The Beverly/Morgan Park Wizarding Weekend is a celebration for fans of a famous bespectacled boy with a lightning-bolt scar. It promises extraordinary events, magical feasts, alchemy, and otherworldly activities! Download our illustrated map to use as your festival guide, along with the details on this page. Or explore the hallowed halls and pick up your festival map on Sat., July 23, starting at 10 am at Morgan Park Academy Alumni Hall, 2153 W. 111th St. This festival is family friendly and ideal for all ages!

Donations

All donations made to the festival are being used for beautification efforts in the community.

Wizarding Weekend Highlights

From July 21–24, experience 30 themed pop ups at local businesses in Chicago’s Beverly/Morgan Park, including: 

Halfway to Christmas Great Hall Feast

Open Outcry Brewing Company
10934 S. Western Ave.
Thursday, July 21 (2 seatings)
The O.O. elves are conjuring a fantastic feast, the likes of which Western Avenue has never seen!

Magical Movie Marathon

Harry Potter films
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St.
Thursday–Sunday

Spellbinding Songs & Sips

The Patio at Nicky's of Beverly,
aka The Oasis of Hidden Objects
10500 S. Western Ave.
Friday, 5–8 pm
Live music & specialty cocktails

Wizarding Trivia

Cork & Kerry Tavern
10614 S. Western Ave.
Friday, 7 pm

Hog's Head Hollow Bewitched Brunch

Horse Thief Hollow Brewing Co.
10426 S. Western Ave.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Enjoy enchanted brunch, lunch & dinner all weekend, plus strolling magician Michael Corona Sunday noon to 2 pm.

Broomstick Sports

Loyola University Quidditch/Quadball Team
Morgan Park Academy
2153 W. 111th St.
Saturday, 10 am–2 pm

Goblins' Vault at Beverly Bank

10258 S. Western Ave.
Visit an enchanted vault!
Saturday, July 23, 1–4 pm

Enchanted Readings

Bookie’s Wizarding Bookshop
10324 S. Western Ave.
Thursday 10 am–6 pm; Friday & Saturday 10 am –5 pm; Sunday noon–5 pm
Shop for Harry Potter books & merchandise; enter raffles; & snack on otherworldly treats!

Chicago Public Library, Walker Branch
11071 S. Hoyne Ave.
Friday, 2–4 pm; Saturday, 11 am–4 pm; Sunday, 2–4 pm
Owl crafts, trivia, jokes & prizes for all ages

Magical Classes & Demonstrations

Givins Beverly Castle
10255 S. Seeley Ave.

Potions Classes
Saturday, 10–11:30 am & 2:30–4 pm; Sunday, 11 am–3 pm (every half hour)
Powerful spells can be held in a single drop. Brew your own batch of magic to take home.

Live Magic
Saturday & Sunday, 1–1:30 pm, 1:45–2:15 pm, & 3–3:30 pm
Enjoy family-friendly performances from accomplished magician David Gruba.

Care of Exotic Creatures
Saturday, 2–3 pm
Crosstown Exotics will present a variety of reptiles, bugs, & amphibians.

Wizards' Ball at Barney's Cauldron

Barney Callaghan’s Pub
10618 S. Western Ave.
Saturday, 6–9 pm
Live Celtic music & potent beverages

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Help us create a magical event!

Wizarding Weekend Sponsors

Thanks to the host of businesses and institutions that made this festival possible, especially:

The Beverly/ Morgan Park Wizarding Weekend is a community led, fan developed event. It is not endorsed, sanctioned, or in any other way associated directly or indirectly with Warner Bros. Entertainment, J.K. Rowling or her representatives.