Fans of Star Wars in Singapore will have a blast at this celebration featuring movie screenings, light-shows, and fan events
Are you the ultimate Star Wars fan? Then you’ll know Star Wars Day (May the fourth, naturally) is just around the corner. This year, Gardens by The Bay has teamed up with Disney to put together an exciting lineup of Star Wars-themed events that’ll be a hit with fans, children and grown-ups alike. Here’s what you can look forward to; The Force is strong in these events.
As the sun sets, visitors to the garden can look forward a rather Star Wars-ey spectacle – the iconic Supertrees will transform, turning into ‘lightsabers’ with beams of lights shooting out of them. Certainly a more elegant weapon for a more civilised time.
Supertree Grove, 4-6 May, 8pm-12am.
Garden Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition
Sabertrees aren’t the only thing lighting up at this Star Wars celebration. Witness the Garden Rhapsody take on a Star Wars theme as it debuts a dazzling music and light composition set against John Williams’ epic Star Wars score.
Supertree Grove, 4-6 May, 7.45pm and 8.45pm.
Star Wars AT-ST Walker
Standing guard at the Supertree Grove is this symbol of the Empire’s might – the AT-ST (All-Terrain Scout Transport). Just over nine metres tall, this imposing Star Wars vehicle is every bit as iconic as the X-wing, TIE Fighter, and Snowspeeder. Let’s hope the Ewoks don’t wreck this one.
Supertree Grove, 4-6 May, 4pm-11pm.
Special appearances by Chewbacca and Kylo Ren
Get ready to meet your heroes! Everyone’s favourite Wookie will make an appearance at Gardens by The Bay and provide photo-ops for Star Wars fans. More of a darksider? Snap a photo with Kylo Ren, who will also make an appearance.
Supertree Grove, 4-5 May, click here for detailed timings.
Star Wars fan activities
No small part of the magic of Star Wars lies in its dedicated, passionate fan base, so expect lots of themed activities, demonstrations, and exclusive exhibits of vintage toys and fan art as well. The costumers from the 501st Legion Singapore Garrison, Cathar Base Singapura, and FightSaber will also make an appearance decked out in screen-accurate costumes. All proceeds from these sales will go to the KKH Health Endowment Fund.
Supertree Grove, 4-6 May, 3pm-10pm.
Star Wars Run Singapore 2017
Show your allegiance to the Dark Side, or the Light, in Singapore’s first ever Star Wars Run on 6 May. Jog like a Jedi, or sprint like the Sith as you run for either the Dark Side, or the Light. Check out our article for more information on the Star Wars Run in Singapore.
The Meadow, 6 May, 4pm-11.15pm.
Star Wars Silent Disco
The silent disco craze is certainly going strong in Singapore! This year, fans of dance music and Star Wars will get to throw shapes at Silent Disco Asia’s Star Wars-themed experience. Participants of Star Wars Run Singapore will also enjoy priority entry via the race bib.
Supertree Grove Lawn, 5-6 May, 9pm-11pm.
Star Wars Day™ May The 4th Be With You Festival, Gardens by The Bay, 4-6 May 2017.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens outdoor movie screening
Experience the magic of The Force Awakens on the big screen once again. Held on The Meadow, and beneath the stars, this is the best way to experience the latest instalment of the new trilogy (if you haven’t already).
The Meadow, 6 May, 9pm-11.15pm.
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