Metropolis, Home of Superman, holds a celebration each summer celebrating the 'Man of Steel.'
Metropolis will celebrate all things super at the annual Metropolis Superman Celebration, July 30th - August 1st. For over 40 years, Metropolis has welcomed countless Superman Fans from around the world to this event. What started as a 1 day event for the local community, has grown over the years to a 3 day event that has attracted the attention of media and people from around the world. Each year Superman Celebrities from film, and tv are available for fans to have the opportunity to meet. Comic Artists famous for their work, come to take part in the Artist Alley attraction where fans can meet and purchase work from their favorite artists. The celebrities and artist both take part in panel discussions open to attendees.
There is also the fun of games and entertainment including a carnival and costume contest throughout the weekend. The Rotary Club hosts its annual car show and Kiwanis Club holds a Super Bike Trek to raise money for local student scholarships. The United Way hosts a road race to raise money for their organization during the Celebration as well. Many other organizations also hold events that serve as fundraisers to give back to the Metropolis community throughout the year
The Metropolis Super Con is an annual pop-culture and superhero convention, at 715 Market Street, features free admission and coincides with the annual Superman Celebration. According to the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, the Superman Celebration is expected to draw 20,000-25,000 people.