Star Wars party coming to Del Ray this First Thursday

A Star Wars-themed neighborhood party is coming to Del Ray for First Thursday, Sept. 7, featuring the 501st Garrison Tyranus Legion (via Visit Del Ray/Facebook)

Get fresh batteries for your lightsaber, because a Star Wars party is coming to an Alexandria neighborhood not so far, far away.

Del Ray’s First Thursday (Sept. 7) will feature a costume contest, music from The B-Sides, a selfie station and photo opportunities with special guests Darth Vader, his ne’er-do-well grandson Kylo Ren and members of the 501st Garrison Tyranus Legion.

The costume contest starts at 7 p.m.

The free Del Ray Business Association event is sponsored by Click, LLC and runs from 6 p.m. to dusk at Pat Miller Neighborhood Square (2311 Mount Vernon Avenue).

For rebel revelers who want to keep the party going, Evening Star Cafe (2000 Mount Vernon Avenue) is also hosting a Star Wars movie in their backyard at 8 p.m.

Image via Visit Del Ray/Facebook