Thursday, August 17, 2017

Diagon Alley, Calgary

Calgary hosted it's second annual Diagon Alley July 31 so friends and I went to visit. They estimated that 40, 000 people attended their first year.

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Stores changed their names, quidditch was played, and fun was had. Of course, butterbeer was consumed. I'll have to visit the area again as I saw a lot of interesting things.



Over 47 business in the neighborhood participated, not to mention the support from other local groups and events. Some of the store names:
  • CROOKSHANK‘S CORNER (Regal Cat Cafe)
  • CERIDWEN’S CAULDRON CAKES (Cobs Bakery)
  • GODRIC’S HOLLOW (Kienna Cafe)
  • FLOURISH AND BLOTT’S (Pages Books on Kensington)

There were a bunch of photo ops, sales, people in costumes, and unique things to see and do. I would definitely recommend attending one year, just be prepared for the crowds! I packed a partial lunch for us to watch during quidditch and it filled us up but left room for the snacks we wanted to try.