Star Wars Celebration doesn't just start and end with its guest panels—the whole convention center is loaded with other events to keep fans going for the entire weekend.
For one, the celebration is jam-packed with exhibitors who have come well-prepared with all the Star Wars goods you could ever possibly want or need. The Van Gogh Darth Vader helmet shown above? Neeeeeed.
One of the biggest draws to Star Wars Celebration is the ability to dress up and walk among other cosplayers, which all culminate with the Cosplay Competition on May 28. Also, someone better show up to the celebration dressed as Max Rebo.
Not only can you get a Star Wars tattoo during the celebration from one of the 28 different artists, but afterward, you can enter it into the Tattoo Competition to see where it lines up against other tattoo-ees.
For K-12 students, there's a Droid Builders Academy that combines STEM/STEAM learning with Star Wars, allowing kids to both take classes and tackle mini projects on their own. There'll also be a kids stage where younger fans can learn how to draw Star Wars characters, meet droids, try out Star Wars origami, and tons more. To keep the art going, the Star Wars Celebration Art Show will feature tons of artists and will allow those who pre-ordered specific pieces to finally pick them up in person.
And lastly, we've got the pin trading program with over 50 pins to collect during the celebration, featuring Star Wars characters small and large from Jabba the Hutt to Plo Koon.