Where To Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday (July 31st) in Texas

It’s Harry Potter’s 34th Birthday, and there are celebrations happening all around the state!  Grab your robe and wand and head out to one of the fun festivals!

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DFW Area

Pinot’s Palette, 4560 W Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 

July 31st, 6-9pm   Dress up for a fun night of painting, winning free classes and free wine throughout the night!

Nutrition With Attitude, 5000 Rowlett Rd., Rowlett

July 31st 6am – 9pm  It’s a struggle being a muggle, we know! But NWA has your portkey out of this dull world! Join us as we celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday!  Enjoy:  Our delicious Butterbeer shakes,  Our Poly-juice potion teas, Our Hogwarts Houses liftoff jello shots, And Professor’s Trelawney Prolessa Shots!  Don’t miss out on the magical adventure!

Hood County Library, 222 N. Travis St., Granbury

July 31st, 3 – 4:30pm  Celebrate the birth of our favorite wizard with magical crafts and snacks! This program is for all ages, and costumes are welcome!

Farmers Branch Library, 13613 Webb Chapel Road, Farmers Branch

July 31st 7 – 9pm  Happy Birthday Crafty Potter   Help the Library celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with a movie and crafts. Fans of all ages can sit back and watch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix while decorating terra cotta pots and planting succulents. Refreshments provided by the Library.

Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Dr., Allen

July 31st 10am – 9pm  Harry Potter Birthday Scavenger Hunt Recommended for grades K – 3 with an adult in the Children’s Library. Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with a special scavenger hunt!

Rowlett Public Library, 3900 Main Street, suite 200, Rowlett

July 31st 2 – 3PM  Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with an interactive viewing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Haltom City Public Library, 4809 Haltom Rd. Haltom City

July 31st, 2-4pm  Happee Birthdae Harry Potter  Join us as we celebrate the birthday of The Boy Who Lived! Bring the whole family to be sorted into their Houses, receive your very own wand, attend various Hogwarts classes and more! Costumes are not required but are totally encouraged! All ages are welcome to join in for a wizarding good time!

Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 East Hunt St., McKinney

August 1st, 2:30 – 3:30pm  Get sorted into your Hogwarts house and attend some crafty Hogwarts classes. Turn paper into frogs in Transfiguration, attend the library-let Potions class, and see some magical creatures!

More For Harry Potter Fans…..

LeakyCon 2019, Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, Dallas

August 9th – 11th  Join Harry Potter fans from across the globe as we reunite in Dallas, TX for the largest-ever celebration of “The Boy Who Lived” and the magic we find in his story each time we return.

Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Frwy, Dallas

August 10th 7 – 10pm  Grab a space on the lawn, enjoy a picnic and let the cinematic fun begin for our 2019 Summer Movie Series featuring Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  Each movie in our Summer Movie Series is FREE and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy an evening surrounded by Dallas’ iconic skyline.

Trees, 2709 Elm St., Dallas

November 7th 7pm (all ages)  Wizardfest Calling all witches, wizards, and muggles alike –
the Ministry of Magic cordially invites you to attend Hogwarts for an evening fit for Dumbledore. ‘Wizardfest’, a “Harry Potter” themed pop-up party, will take place in select cities beginning October 12 through November 22. ‘Wizardfest’ will feature “Harry Potter” themed trivia and a live DJ, playing all of your favorites from the movies, as well as a variety of hits from the 90s and 00s, all while transforming your favorite venue into Hogwarts for one night only. Your very own “Leaky Cauldron”’ will offer
specially crafted “Harry Potter” themed drinks, such as “Butterbeer” and “Polyjuice Potion” for those 21 and over, so get ready to empty your Gringotts accounts. Attendees are encouraged to take a trip to Diagon Alley to pick up their favorite robes, broomsticks, and wands and come in their best dressed Harry Potter attire and participate in an epic costume contest that rivals the Tri-Wizard Cup.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Meyerson Symphony Center

November 27, 29, 30 and December 1st    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert  At long last, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ comes to the Meyerson Stage! Relive the magic of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in high-definition while hearing the Dallas Symphony Orchestra perform John Williams’s unforgettable score live to picture.


