Events Roundup: “Harry Potter”-Themed Sled Race and Magical Calligraphy and Baking

February is looking to be a busy month for Harry Potter fans. There’s something for everyone in this Events Roundup, from a fantastic Potter-themed sled race to calligraphy classes and baking some magical treats. 


Harry Potter Magic Academy Camp

The first-ever Magical Academy in Beijing, China, opened in the new year, where you can get the chance to make wands with Hagrid, take Potions classes with Professor Snape, and take part in a game of quidditch. 

For the younger ones, there’s also the chance to take part in some “exciting magical activities.” Plus, you’ll spend a full day visiting Hogsmeade Village at Universal Studios Beijing. 

The experience is available to those aged between seven and 12, and it takes place at Greenwoods Beijing Camp and Universal Studios. Each camp lasts six days and five nights, and the dates that are left are February 6 to 11 and February 13 to 18. 


Harry Potter Magic Academy Camp


Harry Potter Calligraphy Class

Taking place at Urban Lodge Brewing Co. in Manchester, Connecticut, on February 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. is a magical night of Harry Potter drinks and calligraphy. 

In this workshop, you’ll be learning an introduction to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. We will cover all the basics and get you ready to add those special lettered details to your snail mail, wedding paper goods, home decor and more! The perfect crafty night out! 

The class includes 1.5 hours of instruction, and you’ll also receive a beginner’s calligraphy kit, which includes two nibs, a black ink pot, two letter guides, tracing paper, a straight pen holder, and all materials needed to write on. Even better is that all these materials will be yours to keep.

Tickets cost $65 and can be booked online


"Harry Potter" calligraphy class


Guy Henry Attending London Comic Con

Guy Henry, who played Pius Thicknesse in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One and Part Two, will be joining his fellow Star Wars cast members at this year’s London Comic Con Spring. 

It will take place at Olympia in London, England, on February 26 and 27.

Saturday tickets cost £18 ($24) for adults and £12 ($16) for children, and Sunday tickets cost £16 ($21) for adults and £10 ($13) for children. These can be booked online.


Harry Potter-Themed Sled Race

Head to Blackwater Falls Sled Run in Thomas, West Virginia, for the tenth Cardboard and Duct Tape Sled Race. It’s taking place on February 26, and this year’s theme is Harry Potter.

The catch is that your sled can be made from only cardboard and duct tape – you can’t use glue, staples, string, or anything else you can think of that would hold it together. So get your wands at the ready to create a magical sled that looks like it’s Apparated straight out of the Harry Potter books or movies. 

The race starts at 10:15 a.m., but you can begin registering at 9:00 a.m. You can have a sled team of up to five people, and there is a $5 registration fee per person. 


Butterbeer Cupcakes and Honeydukes Candy Class

Those of you with a sweet tooth might find yourselves heading over to Laura’s Baking Delights in Holmen, Wisconsin, on February 27 because taking place there beginning at 7:00 p.m. is an evening of baking in which you’ll make butterbeer cupcakes and candies found in Honeydukes.

You’ll leave with six butterbeer cupcakes with butterbeer frosting, eight Chocolate Frogs, eight Fizzing Whizbees, and five chocolate Hedwig pops.

The event costs $45 for members and $47 for non-members, and this fee covers two people. Tickets can be booked online.


Laura's Baking Delights event


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Grace Hurley

I'm an animal-loving Ravenclaw with a Masters Degree in Writing and a passion for the Harry Potter universe since the age of five.