Calling all wizards and muggles! Come together for a Welcoming Feast and Spring Potter Festival this weekend!

Muscatine Community College is hosting the 2018 Spring Potter Festival this Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19 at The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center (119 Mississippi Drive West Muscatine).

Kick off the festivities on Friday May 18 from 6-10 p.m. at Hogwarts Great Hall (The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center Grand Ballroom). This feast will include sorting into houses, Professor Dumbledore’s opening remarks and faculty and students performing magic and mischief. Hundreds of plates will be set on each of the four House tables, filled with food magically appearing on the empty plates, prepared by house-elves working in the kitchens below.

There is limited seating for wizards and muggles alike. Welcoming Feast tickets are advance sale only for $50. You can order your tickets now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcoming-feast-spring-potter-fest-tickets-45570102403.

The fun continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with the Spring Potter Festival. Come meet your favorite Harry Potter characters and experience the fun in this magical world of wizardry. Enjoy Kidditch play in the morning, Owl Shows, Butterbeer, Collegiate Quidditch Cup tournament, Bangers & Mash, Cosplay and much more!

For more information on this magical celebration, visit https://www.eicc.edu/future-students/events/potter-fest.aspx.

Connect with your inner wizard this weekend!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.