Austin Area

The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin

July 31st  6pm  (all ages) FREE  Sound & Cinema: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ft. Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band  Oh, those summer nights! Do512 and Alamo Drafthouse present Sound & Cinema on the Long Center lawn. Grab your friends and family and come experience FREE live and local music combined with classic movies and cult films projected onto the Drafthouse’s giant, inflatable outdoor screen – all with a beautiful downtown view in the background.

Yawp!, 4548 Page Street, Austin

July 31st  6:30 – 8:30pm  Please join Yawp! in celebrating The Boy Who Lived as he turns 39 – and our very recent move to an awesome new space as we enter our 3rd year!  Admission $10/child

The Volstead, 1500 E. 6th Street, Austin

July 31st 6:30 – 9:30pm  On Wednesday 7/31 we’re hosting a Harry Potter Party like no other. Join us at The Volstead to celebrate with trivia, games, costumes, prizes, themed drinks, and so much more.  FREE to play.
Teams 1-6 welcome for trivia and games
Great prizes for the top trivia teams, best costumes, game winners and more!
Plus, themed drinks and food specials all night long.
Music starts at 6:30, signups at 7, fun starts at 7:30

Buda Public Library, 405 Loop Street, Buda

July 31st 1:30 – 5pm  Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday at the Buda Public Library!
Join the magic as we create wands, get sorted into houses, take Harry Potter themed photos, and more! Most activities will be geared for upper elementary children to teenagers but everyone in the family is welcome to attend.  We’ll have a showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (©Warner Bros) from 2:15-5:00 pm on the big screen in the multipurpose room!  We expect a large crowd for this event so be sure to arrive early. We have lots of free parking available at the library but should the lot fill, we have overflow parking available at Stagecoach Park. The STAR bus will be available to shuttle participants to and from the park between 1:30-2:15 and 5:00-5:30.

Doc’s Drive In Theater, 1540 Satterwhite Rd., Buda

July 31st 9pm – Midnight  Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! Come celebrate with us at the drive in and enjoy watching our Fantastic Beasts DOUBLE FEATURE under the Texas stars! Movies start at 9pm but come early to enjoy our fabulous food menu and Mama Merlot’s upstairs bar!  Get your tickets here! https://www.docsdriveintheatre.com/tc-events/fantastic-beasts-find-fantastic-beasts-crimes-grimweld-df-duplicate/

Movie lineup:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald

More For Harry Potter Fans…..

Mohawk Austin, 912 Red River St., Austin

August 12th, 7pm  (all ages)  Harry and the Potters   What would happen if Harry Potter quit the quidditch team, stole a time turner, and started a punk rock band with himself from an earlier point in the space-time continuum? The answer is Harry and the Potters.

Come and Take It Live, 2015 E. Riverside Dr., Austin

November 6th  8pm  (all ages) Calling all witches, wizards, and muggles alike –
the Ministry of Magic cordially invites you to attend Hogwarts for an evening fit for Dumbledore. ‘Wizardfest’, a “Harry Potter” themed pop-up party, will take place in select cities beginning October 12 through November 22. ‘Wizardfest’ will feature “Harry Potter” themed trivia and a live DJ, playing all of your favorites from the movies, as well as a variety of hits from the 90s and 00s, all while transforming your favorite venue into Hogwarts for one night only. Your very own “Leaky Cauldron”’ will offer
specially crafted “Harry Potter” themed drinks, such as “Butterbeer” and “Polyjuice Potion” for those 21 and over, so get ready to empty your Gringotts accounts. Attendees are encouraged to take a trip to Diagon Alley to pick up their favorite robes, broomsticks, and wands and come in their best dressed Harry Potter attire and participate in an epic costume contest that rivals the Tri-Wizard Cup.
All witches, wizards, and even muggles can throw their name into the Goblet of Fire to enter the Grand Prize Sweepstakes, where the winner will be awarded a trip for two to London.


Houston Area

Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St., Houston

July 31st 11am – 2pm Houston Cosmos Quidditch Club has teamed up with the Major League Quidditch team, League City Legends, to teach you how to play quidditch during Harry Potter’s Birthday Bash! Pick up a broom and try out quidditch during a magical event

Smallcakes, 12149 FM 1960 Houston

Calling all wizards, beasts, muggles, and more – join us to celebrate the magical birthday of Harry Potter! We’ll have our House themed cupcakes in store as well as Butterbeer cupcakes, Sorting Hat cupcakes, Butterbeer macaroons, Pumpkin Pasties and other treats. Come dressed in your robe and favorite Harry Potter gear to receive 10% off your purchase.  We’ll have free party favors, coloring activities and photo booth props for the kiddos!

