Local Downtown businesses will offer wizard-themed brooms, hats, wands, food, beverages, crafts. Each downtown business will have a "clue" for the Wizard Quest Challenge to help solve this year's riddle and win a prize! Participants can visit each location Additional vendors and exhibitors will be located in front of the Silas Bronson Library from 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
MAGIC SHOWS ~ SCAVENGER HUNT ~ WIZARD QUEST ~ WIZARDLY DRINKS & FOOD ~ VENDORS & EXHIBITORS ~ MAGICAL CREATURES ~ DANCE & COSTUME PARTY ~ PRIZES ~ THE OWLS ARE COMING!
Join in the magical fun by wearing a wizardly-themed outfit, t-shirt, a hat, robe, gowns and come down for some magical fun! Don't forget to use hashtag #WaterburyHarryPotterDay on social media!
FRIDAY, July 29*
9:00 a.m. Pick up your MAGIC MAP at MinuteMan Press located at 156 Grand St. This is your guide to magic & mystery in Downtown Waterbury. You will also find the latest map and updates on the Waterbury Harry Potter Day Facebook page!
12:45 p.m. THE OWLS ARE COMING presented by A Place Called Hope, a owl refugee that cares for owls that can not be returned to the wild due to injury or other factors. This is a show with a meet & greet with the owls in front of the Silas Bronson Library on the lawn.
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Costume Dance Party (all-ages. $2 entrance at the Courtyard Marriott)
*PARKING: Please park in the Buckingham Garage (accessible on Field St., Bank St. or Cottage St. adjacent to the U.S. Post Office) Learn more about Parking in Downtown Waterbury, click here.
SATURDAY, July 30
Courtyard Marriott: (FREE)
10:00 a.m. "QUIFFITCH" Try-Outs
11:00 a.m. Magic Show by Brass City magician Paul Kilmer
Mattatuck Museum: (Activities are FREE with Admission to Museum)
1:00 p.m. Magical activities throughout the museum through 5:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. EnvironMagic Show by Cyril The Sorcerer
3:00 p.m. WITCHCRAFT in Connecticut presented by the Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library
PLAN B - RAIN. If there is serious threat of rain the day will proceed allowing attendees to visit downtown businesses. The outdoor activities at Silas Bronson Library will relocate to the Mattatuck Museum, where vendors, shows and exhibitors will be located in the Main Entrance Hall between 11 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.