Star Wars fans will have much to cheer about for Star Wars Day 2017. This year, a three-day STAR WARS Day: May the 4th Be With You festival will be held at the Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, in conjunction with Star Wars Day 2017.
May the 4th is celebrated as Star Wars Day by the legions of fans around the world. The date was chosen as it resembles the Jedi catchphrase, “May the Force be with you”.
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The STAR WARS Day: May the 4th Be With You festival takes place from 4 to 6 May 2017. Highlights to look out for include:
1. STAR WARS Light and Music Showcase for Star Wars Day 2017
When night falls, the iconic Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay will be lit up to glow like the iconic lightsabers used by the Jedi and Sith warriors in the SaberTrees light-up.
At 7.45 pm, 8.45 pm and 9.45 pm, there will be a special STAR WARS edition of the Garden Rhapsody light show at the Supertrees. This will be set against John William’s epic STAR WARS soundtrack.
On 5 and 6 May, join in a STAR WARS themed Silent Disco from 9 pm to 11 pm at Supertree Grove.
Also look out for an All-Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST), the two-legged, armoured vehicle introduced in The Empire Strikes Back.
2. Character Appearances
Whether their allegiance is to the good or dark side of the Force, Star Wars fans will want to catch appearances by Han Solo’s faithful companion, Chewbacca, and the villainous Kylo Ren.
The pair will be at Supertree Grove at the start of every hour from 6 pm to 10 pm on 4 and 5 May. They will be at Supertree Grove at 3 pm and 4 pm on 6 May.
You can also be certain that there will be plenty of stormtroopers patrolling the area with the 501st legion in attendance.
3. STAR WARS RUN Singapore 2017
The celebrations for Star Wars Day 2017 at Gardens by the Bay culminates in the STAR WARS RUN Singapore 2017 at The Meadow.
This themed run has two distances to choose from – a non-competitive 4.5 km or a competitive 10 km run. Participants can choose to sign up on either the side of the Rebellion or the Dark side.
There will be engagement zones along the route with light projections, music and STAR WARS themed surprises.
Chewbacca and Kylo Ren will put aside their difference and flag-off the STAR WARS RUN. The 10 km run flags-off at 7 pm while the 4.5 km run starts at 8 pm.
At the race village, more STAR WARS themed activities await. This includes an outdoor movie screen of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.
Chewebacca and Kylo Ren will make special appearances for run bib holder at 9.30 and 10.30 (Chewbacca) and 10 pm and 11 pm (Kylo Ren).
Registration for STAR WARS RUN closes on 17 April 2017. For more details, visit www.starwarsrun.sg
In Pictures: Star Wars Run Singapore 2017
STAR WARS DAY: MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU Festival
Date: 4 to 6 May 2017
Time: 3 pm to 11 pm
Venue: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay
Free Admission (except for STAR WARS RUN where fees apply and registration is required.)