May the 4th be with you: Everything you need to know for Star Wars Day

Posted at 4:45 PM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-04 13:02:06-04

Star Wars Day 2017 is here, a day when fans of the hit franchise come together to celebrate May the 4th.

If you're a Star Wars fanatic and want to celebrate, here's what's going on in Tampa Bay.

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Glazer Children's Museum

It is a Star Wars takeover at the children's museum. Experience out of the world "A Galaxy Far, Far Away" activities Thursday to Saturday.

The 501st Legion's costumed Star Wars characters will be present for photos on Saturday when the admission price is reduced to $5 in honor of Riverfest.

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Thonotosassa Branch Library

Friends of the library will make, play, show and tell stories from a galaxy far, far away. The program begins at 10:30 a.m.

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New Tampa Regional Library

The library will have a Star Wars Painting Class at 6:00 p.m. Participants will complete their own BB-8 masterpiece with step-by-step instructions. All supplies will be provided. The event is open for all ages.

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John F. Germany Public Library

The downtown Tampa library is holding its party on Friday, May 5th for Revenge of the Fifth, diving into the world of origami to create paper sculptures for the Empire. For all ages starting at 4:00 p.m.

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Brew Bus Brewing

The force will be strong at Brew Bus Brewing on May 4th. Come to The Terminal and watch select Star Wars films on their projector and big screens. Wear your best Star Wars gear and your first beer is free. Special prizes will be given to the customers wearing the best costumes (as determined by our crack staff of sci-fi geeks).

The winners of the costume contest will be announced at 8:00 p.m. in the following categories: Best overall costume, best couple and most original. First place winners of each category will receive a $25 gift card to The Terminal which will be valid beginning May 5th.

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Painting with a Twist (Carrollwood) Painting with a Twist (Wesley Chapel) Painting with a Twist (Lakeland)
Painting with a Twist (Bradenton)

Disney agreed to allow Painting with a Twist studios across the country the opportunity to have an ENCORE of the "Death Star" as inspired by the Disney movie, Star Wars: Rogue One. Adults and Kids ages 7+ are welcome for this special intergalactic experience

You must register using the link to the event. Reservations are first come, first served.

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The Brass Tap

It's national Star Wars Day and the Brass Tap is about to have a beer war. Join them & Barley Mow as they put Americana up against Maven in a Dark Side vs. Light Side competition. So pick a side & drink up! What will you chose?

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Cigar City Brewing

Come on out and celebrate Star Wars Day, 'MAY THE 4th BEER WITH YOU' on Thursday, May 4th with Empamamas at Cigar City Brewing from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wear your favorite Star Was gear and receive $1 OFF your purchase at Empamamas!

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Big Storm Brewing

Very soon at a brewery not so far away...

Celebrate May the Fourth at both Big Storm locations. Wear your finest interstellar attire and receive a dollar off your first beer. Get a raffle ticket for every beer purchased to win prizes that are out of this world. There's plenty of land speeder parking at our space port, where you'll find the friendliest creatures in the universe. Invite your friends. Droids also welcome.

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The Pint and Brew

Stay tuned for all the Outer Space themed beers we can find.

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Green Bench Brewing Company

Green Bench Brewing Co. Live Music Showcase presents: May the fourth be with you in Europe, Mountain Holler

However you want to say it, the brewery is going to miss their Mark like crazy while he journeys forward in his first European tour. What better way to celebrate this milestone, than with a send off show on National Star Wars Day. It is a free show and all ages and pets welcome.

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The Landing Bar & Grill

Are you a Star Wars fan? You are invited to join them to celebrate their 3rd Annual May the 4th Be With You event. Enjoy their galactic menu that is out of this world! Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and save 20% off your check.

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Palm Harbor House of Beer

Are you a Star Wars fan?
You are invited to join them for their 3rd Annual May the 4th Be With You event. Enjoy their galactic menu that is out of this world. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and save 20% off your check.

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Miss Anita's Crafts

Come and pick four of your favorite Star Wars characters and paint them on a 12 x 12 canvas. Come dressed in your Star Wars best attire and be a master Jedi painter. Have some delicious snacks while you paint with your fellow Star Wars fans. Only $25 all supplies included, and go home with a one of a kind work of art. ??

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Arkane Aleworks

It's officially the unofficial day of Star Wars! Join them as they tap a keg of Yoda Pants to celebrate. Yoda Pants is their guava, mango, ginger, Fl weisse made with bits of real Yoda. It is rumored that drinking this liquid will give you Jedi-like powers for about 30 minutes. They will probably put the original movies up on the big screen all night.

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Clearwater Public Library System

May the fourth be with you! Come and celebrate all things Star Wars with games and crafts! Open to Padawans and their families.

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Regency Park Branch Library

Come celebrate the awesomeness that is Star Wars with us! They will have crafts, activities, and maybe even some out of this world visitors available for photo ops at this family event.

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Serenity Games

You are invited to participate in a Star Wars: Destiny tournament. The collectible dice and card game allows two players to battle as if they were part of the Star Wars saga. $5 entry fee. Three-round Swiss Play cut to standings. All monies return via store credit.

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Learning Express Toys-South Tampa

Arm your young Jedi with Star Wars lightsabers. Stop in and create a lightsaber balloon, while battling our crew.

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Willard's Tap House

May the 4th Be With You. It's the Light Side (Cigar City Cestero Double IPA) vs. the Dark Side (Cigar City Marshal Zhukov's Penultimate Push) in this epic beer spectrum showdown. Rogue One & Space Balls will be playing on the big screen.

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Crooked Thumb Brewery

Our new Cloud City Saison is here just in time for Star Wars Day! Come in the costume of your favorite character for a free beer. No costume? Show your love of the galaxy with some gear or answer some trivia questions for $1 off beers.

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Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill (St. Pete location)

May the 4th is here and Tampa Bay Dream Team is having a special Star Wars edition of our trivia night at Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill. TBDT has added questions related to Star Wars in addition to our usual array of Television, SCIENCE!, Music, History, Food & Drink and many other categories!

Come dressed up in your favorite character or as you are for all the trivia, drinks, bowling, and good times with friends!

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No matter how you celebrate Star Wars Day, May the 4th be with you!