The official location and dates for the next Star Wars Celebration have been announced! The exciting news was delivered our way a short time ago via today’s episode of The Star Wars Show. Star Wars Celebration 2019 will be taking place in Chicago at McCormick Place and run for 5 days from April 11-15. Tickets, including the highly sought-after VIP tickets, are scheduled to go on sale June 5 at 12:00pm CT on StarWarsCelebration.com.

Visit the McCormick Place website for information on this convention center.

We learned during the lead-up to Celebration Orlando 2017 that the year 2018 would be Celebration-less and that 2019 would feature the return of the best communal party experience any Star Wars fan could ask for. As you know, the new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge theme park attractions at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are set to open sometime in 2019 as well, so next year is gonna be jam packed with Star Wars goodness (oh, and don’t forget about this little 2019 gem to close out the year).

Celebration Orlando 2017 set a new attendance record with over 70,000 fans across the 4-day event, a dramatic increase in overall attendance numbers since the estimated 20,000 fans experienced the first Celebration (a 3-day event) back in 1999.

So rejoice in this awesome news, spread the word to your friends and family members, and start saving those republic credits now if you haven’t started your Celebration fund already!