May The 4th Be With You This Star Wars Day

Today was a great day to be a fan!

May the fourth is here, which means Star Wars fans worldwide will be celebrating all day long. While the phrase “May The Fourth Be With You” has been around for many years (the first instance was in a British newspaper in 1979), the first official event wasn’t until 2011. And it was celebrated in Toronto!

From the Star Wars Day Wikipedia page:

In 2011, the first organized celebration of Star Wars Day took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Produced by Sean Ward and Alice Quinn, festivities included an Original Trilogy Trivia Game Show; a costume contest with celebrity judges; and the web’s best tribute films, mash-ups, parodies, and remixes on the big screen. The second annual edition took place on Friday, May 4, 2012

12 years later, the celebrations are still going strong!

If you’re looking for events in the Barrie area, be sure to check out trivia nights at the Barrie Public Library and Eleven 01.

Barrie Public Library Trivia Night

The Downtown branch of the Barrie Public Library is hosting Star Wars trivia for teens from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Angus Ross room.

Trivia At Eleven 01

If you’re looking for an event for all ages, head over to Horseshoe Resort’s Eleven 01. The trivia night starts at 7 PM, though it’s recommended you get there 10 to 15 minutes early to secure a table.

If you aren’t up for leaving the house, try out The 25 Toughest Star Wars Trivia Questions In Any Galaxy and see if they live up to the hype.

Whatever you choose to do, May The Fourth Be With You this Star Wars Day!