Events Roundup: Wizarding High Tea and Harry Potter Birthday Celebrations

Our Events Roundup is back, bringing you news of upcoming wizarding world–inspired events from around the world. Read on to discover whether there’s anything magical happening near you this month.


Harry Potter High Tea

Looking for a spot of afternoon tea with an enchanting twist? A series of immersive Harry Potter–inspired high tea events have begun in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, Australia.

The sessions will include both daytime ones that are open to all ages and night events reserved for adults only. You’ll taste Potter-inspired cocktails, see appearances of people in costume, and have the chance to take part in activities such as potion-making classes. 

Each city will hold a run of multiple sessions at different times held at top-secret locations. Sydney’s sessions will run between July and November, Melbourne’s sessions from May to November, and Brisbane’s sessions across the weekend of September 23 to 25.

The exact locations of the events will be revealed to ticketholders before their sessions. Tickets to the day events cost $70, and the twilight passes are $95. They can be booked online


Capital Sci-Fi Con

Taking place at the O2 Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 23 and 24 is this year’s Capital Sci-Fi Con, a two-day convention that celebrates film, television, and comic book culture and raises funds for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland.

Potter fans will be pleased to hear that Sean Biggerstaff, who plays Oliver Wood in the first two Harry Potter films, will be there. He will be signing autographs over the weekend and taking part in panel talks and photoshoots. You can also join Biggerstaff at Meal with the Stars on the Saturday evening.

It costs £20 ($24) to get his autograph, £20 ($24) for a selfie, £30 ($36) for an autograph and selfie combined, and £30 ($36) for a video message. Tickets for the event can be purchased online



Waterbury Harry Potter Day 2022

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday in true wizarding style in downtown Waterbury, Connecticut, on July 29 and 30.

Shops, restaurants, and other locations will host quests, magic performances, wizardly eats and drinks, and much more! We are delighted that A Place Called Hope will provide us with [a] close-up look at the real-world magic of OWLS!



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 25 Years of Harry Potter with Auburn University Libraries

It’s been 25 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and to celebrate, Auburn University Libraries has created an exhibit curating a small portion of books representing “only a portion of the more than 80 languages and dialects the book has been published in throughout the world.”

The collection will also feature Harry Potter LEGO sets and novelties that have been built by Auburn University Libraries faculty member Barbara Bishop.

The exhibit will be on display at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library until August, and the public is welcome to visit during the library’s opening hours.


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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.