The wild success of Kent Potterfest 2016 has spurred on the second annual event, to take place on Sat., July 29th, from 12pm to 9pm in downtown Kent. This will be an opportunity for Harry Potter fans of all ages to come together and celebrate everything Harry Potter. Activities will include costume contests, magic shows, event-themed vendors, photo booths and more. Acorn Alley will transform into Diagon Alley for the day, with 40 local businesses taking on the identity of shops from the Harry Potter books and offering crafts, activities and special menu items in the spirit of the event. The event planning committee is diligently working on entertainment, activities, and a magical day for visitors and residents of downtown Kent. This event is FREE — stay tuned for details.

We are thrilled to announce a new addition to this year’s event. Wizards on your mark–get set–RUN LIKE YOU STOLE FROM GRINGOTS!
The Kent Potterfest 5K Fun Run!  This noncompetitive 5K FUN RUN will take you on a magical journey through the Kent State University campus at dusk on Friday, July 28th the evening before Kent Potterfest 2017. Click here for further details and registration.