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Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday at these 5 Magical Events in July

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Huge fans of Harry Potter know that July 31 is a date to be celebrated – it is Harry Potter’s Birthday! According to J.K. Rowling, Harry James Potter was born on July 31, 1980.

While you can play Harry Potter games online year-round, and Harry Potter-themed events and trivia nights are often held during the year, in late July each year there are birthday celebrations held at local libraries, parks, and at other businesses.

If you’re in Lakeland and Polk County, check out these Harry Potter events happening in Lakeland in July 2022.

Featured Event: Harry Potter’s Birthday Celebration at Lakeside Village

2023Sat29Jul10:00 pmSat12:00 pmFeaturedHarry Potter’s Birthday Celebration10:00 pm - 12:00 pm Lakeland - Lakeside Village, 1479 Town Center Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803CATEGORY:Family Fun – Community EventsPRICE RANGE:Free

Harry Potter Birthday Celebration Lakeland July.2023


Calling all Muggles, Witches, and Wizards!
Get ready to be transported to a world of magic and wonder as Lakeside Village and Books-A-Million collaborate to bring you an extraordinary event in honor of Harry Potter’s birthday and Florida Back-to-School Tax-Free Week.
Join us on Saturday, July 29, from 10 am to 12 pm at The Lawn as we embark on a journey into the enchanting Wizarding World.

PLEASE NOTE: No reservations are needed to attend this spellbinding celebration, but please remember that supplies are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Start your adventure by visiting The Lawn, where you’ll receive a map highlighting the various activity stations. Let this magical guide lead you through a series of captivating challenges and interactive Harry Potter games that will put your wizarding skills to the test. From wand-waving to potion-mixing, you’re sure to find something to ignite the magic spark within you.

Guests will enjoy the following:
• Hogwarts Student Characters
• Activity Stations
• Beats by: DJ Cubis
• Games
• Books-A-Million Gift Card Raffles
• Train Rides

This is a Free Event!
Fans of all ages are invited to come dressed as their favorite characters from the wizarding world. Unleash your creativity and showcase your love for all things magical. However, we kindly request that adults refrain from wearing masked costumes for safety reasons.


(Saturday) 10:00 pm - 12:00 pm


Lakeland - Lakeside Village

1479 Town Center Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

More Harry Potter Events Near You

2023Fri21Jul7:00 amFri1:00 pmGather at The Great Hall7:00 am - 1:00 pm Winter Haven - Haven Coffee Roasters, 140 3rd St SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880CATEGORY:Family Fun – Community EventsPRICE RANGE:Free


Please join us for a family-friendly brunch welcoming muggles and wizards alike! You can expect a bit of Friday morning fun and tasty brunch options at Haven Coffee Roasters ahem the Great Hall.

If you haven’t been by yet, you’re in for a treat! All of Haven’s Harry Potter-inspired drinks will pair nicely with our Half Blood Breakfast Sandwich, Smoked Butter Beer Wings, and more!


(Friday) 7:00 am - 1:00 pm


Winter Haven - Haven Coffee Roasters

140 3rd St SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880

2023Wed26Jul6:30 pmWed8:30 pmHarry Potter Trivia Night at Swan Brewing6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Lakeland - Swan Brewing, 115 W Pine St, Lakeland, FL 33815CATEGORY:Family Fun – Community EventsPRICE RANGE:Free

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Which house are you in? Come enjoy beating other teams with all you know about the Harry Potter franchise! Play for free and win prizes!


(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Lakeland - Swan Brewing

115 W Pine St, Lakeland, FL 33815



2024Fri26Jul5:00 pmFri9:00 pmLast Friday in Downtown Plant City: Witches and Wizards5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Plant City - McCall Park Downtown, 100 N Collins St., Plant City, FL 33563CATEGORY:Family Fun – Community EventsPRICE RANGE:Free


Last Friday in Downtown Plant City will be held on the last Friday of each month (except November and December) from 5:00pm to 9:00pm in beautiful downtown Plant City along NE Drane St and N Palmer St.

Many downtown businesses will be open late for you to shop and embrace your love for all things local. So make plans to head into downtown for Last Friday to experience a magical summer night for the entire family!

JULY THEME: Witches and Wizards


(Friday) 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Plant City - McCall Park Downtown

100 N Collins St., Plant City, FL 33563



2023Sat29Jul10:00 amSat11:30 amHarry Potter Bingo {Registration Required}10:00 am - 11:30 am Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801CATEGORY:Family Fun – Community EventsPRICE RANGE:Free


Harry Potter fans of all ages are invited to join us at the Lakeland Public Library for a magical morning of Harry Potter Bingo! We’ll guide you through multiple rounds of wizarding world play cards with plenty of opportunities to win! Costumes are welcome.

Registration Required – opens at 10:00am Saturday, July 22, 2023


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Lakeland Public Library

100 Lake Morton Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801

2023Wed02Aug6:30 pmWed9:00 pmMuggles & Magic - Harry Potter Trivia at Grove Roots Brewing Co.6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Winter Haven - Grove Roots Brewing Co., 302 3rd Street SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880CATEGORY:Eat + Drink, Food Trucks, BBQPRICE RANGE:$5 or less per person,Free


Calling all Potter Heads! Grab your muggle friends and test your wizarding knowledge while competing for Grove Roots gift cards and other fun giveaways throughout the night.

Muggles & Magic Trivia (Harry Potter themed) will be held Wednesday, Aug 2 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Packing House, hosted by Triviosity Live Events.

  • Limited space – first come, first serve
  • Team-size limited of 8 people
  • Doors open at 6pm
  • Wizarding attire and cosplay encouraged
  • Bring a sweet-tooth! Honeydukes is making a stop bringing all of their favorite magical candies!


(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Winter Haven - Grove Roots Brewing Co.

302 3rd Street SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880


No cost for admission, food and drink available for purchase

Haven Coffee Roasters Harry Potter Birthday Celebration

Haven Coffee Roasters in Winter Haven is having a Harry Potter Birthday Celebration ALL.MONTH.LONG. Stop by for a delicious treat like a butter beer, fizzing whizzbee, exploding bon bon, or golden snitch, and check out the themed decor, new merchandise, and special events at the shop Platform 9 3/4. Located at 140 3rd St SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880 in Downtown Winter Haven.

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Harry Potter Games Online – Free Activities, House Quiz, and an Escape Room

If you have a Harry Potter fan at home, or maybe you dream of being a wizard yourself, we’re here to help you add a touch of Harry Potter magic to your days. These Harry Potter online activities – websites, apps, printables, and even a Harry Potter escape room – will provide your kids (or you) with hours of magical Hogwarts themed fun.

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