Star Wars fans descend on the Anaheim Convention Center next week, from May 26th to 29th, for the return of Star Wars Celebration. Tickets for the convention itself are still on sale, with daily prices ranging from $75 regular price for Thursday, up to $145 on the official ticket exchange. Kids 5 and under are free and ages 6 to 12 are $35 each day. The convention, as well as some of the events listed below, do require a vaccine screening and wristband, which you can learn more about on their Health & Safety page. 2015 was the last time Star Wars Celebration was held in Anaheim and we are excited to see it’s return!
In Anaheim but no badge for the convention? No problem, there are still many other outside events you can attend or buy tickets for!
Fan Meetups & Photoshoots
The Convention Center’s main fountain where most of these meetups occur MAY require a badge to access. Please check the individual event page to confirm location and if badges are needed.
High Republic Cosplayers – Thursday 5/26, 5:30pm – Fountain – Facebook event
Lightsaber Meetup by Galaxy’s Edge Discord – Thursday 5/26, 7:45pm – Fountain – Facebook event
Death Trooper (Zombie) Walk – Friday 5/27, 10am – Convention Center entrance – Facebook event
Han Solo Cosplayers – Friday 5/27, 10:30am – Fountain – Facebook event
Rey Cosplayers – Friday 5/27, 10:30am – Facebook event
Wretched Hive Cosplayers – Friday 5/27, 10:30am
Rebel Legion Photoshoot – Friday 5/27, time unknown – Fountain
Knights of the Jedi Order Cosplayers – Friday 5/27, 11:30 – Location TBD – Facebook event
Leia Cosplayers by the Saber Maidens and Bun Squad – Friday 5/27, 3pm – Fountain – Facebook event
Old Republic Cosplayers – Friday 5/27, 4pm – South Terrace Stairs (2nd Floor Convention Center) – Facebook event
Lightsaber Meetup by Galaxy’s Edge Discord – Friday 5/27, 7:45pm – Disneyland Esplanade (public space between the parks) – Facebook event
Mandalorian Mashup Cosplayers – Saturday 5/28, 9:30am – Fountain – Facebook event
Twi’lek Society Twi’lek\Togruta Meet Up – Saturday 5/28, 2pm – Fountain – Facebook event
Rogue One Cosplayers – Saturday 5/28, 2:15pm – Fountain – Facebook event
Ahsoka Tano Cosplayers – Saturday 5/28, 3pm – Fountain – Facebook event
Red Shirt Squadron Photoshoot – Saturday 5/28, 3pm – Fountain – Facebook event
Executioner Cosplayers – Saturday 5/28, 6pm – Fountain – Facebook event
Porg Meetup – Sunday, 10:30am – Location TBA – Facebook event
Celebration Offsite Events
The Boonta Eve Cantina (Wednesday, 4pm)
Kickoff your Star Wars Celebration Anaheim with fans at The Boonta Eve Cantina at Bigs Bar & Grill in Fullerton, with guest autograph sessions, live podcast by Skywalking Through Neverland, trivia, and “Alderaan Idol” karaoke with prizes. This event is FREE to attend with no cover. Stay up to date on their Facebook event page. Check out the events list, karaoke and drinks list available at the Boonta Eve Cantina:
Guests in attendance will include: Misty Rosas (Performance artist for Kuill in The Mandalorian Season 1 and the Frog Lady in season 2), Dominic Pace (Gekko from The Mandalorian), Leilani and Ariel Shui (Jawas from The Mandalorian), Kevin Thompson (“Chubway” from Return of the Jedi), Tim Donaldson ( Jawa from A New Hope), Eric Walker (Mace Towani in Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure).
Rebel Force Radio Rooftop Bash (Wednesday, 6pm)
Join Rebel Force Radio on top of the Fifth Restaurant in Anaheim for a kickoff bash and podcast recording. Get tickets here.
The $75 ticket include admission to the five-hour event, food, the live podcast taping, and a view of the Disneyland fireworks (weather permitting).
Doors open at 6pm, followed by a live Rebel Force Radio podcast from 7–9pm, and the venue will be open until 11pm. All ages are welcome.
Tiki Takeover @ Trader Sam’s (Wednesday, 7pm)
A tiki kickoff to Star Wars Celebration, meeting up at the outdoor patio of Trader Sam’s Enchanted Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. Trade patches and pins, and enjoy some of the best libations in Anaheim. Stay up to date at their Facebook event page.
Star Wars Celebration Podcast Meetup (Thursday, 7pm)
Come mingle with fellow fans in the lobby of the Anaheim Hilton and meet Star Wars podcasters. More on the Facebook event page.
Star Wars Underworld Podcast @ IHOP (Thursday, 7pm)
Join the Star Wars Underworld Podcast for live show and pancakes for dinner after legendary day one of SWCA. Register for head count on Eventbrite.
The Bash (Thursday, 8pm)
On Thursday, May 26th, choose the Dark or Light Side when the Star Wars fan groups join forces at the Anaheim Marriott for a party from 8pm – 11pm. The 501st parties at San Diego Comic-Con are ones of legend, and The Bash brings together the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, Saber Guild, Droid Builders, Galactic Academy, and The Dark Empire.
The ticket price of $110 includes hors d’oeuvres and an open bar (alcohol for those 21+), and a slew of entertainment including The Force Capacitors (regularly known as the Flux Capacitors), DJ Elliot, Darth Elvis, Atomic Blonde, and surprise guests! Party goers will also receive swag items and the opportunity to bid on items in a silent auction supporting the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Convention badge holders will also receive priority access to the Celebration Store booth on Thursday.
This event is 18+ and attendees will need to go through the SW Celebration COVID vaccine or negative test verification line to receive a wristband. Get tickets here.
Queer Meet-Up hosted by Pink Milk (Thursday, 8pm)
Queer and ally meetup at Bobby V’s Cocktails after the first night of SWCA. Free event with no cover. Get more details and register for headcount at Eventbrite.
Disney’s Galactic Disco Night (Thursday, 8pm)
Get your Star Wars groove on with a Galactic Disco Night hosted by D23, the official Disney fan club. This event will be held at the House of Blues in the Anaheim GardenWalk and will feature cosmic boogie and funky beats by Grammy-nominated artist Mayer Hawthorne. Party like an ecstatic Ewok with a taco bar, intersteller beverages, special photo backdrops, surprise character appearances, and more. Tickets are $62 for D23 Gold members or $82 for D23 general members (free membership). Get tickets and more information on the D23 event page.
Star Wars Night at Angels Stadium (Friday, 6:30pm)
Take yourself out to the ballpark on Friday, May 27th, for Star Wars night with a Angels player bobblehead giveaway, Ohtani-Wan Kenobi. Get tickets for the game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays on the MLB site and go out early to claim your bobble.
Ewok Rocks (All Days)
Find a hand-painted Ewok rock by the author of “My Journey to Endor,” Tracey Thompson. The rocks will be hidden around the Convention Center, local restaurants, bars, and secret locations. See their Facebook event page.
Clone Wars Breakfasts (Saturday & Sunday, 8am) (Currently Sold Out)
Star Wars Celebration also will be hosting two early morning breakfast events next weekend with Ashley Eckstein and Matt Lanter: Ashoka and Anakin from The Clone Wars. Tickets for these events both sold out quickly but may become available in the fan exchange. See Saturday and Sunday event listings on the SWCA site for more details.
What are you looking forward to at Celebration? Or do you know anything we missed? Drop us a line or let us know in the comments below!