One for all you nerf herders out there.
Star Wars Day (aka May the 4th) is just around the corner and the good people at Disney are helping us Victorians celebrate that galaxy far, far away with a massive Star Wars Day event right in the heart of Melbourne.
Taking over Federation Square, the galactic shenanigans will go down this Sunday, May 2 (due to the iconic day landing on a Tuesday), with a deathstar-sized event full day of free fan events including photo opportunities, cosplay competitions, a food truck and heaps more.
Running from 9am, there will be everything from character appearances from local fan groups; exclusive activations and photo opportunities, in celebration of Disney+ Original Series Star Wars: The Bad Batch (the animated series, which is available starting May 4 on Disney Plus); a life-size TIE-fighter replica to get a photo with; and exclusive Star Wars products from Zing, the home of pop culture; to ‘Toy-Box’ photo ops; Cosplay competitions; and a LEGO zone.
For the fledgeling padawans out there, you can train like a jedi and learn the ways of the force with a fun jedi experience, while the food enthusiasts will find a Star Wars-based menu on rotation at the Transport Restaurant.
Rounded out with the Crepes for Change Food Truck and a tonne of prizes to be won throughout the day, there’s something for everyone – from Anakin to Ewoks and everyone in between.
Celebrate Star Wars day, we must.
May The Fourth be with you all.
It all goes down at Federation Square, Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne from 9am until 4pm, Sunday May 2 2021. For more information, visit the Facebook event here.