From Kevin Hart to Hogwarts: Here are 9 events happening this weekend in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Whether you want to laugh, scream or sing this weekend, Central Florida has plenty to offer.


Check out our 9 things to do below:

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle

Universal Studios isn’t the only park at Universal Orlando Resort getting in on the Halloween fun. Islands of Adventure next door is bringing back sinister fun in The Wizard World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade with the nighttime show Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle and the return of Death Eaters. Both return Friday.

READ: Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle show, Death Eaters return to Islands of Adventure for Halloween

Kevin Hart

The Emmy- and Grammy-nominated comedian brings his Reality Check Tour to Amway Center on Friday. The event starts at 7 p.m. Some last-minute tickets are still available, but be prepared to pay a little extra as the cheapest seats start at $122.50. Click here to purchase.

SeaWorld Spooktacular

Though SeaWorld gets a little scary this time of the year at nighttime with Howl-O-Scream, children of all ages can enjoy family-friendly Halloween fun, which begins Saturday and runs select days through Halloween. Click here for more details.

READ: SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream: What to know before you go

Collective Soul & Switchfoot

Bands Collective Soul and Switchfoot will be joined by special guest Jade Jackson on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Hard Rock Live Orlando. Tickets are still available. Click here to purchase.

ICON Park Oktoberfest

ICON Park is getting its Oktoberfest celebrations underway beginning this Friday. Through Oct. 2, there will be special beer, food and entertainment from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

READ: Oktoberfest celebration coming to ICON Park

Daytona Boat Show

The Marine Industry Association of Central Florida presents the Daytona Boat Show from Friday through Monday at the Ocean Center — Daytona Beach. The show will feature 15 of Central Florida’s top boat dealers representing more than 80 manufacturers with more than 200 boats on display. Click here for tickets.

Alicia Keys

A few seats still remain for Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Dr. Phillips Center. This show was postponed from Sept. 18, 2021. Click here for more information.

Ocala Comic-Con

Ocala Comic-Con returns Saturday and Sunday at the World Equestrian Center Expo 1 building, 1284 Northwest 87th Court Road. Click here for more information.

Orlando City vs. Toronto FC

Orlando City will take on Toronto at Exploria Stadium Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets.

READ: Vamos! Orlando City Soccer fans celebrate U.S. Open Cup win

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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