May be 4th be with you on "Star Wars" Day

- May 4 has been dubbed "Star Wars" Day - a day when every fan of the movie franchise will say "May the fourth be with you."

The play on words began as a joke among fans, but now it's a full-fledged holiday.

And if you're not a fan, you can still benefit from some of the deals and events going on this Friday.

You can golf in costume at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Center in Treasure Island or check out the "Star Wars" activities at the Glazer Children's Museum. You can even dress like a Stormtrooper at the Largo Library.

If you just can't get enough, some Jedi masters are throwing Revenge of the Fifth parties on Saturday. 

Here are some of the galactic choices: 

May 4:

May the Course Be With You: Golfers in costume hit the links 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis center for a day of themed activities and half-price golf and tennis. 10315 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Island. (727) 547-4575, ext. 237.

May the Fourth Be With You, Glazer Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Interstellar activities included with admission: $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, 1 and younger free. Note: Saturday's admission is $5 for RiverFest. Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa.

May the Fourth Be With You, Largo Library: Dress like a Stormtrooper, Jedi or alien creature to attack the Death Star (library) for snacks and a meeting with Luke Skywalker. Free. 3 p.m. Friday. Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6715.

Threshers Star Wars Night: Get photos taken with characters from the 501st Legion at the Threshers game Saturday night at 6:15 p.m., and there are post-game fireworks. 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. $6-$10.

Star Wars Day Afterhours Party: Themed crafts, snacks. Star Wars costumes encouraged. 5-7 p.m. Friday. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

May the Fourth Be With You Art Show: The Bricks in Ybor is having back-to-back parties Friday and Saturday with a Star Wars-themed art show at 9 p.m. Friday and a family and pet-friendly party at 2 p.m. Saturday. 1327 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. No cover. This event also occurs May 5.

May 5:

Revenge of the Fifth at The Castle: Costume contest, a Chewbacca howl-off, blue milk, BB-8 shots and a  landing party for Trekkies starting at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. 2004 N 16th St., Tampa. $13.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • May be 4th be with you on "Star Wars" Day
  • Delta adds pit bulls to list of banned service and support animals
  • USCG: Make sure your child has the proper life vest
  • U.S. to require more screening of powders in carry-on baggage
  • AMC Theatres unveils $20 monthly subscription to rival MoviePass
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon shortage may be looming
  • New app launched for Bay Area job-seekers, employers
  • Chick-fil-A giving away free food for 'Cow Appreciation Day'
  • Starbucks closing 150 stores
  • Veggie trays have made at least 78 people sick