Celebrate Star Wars Day in Cincinnati – at home!

Does May 4th mean anything to you? If you’re a Star Wars fan it should! May 4th is known as Star Wars Day, and this year, it certainly feels like we’re in the middle of an epic, interstellar battle. While the usual May 4th activities and events have been cancelled, rest assured you can stay home and still journey to a galaxy far, far away.

Here are fun ways you can Celebrate Star Wars Day in Cincinnati – at home!

Watch the movies with Disney Plus – for free!

Every episodic Star Wars movie from 1977’s “A New Hope” through 2017’s “The Last Jedi” is available to watch on Disney Plus — sign up for a 7-day free trial at disneyplus.com.

Create a SW Sensory Bin

Sensory bins are a great way to help kids explore their senses. They can use unique textures and materials to help kids receive sensory input and discover new sensations. Fill a bin with kinetic sand and recreate scenes from Tatooine; use ice cubes to simulate Hoth — the sky galaxy is the limit! (Find a list of sensory bin ideas here.)

Get reading!

Show local bookseller Blue Manatee some love by purchasing some Star Wars fiction from their website. Bonus — get 20% off your online order with the code STAYHEALTHY.

Browse fan art

Photo credit: Facebook/May the Fourth Art Show

May the Fourth Art Show is an annual exhibition of fan art that celebrates all things Star Wars. The exhibition was cancelled this year, but fans can get their SW fix on this epic Facebook page. Scroll through to peruse next-level fan art and more!

Go into the world of Star Wars with the Toy Hoarders (Virtual) Star Wars Museum

If you’re into all things Kenner, you have to check out the Lehmkuhl brothers’ Toy Hoarders website. This duo buys Star Wars toys and collectables, and shares the love with an encyclopedic virtual museum cataloging all their finds!

Star Gaze – at home

Photo credit: Cincinnati Observatory

The Cincinnati Observatory Center may be closed, but this iconic Cincinnati attraction is offering virtual classes and tours for interested stargazers. (Follow them on Facebook for other cool videos and virtual education!)

DIY Light Saber

Get a little creative and have the kids make their own light sabers using easy-to-find household items (think recycled gift wrap rolls, old bubble wands). Find inspo here and here.


If your kids are anything like mine, they love LEGO. Especially Star Wars LEGO. Peruse HHH Brick Depot’s Facebook page and score some minifigures or sets for your crew — at used prices! Curbside pickup is available.

So have some fun this May 4 — and May the Force be with you!

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