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Tickets are sold out. We have released tickets to numbers 1-205 on the waitlist. All tickets have been claimed. Tickets are required for all of the festival’s activities. No tickets will be sold on the day of the festival.

If you were not able to acquire tickets to this year’s festival, we are planning a much larger event next year and will make tickets available online. We hope you will join us in 2018!

Culture Stock, the not-for-profit organization presenting the festival, will conduct a few small ticket giveaways between now and the festival. Stay tuned to their social media accounts for more details. A limited number of tickets have also been set aside for Sponsors. If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please send a message to

Aurora’s Harry Potter Festival was originally planned as a free event that did not require tickets or registration.

Because of the overwhelming demand for our festival, we decided to use tickets for admission to the fest. This will allow us to maintain a safe, fun environment for our small, local festival.

We changed our admission policies because several outside websites have advertised our festival as a city-wide celebration that is on par with visiting Universal’s theme parks. We asked the initial website that published this information to remove the content or edit it to accurately represent the size and scope of our festival, but they refused to do so. These inaccurate articles drove tens of thousands of people to our Facebook page to RSVP. Our festival was planned for about 1,000 people. We have worked with the City and local organizations to expand the event to over 4000 guests.

This is the first year of our festival, which is run entirely by volunteers working with a not-for-profit organization. Adding a day or creating a city-wide celebration is not a matter of simply working harder or getting more businesses to support the festival; it requires additional street closures, trash facilities, bathrooms, police support, emergency services, and so much more in terms of logistics and expenses. A large, multi-day festival is our goal for 2018.