What Is Star Wars Celebration?

Star Wars Celebration is the ultimate fan experience focused on a galaxy far, far away...

There has never been a more exciting time to be a Star Wars fan, and Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, USA will bring fans of all ages together, from all around the world, to celebrate the pop culture phenomenon that is Star Wars — all on the cusp of new Star Wars movies and television shows! Looking ahead, while celebrating all that has come before, there's something for everyone at Star Wars Celebration!

Celebration - Lucasfilm's love letter to fans - is four fun-filled days of costumes, exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises celebrating all things Star WarsStar Wars Celebrations deliver a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.

When Is Star Wars Celebration?

Star Wars Celebration is April 13-16. The Celebration Experience Exhibit Hall runs the following hours:
  • Thursday, April 13, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday, April 14, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 15, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 16, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Note that the Celebration Experience Exhibit Hall closes nightly at 7:00 PM (and 5:00 PM on Sunday), but special events could continue until 10:00 PM or later on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Where Is Star Wars Celebration?

The next Star Wars Celebration is in Orlando, USA at the Orange County Convention Center 9800 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819. Like the Rebel Alliance, Star Wars Celebration doesn't have a permanent home. Instead, it travels around the world to avoid Imperial detection — and to bring Star Wars to as many fans as possible.

elebration Europe
Celebration Europe – July 15-17, 2016
London, England – ExCel London Exhibition Centre

Celebration Anaheim
Celebration Anaheim - April 16-19, 2015
Anaheim, CA - Anaheim Convention Center

Celebration Europe
Celebration Europe - July 26-28, 2013
Essen, Germany - Messe Essen Convention Center

Celebration VI
Celebration VI - August 23-26, 2012
Orlando, FL - Orange County Convention Center

Celebration V
Celebration V - August 12-16, 2010
Orlando, FL - Orange County Convention Center
30th Anniversary of Empire Strikes Back

Celebration Japan
Celebration Japan - July 19-21, 2008
Tokyo, Japan - Makuhari-Messe Convention Center
30th Anniversary of Star Wars in Japan

Celebration Europe
Celebration Europe - July 12-15, 2007
London, England - ExCeL Exhibition Center
30th Anniversary of Star Wars in the UK

Celebration IV
Celebration IV - May 24-28, 2007
Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Convention Center
30th Anniversary of Star Wars

Celebration III
Celebration III - April 21-24, 2005
Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Convention Center
Celebrating the release of Revenge of the Sith

Celebration II
Celebration II - May 3-5, 2002
Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Convention Center
Celebrating the release of Attack of the Clones

Celebration I
Celebration I - April 30-May 2, 1999
Denver, CO - Wings Over the Rockies
Celebrating release of The Phantom Menace

Who's The Organizer?

Beginning with Star Wars Celebration V, Star Wars Celebrations have been produced by Lucasfilm in cooperation with the ReedPOP group within Reed Exhibitions, the world's largest event organizer. ReedPOP also runs the New York Comic ConChicago Comic & Entertainment ExpoPAXOz Comic-ConSpecial Edition: NYC, and Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention. Other Reed Exhibitions shows include BookExpo America, the London Book Fair, and MIPCOM. All Star Wars Celebrations are official events produced in partnership with and under the authorization of Lucasfilm Ltd.

Who Needs A Ticket?

All attendees six-years-old and up need a ticket to enter Star Wars Celebration. Please note, Star Wars Celebration recommends all children under 18 attend with an adult, and all children under 13 must be accompanied by a grown up. Discounted Child Passes are available for attendees who are between six and 12-years-old. For full details on tickets, visit Celebration's Tickets pageStar Wars Celebration Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

When is the Ticket Mailing Deadline?

