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"Celebration is basically Woodstock for Star Wars fans."
―Jason Crawford[src]

Celebration is a series of Star Wars fan conventions sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd.


Celebration was held prior to the release of The Phantom Menace in 1999. The convention was held in Denver, Colorado.

Celebration IIEdit

Celebration II was held prior to the release of Attack of the Clones in 2002. It ran from May 3 to May 5 2002, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Celebration IIIEdit

Celebration III was held to celebrate the release of Revenge of the Sith. It ran from April 21 to April 24 2005, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Celebration IVEdit

Celebration IV was held to celebrate 30 years of Star Wars. It was held from May 24 to May 28, 2007, in Los Angeles, California.

Celebration EuropeEdit

Celebration Europe was held in London, United Kingdom to celebrate 30 years of Star Wars. It was the first Celebration to be held outside the United States. It ran from July 13 to July 15, 2007.

Celebration JapanEdit

Celebration Japan was held at the Makuhari-Messe Convention Center near Tokyo from July 19 to July 21, 2008. It was the first Celebration to be held in Japan. Its purpose was to celebrate the 30th anniversary of A New Hope, the original Star Wars film, which debuted in Japan on June 24, 1978.

Celebration VEdit

Celebration V was held from August 12 to August 15, 2010, in Orlando, Florida, to celebrate 30 years of The Empire Strikes Back.[1]

Celebration VIEdit

Celebration VI was held from August 23 to August 26, 2012, and returned to Orlando, Florida.

Celebration Europe IIEdit

Celebration Europe II was held from July 26 to July 28, 2013, and for the first time held in Essen, Germany.

Celebration AnaheimEdit

Celebration Anaheim was held in Anaheim, California from April 16 to April 19, 2015, coinciding with the theatrical release of the second trailer for Episode VII The Force Awakens.

Celebration Europe (2016)Edit

Celebration London was held in London, England, July 15 through July 17, 2016.

Celebration OrlandoEdit

On May 4, 2016, Lucasfilm announced Celebration 2017, which took place in Orlando, Florida, from April 13 through April 16, 2017.

Celebration ChicagoEdit

On March 8, 2017, Lucasfilm announced Celebration 2019, which took place in Chicago, Illinois, from April 11 through April 15, 2019.

Celebration Anaheim (2022)Edit

On April 15, 2019, Lucasfilm announced Celebration 2020, which would have taken place once again in Anaheim, California, in 2020,[2] but was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled for the same location in 2022.[3][4][5]

An Online Revelry: May the 4th Be With You and Revenge of the 5thEdit

On May 4 and 5, 2020, the organization that sponsors Celebrations hosted an online showcase of Star Wars events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[6]


Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit

Star Wars Celebration
10th anniversary (1987)
Celebration (1999) · Celebration II (2002) · Celebration III (2005)
Celebration IV (2007) · Celebration Europe (2007) · Celebration Japan (2008)
Celebration V (2010) · Celebration VI (2012) · Celebration Europe II (2013)
Celebration Anaheim (2015) · Celebration Europe (2016) · Celebration Orlando (2017)
Celebration Chicago (2019)
Celebration Anaheim (2022)
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