No tickets or registration is required for Star Wars Day. The event is free. Be sure to stop at one of information tables outside of the library to score a special edition Jedi Passport.

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Renew your vows Star Wars style at the Rialto Square Theatre! You must get a ticket (free) in the Rialto lobby starting at 8:30 am on the day of the event. The vow renewal will take place on the Rialto stage at  9:30 am. A photo opportunity will take place immediately following the ceremony. Note: Anyone can participate in the vow renewal. Participation in the event is strictly for entertainment purposes and has no legal or spiritual implications. 

 JUNE 1, 2019     11 AM-4 PM

STAR WARS DAY UPDATE: In the case of inclement weather, all outdoor activities, performances, and merchandise vendors will be moved INSIDE either the library, Rialto, or museum.

**The vow renewal and parade will still go on as planned.**

 Today, the library partners with:

  • The Joliet Area Historical Museum
  • The Rialto Square Theatre
  • The Joliet City Center Partnership
  • The Heritage Corridor

Including featured authors, artists, vendors and members of fandom organizations from all over the United States to pull off the biggest Star Wars library event in the world.

*To obtain a media pass, call 815-846-3124 before the event. 


SWD will take place Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11 am-4 pm in downtown Joliet at the Joliet Public Library Ottawa Street Branch, Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet Area Historical Museum and on Clinton and Chicago Streets.


Parking is free on the weekends in downtown Joliet. You can park on the street at an open meter or in these parking garages:

  • Ottawa Street Parking Deck (110 N Ottawa St)
  • Scott Street Parking Deck (11 E Clinton St)

Please note that Chicago St. will be closed from Cass to Van Buren and Clinton Street will be closed from Ottawa to Chicago St. The Joliet Public Library lot will also be closed.








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