Vinson Neighborhood Library, 3810 W. Fuqua, Houston

July 31st  2-4pm  You’re invited to join the fun at the 2nd Annual Harry Potter Birthday Bash! Calling wizards, squibs, and muggles of all ages to join us in celebrating The Boy Who Lived’s special day! Come dressed as your favorite character to get sorted into your Hogwarts House, meet fellow fans, enjoy games, trivia, and more.

Muddy Water Bookstore, 120 East Washington Ave., Navasota

July 31st 3-5pm  Help celebrate Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s birthday! Come in costume. Best costume wins $25 gift certificate. Enjoy games, activities and treats!

Heights Neighborhood Library, 1302 Heights Blvd., Houston

July 31st  12:30 – 2:30PM  Wands ready for Harry Potter’s Birthday Party! Calling wizards, squibs, and muggles of all ages to join us in celebrating The Boy Who Lived’s special day! Come dressed as your favorite character to get sorted into your Hogwarts House, meet fellow fans, enjoy games, trivia, and more.

Park Place Regional Library,  8145 Park Place Blvd., Houston

July 31st 3-5PM  Wands ready for Harry Potter’s Birthday Party! Calling wizards, squibs, and muggles of all ages to join us in celebrating The Boy Who Lived’s special day! Come dressed as your favorite character to get sorted into your Hogwarts House, meet fellow fans, enjoy games, trivia, and more.

Collier Regional Library, 6200 Pinemont Drive, Houston

July 31st 2:30 – 4:30pm    Wands ready for Harry Potter’s Birthday Party! Calling wizards, squibs, and muggles of all ages to join us in celebrating The Boy Who Lived’s special day! Come dressed as your favorite character to get sorted into your Hogwarts House, meet fellow fans, enjoy games, trivia, and more.


San Antonio

The Cove, 606 W. Cypress St., San Antonio

It’s party tiiiimmmmeeeee and YOU’RE INVITED!! We’re celebrating Harry’s birthday at The Cove complete with cake and treats, games and prizes! Let’s give the Boy Who Lived a party worthy of a late night Weasley Twin common room rumpus.

More For Harry Potter Fans…..

The Rock Box, 1223 E. Houston St., San Antonio 

November 9th 8pm (all ages)  Calling all witches, wizards, and muggles alike –
the Ministry of Magic cordially invites you to attend Hogwarts for an evening fit for Dumbledore. ‘Wizardfest’, a “Harry Potter” themed pop-up party, will take place in select cities beginning October 12 through November 22. ‘Wizardfest’ will feature “Harry Potter” themed trivia and a live DJ, playing all of your favorites from the movies, as well as a variety of hits from the 90s and 00s, all while transforming your favorite venue into Hogwarts for one night only. Your very own “Leaky Cauldron”’ will offer
specially crafted “Harry Potter” themed drinks, such as “Butterbeer” and “Polyjuice Potion” for those 21 and over, so get ready to empty your Gringotts accounts. Attendees are encouraged to take a trip to Diagon Alley to pick up their favorite robes, broomsticks, and wands and come in their best dressed Harry Potter attire and participate in an epic costume contest that rivals the Tri-Wizard Cup. All witches, wizards, and even muggles can throw their name into the Goblet of Fire to enter the Grand Prize Sweepstakes, where the winner will be awarded a trip for two to London.


East Texas Area

Texan Theater, 201 S. Kilgore St., Kilgore 

August 3 – 10th  Potterfest Yer a wizard Harry! For those of us still waiting for our letter to Hogwarts, join us as we indulge in some magic, muggles and movies at Potter Fest!


Lubbock Area

The Ruffled Cup, 5109 82nd Street, #10, Lubbock

July 31st 10am – 9pm  Come celebrate Harry Potter and the Potter Universe all day at The Ruffled Cup! We will have Potter inspired sweets and treats, BUTTERBEER, photo booth, kids potion classes and more! This is a day you do NOT want to miss. Get sorted with one of our Sorting Hat cupcakes and have fun with friends!



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