Star Wars Day
May the 4th be with you
- Games and crafts: trivia contest, Perler-bead characters, handmade light sabers and more!
- 4:45 p.m. Watch the movie: “Star Wars: Rogue One” (PG-13, 134 min.)!
- Wear a costume and get a prize!
- Enjoy photo opps with your favorite characters!
- Inter-galactic snacks!
- Note: Crafts and movie will be happening simultaneously in different sides of the Ordway Auditorium.
Say “May the 4th Be With You” out loud and you’ll hear the pun that Star Wars fans worldwide use to proclaim their love of the saga. This worldwide day celebrates the beloved Star Wars story that binds our galaxy together, and fans of all ages are invited to join us for the fun.
About May The 4th Be With You
It’s the worldwide day to say “May the Force be with you” to all and celebrate the beloved Star Wars story that binds our galaxy together. One of the earliest known records of “May the 4th” being used in popular culture dates back to 1979 as noted by author Alan Arnold while chronicling the making of “The Empire Strikes Back” for Lucasfilm.
Margaret Thatcher has won the election and become Britain’s first woman prime minister. To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the “London Evening News.” This message, referring to the day of victory, was ‘May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations,’ further proof of the extent to which Star Wars has influenced us all. Alan Arnold, May 4, 1979
Once the Internet allowed Star Wars fans around the world to connect with one another, May the 4th soon became a grassroots tradition each year, with fans online and offline proclaiming it #StarWarsDay.