It is the ‘STAR WARS DAY™: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU ‘ – annual Star Wars Day celebration. For the whole of 2017, we will see more of Star Wars in Singapore as part of the Disney and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) initiatives to bring Disney theme events to Singapore.
Starting with the Star Wars theme this year, Disney and STB will bring in Marvel-themed events next year and Disney Animation/Disney Pixar-themed events the year after.
On May 4, which is marked as Star Wars Day, the collaboration will kick off with a three-day festival at Gardens By The Bay. The gardens’ Supertrees will be transformed into lightsabers, and it will be complemented with a light and music show. There will be character appearances and photo opportunities, with the event capping off with a themed night run and screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the race village.
Under the special 3 year arrangement, we will see each year feature a different set of Disney property. It will be interesting to see how the next few years open evolve with Marvel and Pixar Characters. While this year, the focus will be none other than Star Wars and the Star Wars Run taking place this weekend.
If you had missed out on the earlier registration for the run, you could still visit the event village over at Gardens By the Bay for the 3-day festival. As part of global ‘May the 4th’ celebrations and to mark the 40th anniversary since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope, a three-day extravaganza happening over these 3 days.
For more information about the events happening, click here.
Venue: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay Singapore
Event Date: May 4 – 6, 2017
Event Time: 3pm – 11pm
Public Transport: Circle Line & Downtown Line – Bayfront
Took a trip down to look at the Star Wars Day event just yesterday evening. The event surrounds the Supertree Grove, as well as the Meadows (For movie screening and Star War Run this Saturday).
Here are some of the vintage and contemporary toys and items as well as fan art on display during at the event ground.
Also, there is the meet and greet sections around the event area. The official characters meet and greet with Chewbacca and Kylo Ren is per the official times. While the other fan dressed up characters and the Canon paid photo booth – proceeds donated to KKH Endowment Fund, are continuously available on the event ground.
On the merchandise side of the fair, there is both official Royal Selangor as well as toys booth by Simply Toys.
For the fans bazaar area, there are the various fan-related booths with fan art on display as well as items for sale.
The main draw of the event is the SuperTree Sabre as well as the Star Wars Edition Gardens Light Rhapsody at the following times: 4 – 6 May: 7.45pm, 8.45pm and 9.45pm; from 7 May – 2 Jun: 7.45pm and 8.45pm.
Apart from the above shopping, fan events and light show. Be sure to look around for the totems of the storm troopers around the area and the not to be missed All-Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) which is nested in the middle of the SuperTree Grove too. We happen to chance upon a Star Wars fan who dressed up his pair of pet dogs and took a photo of the pair.
There are also 2 not to be missed events happening today (May 5, 2017) and tomorrow (May 6, 2017).
1. STAR WARS THEMED SILENT DISCO
Participants of STAR WARS RUN SINGAPORE will enjoy priority entry to Silent Disco on 6 May (entry via race bib).
Date: Fri, 5 May – Sat, 6 May 2017
Time: 9.00pm – 11.00pm
Venue: Supertree Grove Lawn
2. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREENING)
Date: Sat, 6 May 2017
Time: 9.00pm – 11.15pm
Venue: The Meadow