How to Celebrate ‘Star Wars Day’ in the DC Area

May 4 has recently become a holiday for “Star Wars” fans, and if you live here in the DC area, there are plenty of ways to celebrate your fandom on Wednesday, May 4.

OMCP’s Jason Fraley presents “Star Wars Day” (Part 1)

Do not be surprised if someone greets you today saying, “May the Fourth be with you!”

May 4 has recently become a holiday for “Star Wars” fans, and if you live here in the DC area, there are plenty of ways to celebrate your fandom on Wednesday, May 4.

Here is a chronological overview of the day’s events:

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Southeast DC is hosting a special movie marathon of the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy and the original trilogy from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Pet Dominion in Rockville, Maryland is hosting “Star Wars Day,” inviting pet owners to dress up Fido and Spot for a day of “Star Wars” costumes and treats starting at 11 a.m.

The George Mason University Toastmasters Club is hosting a “Star Wars: Hybrid Reunion” from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., which means you can visit Merten Hall, Room 3001 or participate on Zoom.

The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library in southeast DC is hosting “May the 4th: LEGO Star Wars,” inviting kids and parents to build “Star Wars” structures from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in northwest DC is hosting “Ewok Cardboard Craft Day,” inviting teens to creatively build cardboard Ewoks from 4-5 p.m.

Skate N’ Fun Zone in Manassas, Va. hosts “Ultimate Wednesday: Star Wars Edition” from 6-9 p.m. with roller skating, games, trivia, pizza and prizes.

The AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, MD presents the beloved original “Star Wars” trilogy. It kicks off with “A New Hope” at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, followed by “The Empire Strikes Back” at 6:45 p.m. Thursday and “Return of the Jedi” at 6:45 p.m. Friday.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in DC’s northeast is hosting “May the Fourth Be With You” trivia for “Star Wars” fans at 7 p.m. with questions about Episodes 1 through 7 and “Rogue One.” You can play solo (like Han) or in a team (maximum six people per team).

Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax, Va., is hosting “A Beer Dinner in a Galaxy Distant” at 7 p.m. for $50 per person. The menu includes Yoda’s Root Leaf Stew, Imperial Guard Spicy Red Shrimp, Luke-N-Leia’s Turf-N-Turf, and Vader’s Saber Chocolate Mousse.

OMCP’s Jason Fraley presents “Star Wars Day” (Part 2)

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