Annual Superman Celebration

by Neil A. Cole

The Superman Celebration is a long standing festival and a must see event for people of all ages, especially comic book lovers. Superman fans travel from all over the globe to visit the small southern Illinois town that is the Official Home of Superman. The real life Metropolis, with a population of 6,500 residents, welcomes approximately 30,000 people over the four-day celebration.

“It’s a chance for people of all ages to come together and just enjoy a weekend of fun,” says Metropolis Tourism Director Angie Shelton. “You never know who you’ll meet…and you never know what you’ll see!”

Complete with an Artist’s Alley, Man of Steel exhibitions and contests, amusement park, live music and $1000 Superhero Costume Contest, the Superman Celebration provides fun for the entire family.

The 37th Annual Superman Celebration will take place June 11th - 14th, 2015.

For more information about the Superman Celebration, visit or call 800-949-5740. For information about Metropolis attractions and lodging, visit or call 877-424-5025.