If you are purchasing your ticket(s) on or before March 15, 2017 at 2:59 PM Eastern your Ticket(s) will be mailed via USPS to the address you enter. Tickets will not begin to mail until the beginning of March 2017. We highly encourage you to purchase your Tickets before this date so you can have your Tickets in your hands before the Show and stand in one less line to get in to Star Wars Celebration Orlando. If you order 5 or more Tickets, please note that expedited shipping will be automatically added to your order to ensure delivery. If you purchase Tickets after March 15, 2017 at 2:59 PM Eastern your Tickets must be picked up onsite. Please bring your email confirmation to the "Pick Up Tickets" counters onsite at the Orange County Convention Center to pick up your official tickets. International Orders will have the option to have tickets mailed or picked up onsite.

Can I Be Involved?

Star Wars Celebration is an event for fans and would not be possible without the help of fans. We accept fan panels and fan props and count on the support of fans to form our Crew, who help make Celebration a great experience for all. If you'd like to play a part, there are a number of ways to get involved.

Who Are The Guests?

Star Wars Celebration will feature guests from the Star Wars movie saga, the Star Wars Rebels television series, and across popular culture. And with new movies on the horizon, the next Star Wars Celebration promises to be even bigger and better than anything you've seen before.

What Kind Of Events Can I Expect?

Events and entertainment ranging from grand to intimate, with autograph sessions, behind-the-scenes insights, fan movies, costuming workshops, academic discussions, and sneak peeks at the future of Star Wars are all elements of what happen at Star Wars Celebration. Celebration's panels, screenings, and special events will show off the passion of some of the saga's most dedicated fans and professionals, and a full schedule of events will be publicized approximately one month from the convention.

Can I Take Pictures?

For the most part, you're welcome to take still pictures and video at Star Wars Celebration; however, please note that all audio and visual recording is prohibited during screenings, concerts, and during many live stage shows. Also, please understand that guests may or may not pose for photographs with fans. Guests have a right to their privacy, and if they ask not to have their picture taken, please respect their wishes.

Will I Be On Camera?

Star Wars Celebration attracts local, national, and international press. By attending Star Wars Celebration, you give your consent to be photographed and appear on camera. You could end up on, Entertainment Tonight, or even the evening news on Coruscant.

Will Guests Sign Autographs?

Celebration's scheduled autograph signings will be published one month from the convention.

View the Autograph Presale Ticket FAQ

Can I Bring A Blaster? Can I Buy A Blaster?

For the safety of all convention attendees, volunteers, guests, and staff, there are restrictions on what can be bought, sold, and brought into Star Wars Celebration. Failure to follow this policy may result in your removal from the convention without refund. View our Weapons Policy.

What Does Celebration Think Of Bootlegs?

Star Wars Celebration is produced under the authorization of Lucasfilm Ltd., and the buying and selling of counterfeit / knock-off / unlicensed materials will not be tolerated. Star Wars Celebration showcases the best ofStar Wars, and bootlegs have no place in the show. Violation of this rule will result in one warning. A second violation will result in removal from the show without refund.

And Now a Word From Our Legal Team...

Tickets and/or badges ("Badges") for the event ("Event") are non-refundable and non-transferable and cannot be reproduced, resold or upgraded. The unauthorized resale or attempted resale of the Badge is prohibited and will constitute a forfeiture of the Badge without compensation. Each Badge must be used by the same person (the "Attendee") for each day of the Event. The Event's operating hours, schedules, guests and speakers are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Each Badge is a revocable license to attend the Event. All panels, autographing, photo ops, special events, show features and performances are subject to availability and access is not guaranteed and/or may require an additional fee. ReedPOP is not responsible for lost or stolen Badges. The Attendee acknowledges there are hazards and risks of physical injury or illness to Attendees of the Event and that not all such hazards or risks can be fully eliminated. By accepting this Badge and attending the Event, the Attendee freely and voluntarily agrees to assume the full risk of bodily injury or property damage, regardless of severity, or death that Attendee may sustain as a result of attending the Event, whether or not caused by the negligence or gross negligence of ReedPOP.

I Still Have A Question!

Do you have a question about Celebration? Contact the Celebration team on our Contact Us page. Do you have a question about the upcoming Star Wars movies or Star Wars Rebels in general? If so, visit for additional information.

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