Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The city of Metropolis, Illinois is expecting to attract a large crowd this weekend with the kickoff of its annual Superman Celebration. 20,000-30,000 people are expected to attend the celebration now in its 38th year. 

Superman Lands in Metropolis for Festival Kickoff

Jun 12, 2014
Lance Dennee / WKMS

The annual Superman Celebration kicks off in Metropolis tonight.

The festival’s co-chair Karla Ogle says participants have four days of “super fun” ahead of them.

“Expect to see kind of a combination of Disney World and Halloween, and I think it’s going to be a very fun weekend with a little bit of everything,” she said.

From NPR: Superman’s hometown celebrates as the Man of Steel turns 75. But it’s not on Krypton, Kansas’ Smallville or Metropolis, Ill. It’s Cleveland.