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All listings are free to attend/participate in unless otherwise noted with the word ‘FEE’ at the end.
Entertainers: Listed in Alphabetical Order (CLICK HERE FOR MASTER SCHEDULE)
Ashley Trix and the Wzrds (Bernie Milton Pavilion) is the divalicious nerdy alter-ego of singer-songwriter Ashley Hamel. Her vocals, powerful stage presence, and story-based songwriting lend to Hamel’s electric live show. A wizard rock staple and rising star in her local New England scene, Hamel delivers magical performances to Wizards and No-Majs alike.
Christopher Strange, Witch Doctor (Caygua Street Circle)
Circus Culture (Caygua Street Circle) We’re talking juggling, acrobatics, hooping, props and so much more. Our homegrown circus specialists have created a custom performance exclusive for this event.
CirqOvation (Roaming Performer) living statues roaming the streets for pictures and curiosity sake.
Cornell Bhangra (Bernie Milton Pavilion) Bhangra is a folk dance originating in the state of Punjab in Northern India and Pakistan that celebrates the arrival of spring and everyday culture/life in Punjab. Over the past 18 years, Cornell Bhangra has grown to become among the most well-known bhangra teams in North America and on the Cornell campus.
Cruciatus Curse (Bernie Milton Pavilion)
Draco and the Malfoys (Bernie Milton Pavilion) Since 2005, this wizard rock duo of brothers have been singing songs about the Harry Potter series from Draco Malfoy’s perspective.
Keith Engle (Roaming Performer)
Fall Creek Brass Band (Caygua Street Circle) headwaters are found in the funky beats, groovy bass lines, and hot licks hidden in the hills. The waters of Fall Creek flow, at times meandering and at times untethered, carrying groove to Ithaca where it infects the population with an inescapable need to dance.
Hawthorn and Holly (Bernie Milton Pavilion) Pop-punk wizard rock from the coolest nerds in North Carolina
Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy (Caygua Street Circle) From boy scout cookie fund raiser to solo performance on cruise ships, Hilby has established a complete show and name for himself.
IC Voicestream (Bernie Milton Pavilion) Ithaca College’s premiere coed a Cappella group.
Lady Younglove Sideshow Spectacle (Roaming Performer)
Lauren Fairweather (Bernie Milton Pavilion)
LillySilly Puppets (Bernie Milton Pavilion) 30- 45 minute puppet show with live music from classically trained guitarist featuring wizards, witches and spells as a needy witch tries to take over a variety show.
Local Songwriters Set (Bernie Milton Pavilion)
Kyle Marlet, Magician (Caygua Street Circle)
The NEO Project (Bernie Milton Pavilion) the brainchild of Dwight Carroll, (Shalamar, Papa John Creach & various Motown recording artists) reinvents some of the best funked up jazzy soul music out there. Consistently delivering a powerful dose of deep pocket grooves supporting soulful melodies & blazing improvisation. Professional – tight – funk, served from the heart.
The Ravenettes (Roaming Performer) Strolling singers from Ithaca NY.
Snidget (Bernie Milton Pavilion) Snidget is the indie-folk solo project of Grace, a ukuleleist and dulcimerista from Virginia. Her solo efforts have grown wildly since her 2005 start; she’s toured nine times with a variety of talented friends, is a founding member of nerd-rock band Carpe Geekdom.
The Whomping Willows (Bernie Milton Pavilion)
Yamatai (Bernie Milton Pavilion) is a student group at Cornell University dedicated to spreading the art and joy of taiko drumming. Through rigorous study and training, Yamatai seeks to explore musical possibilities of taiko drumming in contemporary adaptations while respecting the origins of the traditional art, and to share the experience with our audience!
Zajal the Sugar Plum Fairy and Friends (Bernie Milton Pavilion) In “The Phoenix and Her Egg,” Zajal the Sugarplum Fairy and Friends offer StoryDance that helps the Phoenix choose just where she should lay that magical egg that will renew her life. Lively music for mythical creatures—and costumes for all!
Activities & Attractions:
Acceptance Letters Meet well loved characters and get your copy of the acceptance letter that you’ve always wanted. FEE, PASSPORT ACCEPTED
Amazing Pete’s Balloons Master balloon sculptor. Offering free balloon creations courtesy of the festival
Care of Magical Creatures (Binghamton ZooMobile) Learn more about the magical creatures of our daily lives and beyond.
