Wizards & Muggles Gather in Antioch IL on Saturday, June 16, 2018 Wizards, Witches and Muggles alike will gather in Downtown Antioch, IL for their 2nd annual Wizards Weekend Day on Saturday,June 16th, 2018. Join us to celebrate all things of a magical nature, bring your owl (just kidding), your wand (or smartwand), and dress as the character you most closely relate to. Be ready for Wizard fun all day long!
Begin your Magical Day by picking up a Marauders Map at the Ministry of Magic Information Booth, complete with schedules and wizard shops, etc. can be found at the Wizards and Muggles Craft Faire, downtown Antioch, intersection of Main and Orchard Streets.
Contests, games, and more magical moments are being conjured at Antioch's Wizards Weekend Day. Be part of this magical world of Harry Potter and all things magical. Antioch will transform itself with the swish of a wand (and the help of magical volunteers) to bring a day of magical fun to all creatures-magical or muggle alike. Wizards and Muggles of all ages will enjoy many magical moments this weekend! For the past year, planning for Wizards Weekend Day has been underway, creating magical moments for all ages. If you are interested in volunteering for this magical event, you can contact the Antioch Chamber at 847-395-2233 or visit our WIZARDS WEEKEND Facebook page.
Kids Hogwarts School of Magic* is for children ages 7-12. THERE ARE 120 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR SALE by registering online by Clicking on the Blue Registration Button. While at Hogwarts (June 16th, 10:00-NOON) all students will be sorted (they may dress for their House of choice regardless of sorting). There are only a limited number of students accepted, so register at by clicking on the blue registration button quickly. Magical Classes include Herbology, Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, plus more magical classes. All students receive keepsake items and are encouraged to bring their (or their parents) smartwands (cell phones) for photos. Hogwarts is only open to students and will be held at the Antioch Public Library in downtown Antioch. Parents can plan to enjoy the Wizard & Muggle Craft Faire nearby while waiting. We only have room for 120 students.
A Wizard Banquet will be held that night, Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at the Antioch VFW Hall on North Avenue for ages 5 years to 99 years! Wizards, Witches and Muggles (hopefully no Deatheaters) will enjoy a Wizard Dinner, Wizard Photo Ops, a Keepsake Wizards Item and other Magical Fun at the Great Banquet Hall. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Advance registration is required. Adults (13 years+) tickets are $40 pp, Children ages 5-12 tickets are $35, please click the Blue Registration Button for Tickets.
Wizard Village Shops are open on Saturday, 10-4 for Magical Fun...bring your SmartWands for Photo Ops! Pick up your Map at the Ministry of Magic Booth to find Wizard Shops!
Little Wizards Fun Fair, Noon-2 pm on Saturday, for toddlers (hosted by NorthBridge Church), at the Wizard and Muggle Craft Faire.
Magical Attire Contests will be held on Saturday at 2:00 pm at the Wizard & Muggle Craft Faire (located in Downtown Antioch). Magical attire is a must. Magical beasts (dogs only) may also dress for a chance to win prizes! Wizards & Witches of all ages may enter our Magical Costume Contest, no spells may be placed on judges! Sign up at Ministry of Magic Information Booth on Saturday at 2:00 pm to participate.
Wizard & Muggle Craft Faire will be held in Downtown Antioch. Bring your gold and green to enjoy out of this world creativity from our crafters. Interested in becoming a crafter? Click HERE to find Magical Crafter information and also you Muggles (non magic people) can find AC info too. Hours for AC Faire is Saturday 9-4.
TriWizard Chess takes place on Saturday, June 16th at 3 pm at the Wizard & Muggle Craft Faire. Gather your chess mates and be the chess pieces at our version of Wizard Chess. The tournament will award the TriWizard Chess Trophy to the team that wins! Register your team (of 16 people) at WizardsWeekend.com. Team entry fee is $10. Your team (have a team name, can be families, friends, classmates, or just a group of wizards!) will be assigned a time for your Wizard Chess Match! To Register Your Team of 16 ($10 a Team), click on the blue registration button above and use the drop down link at "choose one" for chess event. In the event of no registration, Wizard Chess Experts will be on hand to demonstrate. Registration must be received by 6/1/18 to host chess.
Scavenger Hunt & Horcruz Search takes place on Saturday, June 16th, between 10 am and 3 pm. Maps will be available at the Ministry of Magic Information Booth at the Wizard & Muggle Craft Faire. Search through the wizards village and complete your challenges for a chance to win magical prizes. Return your complete entries to the Wizard Info Booth by 3 pm on Saturday, June 16th. Winners will be announced by owl and posted at Wizards Weekend Facebook page.
Marauder's Maps available at the Ministry of Magic Information Booth.
Butterbeer, Olivanders, Care of Magical Beasts, Shrieking Shack and other mystical fun.
Bring your SmartWands (cell phones) for all of your photo ops.
WIZARD CASTING CALL-If you really are Snape at heart, or feel like your Luna personality is the real you, or have an eye that sees all (even behind you)...attend our Wizard Casting Call Audition on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 10 am. Come in character and audition for the opportunity to be our Magical Professor or Deatheater at our Hogwarts School of Magic and our Wizards Grand Banquet. Your performance at these two magical events (both on 6/16/18) will earn you admission! Auditions for all Professors, Deatheaters, and Characters. No Magical Beasts allowed.
Many more magical moments will be enjoyed by wizards and muggles alike. To keep updated on our Wizard Fun, visit our WIZARDS WEEKEND Facebook page and share with your magical friends for updated information. By attending this festival, you are allowing the Antioch Chamber, Illinois to use any images taken for the purposes of marketing only. Wizards Weekend Day is a community event hosted by the Antioch Chamber and is not held in conjunction or associated in any way with J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Free Admission to Wizards Weekend and Wizard and Muggle Craft Faire. Fee and advance registration to Kids Hogwarts School of Magic (6/16/18, 10 am till Noon). Other nominal fees for purchases may apply. No gold accepted, only Muggle Green and Plastic.