May the 4th Be With You, City of Carrollton

Photo courtesy of City of Carrollton

Date/Time

May 04, 2022
05:00 PM until 08:00 PM

Location

Crosby Recreation Center View map
1610 E. Crosby Road,
Carrollton, TX, 75006

Additional Information

Description

In a galaxy not so far away, Downtown Carrollton presents a space-themed event. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character for a chance to win a prize in the costume contest and enjoy this year’s celebration featuring space-themed entertainment: crafts, laser tag, photo booth, Star Wars characters, trivia and virtual reality experiences.

Feel the Force and test your skills in an extreme 35-foot interactive laser tag arena. This fully-enclosed, inflatable adventure will hone the skills of any young Padawan apprentice and challenge the strengths of an accomplished Jedi master. Take stellar photographs of your costume with a 360-degree photo booth as well as other photo ops throughout the Square. Costume contest sponsored by FAN EXPO Dallas. Categories include best overall, most creative, and best group/duo.

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Note: This event was previously scheduled to take place in Downtown Carrollton, but due to potential severe weather this event has been moved indoors to the Crosby Recreation Center.

Feel the Force and test your skills in an extreme 35-foot interactive laser tag arena. This fully-enclosed, inflatable adventure features four doors, one large central room, and 22 smaller rooms to hone the skills of any young padawan apprentice and challenge the strengths of an accomplished jedi master.

Enjoy a new virtual reality activity using provided goggles for single-person interaction. Participants will be able to immerse themselves in a three-dimensional, sensory experience. There will be six different space-themed adventures to explore.

Compete in free family-friendly trivia, hosted by 3 Nations Brewing Co., beginning at 6 p.m. There is no limit to the number of teams able to participate, but teams are limited to a maximum of six members. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams.

Take pics in a 360° photo booth, strike a memorable pose at other photo opportunities around the Square, and be sure to stay for the costume contest at 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall, Best Group, and Most Creative.

Kids and the young at heart will be able to enjoy making a paper plate droid, a paper bag wookie puppet, or some galaxy slime. Carrollton’s “May the 4th Be With You” event has something for everyone.

Saving the galaxy yet again from the evil empire can really work up an appetite, so come early to pick up snacks or dinner from one of the many eclectic Downtown shops or restaurants,. A variety of food vendors will be on hand to satisfy appetites with crowd-pleasing treats.

Stop at the Carrollton Public Library’s booth before the night ends to play games and spin the wheel for a prize. Take home information on the Library’s Summer Reading Program running from Wednesday, June 1 through Monday, August 1.

A Sensory Friendly Break Area will be available at the event to offer a quiet space for children and adults with autism or other special needs to relax and take a break from the noise and the crowd. Break areas include relaxing activities such as coloring, sensory tables, yoga balls, noise-cancelling headphones, and bean bag chairs.

Find more family fun events every day of the week at dfwchild.com/calendar.