Since fans invented the clever turn of phrase based on the classic Star Wars slogan “May the Force Be With You” back in 1978, fans around the world have claimed May the 4th as their day to honour the galaxy far, far away – and here’s how you can get involved in the celebrations!
Free Star Wars Day Activities
Come to Fed Square Saturday, 4 May to enjoy a free, fun-filled day of activities and live entertainment in celebration of Star Wars Day, including:
• X-wing Resistance Fighter Photo Opportunity: Prepare to take on the Empire and hop inside the Rebel Alliance starfighter for the ultimate photo opportunity.
• Jedi Padawan Training: Whether you’re young or young at heart, learn the Jedi skills needed to face The Dark Side.
• Screenings of Galaxy of Adventures: Pull up a bean bag and enjoy the all-new animated content series on the big screen.
• Merchandise: Get your hands on all-new, exclusive May 4th T-shirts from Zing and the May 4th kids’ range from Cotton On Kids.
• Performance from a Cantina band: Watch on as jazz musicians recreate a Cantina-style performance inspired by music from the iconic Star Wars score – brought to you by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Keep an eye out for a discount ticket offer for the MSO’s November shows of Return of the Jedi!
• Cosplay Competition: Come dressed up as your favourite Star Wars character for your chance to win a prize at the kids’ and adults’ costume competitions at 12.00pm.