Celebrate Star Wars day at these 9 ‘may the fourth be with you’ events happening in Birmingham

Birmingham, Birmingham Zoo, Star Wars, Star Wars day, May 4
Birmingham, Birmingham Zoo, Star Wars, Star Wars day, May 4
Photo via Birmingham Zoo

Attention Jedis! It’s time to awaken the fourth… I mean force!… within at these great Star Wars events happening in Birmingham.

May the 4th Be With You at McWane Science Center

Celebrate all things Star Wars, and even meet your favorite characters, at McWane Science Center. Along with special programming, The Birmingham Fencing Club will be there to show off their lightsaber skills.

Birmingham, Kylo-Ren, Star Wars, May the 4th
Kylo-Ren in Birmingham. Photo submitted

Bonus! Dress in your best Star Wars costume and receive $2 off Adventure Halls per guest. (Discount not available for combo tickets.)


Address: 200 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Date: Sat., May 4
Time: 10AM-6PM
Price: General Admission
Tickets

Birmingham Galactic Pub Crawl at Tin Roof Birmingham

Birmingham, Birmingham Galactic Pub Crawl, May 4th, May the 4th be with you
Photo via Birmingham Galactic Pub Crawl

The Star Wars Galaxy may be the biggest and baddest, but this May 4th, all the galaxies will join together for one huge celebration with a Galactic Pub Crawl. 

Believe me, the entertainment at this event is going to be wild! Just be sure to don your own insignia and join in on all the action!


During the event there will be:

  • A galactic costume contest
  • Photo ops
  • Galactic-themed drinks and shots
  • Cookie dough from Cookie Dough Magic
  • And more!

There will even be a space map challenge. Complete the map and receive a 40% off voucher for an upcoming Markster Con event (in Birmingham or in a galaxy far, far away).

The crawl starts at Tin Roof then heads to these locations:


  • Slice Birmingham
  • Mojo Pub
  • Sky Castle
  • Moe’s Original BBQ-Lakeview
  • Nana Funks (after party)

Address: 2709 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Sat., May 4
Time:
3-9PM (All-night after party to follow at Nana Funks)
Price:
$20
Tickets

Darth Vader at Cookie Dough Magic

Birmingham, Cookie Dough Magic
Vader loves the cookie dough. Photo via Cookie Dough Magic

The dark side will be taking over Cookie Dough Magic this May 4. You know what that means, don’t you? It means Darth Vader is in Birmingham! Who knew the galaxy’s most powerful Sith Lord had such a sweet tooth!

All ages are welcome to dress up and get a photo taken with Vader himself. Photos will be digital and available for download on Sunday, May 5. Personal photos are okay, too, so be sure to have your camera on hand.


Important: Star Wars Cookie Dough flavors are only available for pre-order!

Address: 400 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Date: Sat., May 4
Time: 12-2PM
Price: FREE photos (regular pricing for cookie dough)
Register

May the 4th Be With You at The Chapel Bar & Nightclub

Address: 620 27th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date:Sat., May 4
Time: 7PM-2AM
Price: No costume–$5; Costume–FREE

What could be more fun than a room full of costume-wearing Star Wars fans showing off their moves at a 90s Dance Party? The answer: Nothing!


Along with all that awesome 90s music and $3 Star Wars punch (So tasty, it is!), you’ll want to dress up and take part in the costume contest. The winner receives $100.

Star Wars Lego Build at Barnes & Nobles at The Summit

Birmingham, Lego, legos, BB8, Star Wars
BB-8 from legos. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

Hey Lego fans! This May 4, let your Star Wars fandom fly during Star Wars Lego Build day at Barnes & Nobles. Along with lots of Legos, there will be:

  • Giveaways
  • A photo op
  • And more!

Be sure to register in the link below.


Address: 201 Summit Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35243
Date: Sat., May 4
Time: 2PM
Register

Star Wars de Mayo Derby Beer Tasting at Hop City

It’s a big weekend in Birmingham (see what I mean here). Along with it being Star Wars Day, it is also time for the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. Wowee! 

Why celebrate just one when you can enjoy them all during Hop City’s Star Wars de Mayo Derby Beer Tasting. 


Happening Saturday, May 4, enjoy free sampling of some fantastic beers, including:

  • Abita Mint
  • Julep Stout
  • Straight to Ale Monkeynaut
  • Good People Muchato
  • Lagunitas Super Cluster

Address: 2924 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Sat., May 4
Time: 12-2PM

May the Fourth Yoga at Beacon Yoga

Are you a Jedi Knight? Find out when you awaken the force within you during a Star Wars-inspired class at Beacon Yoga. But you may wanna wear your hair in Leia buns just for fun!


Address: 4412 4th Ave S., Birmingham, Al 35222
Date: Sat., May 4
Time: 10:30-11:30AM

May the Fourth Be With You–Star Wars Day at The Heavenly Donut Co

This May 4, I suggest deactivating “the force” and diving in for a Star Wars donut (or three) at The Heavenly Donut Co. 

For a chance to win prizes, make sure you wear that Star Wars costume. Come on, you know you wanna!


Pre-order or purchase in store. 

Address: 4911 Cahaba River Rd., Birmingham, AL 35243
Date: Sat., May 4
Time: 7AM-10PM

Star Wars Weekend at Regions Field

Baseball meets Star Wars during an entire weekend of Barons Baseball at Regions Field. Here’s what’s going on throughout the weekend:


Friday, May 3

Enjoy a special post-game fireworks show set to the musical theme of Star Wars. 

Saturday, May 4

Super Star Wars fan? Meet the collection of Star Wars characters from the Alabama Garrison 501st Legion. You can also bid on special game-worn Barons Jedi-themed jerseys. Proceeds benefit Smile-A-Mile.

Birmingham, Star Wars, Regions Field
Star Wars weekend at Regions Field in Birmingham. Photo via Regions Field

Sunday, May 5

Hey kids under 12! Be one of the first 1,000 kids to arrive at Regions Field and receive a light-up toy lightsaber!


Address: 1401 First Ave S., Birmingham, Al 352233
Date: May 3-5
Time: Fri., 7PM; Sat., 6:30PM, Sun., 4PM

May the “4th” be with you Birmingham!