Star Wars Celebration: 2022 Event Happening Sooner Than Planned

By Tom Drew Updated:
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Star Wars Celebration is a grand event for fans of the galaxy far, far away, bringing new announcements and reveals for the spacefaring franchise.

Unfortunately due to the pandemic, a Star Wars Celebration ceremony was unable to go ahead in 2020 as planned. On the positive side, Star Wars fans have still gotten a healthy dose of news and content to tide them over until the next big blowout.

The Mandalorian Season 2 was met with seemingly universal praise, proving once again that the franchise is well suited to a serialized, television format. Star Wars enthusiasts were also treated to a number of news bombshells with Disney's Investor Day 2020, announcing even more shows for Disney+. 

More recently, Star Wars: The Bad Batch hit the streaming service on May 4, providing a new animated entry to follow on from the success of The Clone Wars Season 7.

In June 2020, it was announced that Star Wars Celebration would be delayed until 2022, aiming to welcome guests once it is safer to hold large events. 

Now it seems that the dates have changed once again...


In an announcement on, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim will officially move its dates to May 26 to 29, 2022.

Previously, the event was set to occur from August 18 to 21, 2022, so previous ticket holders will have their order changed to the new dates automatically.


The impact of this move varies depending on how fans typically interact with Star Wars Celebration as an event. 

In general, this should come as an exciting announcement, as fans will get news about upcoming projects even sooner than expected.

With certain parts of the world slowly approaching a sense of normalcy, this should allow larger events to occur and ease film production. With various Star Wars projects currently filming, this could mean that Lucasfilm will have a lot to show off at the event.

For some con-goers though, this may come as a big blow. Many ticket holders may have already organized accommodation, transportation, and other travel plans with the previous dates in mind. This move could throw off some of the potential plans for visitors, possibly leading to them having to cancel their trips to Anaheim next year.

It is currently unknown what will be shown off at the event, but the release dates for upcoming Star Wars films and television series should provide a hint.

pWith Andor and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series underway with production and set for 2022 launches, it is highly likely that fans could get a glimpse at these new shows. Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron is the only film on Lucasfilm's current slate for Star Wars, so there is also a good chance that more information will surface at the event ahead of the movie's 2023 release. 

Rebel pilots, Stormtroopers, Jedi Knights, and Sith Lords alike will be able to reunite when Star Wars Celebration returns May 26-29, 2022.

- About The Author: Tom Drew
Tom Drew is the Executive Editor at The Direct. Tom writes for The Direct's Marvel, Star Wars, and DC branches while specializing in all things movies, from blockbuster to indie darlings.