May fourth is designated as National Star Wars Day. People often use the tagline “May the fourth be with you” that day as a play on words for the Star Wars famous phrase. There are plenty of ways to celebrate National Star Wars Day this year in South Florida. Whether with Star Wars toys, books or costumes, these five ways to enjoy the day are sure to bring enjoyment to every South Florida Star Wars fan.


Olympia Theater
174 E. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 374-2444

The original Star Wars trilogy will be coming back to theaters for the first time since its original release by way of the “Return Of The Trilogy” Roadshow. This major event will be hosted in over 20 cities, including Miami, and is run by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. You can celebrate National Star Wars Day by purchasing tickets to this epic event; tickets conveniently go on sale on May 4. The showing will take place on August 6 at Olympia Theater.


Tate’s Comics
4566 N. University Drive
Lauderhill, FL 33351
(954) 748-0181

Head over to Tate’s Comics on Star Wars Day to purchase your favorite Star Wars comics and toys. Then be sure to return on May 14th for the Star Wars Family Fun Day to celebrate the ‘May the Fourteenth Awakens’ event. Visit the Facebook event for more details. Follow Tate’s Comics on Facebook and Twitter to check out what Star Wars comics and toys the store is selling.


Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 442-4408

While many people automatically think of movies when they think of Star Wars, don’t be fooled. There is an abundance of Star Wars books as well. Celebrate National Star Wars Day by heading to one of three Books & Books locations in South Florida and purchasing one of many Star Wars books or even coloring books. Visit the website to view all the Star Wars books and products available. In addition to the Coral Gables location, there are also stores at Miami Beach and Bal Harbour, as well as many affiliate stores, including one at Miami International Airport. Don’t forget to follow Books & Books on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information on this locally owned bookstore.

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Toy Town
260 Crandon Blvd., Suite 43
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-5501

A national Star Wars Day celebration isn’t complete without Star Wars toys! Be sure to check out the Star Wars Legos at Toy Town in Key Biscayne; these toys are fun to put together for both grown ups and kids. Toy Town’s Star Wars bobble action figures are sure to be a hit on National Star Wars Day as well. For more products and information on Toy Town, follow the store on Facebook and Twitter.


Crazy For Costumes
1343 S.W. Eighth St.
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 858-5029

What better way is there to celebrate National Star Wars Day than by dressing up as one of your favorite characters? Locally owned costume shop Crazy for Costumes offers a huge variety of Star Wars costumes. Visit the website to discover all the options that Crazy For Costumes offers. From Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader, the store is sure to have any Star Wars costume you want to celebrate National Star Wars Day.

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Suzy Fielders is a working mom of a spirited 9 year old daughter. She has an MA in Communication Studies and BA in Psychology and Communications. She works in marketing/public relations, is a freelance writer and is very involved in the Winston-Salem community and arts & films scene.