annual Potterfest!
Pre order your 2023 Potterfest shirts here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44ACAF2DA3FEC43-44735964-potterfest#/
It is going to be a truly magical night. No muggles allowed. More details to come as the event planning commences!
Thank you to our sponsors who help us create this magical night:
Champion Sponsors: Hayley Siefert with Keller Williams Realty, TREC Carle Health
Investor Sponsors: OSF Healthcare Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness
Partner Sponsors: Christie Clinic Two Roads Wellness Clinic Hall of Fame Plaques and Signs Country Financial - Pete Goodwin, Chris Griffin, Amanda Galloway Watchfire Vermilion Advantage Old National Bank ThyssenKrupp Dynamic Components Child Care Resource Service at University of Illinois Hyster-Yale Culligan Water
Supporter Sponsors: Lima Bean Glassworks and Gifts Aqua Illinois Ameren IL