Lonely Planet Writer

Now you can visit Stars Hollow at a Gilmore Girls festival in Los Angeles

Gilmore Girls fans, who’ve had too much caffeine to wait for the release of the TV series’ revival, can spend next weekend at a festival that will bring them closer than ever to Stars Hollow.

There will be a Gilmore Girls-themed festival.
There will be a Gilmore Girls-themed festival. Image by Netflix

The Connecticut town where the beloved TV series is set isn’t actually real, but fans in Los Angeles can still get a chance to feel like they are visiting the real thing. Gilmore Girls, which ran for seven series from 2000 to 2007, has been brought back by Netflix for a new four-episode series, which will revisit the story of the fast-talking mother-daughter duo, Lorelei and Rory Gilmore, and the quirky small town of Stars Hollow. The new edition of the story, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, will be released on the streaming site on 25 November. Each episode will take place in one season. The event is called the Festival of the Four Seasons, and will be held on 19 to 20 November at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Dickson Court.

A Luke's diner pop-up is coming to a town near you.
A Luke’s diner pop-up is coming to a town near you. Image by Netflix

According to the official website, the festival is “held in the town square with all of our classic Stars Hollow features. The Gazebo and town sign will be freshly painted. Luke is even serving FREE coffee. You heard it right, Luke Danes is serving free coffee”. While the festival will be held in sunny California, it will be filled with nods to the show like Miss Patty’s Founder’s Day punch and the town’s gazebo. The event is free, but attendees must RSVP online and will likely be in high demand.

As fans eagerly await the show’s revival, Netflix has already helped get people excited with Gilmore Girls pop-ups around the US that transformed cafes into Luke’s Diners, complete with free coffee. One New York ice-cream parlour has even launched a Gilmore Girls ice cream flavour contest, with plans to make the best idea a reality.