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2019 Wizards & Witches Festival Details


Join us for the first Wizards & Witches Festival in Bethany Beach & the Quiet Resorts!

The Wizards & Witches Festival is a family-friendly weekend-long festival celebrating wizards, witches, magic, and creativity! Along with spreading the love of reading and encouraging screen-less family fun, this festival aims to celebrate local businesses & the “Shop Local” movement.

The Wizards & Witches Festival is hosted by Bethany Beach Books with support from the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, Southern Delaware Tourism, and a ton of fabulous, local businesses in Bethany Beach & surrounding areas.

*Don’t forget, costumes are highly encouraged throughout the weekend!*



Wizards & Witches Headquarters

Bethany Beach Books
99 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930

Festival Activities

All festival activities take place in Downtown Bethany Beach with a few scavenger hunt locations in surrounding Quiet Resorts areas.

Where to Stay?

We encourage festival wizards & witches to make accommodations at the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn, which will be hosting numerous wizard- and witch-themed events for hotel guests! The Bethany Beach Ocean Suites is located in Downtown Bethany Beach across the street from the Bethany Beach Books, the Festival Headquarters.


Parking is free in Bethany Beach during the festival! Hooray! Bethany Beach parking is free from September 16 - May 14.



Do adults need passes to take the kids around for the scavenger hunt?
No, adults do not need passes to take the kids around for the scavenger hunt. Just know that only pass holders will receive the wand/glasses/etc. and be entered into the prize giveaways.

Can you purchase premium passes for some of your party and basic passes for the rest?
Of course! You can buy any combination of passes.

Do adults who accompany children to the Herbology Wizard Garden Activity need a ticket?
Adults accompanying children to the Herbology Wizard Garden Activity do not need a ticket but please be aware that only ticket-holders will be able to create and take home a plant. Parents are welcome to attend for free to help with children, as long as a ticket has been purchased for the child.

What is the recommended age for the Starry Night Hogwarts pumpkin pain night?
Due to the level of decor that will be painted on the pumpkin, the recommended age is 12+. This activity requires patience!

Will tickets be mailed to me or available to pick-up?
Your email confirmation acts as your ticket so please don’t lose your email. We will also have a list of those who purchased tickets.

*Wizards and Witches Festival Weekend is not an official event of, associated or affiliated with Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling or Warner Bros. Harry Potter, names, characters and related images are copyright and trademark of Warner Brothers*