May the 4th Be With You – Event & Merchandise Roundup for 2023!
Star Wars Day is coming! Have you made your plans yet? Let us help you with an Event & Merchandise Roundup for May the 4th! I know there are some camps that say Star Wars Day is really May 25th which is the date that the film opened in 1977, but I say let’s celebrate both. Heck, let’s just celebrate Star Wars all month (year) long! 2023 will be one for the journals since this has been the most active year in a long, long time. Read on for a list of our event and merchandise highlights.
Skywalking on TV!
Before we begin, allow me to plug an upcoming TV appearance. We are so excited that ABC7/KABC-TV here in Los Angeles contacted us to talk about fandom and what we are looking forward to in future with Star Wars films and TV. I hope they have a large timeslot carved out because we have lots to say.
We go live at 7:30am PST. WATCH HERE
Now, get your calendars and credit cards ready…
Carrie Fisher will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She will be honored with the 2,754th star at 11:30am, 6840 Hollywood Boulevard near the El Capitan Theatre and Mark Hamill’s star.
Billie Lourd will accept on her mother’s behalf. The event will be streamed live exclusively at walkoffame.com
Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite. Guests will experience special after-hours access to Disneyland Park with the purchase of a separate event admission ticket. Enjoy character meet-and-greets, themed menu selections and exciting entertainment—including March of the First Order featuring Captain Phasma. Plus, new merchandise and more! If you don’t already have a ticket, sorry, this event that takes place on May 2nd, 4th, 8th, and 11th are sold out. Look for plenty of coverage from Skywalking Through Neverland.
The inaugural May The 4th Sci-Fi Film Festival. This event will be held on the Skellig Coast, Co. Kerry in Ireland (right by the Ahch-To filming location, aka Skywalker Island) and will host a huge variety of Star Wars and Sci-Fi related events. Festival runs from May 4th to the 6th.
If you’re going, please through in a vote for our film, Rebel Spy Reject: Special Edition.
The Academy of Motion Pictures May the 4th Celebration. Meet past Skywalking Through Neverland guests Howard Kazanjian (producer, Return of the Jedi) and Paul Hirsch (editor, Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back) as they will be signing their memoirs at The Academy of Motion Pictures from 5:00pm-7:00pm. However Star Wars themed activities will start at 1:30pm. A screening of Return of the Jedi begins at 7:30pm. Address 6067 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
May the 4th Be With You Weekend @Otherworld Theater. An action-packed lineup includes shows, Star Wars-themed improv performances, and films. Don’t miss Cris Macht’s documentary film, The Force Within Us, screened on Saturday May 6th at 1pmCT. Followed by a live recording of Machtails from the Cantina show.
This event will be held at 3914 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613, USA
Skywalking Star Wars Trivia Spectacular! Search your local libraries since many are holding Star Wars themed events. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, join us at the Signal Hill library for our Star Wars Trivia Spectacular. Teams compete in spirited rounds of trivia for prizes. Event is free and will start at 6:30pm PST 1800 E. Hill St., Signal Hill, CA 90755. To register please visit or call the Library at 562-989-7323.
NEW Book – Skywalking through Fandom! We are so excited to launch our new interactive notebook where YOU get to chronicle your own fandom. How many films did you see on opening day? With what cast and/or crew member did you have an encounter? If you’ve been in the fandom for just a day or almost 50 years, this book is for you because everyone has a story to share! Between writing in your stories you can have fun with the puzzles, checklists, and cross words. (This has an official launch date of May 4th, but you can order yours now right here.
Disney has a huge selection of toys, apparel, and books coming your way. New Legacy Lightsaber collectible hilts will be available at Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities in Disney Parks and on shopDisney. For the Funko fans, you can pick up the exclusive Pop! Darth Vader which has been upgraded with a faceted new look. Also there’s a Pop! Vader on TIE Fighter complete with a reimagined train car version of Vader’s advanced fighter. Both are from the ‘Celebrate 100 years of Disney’ collection.
Click here for the full product list.
Premiering on Disney+:
Star Wars: Visions season 2. The nine new shorts from nine studios around the world are just as amazing as the first season (trust us, we’ve seen them). The animation studios include El Guiri (Spain), Cartoon Saloon (Ireland), Punkrobot (Chile), Aardman (United Kingdom), Studio Mir (South Korea) Studio La Cachette (France), 88 Pictures (India), D’art Shtajio (Japan), and Triggerfish (South Africa). D’Art Shtajio’s short was created in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. (United States).
Young Jedi Adventures. Set during The High Republic era, the animated series follows Jedi younglings as they study the ways of the Force, explore the galaxy, help citizens and creatures in need, and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi along the way. Also streaming on Disney Junior. You can view six of the shorts on the Disney YouTube channel.
We hope this helps with planning your May the 4th. Did you have something else in mind? Let us know in the comments.
Do you know what happened on May the 4th in Star Wars History? Look for that rundown coming next on May the 4th right here on skywalkingthroughneverland.com.