The 34th Annual Popeye Picnic will take place this weekend, Sept. 6 – 8, 2013, in Chester, Illinois. Each year, this highly anticipated town event and Popeye-themed picnic takes place on the first full weekend after Labor Day in the hometown of Elzie Segar, creator of THIMBLE THEATER and the creative genius behind Popeye.
People lining the route of the 68th annual Frontier Day Parade in downtown Terre Haute, Ind., on the Fourth of July were treated to a delightful array of festooned families and the sight of Popeye, the World’s Most Famous Sailor Man, escorting his goil, Olive Oyl, down Wabash Avenue. It was pure Americana. Check out the fun here: