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May the Fourth Be With You! Where to Celebrate ‘Star Wars’ Day Around Philly and Beyond

Celebrate 'Star Wars' on May 4, you will!

Every year on May 4th, Star Wars fans celebrate the epic franchise utilizing the best calendar-based pun to arise from pop culture: “May the Fourth be with you!”

They commemorate this annual Star Wars Day together, both in person and online, all over the world. Here’s how you can celebrate with your little Jedi right here in the Philadelphia area!

Star Wars Day: May the Fourth in Philadelphia

Star Wars After School Fun Club

May 4, 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Tinicum Memorial Public Library – 620 Seneca Street, Essington

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to join Tinicum Memorial Public Library to talk all about Star Wars!

After School Fun Club always consists of a story and an activity. This week’s activity is a Star Wars craft.

Philadelphia Phillies – Star Wars Night

May 4, 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Citizens Bank Park – 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia

Use the Force for good and join the Phillies 8th annual Star Wars™ night benefitting Stand Up to Cancer! The event will take place at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:45 p.m. when the Phillies host the Texas Rangers.

The first 4,000 fans that purchase tickets for this event will receive a voucher for an exclusive Phillies Star Wars™ Boba Fett beanie!

Fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Star Wars™ characters.

2022 May the 4th Be With You 4 Mile

May 4 @ 7:00 pm – May 31 @ 11:00 pm

Online – Virtual Charity Event

What is a virtual race? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Running and walking on your own, or with friends! And your medal will be shipped directly to you.

Complete a virtual 5Ks, 10K, half marathon and more! Each race benefits a different charity. You are making a difference…one race at a time.

We all know that May 4th is an amazing day! It’s May the Fourth Be With You Day and we are celebrating with the fifth annual May the 4th Be With You 4 Mile event. And this year’s medal features one of our favorite characters: Grogu (Baby Yoda).

Plus, they will be donating at least 15% of each registration to Soles 4 Souls. Since 2006 Soles4Souls has collected and distributed 26 million pairs of shoes to those in need in 127 countries around the world and all 50 states in the U.S.

How to Celebrate Star Wars Day At Home

Spending the holiday at home this year? Here are some fun ways to celebrate May the 4th as a family without even leaving the house:

Host A Movie Night

If any movie franchise can keep you occupied for a whole day, it’s Star Wars. Why not host a movie night with the family to celebrate the out-of-this-world holiday? Pop some popcorn and visit Disney+ to find both recent and classic Star Wars films, along with some new Star Wars-themed shows. The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Star Wars: The Bad Batch, are just a few examples!

Get Crafty

May the 4th serves as the perfect opportunity to create some themed crafts! Use paper, foil, cardboard, and other everyday materials from around the house to make your own droids, a DIY Millenium Falcon, Star Wars ornaments, and more. When it comes to imagination, the possibilities are endless!

Dress the Part

Who says you need to go anywhere to dress up? Host an at-home Star Wars party by dressing up as your favorite characters and listening to themed music.

Eat & Drink, You Should

We couldn’t forget the most important part — food! Make this holiday one to remember with themed food and beverages. Make a BB-8 pizza, drink an other-worldly blue milkshake, or munch on cupcakes that look like Chewbacca.

No matter how you celebrate Star Wars Day, it will be a holiday to remember as long as you’re spending it with the ones you love. May the 4th be with you all!

Looking for more family-friendly activities in the Philly area? Visit the Philadelphia Family Calendar for the latest updates on family events in the city.

Writer for Philadelphia Family. Email tips to lani@familyfocus.org.