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HARRISBURG -- Spider-Man, Iron Man, and even the mayor dressed as Superman joined forces Thursday to announce an event which will honor Harrisburg's top "superheroes."

The City of Harrisburg announced a "Superhero Weekend" will coincide with its annual ArtsFest from May 23-24. The event was created by Kaimonka Entertainment and Shalom House to pay tribute to the region's true superheroes: Police, firefighters, teachers, and veterans.

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse dons the red Superman cape and poses with Spiderman and Ironman to promote "Superhero Weekend," coming May 23-24 during ArtsFest.

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse dons the red Superman cape and poses with Spiderman and Ironman to promote "Superhero Weekend," coming May 23-24 during ArtsFest.

"We have superheroes in our city every single day," Shalom House Executive Director Denise Britton said.  "Let's not forget that and let's celebrate that as we go forward after the weekend is over."

You can vote for your favorite personal superhero on the website HBGSuperheroes.com. Donations from the voting will go towards the Shalom House.

Throughout the weekend, Harrisburg streets will be renamed after superheroes, and local artists, as part of the ArtsFest festivities, will create superhero-themed backdrops to be used for photo opportunities. Superhero WeekendHarrisburg also plans on introducing a new superhero, "Parking Man," who will issue free parking to people downtown throughout the weekend.