Photos courtesy of Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association

The Valley is gearing up for an extraordinary event as the Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association (PPSLA) hosts the Fifth Annual Superhero Saturday Comic, Cosplay, and Car Show Festival on January 13. Promising to be the largest and most exciting iteration to date, the event is set to take place at the Metro District at 9610 N. Metro Parkway West, in Phoenix.

This year’s festival, renowned as Arizona’s premier free pop culture extravaganza, aims to gather community support for PPSLA charities and the Childhelp Children’s Center of Phoenix, institutions dedicated to making a difference in the lives of many.

The festival boasts a star-studded lineup of guests, including Kevin Ginkel and Brandon Pfaadt, celebrated pitchers from the Arizona Diamondbacks National League team, Gene Ha, an Eisner award-winning comic artist, and Tony Parker, a notable comic book creator. These personalities will add a unique flair to the event, drawing fans from across the state.

A significant highlight of Superhero Saturday is the much-anticipated Car Show, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This show is not just for car enthusiasts but for everyone who enjoys a blend of artistry and nostalgia. The show will feature an array of vehicles, from classic and muscle cars to fan cars inspired by popular movies like “Jurassic Park,” “Deadpool,” and “Ghostbusters.”

Moreover, the event provides an excellent opportunity for community members to support a noble cause. With a registration fee of only $25 per car, participants can contribute directly to ChildHelp and PPSLA charities, with the added benefit of the fee being tax-deductible. These charities are instrumental in providing support to community heroes in times of need, offering scholarships and cash assistance to those injured or in distress.

In a gesture of appreciation and recognition, Superhero Saturday extends a heartfelt invitation to police officers, firefighters, EMTs, rescue workers, nurses, and their families to join in the celebrations. This event is not just about superheroes in capes but also celebrates the real-life heroes we encounter daily on our streets. Past events set a high bar with features like the Phoenix Dive Team, a Phoenix Fire truck, and vehicles used by the Phoenix Special Assignments Unit (SWAT).

Superhero Saturday 2024 promises to be a day of fun, excitement, and community spirit. It’s an invitation to celebrate the everyday heroes among us while indulging in comics, cosplay, and classic cars.

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