You've read all the books, watched all the movies, and even own a magic wand with unicorn hair. Harry Potter fans know what's like in the magic world. If you're looking to meet other witches and wizards around Florida, these events and locations will make you believe in magic again. 

Some of these events and places require you to wear your cape and show your wand. Remember you can't talk magic language with common Muggles. Gather your friends and feel safe talking about Quidditch and other topics only people in the wizarding world understand. 

Florida is also full of magic and hidden alleys that are only seen by people who believe in a little bit of magic and mystery.  Join your fellow Potterheads and learn how to make a proper Expecto Patronum.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Concert

Where: Knight Concert Hall, Miami

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Welcome the New Year with a special event at the Knight Concert Hall. This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in high definition and big screen. The orchestra will perform John William's unforgettable score while you see monsters and cars flying on the screen. This is a great activity to add to your winter bucket list. There's no better way than starting the year with magic. Join Harry, Hermione, and Ron on their adventure through Hogwarts. 

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Where: Universal Studios, Orlando

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Ok, we know this one's obvious. But trust us, there's some hidden gems if you keep reading. And besides, this is basically the best place on earth for a Potterhead. This hidden place in Universal Orlando puts magic in a different level. Spend an afternoon at this magical place where you'll discover dementors, weird shops, butterbeer, and owls. The park is full of restaurants and incredible rides for the family. You can visit the wizarding village of Hogsmeade and the other land the establishments of Diagon Alley. With lots of shows, dining, and shopping, you'll have the time of your life. 

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Florida Renaissance Festival

Where: Deerfield Beach

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It's the most magical weekend in Florida. This festival will bring together Muggles, witches, wizards, and fantasy creatures in the Village of Kegsworthy. Practice your Patronus and Wingardium Leviosa for a magical event that will take place on March 23rd and 24th. You will not want to miss all the magic happening during this weekend. Capes and costumes are welcomed. Possibly you'll find your Gryffindor friends. 

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Mad Dragon Studio

Where: 5226 8th Street, Zephyrhills

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This brick and mortar store will turn your magical dreams into reality. Fuel your fandom at this mystic store that sells Hogwarts house-inspired ornaments, necklaces, fantastic beasts cups, and other wizard-inspired theme products. If you're looking for the perfect secret Santa gift, here you can find unique things such as a sorcerer's stone necklace and a Luna journal set. If you know all the Harry Potter characters, you know what we're talking about. You can also host a party with your friends where participants can join a wand-making class and divination class. Perfect if you want to make a spell. 

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Harry Potter & the Sacred Text

Where: Hilton Orlando, Orlando

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Meet fellow-Harry Potter fans at this weekend extravaganza at the Hilton Orlando. This is a live show performed by Harvard Divinity graduates Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile. During this live show, the duo will deep dive into a chapter of Harry Potte, tell stories from their own lives, and try-out a medieval religious reading practice or two with this modern day practice. Go with an open mind and learn more about Harry's secrets. You'll enjoy live music, spiritual engagement, and great storytelling by experienced podcasters. The event will take place on February 16, 2019.

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The Muggle Shuffle 

Where: Madison Social, Tallahassee

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Wizards and Muggles love a good bar crawl. On December 1st, explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter during this bar crawl event. Madison Social will transform each location into a different house from Hogwarts. Represent your house by dressing up in your favorite costume. Are you team Slytherin or Gryffindor? Show your passion for Quidditch and butterbeer cocktails at this event. When you buy the tickets you need to choose a house. The tickets include a shirt with the quote "I Solemnly Swear I am Up To No Good." The event will run from 6-9 p.m. and you must redeem each drink ticket before 11 p.m. 

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Merlin Magic Shop

Where: 7150 Congress Street, New Port Richey

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If you always dreamed of being a magician, this magic shop has the best resources to get you started. The store has the best effects for your wizard training and it also features magic shows for those looking for a bit of entertainment. It's categorized as the world famous magic shop in Tampa Bay. A look around the shop you'll discover unique artifacts, books, and other products.

