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Attention all Potter fans: Kensington transforms into Diagon Alley this weekend

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DH Calgary Staff Jul 25, 2016 10:48 am

It’s almost here! The time where us closeted witches and wizards can jump onto our Nimbus 2000’s and truly be ourselves. No more jeans, or muggle street wear, it’s time for our finest robes and a refreshing mug of Butterbeer!

Image: Kensington Diagon Alley

Image: Kensington BRZ

On Sunday, July 31, 24 stores in Kensington will help transform the neighbourhood into the Harry Potter series’ main shopping district, Diagon Alley. The event is in conjunction with the release of the latest instalment in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

“The Kensington BRZ is invested in community building, so when we were approached by one of the businesses to help them create the Harry Potter event, we felt it was a great opportunity to lend our support,” said Ellen Parker, Communication Director at Kensington BRZ. “The weekend consists of  fun, free, family-friendly events, and we love bringing those to our City!”

A Marauder’s Map will be available from Flourish and Blotts (AKA Pages Books) to help lead you in your quest to participating businesses with an online version at visitkensington.com.

Experience Butterbeer, tea readings, Quidditch matches, Gringotts Wizarding Bank, cauldron cake, fizzy whizbees, pumpkin juice, a costume contest, and much more!

Kensington’s Diagon Alley

What: July 31 marks the universal release of the 8th publication in the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” and it just so happens to be Harry’s birthday too. To celebrate, Kensington is turing into Calgary’s very own Diagon Alley! Pages Bookstore will be home base as “Flourish & Blotts,” where participants can pick up their copies of the new book and a ‘Marauders’ Map’ guide to the other wonders of Kensington Village!

Where: Kensington

When: Sunday, July 31 from 10 am to 5 pm

Participating stores

Image: Kensington Diagon Alley (Kensington BRZ)

Image: Kensington Diagon Alley (Kensington BRZ)

mage: Kensington Diagon Alley (Kensington BRZ)

Image: Kensington Diagon Alley (Kensington BRZ)

mage: Kensington Diagon Alley (Kensington BRZ)

Image: Kensington Diagon Alley (Kensington BRZ)

mage: Kensington Diagon Alley (Kensington BRZ)

Image: Kensington Diagon Alley (Kensington BRZ)


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