It’s a big day! Star Wars May 4th, or May the 4th. It’s kind of a big deal. We’re lining up all the events submitted to our calendar of things to do in Indianapolis.
Fans of the classic space franchise know the perfect time to celebrate your love of all things Star Wars is the 4th day of May, when you can earnestly exhort all around you with a friendly “May the 4th be with you!” While some choose to observe the day by settling in with a marathon of intergalactic films, venues around Indianapolis offer opportunities to share the fun with other Star Wars fans.
If you haven’t already, this could be a great time to introduce the kids in your life to this beloved movie series and Star Wars May 4th traditions. There’s just something unifying about Star Wars. Adored by kids and adults alike, the space saga is awesome to bond over as a family. Find a fun May the 4th event sure to capture your kiddo’s attention, make some time for a movie night, and enjoy falling in love with these exciting stories together.
Indy-Area Star Wars May 4th Events
Star Wars Night
April 28, 7:05 pm
Victory Field transforms into a galaxy far, far away on Star Wars Night. Dress up as your favorite Star Wars characters and meet many of them in person as they roam the concourse. Characters will be available until the end of the fifth inning. Enjoy Star Wars-themed graphics and music in-park throughout the game.
Star Wars Movie Marathon and Costume Contest
Indianapolis Public Libary – Central Libary
April 29, 10:30 am-5 pm
This event at the Central Library is for all ages! Come dressed as your favorite character for the costume contest scheduled for 12:30 pm. The movie marathon includes screenings of Episodes IV, V, and VI.
Bird Fest Star Wars May 4th Events
Eagle Creek Ornithology Center
May 4, 12-2 pm
Bird Fest takes over Eagle Creek Park for a long weekend beginning on May the 4th. The park has taken care to include some special Star Wars festivities in its bird-centric event. Arrive at the Ornithology Center promptly at 12 pm to meet Obi the Owl and stick around for a themed craft and story time from 12:30-2 pm. Please note that a small gate fee of $5-6 per car will be collected at the park entrance.
May the Forest Be With You
May 4, 3:30-6 pm
Join Keep Indianapolis Beautiful in planting trees around Ellenberger Park and the forest will be with you. The Community Forestry team will lead participants in planting over 100 native trees. Register online, plan to wear closed-toe shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle. Work gloves will be provided and food will be delivered after the event as a thank-you to all volunteers.
Tinker Time: Star Wars!
Hamilton East Public Library – Noblesville
May 10, 3 pm
Join this monthly program at the Noblesville branch for kids in grades 1-5 for a special Star Wars-themed event! Participants will use perler beads to create favorite characters from the movies. Registration is required.
A New Hope Free Outdoor Movie
Scamahorn Park, Pittsboro
May 13, 8 pm
The Pittsboro Parks Department summer film series kicks off with a slightly-belated May 4th Star Wars film. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and spend an evening under the stars watching the movie that started it all. Free popcorn will be provided, courtesy of the Parks Department!
Tinker Time: Star Wars!
Hamilton East Public Library – Fishers
May 15, 6 pm
Join this monthly program at the Fisher’s branch for kids in grades 1-5 for a special Star Wars-themed event! Participants will use perler beads to create favorite characters from the movies. Registration is required.