Harry Potter Events Calendar 2016


Jan 01, 2016

Posted by: Katie Eller | Comments

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Happy new year!  There’s much to anticipate in the Potterverse for 2016, from a new theme park at Universal Studios Hollywood to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  To help prepare for all of the biggest Harry Potter events, here is a look ahead to what is set for 2016.



Now-January 31: Hogwarts in the Snow

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London presents the sets of the Harry Potter films in all of their winter splendor.  Read more.



January 29-31: A Celebration of Harry Potter

Universal Orlando Resort hosts the annual event with film talent appearances, demonstrations, and Expo.  Read more.



February 4: Harry Potter Book Night

Bloomsbury sponsored the first book night in the UK in 2015, but for 2016, it is going international.  Read more.



April 7: Opening of Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios Hollywood

Hogwarts Castle and the village of Hogsmeade come to life in the California park expansion. Read more.


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April 16-17: U.S. Quidditch Cup 9

US Quidditch (USQ) will host the tournament in Columbia, South Carolina.  More than 75 teams qualified to play last year.


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April 16-17: European Quidditch Cup

Gallipoli, Italy welcomes the club championship for European teams and schools.



June 7: Preview shows of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

J.K. Rowling’s new play in two parts opens for preview audiences.

July 30: Opening of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Opening performance of the play at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End.



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July 23-24: IQA World Cup

The International Quidditch Association hosts its World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany.



October 19-23: LeakyCon 2016

The Leaky Cauldron affiliated LeakyCon is back.  This year it will be at the Mariott Burbank near Los Angeles, California. Read more.



November 18: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

J.K. Rowling’s new film starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander is released in theaters.  Read more.


Surely the year will also bring new exhibits from Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, exclusive material from Pottermore, and more informative tweets from J.K. Rowling, so keep visiting The Leaky Cauldron for all of the latest Harry Potter news in 2016!

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