Dates: October 26-28, 2018
Location: Ithaca New York
- Street Festival – Downtown Ithaca including the Ithaca Commons, 100 Block of Cayuga Street, 100 Block of West Martin Luther King Jr/State Street
- Special Events and Special Guest Moments:
- City of Magic Ball: Community School of Music and Arts, 300 E State Street
- Artist Atrium: Center Ithaca, 171 E State Street
- Spirited Spirits: Coltivare, 235 S. Cayuga Street
- Panels, Guest Photo Ops and Cocktails & Cosplayers Event: Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga Street
- GALActic Gala Event: Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons, 120 S. Aurora Street
Street Festival Hours:
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Special Event Times:
- Pumpkin Carving Contest – Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm, Judging 4:00-5:00pm
- City of Magic Ball – Friday 8:00pm-12:00am
- Costume Contest for Adults & Teens – Saturday: 1:00 PM
- Spirited Spirits – Saturday 7:00 – 9:00 PM
- Cocktails & Cosplayers – Saturday 8:30 – 10:30 PM
- GALActic Event – Saturday 7:00 – 10:00 PM
- Costume Contest for Kids – Sunday 11:00 AM
Official social media channels:
Official show hashtags: #wizardingweekend #ithacaismagic #scienceismagic
Wizarding Weekend Story
Wizarding Weekend started in 2015 as a small gathering that went viral and attracted national attention for its youthful spirit and unique integration of the magical community into the city of Ithaca New York. We are a magical celebration of science and fantasy that provides a unique experience where fans can truly be themselves while at the same time raising funds for charitable organizations within our community and beyond. Our family friendly street festival environment provides attendees of any age the opportunity to live in a magical world where science and fantasy cross streams through live music, street performers, interactive exhibits, specialty vendors, special guest experiences, classes, panels and more.
Use of Wizarding Weekend event name
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