In San Diego, it's easy to jump into the fray, with a number of events for the family and some for the party-happy alike:
Dizzy's Jazz: The "Jedi Jazz Council" will be performing iconic music from the Star Wars saga, featuring Jamie Shadowlight on the electric violin, Mikan Zlatkovich on keys, Monette Marino on percussion, Will Lyle on bass, and Duncan Moore on drums, with special guest PacificYO on beatbox.
Intergalactic Brewing: The San Diego Sabers are holding their 3rd annual lightsaber tournament! Kids are welcomed to watch and parents can enjoy the brewery's "red leader" brew.
Grossmont Center: Have you always wanted to rock hair like Princess Leia? Empire Beauty will be holding a free hair braiding event at Grossmont Center.
Otay Mesa Nestor Library: Bring the kids to the library for a day of activities, including a scavenger hunt, coloring, and a movie.
Pennypickle's Workshop: Kids can create a mini lightsaber card that lights up. The activity is free for members and $1 for non-members, plus $5 admission.
San Diego public libraries: Select library branches will be celebrating May the Fourth with special arts and crafts activities for kids. Check out their calendar online for the closest branch to you!
Wavelength Brewing: Wavelength will host Astrophysicist Dr. Lisa Will and Analytical Chemist Professor Shane Haggard for a night of science. The talks are open to all ages and the brewery will break out their telescope for some stargazing.
Jedi (or Sith) only:
Jimmy'Z: The Poway spot will throw a May the Fourth costume party, with the winner getting a $30 bar tab. Specially-themed shots (like "hyper space bombs" and "storm troopers") will be available for $7 each.
Mavericks Beach Club: Come dressed in your best Star Wars garb for a costume contest and drink specials (for those in costume) at Mavericks Beach Club in Pacific Beach.