10 Star Wars Day Celebrations Across the United States

From Atlanta to San Francisco, celebrate Star Wars across the country

May 4th is "May the Fourth be with You" Day, a celebration of all things Star Wars. Beloved by both children and adults alike, Star Wars has become an international cultural phenomenon. No matter where you are or how old you are, you can find a Star Wars celebration to suit your interest.

Atlanta

Bar Wars Pub Crawl

Celebrate Star Wars Day with an unforgettable pub crawl hosted by Markster Con. Participating pubs include Limerick Junction, Dark Horse Tavern, Neighbor’s Pub and Diesel Filling Station, which is also the host pub for this event. Costumes are highly encouraged—there will be photo-ops, a costume contest and more. Tickets are $20 and let you choose whether to join to light or the dark side. Diesel Filling Station, 870 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA, 404.815.1820

Boston

Star Wars Day at the Public Library of Brookline

This free, family-friendly Star Wars celebration will offer a Star Wars-themed scavenger hunt, trivia, a green-screen photo booth so you can journey to “a galaxy far, far away,” as well as lightsaber demonstrations from the Boston Lightsaber Combat Club. There will also be crafts to make your own lightsaber, Yoda ears and more. Costumes are welcome. Lightsaber demonstrations will be held at 2 and 3 pm on the library lawn. Public Library of Brookline, 361 Washington St., Brookline, MA, 1-4 pm

Chicago

DuPage Symphony’s May the Fourth Concert

Enjoy excerpts from John Williams’ Star Wars film score as well as Jeff Tyzik’s Big Movie Suite which highlights themes from movies such as "Gone with the Wind," "Big Sur" and "Lawrence of Arabia." Erich Korngold’s "The Adventures of Robin Hood Suite" will also be performed. Wearing a costume to see the orchestra is not only allowed but encouraged! Tickets are $5. Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL, 7:30-10 pm

Dallas

"May the Fourth be with You" Weekend

This weekend-long Star Wars celebration includes lightsaber battles, virtual reality demos, droid races, crafts and showings of "Stars Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens" and "Episode VIII—The Last Jedi." You’ll have opportunities to learn about the science behind the films as well as robotics, futuristic technology and life on other planets. Sci-fi-related and Star Wars-themed costumes are encouraged. Activities are free with general admission, film showings require a ticket and additional purchase. Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., Dallas, TX, May 4, 10 am-5 pm; May 5, 11 am-5 pm

May the Fourth be with You

Come out and play Star Wars games from across the years at the National Videogame Museum. Visitors wearing a Star Wars costume will receive $2 off admission. National Videogame Museum inside the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, Texas, 10 am-8 pm

Los Angeles

Star Girls Burlesque May the Fourth Celebration

This “nerdlesque” parody show brings you Star Wars with both classic and new characters joining the stage. Enjoy the Star Wars story reimagined through burlesque and featuring a few new twists. This show is returning to L.A. for the first time in almost two years, so even if you’ve seen it before, you haven’t seen it like this. Tickets start at $30 for general admission; VIP tickets available. Globe Theater, 740 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 7-9 pm

Las Vegas

"May the Fourth be with You" Derby Day

This celebration combines all things Star Wars with the Kentucky Derby at the Downtown Container Park. Enjoy limited-edition cocktails at Oak & Ivy that play to both celebrations, such as the “Ryes of Skywalker” or the Woodford Reserve Mint Julep. Downtown Terrace will serve a complimentary derby-inspired cocktail to all guests sporting their Derby finest and the evening will close with a special screening of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at 7:30 pm. Star Wars-inspired costumes and derby wear are encouraged. 707 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV

Philadelphia

Not Yet Rated: An Improvised Space Opera

This never-seen-before, never-seen-again completely improvised space opera is a hilarious way to celebrate Star Wars Day. Aliens, robots, magic and space are just a few of the things highlighted this performance. With no script and no props, it'll be one to remember. Tickets range from $5-$15. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA, 7-8 pm

Orlando

Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars Party

Stop by Gods & Monsters for 50 percent off back issues of comics and 15 percent off everything else in celebration of Free Comic Book Day, plus a raffle for wine tickets to The Void at Disney Springs. Then at 8 pm, head to Vault 5421 for the ultimate Star Wars Cosplay Party to celebrate Star Wars Day. There will be themed drink specials, bartenders in costume, a free shot for those dressed in Star Wars cosplay, plus an extended happy hour with 20 percent off drink purchases. 5421 International Drive, Orlando, FL, opens at 11 am

San Francisco

The View Lounge

With floor-to-ceiling windows that are reminiscent of the Death Star, head to the View Lounge for your Star Wars Day celebrations. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and signature dishes from the 39th floor of the Hotel Marriott Marquis. 780 Mission St., 415.442.6003

Emily Sisco
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