Metropolis’ biggest week of the year is drawing near! While it is fun to visit Metropolis any time of year, Thursday, June 7, through Sunday, June 10 the town of fewer than 7000 people will become a real metropolis, or at least close to it, as thousands of visitors from around the country, and even around the world, visit for the annual Superman Celebration.
It’s a chance for people of all ages to come together and just enjoy a weekend of fun! You never know who you’ll meet…and you never know what you’ll see!
As always, a big draw for Superman enthusiasts is the lineup of celebrities. Special guests at this year’s festival have been posted on the official site: www.supermancelebration.net
In addition to the always present, Superman Statue, Lois Lane Statue and the Super Museum, there will be events for all ages during the festival. The Celebration will include a “Smallville” tent where free children’s activities are held each day, the “Man of Steel” tent where super strength competitions will draw interest, and the “Metro” tent were live music will be performed daily. The Artist’s Alley will welcome visitors as a place to learn about the creation of comic books.
Many popular events include the $1000 Costume Contest, Super Car Show, Supertrek Bike Ride, The George Awards
and Auction, Superman Trivia, Color-A-Cape for kids, Superman Road Race, Super Dog Contest, and Supergirl and Superboy pageants, just to name a few. Right in the middle of all of the activities visitors will have the opportunity to pose with the world-famous 15-foot-tall bronze statue of Superman and tour the SuperMuseum, which holds the largest collection of Superman memorabilia in the world.Metropolis, Illinois is the only town with the same name as the fictional city made famous in comic books. It is located at the southern tip of Illinois along the Ohio River. A complete schedule of events for the Superman Celebration can be found at www.supermancelebration.net, or by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 800-949-5740.
Who are your favorite Super Heroes? Come to Metropolis, you might see them!
Enjoy Southern Illinois!