How to Have a 'Star Wars' Inspired Day in Bad Axe, MI

There isn't a lot to do in Huron County, Michigan, that has much to do with Star Wars, but you can do some fun shopping before you head to the local movie theater to see the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. This county may feel like it is at the end of the world, but we still get the cool movies when they come out.

The Bad Axe Theatre will be hosting a late night showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 17, and it's likely it will be a sold out show. That means you may want to get your tickets early if you want to see it during the opening week at any time. Before the show gets here though, you can have some fun shopping for show memorabilia at some of the local chain stores. They have some great items out already.

Walmart is one of the biggest local stores where you can shop for just about anything, including Star Wars toys and home decor. Dollar General has some fun Star Wars goodies as well, and they even have some great art supplies. Don't miss out on the shopping fun before, or even after, you check out The Force Awakens this month.

However, shopping isn't everything, and simply getting outdoors can help you get more in touch with your Star Wars fantasy, by visiting the local park downtown and doing some star gazing or play on the merry-go-round and imagining you are flying a TIE fighter. The park is in mere walking distance of the theater, so it's even a great stop after the movie to look up to the sky and imagine you are watching the fight.

May the force be with you, no matter what you are doing to celebrate The Force Awakens.

Yvonne Stegall is a Michigan-based author and freelance writer who loves road trips, wildlife, and tourist traps. Learn more about Yvonne at her website.