Celebrity Quidditch Game Think you can make a shot on the Keeper? Take your chances against our local Celebrity Keepers. FEE, PASSPORT ACCEPTED
Costume & Fashion Parade This is where everyone in costume and magical fashion gets to shine and strutt. Parade gathers at Trolley Circle (near the Goblet of Fire) and makes their way to the Cayuga Street Performance Circle.
Dragon Egg Craft Create your own dragon egg! FEE, PASSPORT ACCEPTED
Fairy Tales and Garden Tot Spot (Family Reading Partnership) Kids 0-5 can enjoy books and a community fairy garden at this special tot spot area.
Feed the Dragon Game Toss food at the dragons, succeed in feeding them to win a prize. FEE, PASSPORT ACCEPTED
Floo Powder Craft Make your own vial of floo powder so you’ll always have an escape route when there’s a fireplace around. FEE, PASSPORT ACCEPTED
‘Flying’ Ford Anglia Here’s your chance to see and take photos with the car that made flying super cool. This fully restored 1967 Ford Anglia has unique Harry Potter inspired touches that will make fans squeal with delight. FEE
Foster Potter Learn how you can help make someone’s life better through fostering or adoption. Sponsored by Pathways, Inc.
Goblet of Fire Want to be a TriWizard Champion? The first step is to put your name in the goblet of fire.
Human Chess Dare you choose to take the battle to the next level with our life size chess match?
Magical Artifact Hunt Get your clue map and get hunting for the five keys to unlock the door to GorgeKeep, Ithaca’s own school of magic. All participants who complete the hunt will receive a one of a kind prize at the end and be entered to win the Grand Prize – 2 tickets to see the Off-Broadway hit, Puffs the Play (grand prize includes hotel and transportation, rules apply) FEE, PASSPORT ACCEPTED
Magical Transportation Exhibit From magic carpets to broomsticks, discover what lies behind the magic. Photo opportunity included.
Mystic Alley (Press Bay Alley) Have your fortune told, learn the secrets of the divine and more. FEES VARY
Niffler Coin Toss Game Help us keep our niffler satisfied by tossing coins into his nest, get it right and win a prize! FEE, PASSPORT ACCEPTED
Painted Love by Jennifer Sekella Face painting extravaganza. Offering free face painting for all courtesy of the festival
Potterwatch Learn more about this entirely Harry Potter focused podcast.
Remembox Photo Booth Conceived and built in Ithaca NY by Allison Usavage, the Remembox photo booth is a celebration of our community, capturing the moments when people come together to collaborate, connect and create.
Slime Potions Craft Make your own potion of slime. FEE, PASSPORT ACCEPTED
Sorting Hat Experience Don’t know what house you belong to? Visit the sorting hat experience to find out.
Tom Riddle’s Grave Do you dare take a photo beside the grave?
Trivia of Escalating Difficulty Think you know everything about the Harry Potter books and movies? Test your knowledge at this booth. FEE, PASSPORT ACCEPTED
Wall of Portraits See the Founders four immortalized in our wall of portraits and interact with a live portrait.
Wand Dueling Formal dueling is an art and you need to practice. So come to this activity to practice and face off against friends and foes.
Wheel of Magic Game Take a spin on the wheel of magic – winner every time. FEE, PASSPORT ACCEPTED
Wizarding Chess Sit a spell and match wits with other witches and wizards.
Wizarding Classes: (CLICK HERE FOR MASTER SCHEDULE)
All classes are free and will be held at the Tompkins County Public Library or New Roots Charter School.
Dumbledore’s Army Training (Tompkins County Public Library)
Fantastic Beasts: Fairy Races of the British Isles (Tompkins County Public Library)
Wizarding Story time and Puppet Show Extravaganza (Tompkins County Public Library)
Herbology (Tompkins County Public Library)
Tarot Divinations (Tompkins County Public Library)
Lego at the Library (Tompkins County Public Library)
Astronomy (Tompkins County Public Library)
Charms for Children (Tompkins County Public Library)
Astrological Divination (Tompkins County Public Library)
Paranormal Investigations (Tompkins County Public Library)