The Star Wars movie franchise is one of the biggest of all time so thousands of fans look forward to celebrating each year on the official Star Wars Day in Illinois.

How To Celebrate Star Wars Day In Illinois?

I'm not afraid to admit that I'm a huge nerd and love "Star Wars." I've seen all the movies in theaters and at home several times. I had all the toys and action figures as a kid. The Disney Plus shows are also in my regular rotation.

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Since I'm a big fan of the "Star Wars" movies I look forward to celebrating Star Wars Day every year. It's held on May 4th. If you don't understand why, what's the reason for reading this article? Haha, just kidding.

One of the most famous lines from the film is "May The Force Be With You," so it's a spin-off, "May The 4th Be With You." Get it? I know it's a little cheesy but that's okay. If you're a fan, here are some fun ways to celebrate in Illinois

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  • "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace" is returning to theaters. You can even check it out in Rockford at Showplace 16.
  • Pop Culture Conference at DePaul University is hosting a seminar called A Celebration of Star Wars.
  • Shop for vintage Star Wars toys. I've got the perfect place. Check out Beach Boys Toys in Rockford. The place is like taking a time machine back to your childhood.

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Rockford Man's Amazing Star Wars Collection

Rockford Man's Amazing Star Wars Collection

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