May the 4th be with You: Star Wars Day Events Ground Greater H-Town

Do or do not with Yoda-inspired margaritas and other specialty Star Wars cocktails at May the 4th at Railean Distillery & Buccaneer Bar in San Leon. | Photo courtesy of May the 4th at Railean Distillery & Buccaneer Bar

Get out and show your love for Star Wars at celebrations, trivia nights, and more across the greater Space City on Thursday, May 4, 2023. 

Once just a punny turn of phrase, May Fourth has become the unofficially official holiday for fans of the Star Wars saga, thanks to one tongue-in-cheek line, “May the fourth be with you.”

Here is where you can catch May the 4th festivities on Thursday, May 4, 2023.

Star Wars Day 2023 Events Around Houston

Star Wars Day, Thursday, May 4, 2023

  • May the 4th at Railean Distillery & Buccaneer Bar | No Cover – The San Leon distillery and tasting room on the shores of Galveston Bay celebrates Star Wars day with Yoda margaritas and special cocktails, trilogy music and more. Costumes welcome. 3pm to 8pm.
  • May the 4th Be With You at Southern Star Brewing Co. | No Cover – A new beer release and a night of Star Wars trivia highlights the Conroe brewery’s plans for May the 4th. 4pm to 10pm.
  • Star Wars Day at Ingenious Brewing Company | No Cover – The Humble brewery celebrates the day with special themed can and small batch releases, songs of the trilogy from Homebrewed Brass Ensemble, a best dressed contest, and a sip-and-paint workshop where you can put together a Star Wars-themed canvas to take home. Free to attend; $35 and up for the painting workshop. 6:30pm to 9pm.
  • Star Wars–Themed Dinner at Max’s Wine Dive on WashingtonStar Wars fanatics can wine and dine at Max’s third annual themed wine dinner, featuring a five-course menu inspired by the iconic films paired with the exclusive labels from the Dive. Costumes are encouraged. Reservations are recommended. $99. 7pm. 
  • May The Fourth Trivia Night at City Orchard | No Cover – Summon the force for a special trivia night at the Arts District cidery that will test your knowledge of all things from a galaxy far, far away. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Star Wars Night at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. | No Cover – This May the 4th celebration in the Heights kicks off with Space Balls bingo, followed by a Jumbotron screening of Return of the Jedi, and more Star Wars–themed fun. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Star Wars: A New Hope Movie Screening at Rooftop Cinema Club Uptown – Celebrate Star Wars day with an outdoor screening of the O.G. 1977 film about Luke Skywalker and rebel alliance forces taking on Darth Vader and the Death Star. $20.50 and up. 7:30pm.
A rooftop movie screening at night with skyscrapers behind
Rooftop Cinema Club in Uptown hosts a screening of “Star Wars: A New Hope” on May 4th | Courtesy of Rooftop Cinema Club

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins always keeps an eye out for what's ahead on Houston's horizon while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston. When he's not passing along the latest events, destinations and hidden treasures in H-Town, he loves diving into the city's food scene, shopping local and learning about Houston's rich history.