Held in Metropolis, Illinois during the second weekend of June every year. It celebrates Superman and all thing super-heroic with featured celebrity and artist guests, a costume contest, concerts, a film festival, and many other family-oriented events. Superman visits with fans from around the world. Enjoy comic art gallery, fan films, celebrity appearances, as well as active events like Superman Road Race, Super Trek Bike Ride, and kids games. Several tents offer live entertainment and most events are free.
The Superman Celebration kicks off at 5PM on Thursday and runs through 2pm on Sunday. Many special events are planned for this year’s Celebration including musical entertainment, a carnival, Superman Celebrity Autograph and Q & A Sessions, and the Heroes & Villains Costume Contest. Also, planned for this year, is the return of the Hollywood Ball, in memory of Noel Neill. Book a summer family trip. www.supermancelebration.net 800-949-5740.
The Celebration itself is a free event. There are some events within the event that have a registration fee to participate, but to simply attend the event there is no cost.
Superman isn’t the only one that can fly in Metropolis! SAS will operate helicopter rides starting at 4pm on Thursday, 9:30 AM to Dark on Fri & Sat & Noon to Dark on Sun. The location will be beside the carnival on Front Street. A reservation booth will be located at Superman Square. Rides are $50.00 per person with a min. 2 riders. 2 -3 riders per flight. 15 Min. flight.