Celebration is basically Woodstock for Star Wars fans." ―Jason Crawford
Celebration is a series of Star Wars fan conventions sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd.
Celebration was held prior to the release of
in The Phantom Menace 1999. The convention was held in Denver, Colorado.
Celebration II was held prior to the release of
in Attack of the Clones 2002. It ran from May 3 to May 5 2002, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Celebration III was held to celebrate the release of
. It ran from Revenge of the Sith April 21 to April 24 2005, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Celebration IV was held to celebrate 30 years of
. It was held from Star Wars May 24 to May 28, 2007, in Los Angeles, California.
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 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 V was held from
August 12 to August 15, 2010, in Orlando, Florida, to celebrate 30 years of . The Empire Strikes Back
Celebration VI was held from
August 23 to August 26, 2012, and returned to Orlando, Florida.
Celebration Europe II was held from
July 26 to July 28, 2013, and for the first time held in Essen, Germany.
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 London was held in London, England,
July 15 through July 17, 2016.
On May 4, 2016, Lucasfilm announced Celebration 2017, which took place in Orlando, Florida, from
April 13 through April 16, 2017.
On March 8, 2017, Lucasfilm announced Celebration 2019, which took place in Chicago, Illinois, from
April 11 through April 15, 2019.
On April 15, 2019, Lucasfilm announced Celebration 2020, which would have taken place once again in Anaheim, California, in
2020, but was cancelled due to the ongoing  COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled for the same location in 2022.  
An Online Revelry: May the 4th Be With You and Revenge of the 5th Edit
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.
Notes and references Edit
Lucasfilm and Reed Exhibitions are Proud to Announce on Star Wars Celebration V StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Live Stream - Day 4 | The Star Wars Show LIVE! on the official Star Wars YouTube channel
An Update on on Star Wars Celebration 2020 StarWars.com ( backup link)
↑ Ramos, Dino-Ray (June 16, 2020).
Star Wars Celebration Canceled, Set To Return In 2022. Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 16, 2020. Retrieved on June 16, 2020.
↑ Murphy, J. Kim (June 15, 2020).
Star Wars Celebration Canceled for First Time, Sets New Date for 2022. Variety. Archived from the original on June 16, 2020. Retrieved on June 16, 2020. ↑ McMillan, Graeme (April 29, 2020).
Virtual 'Star Wars' Convention to Launch for May the 4th. The Hollywood Reporter. hollywoodreporter.com. Archived from the original on May 4, 2020.
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