12 Ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day Along the Lakeshore

May the 4th Be With You

By Sarah Boucher, publisher and editor April 29, 2021

I enjoy puns, so I couldn't help but say "May the 4th be with you" this coming Star Wars Day. Check out this list of ways to celebrate Star Wars Day in the Grand Haven, Spring Lake & Muskegon area. Find your family fun and explore local businesses. Whether you're a Star Wars superfan or simply like the pun, your family is sure to enjoy these ideas. 

1. Discover the Dark Side

Patricia's Chocolate has the perfect treat -- you'll have to choose if you prefer the Dark Side or the Light Side.

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2. Enjoy a Special May the 4th Virtual Program With Hackley Public Library

Who could possibly show up at the Hackley Youth Services Department on May the 4th?? We’re not telling! At 3:00 pm on May 4 the mystery guest will be revealed visiting with Miss Lydia as she reads "Are you Scared, Darth Vader?" By Adam Rex and "100 First Words For Little Geeks" by Brooke Jorden. Join on the fun on the HPL Facebook Page.

3. Explore Space at Lakeshore Museum Center

Learn all about space at the Lakeshore Museum Center STEM exhibit. Be sure to check out this creative and interactive space that will make you think about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! This exhibit promotes hands-on learning for all family members. 

4. Enjoy a Private Showing of Your Favorite Star Wars Movie

Bring your crew and enjoy an entire auditorium to yourselves. Spread out in one of our cinemas and experience movies on the big screen, in private. Pick from a list of our favorite movies or a new release. Rent your own theater at Celebration Cinema.

5. Create Your Own Galaxy with MAC Kite

With a variety of glow in the dark stars, solar system model kits, and even a starry sky LED projector, the selection of toys at Mac Kite allows you to bring space right into your own home. What kind of galaxy will you create? 

6. Purchase Star Wars Books from The Bookman

From Star Wars phonics lesson books to classic boxed sets, The Bookman in Grand Haven has a wide variety of Star Wars books for all ages and interests. Simply type "Star Wars" in the search bar and you can see the wide variety of options available. 

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7. Make Baby Yoda Deviled Eggs

Who says you can't play with your food? Try out this Baby Yoda Deviled Egg recipe to add a little fun and creativity to your kitchen. Let the kids help and you can have fun family time and enjoy a delicious snack. Or, maybe you want to surprise your kids with Baby Yoda in their school lunch and add a little note as an extra way to show them how much you love them.

8. Practice Your Light Saber Skills at Planet3 Extreme Air Park

You never know when you will be up against the dark side. At Planet3 Extreme Air Park in Muskegon, you can practice your light saber skills by jumping on the angled trampolines and wall tramp, or challenge your dark side opponents to a game of dodgeball. 

9. Treat Your Pet at Ebby's Pet Bakery and Boutique

Your pet can be treated to R2D2, C3PO, Yoda, Chewbacca, & Stormtrooper cookies from Ebby's Pet Bakery and Boutique in Spring Lake. While you're there, play Starwars Plinko for discounts and a free cookie!

10. Learn From the Muskegon Astronomical Society

The Muskegon Astronomical Society is a club for amateur astronomers in the Muskegon, MI area. Our observatory and events are often open to the public. Visit their Facebook Page for facts, videos, and other fun space related information. 

11. The Force Will Be With You. Always.

Get your special limited edition Star Wars Scentsy products. The R2D2 warmer will be available May 4, 2021 starting at 1:00pm EDT. And don’t forget a 6 pack of the Star Wars- Light side of the force (or dark side if you’re naughty). 

12. Enjoy a Star Wars Inspired Meal

Righteous Cuisine in Grand Haven will be offering a special menu on May 4th, while supplies last. Buttermilk fried frogs legs with alien ranch, pickled frog lady eggs, and no bake Wookiee cookies

Looking for even more fun May the 4th ideas? Check out Star Wars themed fun in Grand Rapids.