Above / According to Star Wars, Jawas are “meter-tall humanoids completely hidden behind rough, hand-woven robes. Their faces are concealed within the dark folds of a cowl, from which peer their sickly glowing yellow eyes.” During May the Fourth festivities along Water Street, the costumed characters also enjoyed giving fist bumps. (PN Photo)
When all those friends from another galaxy arrived, the evening was sunny and bright from 6:30 to 8PM Thurs., May 4, in downtown Naperville. All ages joined The Force on May the Fourth known as “Star Wars Day,” a special event when the Downtown Naperville Alliance welcomed folks with cameras to take plenty of photos.
Costumed characters from a galaxy far, far away took over Water Street from Main to Webster streets for a free family-friendly meet and greet to celebrate the spirit of Star Wars that first hit the big screen in 1977.
Unlike last year when the attractive event was one hour, this year’s event was extended to 90 minutes-plus and moved from Main Street to Water Street.
More than likely, the event would be broadcast on the 24-7 Stream for ABC7 Chicago News. And it was.
Very definitely, after The Force is long gone, the 9-foot tall Dick Tracy bronze likeness, a Century Walk sculpture, will remain along the Riverwalk with time on his hands for fun photos.
Come on down to all the sights and sounds of downtown Naperville. Discover the Riverwalk where paddleboats soon will be available to rent at the Jaycees Marina. Enjoy public art that includes the internationally-known crime stopper and dozens of designs that help tell the story of this community. This summer, seats will fly into the landscape with whimsical designs created by local artists.
On Saturday morning, June 17, the annual car show returns along Jackson Avenue.