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Harry Potter Trivia Night 

Where: Arkane Aleworks, Largo

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This small brewery in Florida offers Trivia Night for the Harry Potter fans. Witches,  Muggles, and wizards are welcome to save the universe one beer at a time at this local spot. Just enjoy your expertise in the wizarding world while enjoying a blonde ale and the best local beer in town. Arkane Aleworks also offers a reward club program for frequent customers. Come with your friends and show off your knowledge of magic spells. 

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Holidays at Hogwarts Harry Potter-y Party

Where: Practically Pikasso, St. Petersburg

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Join wizards and witches at this holiday event on December 6th. You can create your very own Harry Potter inspired piece at this event. The price of the event includes Harry Potter themed food like Huffle-snacks and Butterbeer. This is an interactive event and a great gift for someone who is a Harry Potter fan as well. You're encouraged to BYOB and wear a costume. Get creative and take home unique pieces that only your fellow Muggles will admire. 

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Paint 'N Hang

Where: 7376 SW 48th St., Miami

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Are you into painting and art craft? This sculpting class is the perfect choice for wannabe witches and wizards. BYOB at this interactive class where you'll be creating your own wand. After you create your own magic wand you'll be ready to make some spells. Bring your friends and turn it into a holiday party. The event will be held on November 29th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 

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Leaky Cauldron

Where: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando

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This Harry Potter-themed restaurant serves British fare and kid-friendly butterbeer. Once you enter the restaurant you'll be amazed at the ceiling and wooden furniture. It looks like you're dining with your friends from Hogwarts at the dining hall. The menu serves British classic food such as bangers and mash, fish and chips, and cottage pie. The cozy restaurant is hidden in Diagon Alley. It's the type of place you can imagine Hagrid cooking food for his guests and creatures. 

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Three Broomsticks

Where: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando

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Discover Harry, Ron, and Hermione's favorite British food. This restaurant is located in Hogsmeade side of Harry Potter World. Come here if you're really hungry and order the Great Feast which features a platter of rotisserie chicken, spare ribs, corn on the cob, roasted potatoes, and salad. You can order non-alcoholic drinks such as the butterbeer and pumpkin juice. True Potterheads love this drink and are unable to resist the secret frozen recipe. 

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Ollivander's Wand Shop

Where: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando

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A wand is a witch and wizard's most precious item. Without a wand, you can't do magic. This famous shop is located in Diagon Alley with towering walls revealing thousands of boxes stacked to the ceiling. Discover your unique wand and cast spells around Harry Potter World. This is a great experience if you're a true Potterhead and believer in magic. You can also buy a character wand replica and have an entire collection for your own personal museum. 

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Owl Post

Where: Hogsmeade in Universal Orlando

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This is the place where magical mail takes flight. Send your loved one oversees a magical message and explore the different stationery products. This store is perfect for correspondence materials that include quills, seals, ink, and even Harry Potter stamps. Immerse yourself in the wizarding world and send a letter to your fellow Muggles. 

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Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Where: Universal Studios, Orlando

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If you want a more magical experience, go inside the Hogwarts castle and explore the secret passageways. You can explore iconic locations such as Dumbledore's office, the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, and Gryffindor common room. After walking the corridors, enjoy a thrilling adventure and enjoy a ride that will get you close with magical creatures. This ride used state-of-the-art technology and a little magic for an unforgettable experience. 

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Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes

Where: Universal Studios, Orlando

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This joke shop by the wizard twins Fred and George Weasley is one of Orlando's favorite. Once you enter the shop you'll see the endless fireworks at the ceiling and incredible toys such as Pygmy Puffs, U-No-Poo pills, Skiving Snackboxes, and Puking Pastilles. You'll love the unique products and find Sneakoscopes, Bombtastic Bombs, Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder, Decoy Detonators, Extendable Ears, love potions, and more. Sometimes a wizard is not all about magic. A friendly joke will keep your muggle friends entertained. 

Florida has a lot of Potterheads and Muggles that dream of being wizards. The more you explore the more you'll find. If you like going to the trivia nights and magic stores, ask for book clubs that are based on Harry Potter books. Sometimes all we need is to keep our eyes open and magic will appear. 

Also, you can plan your own event with a Harry Potter marathon movie night and have a buffet with Hogwarts-themed food. Just don't forget your wand to cast some spells.

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