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Hogwarts coming to Main Street Flowery Branch
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Kids play in the field next to downtown Flowery Branch during a 2018 block party in the South Hall city. The Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau is bringing the parties back this year beginning in June. Photo courtesy of the Lake Lanier CVB.

With a loud crack, the world of “Harry Potter” is appearing — or apparating — on the streets of Flowery Branch.

It might not be diagonal, but Flowery Branch’s Main Street is transforming, or transfiguring, depending on how far we want to take this, into Hogwarts in early September.

Hogwarts on Main Street

What: A ‘Harry Potter’ block party in South Hall

When: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 20

Where: Downtown Flowery Branch

More info: www.branchblockparty.com/september

How much: Free

It’s the latest of a series of events events in Flowery Branch aimed at bringing more locals, visitors and new residents to downtown.

On Sept. 20, the South Hall community will host “Hogwarts on Main Street,” the latest of the block parties held this summer. The event will include vendors and a performance from the Fly Betty Band.

After Hogwarts on Main Street, there are two more block parties this year, a “Gilmore Girls” fan event on Oct. 18 and a Christmas party on Dec. 2.

“Our South Hall communities in particular needed to be creating a sense of place and events that were friendly to visitors and also somewhere for locals — and prospective locals — to gather,” Stacey Dickson, head of the Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau, previously told The Times.

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