Coventry Village celebrates Star Wars Tribute Day Aug. 6
Coventry Village will celebrate all things Star Wars with its Star Wars Tribute Day on Saturday, Aug. 6.
From 2–5 p.m., snap a photo with your favorite characters as they roam Coventry Village; play Star Wars video games in a free mobile truck parked in the heart of Coventry Village; and battle your friends in Lightsaber Wars, a kid-friendly battle arena.
Coventry Village shops will be joining in the fun, offering Star Wars-themed specials and discounts.
Dress in costume, and meet at the P.E.A.C.E. Park arch at 6 p.m. to participate to parade along the sidewalks of Coventry Village. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes in a variety of categories.
At 7:30 p.m., musicians from Classical Revolution Cleveland will perform a free outdoor concert in Pekar Park, featuring music from, and inspired by, "Star Wars." After the concert, cross the road to Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park and find a spot on the lawn for a special free screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at 9 p.m.
See the stars in the sky, as well as on screen, as astronomers from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will be in the park with telescopes for an evening of sky-watching.
After the film, those 21 and older are invited to participate in BarWars, a Star Wars-themed bar crawl through Coventry Village. The bar crawl will meet at Panini's on Coventry Road at 11 p.m., and crawlers in costume will enjoy drink specials and costume contest prizes.
Coventry Village Star Wars Tribute Day is free and open to the public. For more details, visit www.coventryvillage.org. May the force be with you!
Angela Hetrick is executive director of Coventry Village Special Improvement District.