Star Wars Day at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - ATST hero

The annual celebration of the Force arrives at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay! Check out highlights from the event here!

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - BB-8 entrance

Star Wars Day marks the anniversary of the release of ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ – the first film in the series. The global (or intergalactic) celebration is also known as, May The 4th, as a nod to the famous line, “May the Force be with you”. This year is extra special because it marks the 40th Anniversary of ‘A New Hope’.

The beloved space-drama saga has taken over the Supertree Grove area of the Gardens, with numerous booths, photo backdrops and activities scattered all over. The inaugural Star Wars Run Singapore will also take place around the Marina Bay area this weekend.

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Chewbacca Meet and Greet

If you love snapping photos of Star Wars characters, you’ll be excited to line up for the Official meet and greet sessions with Chewbacca and Kylo Ren.

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Kylo Ren meet and greet

Both characters will appear at the same session, with Chewbacca’s queue stretching so long that it had to be closed early. Choose your side wisely!

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Rey cosplayer

If not, you can encounter many roaming cosplayers at the festival. They’re all friendly-enough for selfies or even pose for action shots!

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Jedi cosplayers

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Cosplayers

There’s also a charity photo booth at a corner, where you can become a piece of (unofficial) Star Wars memorabilia with a small donation.

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Charity Photo Booth by Canon

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Charity Photo Booth prints

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Charity Photo Booth

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - ATST

Right in the middle of it all – a scale model of the All-Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) guarding the tallest Supertree tower at the Gardens.

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Simply Toys booth

For the shoppers and collectors: Simply Toys, Simply Toys/ Simply Zakka and Royal Selangor are here to vend the official merch. And there are numerous tents with exhibitions of collectibles and fan creations.

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Exhibitions and Displays

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Fan Art Exhibition

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Fan Art Exhibition close-up steampunk

The Fan Art Exhibition and Bazaar are must-see attractions at the festival, because – where else could you see so many wicked creations?

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Fan Art Exhibition - Darth Vader skateboard

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Fan Art Exhibition - Lightsaber

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Fan Art Exhibition - Anakin Lightsaber

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Fan Art Exhibition - Maul backpack

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Fan Art Exhibition Helmets

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Fan Bazaar shirts

Hop over to the Fan Bazaar, where you can grab some statement T-shirts with a local twist, or cute knitted beanie caps.

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Fan Bazaar printed art

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Fan Bazaar - Knitted beanie

Boba would be proud.

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Fan Bazaar - Yoda beanie

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Fan Bazaar toys

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Launch VIPs

And drumroll for the star attraction: Gardens by The Bay’s signature Garden Rhapsody show, Star Wars Edition.

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Garden Rhapsody Star Wars Edition 1

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Garden Rhapsody Star Wars Edition 3

The mesmerising show of lights on the Supertrees and its bridge, which lasts about 10 minutes, is accompanied with an evocative arrangement of Star Wars themes. There are three shows available during the festival nights, and thereafter two shows will be performed every night until 2 June 2017.

Garden Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition

4 May – 6 May, 7:45pm, 8:45pm and 9:45pm
7 May – 2 Jun: 7:45pm and 8:45pm

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Garden Rhapsody SaberTrees 1

After the show, all the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay take on the colours of Lightsabers, while a few of them become ‘SaberTrees’, with light blades piercing the skies. The SaberTrees will be activated during event nights, from 8:00pm till 12:00am (except during Garden Rhapsody shows).

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Garden Rhapsody SaberTrees 2

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Garden Rhapsody SaberTrees 3

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Garden Rhapsody SaberTrees 4 wide

Gardens by the Bay - Star Wars Day 2017 - Crowds

As this is a free event that would attract its vast fanbase, heavy crowds are expected during the festival nights. Some of the staircases were congested after the Garden Rhapsody show.

Star Wars at Gardens by the Bay

Supertree Grove
4-6 May 2017
3:00pm – 11:00pm
Free Admission

Fan Activities begin from 3:00pm.

Activities vary, please refer to Gardens by the Bay’s event page for schedules.


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