Geeky parents in Champaign-Urbana, your holiday is here.
May 4, to be exact.
Our as we like to call it “May the Fourth be with You!”
Fourth/ Force….get it?
Happily, this day falls just before FREE comic book day!
So grab your favorite family Star Wars T-Shirts, and hit up these fun Champaign-Urbana events:
Friday, May 5, 2017
First Friday Event, Comic Books! at the Urbana Free Library
Friday, May 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
For this Urbana First Friday, celebrate all things comics! Come read your favorite to yourself or your children. Free coloring pages. The first 25 people to stop by get a free comic in preparation for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday!
FREE Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 6, 2017
G-Mart Comics, Lincoln Building, 205 N. Market St., Champaign
Saturday, May 6, 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
G-Mart’s biggest event of the year. Everyone gets free comic books. Arrive in costume and enter the costume contest.
Free Comic Book Day Superhero Academy at the Urbana Free Library
Saturday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
To celebrate Free Comic Book Day come sharpen your superhero skills. Save the city, lift weights with ease, and pick your own free comic! Come in costume to enter the costume contest!
For more comics and the chance to win a prize, don’t forget to visit G-Mart and the Champaign Public Library. Visit all three locations and get your passport stamped to win!
Free Comic Book Day at the Champaign Public Library
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Free Comic Book Day is back and bigger! Comic book giveaways and activities for Teens, Adults, and Families. Costume contest, photo ops, and pub-style trivia as well as a lounge showing superhero-themed movies and tv shows.
May the Fourth Activities in Champaign-Urbana
Make & Take LEGO Star Wars Mini Build
Saturday, May 6, 12:00 p.m.- 2 p.m.
Toys R Us, Champaign
Celebrate Star Wars at Toys R Us w/ a LEGO mini-build! Make and take home a Micro Princess Leia, and go on a clue hunt. While supplies last.
- Hold a Star Wars Movie Marathon
- Make up some Lightsaber Pretzel Rods
- Easy DIY paper Yoda Ears and Princess Leia Hair Hat
- This Roundup of Stars Wars inspired recipes. We will pass on the severed Wampa Arm cake, but maybe that’s your thing?
- A list of fun May the Fourth crafts, including DIY kid costumes. (Because it’s never to early to get a jump start on Halloween…)
- We couldn’t pass up this Yoda Bundt Cake. It’s not your Grandma’s bundt.
- Star Wars tin can lanterns. When Star Wars and Pioneer Days collide!