Happy May the Fourth, friends! This is an exciting weekend in May for nerds and geeks far and wide. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, I’ll break it down for you. May the Fourth is the semi-official Star Wars day for fans across the world. “May the Force be with you” is a common phrase said between Jedi (and other Star Wars fans alike), so naturally May the Fourth became the holiday, born out of a pun. Over in Howard County, Maryland, Old Ellicott City is getting ready for their biggest galactic event thus far!
Old Ellicott City will transform into a rebel base in honor of everyone’s favorite movie series. This family friends Star Wars event will benefit Make A Wish Foundation and Voices for Children!
At Little Market Cafe outside on the courtyards:
Kids Costume Contest 6 – 7pm Kids 14 & younger can win prizes for the best themed outfits
Blast a Trooper — Stalk Star Wars characters and blast Nerf darts at them. (donation to participate requested)
Star Wars Raffle — purchase tickets to win Star Wars collectibles & other prizes. Drawings begin at 7:30
All through town:
Photo Opportunities with roving movie characters
Traverse the Galaxy Scavenger Hunt 4 – 7:30 Visit participating stores to find hidden planets. Pick up your hunt card at Little Market Cafe or All Time Toys.
At the Welcome Center:
Lego Display — Stop in to see Star Wars Lego displays built by Lego Archeologists & Charm City LUG (Lego User Group) 4 – 7pm. Two Lego Star Wars creations will be given away as raffle prizes! Restrooms available here.
Special Star Wars menu at the Little Market Cafe all day.
Matcha Time Cafe will be creating unique Star Wars treats all day.
Clipper’s Canine Cafe is going to be joining us for this event with a Star Wars Dog Look-A-Like Contest and Dog Costume Contest
Black Flag Brewing will also be showing The Last Jedi all evening, and they’ll even have special Star Wars beer on tap for the event!