9 things to do this weekend: Disaster-preparedness tax holiday begins, new ride opens at EPCOT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Are you looking for something to do this weekend?

Here is a list of nine things happening in Central Florida.

1. Disaster-preparedness tax holiday begins

Florida’s disaster-preparedness tax holiday will begin Saturday and last through June 10.

Floridians will have more time to purchase items they should have in their hurricane kits this season.

READ: Florida’s hurricane tax free holiday starts May 28

See a list of items here.

2. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens

Roller coaster fans are getting ready for an out-of-this-world experience.

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride will open at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT on Friday. Disney said it’s the first “otherworld” showcase pavilion at EPCOT.

SEE: Take a look inside Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

3. Paul McCartney: ‘Got Back’ Tour

You can catch Paul McCartney live at Camping World Stadium this weekend.

McCartney’s show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday.

READ: Paul McCartney returns to Orlando: A guide to parking and road closures

Some tickets are still available.

Click here to see a guide for road closures and parking.

4. Orlando Carnival Downtown

The Orlando Carnival Downtown is happening this weekend.

The annual festival brings pageantry, parties, art vendors and foods from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados and other Caribbean nations.

5. Orlando Fringe Festival continues

The 14-day event features several theatrical performances and a free outdoor music festival.

To learn more about the festival, click here.

6. SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean

This summer is about to get electric at SeaWorld Orlando.

Electric Ocean will include concerts, family-friendly DJ parties, animal encounters, themed food, activities for the little ones and a firework and fountain show every night of the festival, which runs from Friday through Sept. 5.

READ: Electric Ocean to light up SeaWorld again this summer

7. Orlando Pride vs. Washington Spirit

If you’re looking to watch a soccer match, the Orlando Pride is playing this weekend.

The team will take on the Washington Spirit on Friday night at Exploria Stadium in downtown Orlando.

The game starts at 7 p.m.

8. Orlando City SC vs. FC Dallas

The Orlando City Soccer Club is also playing this weekend.

The team will take on Football Club Dallas at Exploria Stadium on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

9. Orlando Predators vs. San Antonio Wranglers

If you are missing football, you can catch the Orlando Predators in action this weekend.

The arena football team will play the San Antonio Wranglers on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Amway Center.

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Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.