Celebrate Star Wars at These May the Fourth Events in Delaware

From trivia and costume contests to cocktail specials and drag bingo, celebrate Star Wars in Delaware at these May the Fourth events.

For decades, Star Wars fans have claimed May 4 as a day to commemorate and celebrate the iconic universe created by George Lucas. The day was marked thanks to a convenient pun, “May the fourth be with you.” This year, it falls on a Saturday, which means plenty of local events for Delaware Star Wars enthusiasts to enjoy.

The Force Awakens this weekend as fans of the iconic saga gather across the state to celebrate one of the most beloved franchises in the galaxy. Whether it’s competing in trivia and costume contests or sipping on cocktail specials, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. Put on your costume, grab your lightsaber, brush up on your knowledge and head to one of these Star Wars hotspots this weekend.

May the Fourth Celebration at Taco Reho

Taco Reho’s annual May the Fourth celebration is back! Enjoy Star Wars-centric menu items, delicious themed cocktails and a day spent with other Star Wars fans. Try the Bantha Horchata, a spin on the cinnamon rice-based drink made with blue pea flower. Start your meal with an order of “Vader Taders,” bacon-jalapeno, pepper jack and cream cheese-filled potatoes topped with crema, pico and cilantro. Enjoy specials at either location.

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18784 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach
100 Sandhill Drive, Middletown

Weekend-Long Specials & Drag Bingo at Liquid Alchemy

This quirky Wilmington mead and cider brewery is a haven for pop culture fans. With pop-culture references throughout the menu and tasting room decor, a Star Wars fan’s first visit will certainly not be their last!

Each year on May 4, the tasting room hosts a Star Wars-themed party with costumes, live performances, mead cocktails and more. This year, it’s a weekend-long celebration with cocktail specials Friday to Sunday, the regular May the Fourth party on Saturday and a special “Revenge of the 5th” Drag Bingo on Sunday evening. Tickets are required for Sunday’s drag bingo, but the rest of the festivities are free to attend. Just put on your favorite Star Wars gear, grab a glass of “The Dark Cider” or a specialty cocktail and enjoy.

28 Brookside Drive, Wilmington

Wilmington Blue Rocks Star Wars Night

“May the fourth be with us all as we celebrate Star Wars Night!”

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Wear your Star Wars gear to watch the Wilmington Blue Rocks face off against the Hudson Valley Renegades! Grab your tickets and enjoy an evening of baseball.

Frawley Stadium, 801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington

Delaware Museum of Nature & Science: May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Night

The Delaware Museum of Nature & Science invites you to explore a world where science and science fiction collide. Explore robotics with the MOE FTC team 365, then meet characters from the 501st Legion-Frist State Garrison and Mando Mercs. Swing by Tosche Station (the museum cafe) for some snacks and beverages, including alcoholic beverages for non-padawans. Plus, Uncle John’s BBQ will be on-site serving up award-winning barbecue.

The evening is packed full of cool activities like a costume contest with prizes, a “kyber crystal” necklace-making station, hands-on activities to learn how stars are formed, Star Wars trivia and more. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins are allowed on a first-come, first-served basis.

4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington

 

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May the 4th Be With You – Pop-up Bar at Victoria’s

If you’ve stayed at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach, odds are you’ve sat at Victoria’s Restaurant for a nice meal or tea. Now, experience the eatery in a whole new light as a May the Fourth Star Wars pop-up bar takes over. Celebrate the day with Star Wars-themed cocktail specials, food and fun.

2 Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach

May the 4th Be With You at Midnight Oil Brewing Company

This family-friendly day at Midnight Oil Brewing Company is sure to delight any George Lucas fan! Enjoy a May the Fourth party with vendors, food trucks, music, kids activities and, of course, crisp and delicious locally brewed beer.

674 Pencader Drive, Newark

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