Springfield’s Wizarding Weekend

Travel to the Heritage School of Wizardry. No floo powder needed.

Springfield’s Wizarding Weekend is a Harry Potter-themed weekend on October 7th & 8th. We’ll be transforming the Heritage Center Museum & downtown Springfield into a wonderland with opportunities to hone your spellcraft and learn about Clark County’s magical history.

Festivities kick off on Friday Night with an Open House Fair: Professors will welcome witches, wizards, current students and alumni alike back to the Heritage School of Wizardry. Guests will have the opportunity to get sorted into their houses for the weekend, meet & greet their local owls, participate in some specialized crafts and activities, compete in a costume contest presided over by Dumbledore himself, and watch a magic show.

The fun continues on Saturday and expands to the downtown. Guests–our wizarding students for the weekend–can attend classes, watch live performances, shop local businesses in our Diagon Alley, hunt for Horcruxes, and win points for your House along the way.

Saturday night caps the weekend with our Wizards’ Ball, which is reserved for adults 21 and up. We’ll have a cash bar, candy bar, dinner, dancing, dueling contests, games, and more!

OPEN HOUSE FAIR AT THE HERITAGE CENTER

Friday, October 7 6PM - 9PM
$ 20
00
  • Family Friendly
  • Crafts & Activities
  • Photo Op with Owls
  • Costume Contest

SCHOOL OF WIZARDRY DOWNTOWN SHOWCASE

Saturday, October 8th 10AM - 4PM
$ 10
00
  • Family Friendly
  • Wizarding Classes
  • Win House Points
  • Street Performances

WIZARDS' BALL AT THE HERITAGE CENTER

Saturday, October 8th 6PM - 10PM
$ 25
00
  • 21+ only please!
  • Drinks
  • Dancing
  • Dueling

ADDITIONAL EVENTS

THE HOGWARTS HANGOUT:
FREE Childcare Saturday Night

Please note The Hogwarts Hangout is available only to Wizards’ Ball ticket holders.

The Heritage School of Wizardry and the Springfield YMCA have partnered to offer free childcare for Saturday evening. Dinner will be provided and children will have the opportunity to play Hogwarts themed games, complete crafts, and swim! Childen will be bussed back and forth from the Heritage Center.

WHEN: Saturday, October 8th

TIME: 6PM – 10PM
Drop Off: 6PM – 6:15PM @ The Heritage Center
Pick Up: 9:40PM – 10PM @ The Heritage Center

COST: *FREE* to Wizards’ Ball Ticket Holders

AGE: Grades 1 – 6

Register now by emailing info@heritagecenter.us. For any questions call (937) 324-0657.

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT

PARKING

FREE parking is available next to the Heritage Center (south of the Heritage Center building), behind CoHatch (north of the Heritage Center building), behind the Masonic Center, across from City Hall, and at the corner of W Columbia & N Fountain.

FOOD & DRINK

There are multiple places around to eat in the downtown.

  • CoHatch (next to the Heritage Center) has multiple options like the Painted Pepper, All Saints Grill, Ironworks Waffle Cafe, Hikari Sushi, and Crust & Company.
  • There are even more eating options on N Fountain Avenue. These include Fratelli’s, Stella Bleu, Charlo’s, and Salato Deli.

ATMS

ATMs are available at nearby banks like KeyBank, Richwood, and Wes Banco.

Photos from Previous Years

Frequently Asked Questions

No knowledge of Harry Potter is required! The Heritage School of Wizardry has its own houses, house heads, and lore.

All manner of witches, wizards, and warlocks are invited from all fandoms. 

All ages are welcome! Our Wizards’ Ball on Saturday, October 8th from 6PM to 10PM is the only event that is restricted to 21 and up.

Yes! Please e-mail us and we’ll get you registered for the event. There is no fee to participate, but you will need to provide your own tent, table, chairs, etc.

Follow us on Facebook! All registered attendees will be emailed additional details about their events.

Springfield Wizarding Weekend is a community-wide event. It is not endorsed, sanctioned or in any other way supported directly or indirectly by Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Harry Potter book publishers, or J.K. Rowling and her representatives.