Celebration is basically Woodstock for Star Wars fans." ―Jason Crawford
Celebration is a series of Star Wars fan conventions sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd.
Celebration was held prior to the release of
in The Phantom Menace 1999. The convention was held in Denver, Colorado.
Celebration II was held prior to the release of
in Attack of the Clones 2002. It ran from May 3 to May 5 2002, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Celebration III was held to celebrate the release of
. It ran from Revenge of the Sith April 21 to April 24 2005, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Celebration IV was held to celebrate 30 years of
. It was held from Star Wars May 24 to May 28, 2007, in Los Angeles, California.
Celebration Europe was held in
London, United Kingdom to celebrate 30 years of Star Wars. It was the first Celebration to be held outside the United States. It ran from July 13 to July 15, 2007.
Celebration Japan was held at the
Makuhari-Messe Convention Center near Tokyo from July 19 to July 21, 2008. It was the first Celebration to be held in Japan. Its purpose was to celebrate the 30th anniversary of A New Hope, the original Star Wars film, which debuted in Japan on June 24, 1978.
Celebration V was held from
August 12 to August 15, 2010, in Orlando, Florida, to celebrate 30 years of . The Empire Strikes Back
Celebration VI was held from
August 23 to August 26, 2012, and returned to Orlando, Florida.
Celebration Europe II was held from
July 26 to July 28, 2013, and for the first time held in Essen, Germany.
Celebration Anaheim coincided with the theatrical release of
Episode VII and was held in Anaheim, California from The Force Awakens April 16 to April 19, 2015.
Celebration London was held in London, England,
July 15 through July 17, 2016.
On May 4, 2016, Lucasfilm announced that Celebration 2017 will take place in Orlando, Florida, from
April 13 through April 16.
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