Coventry Village to Host Star Wars Tribute Day on August 6


On Saturday Aug. 6, plan to grab your tattered brown robes, face paint and your favorite colored lightsaber for the Coventry Village Star Wars Tribute Day. The idea: a Star Wars-themed day of events for fans of all ages.

Festivities kick off at 2 p.m. at P.E.A.C.E. Park, located at the corner of Euclid Heights Blvd. and Coventry Road.

For kids, a video game truck will feature all Star Wars video games and you can test your lightsaber skills in friendly competition at an arena in P.E.A.C.E. Park from 2 to 5 p.m.

At 6 p.m., gather your friends and family at the arch in P.E.A.C.E. Park for a parade. Dress your best and bring extraterrestrial enthusiasm, because those with the most fantastic costumes will receive a prize. Don’t forget to bring your camera to take photographs with characters from across the galaxy. Then, at 7:30 p.m. in Pekar Park, Classical Revolution Cleveland will fill the courtyard with John Williams’ arrangements from the Star Wars soundtracks and Star Wars inspired compositions.

Shake off the heat at the main event of the day: an outdoor screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakes, the seventh episode in the franchise, takes place at 9 p.m. in the park. During the screening, space-loving astronomers from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will lead a stargazing workshop.

Following the film, adults can let loose on BarWars Bar Crawl, a Star Wars-themed tour of some of Coventry’s best bars for adults and parents 21 and up.

The icing on the cake: all events are free to the public.

Events were organized by Coventry Village Special Improvement District with help from Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Great Lakes Brewing Company and Jakprints.

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