Don’t be afraid if you run into a Stormtrooper or Jedi today. May 4th is unofficially known as Star Wars day. To mark the occasion, many Edmonton establishments are hosting events to celebrate.
The events range from Star Wars themed trivia, to board games and movie screenings.
“It’s very much like a nerdy St. Patrick’s day.” Said Kelly Froese, author of the Edmonton Nerd List blog. “You can wear green for St. Patty’s day, you can wear Oilers gear on game day, and you can wear Star Wars anything on May 4th.”
If trivia is your thing, The Buckingham on Whyte and Sherlock Holmes Pub in West Edmonton Mall are hosting Star Wars trivia games.
The Rec Room is featuring board games and guest cosplayers.
Froese said the day was born from a play on words. “When people figured out hey, may the fourth be with you, as soon as somebody figured that out people really started celebrating it. I know it’s been a thing for at least the last five to six years, but I really didn’t really start keeping track until after that.”
For those that can’t make it out for the fun tonight, the 501st Legion Star Wars cosplay group is hosting events across the Edmonton Area through the weekend.
A full list of events happening today can be found on Froese’s blog, Edmonton Nerd List.