– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Happy Star Wars Day!  Since the early 1980’s Star Wars fans have celebrated May 4th every year as Star Wars Day.  It wasn’t until 2011 when there was an official acknowledgement by various organizations and fans that May 4th would be known as May The 4th Be With You aka Star Wars Day.   The following year fans of the Dark Side and Empire made May 5th their celebration day known as Revenge of the Fifth in honor of the third episode of the Star Wars franchise Revenge of the Sith.  Every year since 2011 the day has grown in popularity among fans and retail outlets that have Star Wars merchandise.  Below are how some different outlets are celebrating Star Wars Day.  



TBS– From 6:40 AM- 11:00 PM EST TBS will be showing the original six movies all day long with limited commercial interruptions. Listed below is the schedule of when the movies will be airing on TBS.

·         6:40 AM- 9:26 AM Episode I “The Phantom Menace”

·         9:26 AM- 12:20 PM Episode II “Attack of the Clones”

·         12:20 PM- 3:12 PM Episode III “Revenge of the Sith”

·         3:12 PM- 5:43 PM Episode IV “A New Hope”

·         5:43 PM- 8:17 PM Episode V “The Empire Strikes Back”

·         8:17 PM- 11:00 PM Episode VI “Return of the Jedi”

Disney XD– From 12:00 AM EST May 4th to 4:30 AM EST May 5th there will be a Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures marathon.

Youtube– Watch all the panels from Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017, featuring Kathleen Kennedy, Mark Hamill, Hayden Christensen, and more!


Over the past couple of years Star Wars Day has become a shopping holiday as well.  Listed below are some of the best Star Wars Days Deals.  For a complete list of all the great Star Wars Deals go to starwars.com


  • Celebrate Star Wars Day with 15% off all Star Wars items including the new Poe Dameron Black Squadron helmet
  • Offer valid May 4 – May 5
  • Use promo code MT42017


  • Receive 25% off select Star Wars gifts with the purchase of $15 or more (valid May 4 – May 5, while supplies last, some exclusions apply)
  • FREE Limited Edition 3 piece Star Wars pin set with a purchase of $15 or more of Select Star Wars gifts at participating Hallmark Gold Crown stores (valid May 4 – May 5, while supplies last, some exclusions apply, not valid for online purchases at Hallmark.com)

GeekNet Inc. (ThinkGeek)

  • Check out these galactic deals to celebrate May the 4th!
  • Take 20% to 60% off of all Star Wars product (150+ items) on ThinkGeek.com
  • Spend $50 on Star Wars product and receive the Maz Pin
  • Add $30 more Star Wars product ($80 total) and get both the Maz Pin, as well as the Jabba the Hutt & Salacious Crumb Pin
  • Offer valid April 24 – May 4

Star Wars Stickers on the App Store


  • Selk’bag is the ultimate sleeping bag that allows you to suit up and enjoy any adventure as your favorite Star Wars hero!  Take 25% off on the entire Star Wars by Selk’bag collection!
  • Offer valid May 1 – May 7 (midnight to midnight ET)
  • Use promo code SWDAY17

Disney Store

  • Celebrate May the 4th with an Exclusive $8 Star Wars BB-8 Pin with any purchase (regular price $14.95)
  • Offer valid May 4 only (while supplies last)

Video Games


  • Get upto 50% off on select Star Wars games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic!
  • Get up to 67% off in-app purchases on select Star Wars games like LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga and Star Wars Pinball 4!
  • Offer May 4 – May 11

Google Play

  • Get up to 50% off on your favorite Star Wars games and apps, including Star Wars: Puzzle Droids and Star Wars: Force Collection!
  • Offer valid May 4 – May 11.


  • Get more Star Wars game content with discounts up to 50% off titles like Star Wars Pinball and LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga!
  • Offer valid May 4 – May 11.


  • Get up to 77% off classic Star Wars games, including Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes BackStar Wars: Battlefront (PSP) and LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (PSP)!
  • Offer valid May 2 – May 8.


  • Get up to 77% off select games through the Xbox Store, including Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Star Wars: The Clone Wars –Republic of Heroes!
  • Offer valid May 2 – May 8.


  • Get up to 77% off select games on Steam, including Star Wars Classics Collection (PC/Mac) and LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (PC)!
  • Offer valid May 2 – May 8.


  • Celebrate May the 4th with Trials on Tatooine from ILMxLAB, the only room-scale Star Wars virtual reality experiment, now available on Viveport!
  • In Trials on Tatooine, wield a lightsaber, repair the iconic Millennium Falcon, and defend the plucky droid hero R2-D2 from incoming stormtroopers in this captivating experiment set after the events of Return of the Jedi!

How will you be celebrating Star Wars Day?  Will you be celebrating Revenge of the Fifth instead? Let us know in the comments section

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.