Do you live in the greater Chicagoland area — or anywhere in the Midwest, really? Well, if you’re a Star Wars fan, you’re going to want to leave Saturday, June 6 open. Why? Easy — It’s the sixth annual Star Wars Day sponsored by the Joliet Public Library.
Star Wars Day is a family friendly event that includes over 80 costumed Star Wars characters, games, live music, photo ops, prize drawings, movie prop exhibits, lightsaber demos, and more. Featured guests this year include authors John Jackson Miller (Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Dawn) and Adam Bray (Star Wars: What Makes a Monster?, Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide), artists such as Dave Dorman and Joe Corroney.
The 501st Legion and Rebel Legion will be in attendance, along with The Mandalorian Mercs and The Dark Empire costuming clubs, as well as the R2-D2 Builders Club. There will even be a scientist on hand from Fermilab explaining how Han survived his carbon-freezing!
Star Wars Day has steadily grown over the years, and with the anticipation surrounding the return of Star Wars Rebels and the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, attendance this year is sure to be well into the thousands! Last year’s event attracted over 7,000 Star Wars fans of all ages.
Here’s an interview with one of the organizers:
The event kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 6 with a parade of costumed characters and runs to 4 p.m.
The event is free and open to all ages.Powered by Sidelines