ON Saturday, October 24, the Luis Olivares Foundation’s Star Wars Malaga Parade is taking place in Malaga City.
The event will be in two parts: a display in the morning from 11am to 4pm on Muelle Uno in the port with lots of models, a life-sized Imperial motorbike like those ridden by scout bikers, a display of imperial armour and other interesting items.
There will then be a parade which will include more than 70 imperial soldiers led by the Emperor and Darth Vader leaving La Farola at 5.30pm and arriving at the Plaza de la Constitucion at 7.30pm.
The imperial soldiers and other characters are supplied by the Spanish branch – known as the Spanish Garrison – of Legion 501, an international fan club and the parade coincides with the countdown to the release of the latest Star Wars film which will be launched worldwide on December 18.
Thanks to the collaboration of Obra Social La Caixa and Malaga Council, the foundation aims through this event to raise awareness amongst the people of Malaga of the importance of donating bone marrow, the one chance for many people with leukaemia and other blood diseases.
During the day raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win a life-sized Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet with the draw taking place on Plaza de la Constitucion at about 8pm. If the winner isn’t there they will have a week to collect the helmet from the foundation offices at La Noria Malaga and to check the winning number visit the foundation’s social media pages.