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Magic fest to replace Aurora Harry Potter event - for legal reasons

After organizers received an email from Warner Bros Entertainment, there will be no two-day Harry Potter Festival this summer in Aurora. Instead, a new Downtown Aurora Magic festival will be held June 9.

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In with magic; out with Harry Potter at downtown Aurora festival this June

There will be no Aurora’s Harry Potter Festival this year. According to festival organizers, Warner Bros. Entertainment’s attorney contacted them and directed them not to use Harry Potter’s name or any references in the downtown Aurora festival. “We are disappointed that we cannot host another Harry Potter Festival after last year’s successful event, but we didn’t want to just cancel. At Warner Bros. suggestion, we will be hosting a general celebration of wizards, witches, and all things magical this June,” organizers wrote on a Facebook post. “We are going to host a scaled-back event to see how things go in a festival without Harry Potter’s name on it. Our 2018 event will take place on Saturday, June 9,” they added. 

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