Wizarding World Festival is coming to the U.S. for Potterheads

The inaugural Wizarding World Festival will take place in 2023

Wizarding World Festival logo

Warner Bros. is bringing together witches, wizards, and muggles for a new fan event to celebrate the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchise and the expanded Wizarding World.

The film and entertainment studio announced during last week’s Back to Hogwarts celebration the Wizarding World Festival, a three-day fan festival debuting in the United States in 2023.

What is Wizarding World Festival?

Created in partnership with Superfly X and presented with Fever, the Wizarding World Festival is the ultimate fan experience, designed to ignite and engage Potterheads from around the globe. The weekend event will include discussions, film screenings, special guest appearances, cosplay and trivia competitions, autograph signings, photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise, special announcements, and more magical experiences.

Unlike other fan conventions, the Wizarding World Festival will host all the activities mentioned above in enchanting environments, befitting the magical world created by J.K. Rowling.

“The Wizarding World is a global phenomenon with millions of fans that span generations. We are beyond excited to celebrate this magical community and bring everyone together for an epic fan festival – more than a traditional fan fest, a true experiential celebration – a must-see event,” said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, in a statement.  “From a beloved book series and iconic films to experiential touchpoints all across the globe, the Wizarding World franchise is truly special and we can’t wait to see fans of all ages come together for an event that celebrates it all.”

Stacy Moscatelli, Co-President and Chief Strategy Officer at Superfly X, added: “Superfly X has a long history in festivals and location-based entertainment, so we’re delighted to bring that expertise to the Wizarding World with a festival of this magnitude. The global Wizarding World community is one of the most dedicated, dynamic fanbases in the world so it made perfect sense to us to work with Warner Bros. to celebrate such an iconic franchise. The Wizarding World Festival is sure to conjure memories that will last a lifetime.”

When and where will the first Wizarding World Festival take place?

Though it’s confirmed that the first-ever Wizarding World Festival will happen in the U.S. in 2013, the exact location and dates are yet to be announced. Fans are invited to visit WizardingWorldFestival.com to sign up for the latest information about the event, including tickets, guests, and more.

Watch the teaser for the event in the video below:

Wizarding World Festival | Back to Hogwarts 2022
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