Superman Celebration is June 7-10

Thursday-Sunday, June 7-10, 2018
40th Annual Superman Celebration
10 a.m.-10 p.m. most days
Superman Square and other locations throughout Metropolis

What started as a one-day “Homecoming” for the local residents has now evolved into a 4-day celebration that attracts Superman Fans and families from around the world. This year marks the 46th year that Metropolis, IL has been designated as the adopted “Home of Superman.”

The Superman Celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 7th and runs through 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10th. 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.

CELEBRITY & SPECIAL GUESTS   (for details, click here)

Brandon Routh (Superman & the Atom, Superman Returns, Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow)
Shaun Sipos
 (Adam Strange – Krypton TV series, Chloe’s boy thing – Smallville TV series)
Blake Ritson
(Braniac – Krypton TV Series)
John Haymes Newton (Superboy/Clark Kent – Superboy TV Series)
Aaron Smolinski (Baby Superman – Superman the Movie, Man of Steel
Jeff East (Young Clark Kent – Superman the Movie)
Jack O’Halloran (Non, Superman the Movie)
Ilya Salkind (Producer – Superman the Movie, Superman II, Superman III, Superboy, Supergirl)

For autograph sessions schedule, click here. (currently unavailable)


The Ball Brothers on Thursday night. Corey Evitts on Friday night. Jamie Kelly on Saturday night. Musician details are listed on the website.


Thursday-Saturday, June 7-9
Libation Station
11 a.m.-10 p.m.
PrewBub Cafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Cold drinks tea, soda, beer, wine hard ciders, juice and lemonade. Located on the patio on corner of 8th and Market Street. Activities include corn hole, ring toss, face painting and animal balloons for kids. For information, contact Terri at 618-519-0785 or

Thursday-Saturday, June 7-9
Helicopter Rides
Thu. 4 p.m.-Dark
Fri.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-Dark
Near Superman Statue, downtown Metropolis
Stephens Aircraft Solutions will have a reservation booth located at Superman Square. Rides are $50 per person with a minimum of 2 riders and can take up to 3 riders. The flight lasts 15 minutes.

Thursday-Saturday, June 7-9
Sonshine Carnival
Thu.-Fri. 5 p.m.
Sat. Noon
Near Dorothy Miller Park, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Ticket information is as follows: Armbands $15 (armbands required for every session) – Single tickets $1 (2 or more required) – 20 tickets for $15 (A savings of $5). There are two sessions on Saturday, each session requires a separate armband purchase. All weather permitting.

Thursday, June 7
Annual Superman Road Race & Fun Walk
7-8:30 p.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
The 30th Annual Superman Road Race will include a 4-mile run and a 2-mile walk. Participants start and return in Fort Massac State Park. Awards given for both Men and Women based on age divisions. Race starts and ends at the large pavilion across from Sonic. Pick up entry form at the Chamber of Commerce or visit Facebook.

Thursday, June 7
Annual Super Bowl(ing)
7-10 p.m.
Super Bowl, 1107 E. 8th St, Metropolis
Each Team/Lane must have 5-6 people. Bumper bowling for kids is on the far lane. Cost is $8 per person which includes two games and shoe rental. Bring any Superman or geeky item to donate to Sell For Good and/or bring some money to buy. Raffle also available. All proceeds are donated to The Humane Society. Facebook.

Friday, June  8  (details not confirmed yet)Superhero breakfast
Save the Massac Breakfast with Superheroes

7-10 a.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
Dine with your favorite superheroes with a special breakfast for kids and kids of all ages. Superheroes will be on hand for photos and to interact with the crowd. Scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy with choice of milk, orange juice or coffee will be served. Limited seating. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for children. All proceeds goes towards renovating the Massac Theatre. For tickets or information, contact the Metropolis Chamber at 618-524-7986.

Friday-Sunday, June 8-10
Metropolis Super Con
Fri.  10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat.  9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
715 Market St., Metropolis (caddy-corner from Lois Lane Statue)
Free and open to the public. Vendors manning 50 tables will be selling Superman collectibles, Sci-Fi, Comic Books, Action Figures, Super Hero memorabilia, Super Hero clothing and costumes, jewelry, gaming stuff and supplies, cos-play merchandise, TV and movie collectibles and autographed photos, Star Wars collectibles, and most of what one would find at a big-city pop culture con. For information, contact Kevin Steward at 270-210-1868 or Facebook.  Website.

Friday, June 8
Superman Super Site Meet & Greet
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Please RSVP and join us for the 9th Annual Superman Super Site Meet & Greet taking place during the 40th Annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. This years event  will feature various door prizes being given away including DVD’s, Blu-rays, and many other donated items from local merchants as well as fun, food and a few surprises. Please RSVP by clicking “going” button on Facebook Event.

Friday – Sunday June 9-10
Superman Celebration Artist Alley & Writer’s Way
Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
8th and Market Sts., door on side of Union Hall, Metropolis
Artist Alley Is probably one of the coolest places during Superman Celebration where Artists and Writers gather, ready to show off their sketches, books, magazines, comics and charm. Featured guests are Philo Barnhart (professional film animator), Alex Saviuk (artist), Art Baltazar (comic artist), Peter Poplaski, (artist),  Michael Eury (writer/editor), Jon Pinto (artist), Charles D. Moisant (artist/author), and  Daniel Peretti (author). Admission is free. For detials, visit website.

Sunday, June 10
Rotary Super Car Show
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Cars and trucks are polished to perfection and fill Fort Massac State Park for the popular show. Free.  For information, call 618-524-2714. Held annually in conjunction with the Superman Celebration.

Schedule of Events will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Complete details can be found on

For more information, contact the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, 618-524-2714 or 800-949-5740.