May the Fourth Be With You: Five Ways to Celebrate Your Inner Star Wars Geek

May the Fourth is for everyone.
May the Fourth is for everyone.
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May Fourth is upon us like Luke Skywalker on his sister. For die-hard fans of science fiction's most famous saga, Star Wars Day is the prime time to let the force be with you - and indulge in some serious fanboy (or fangirl) action.

Official celebrations of this astronomically important holiday are, tragically, sparse in South Florida. But fear not, young Jedi. There are still plenty of ways to give tribute to the ins and outs of the Star Wars universe.

1. Engage in a Miami Beach lightsaber battle royale
Let's face it, you'll never be able to create a Star Wars tribute as fantastic as this kid's. Still, Obi-Wan would want you to give it a go, and there's no better place for an epic showdown than our vast beachfront. So grab your arch enemy, charge your lightsaber, and go toe to toe, Jedi vs. Sith -- to the death (or to the really nasty bruise, at least).

2. Star Wars cartoon tribute marathon
While some would-be Lukes and Leias might spend today watching all six Star Wars episodes in succession, we suggest shaking it up a bit. (Besides, you know you've seen each precisely 3,547 times.) For any true blue fan of the Expanded Universe, the saga continues with the animated awesomeness of Blue Harvest; Something, Something, Something Darkside; and Robot Chicken: Star Wars. They're gut-busting tributes from geeked-out mega fans. And watching them will probably be healthier for you than sitting through a Jar Jar Binks monologue for the thousandth time.

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