Celebration is basically Woodstock for Star Wars fans." ―Jason Crawford
Celebration is a series of Star Wars fan conventions sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd.
Celebration I 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 . It was the first Celebration event to be held outside the United States. It was open from Star Wars 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 event to be held in Japan. Its purpose is 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 . Empire Strikes Back
Celebration VI was held from
August 23 to August 26, 2012, and returned to Orlando, Florida.
Celebration Europe II is scheduled to be held from
July 26 to July 28, 2013, and will for the first time be held in Essen, Germany.
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