Of the many traditions at Lucasfilm, one of the oldest is the annual 4th of July company picnic. 2018 marked the 40th anniversary of this beloved gathering of employees and their families.
“I feel so honored and lucky to bring my family to the company picnic,” said Tony Sherg, a Creative Production Specialist at Lucasfilm. “They have always known I worked for a special company, but the picnic allows them to really wrap their heads around how truly unique our traditions and culture are.”
It’s typically a warm, summer day when families descend on Skywalker Ranch in northern California. From its inception in 1978, the company picnic has been a potluck affair, with a large offering of homemade salads in addition to barbecue and lots of ice cream!
In the earliest years, the company employee count barely numbered in the hundreds, and the many structures of the Ranch grounds had yet to be fully constructed. As Lucasfilm has grown, so too has the scope of the annual event, though it has yet to lose its downhome and relaxed atmosphere.