May the 4th be with you…sounds a lot like a certain famous Jedi greeting, doesn’t it? That’s why May 4th is widely considered by fans to be Star Wars Day, a day for celebrating all they love about the renowned sci-fi franchise. But what’s the ideal way to have fun on Star Wars Day, anyway? Well, that’s a question each Jedi Knight must answer for themselves, but we have a few suggestions that might help you have a great time without even leaving the galaxy!
1. Rewatch the Movies
This may be a bit of a no-brainer, but a great way to celebrate Star Wars is to watch it again! With so many movies to pick from, including last year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, there’s certainly no shortage of content for your movie marathon. And that’s not even counting the animated series! The Clone Wars, Rebels, and Resistance have hours of binge-worthy adventures waiting to be revisited. Simply invite your friends over, fix up some Yoda Soda and Wookiee Cookies (recipes care of Genius Kitchen), and venture back to a galaxy far, far away.
2. Connect with Local Fans
You’re not the only one out there who thinks Star Wars is great, so why not take the opportunity to meet some new friends as passionate about the Force as you are? Check the calendar of events at your local library, comic book shop, or gaming store to see if they’re holding a meet-up or other special event just for Star Wars fans. Who knows, you might just leave with a new Star Wars video game, novel, or comic, as well as some more potential guests to invite over the next time you do the first item on this list!
3. Plan Your Journey to Galaxy’s Edge
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, an amazing new theme park land at Disneyland in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, is so close to opening that we can practically taste the blue milk! That’s not even a joke – the parks will be serving up actual blue milk, as well as other galactic culinary delights, for Disney guests soon. With great food, shopping, and opportunities to build your own lightsaber, there’ll be so much to see and do. That’s not even mentioning the epic new rides! Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run opens when the land does, with Rise of the Resistance coming soon after. Can we start lining up now?
4. Dress up as Your Favorite Character
If you’re looking for an extra-creative way to celebrate your fandom, why not try your hand at making a costume? After all, there are so many cool heroes and villains to choose from! From series mainstays like Luke Skywalker, Rey, and Emperor Palpatine to the obscurest of the obscure (Elan Sleazebaggano, anyone? No?), there’s bound to be a character that suits you just right. Whether you’re a cosplay pro or someone who barely knows how to sew, this is a great way to get crafty and express your individuality!
5. Imagine the Great Things to Come!
Of course, there’s plenty of great Star Wars out now, but there’s so much coming just around the corner! From the aforementioned Galaxy’s Edge theme park land to The Mandalorian, a new live-action series coming to the Disney+ streaming service, there’s a mountain of content coming that’s worth getting excited about. Of course, the main event is coming this December when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the ninth and final episode of the Skywalker saga, hits theaters. We can’t help but dream about the wonderful things on the way.
How are you going to celebrate Star Wars Day? Whether you’re doing any of the fun activities suggested here or trying something we haven’t even thought of, let us know in the comments below!