2014 Events

All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events

Photo Contest
The Annual Photo Contest is your opportunity to show us the Enshrinement Festival through your eyes. In 2014, be sure to submit unique and creative photos and you could win a cash prize and possibly have your photos in a future Enshrinement Festival publication! Both professional and non-professional camera enthusiasts are encouraged to enter this exciting contest!      …
Various All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events
Outdoor Events
Photo Contest FAQ

Thursday - May 8

Queen Pageant
A queen and  court members were crowned on May 8, 2014, at the Canton Palace Theatre.    Contestants were  judged based on personality, poise, beauty, communication skills, academic achievement and service to community. The 2014 Queen and Court, pictured below, will represent the community at all 2014 Enshrinement Festival activities and serve throughout last…
7:00 p.m.
Canton Palace Theatre
Queen Pageant FAQ

Friday, Saturday and Sunday - July 18, 19 and 20

Balloon Classic
Jackson-Belden Food Fest & Fireworks
BALLOONS FLEW THE CANTON SKIES! Tthe 2014 Balloon Classic/Jackson-Belden Food F est took place starting on Friday thru Sunday morning, July 18 - 20!   There was dozens of food and beverage vendors, musical entertainment, mobile tours, and children’s activities at both the Balloon Classic and Jackson-Belden Food Fest areas. The Canton Regional and Jackson-Belden…
4:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday - July 18, 19 and 20
Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic
Jackson-Belden Food Fest & Fireworks FAQ

Saturday - July 26

Concert and Fireworks
There’s no more dynamic way to celebrate than with the  BOOM, BOOM, POW  of a fireworks extravaganza!  Each year huge crowds gather  in downtown Canton to enjoy a fireworks extravaganza that defied description!  All activities take place in downtown Canton in the Cornerstone Square area of Tuscarawas Street and Walnut Avenue. This year we…
6:00 p.m. Saturday - July 26
Downtown Canton - Cornerstone Square
Concert and Fireworks FAQ

Sunday - July 27

Pigskin Run
THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF OUR NEWLY NAMED PIGSKIN RUN The campus of the Pro Football Hall of Fame was lined with well-wishers, and bell ringers, cheering on their family and friends at our Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Pigskin Run.  Our Kids Fun Run began in the upper parking lot and finished thru their own goal-post and on to the field turf to receive their…
8:00 a.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Pigskin Run FAQ
Community Parade
COMMUNITY PARADE IS FUN FOR ALL! Who doesn’t love a parade? On Sunday, July 27th thousands of citizens enjoyed an afternoon in the heart of downtown Canton with family and friends for lots of fanfare and fun!  More than 100 diverse parade units including community youth groups, marching bands, the walking flag, antique vehicles, specialty units and a giant…
2:30 p.m.
Downtown Canton
Community Parade FAQ

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - July 30, 31, and August 1

Ribs Burnoff
The 2014 Ribs Burnoff was another fun-filled and delicious event! The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Ribs Burnoff will ran Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 30 and 31, and Aug. 1, beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 10:30 p.m. each day. Families were  able to enjoy free entertainment whcih included inflatables, face painting, and crafts!  People were able to…
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - July 30, 31, and August 1
Stark County Fairgrounds
Ribs Burnoff FAQ

Thursday - July 31

First Play 2014
This one-of-a-kind event, to be held on Thursday, July 31, at 10:00 a.m., features a three-mile long human chain of area youngsters that stretches from the Frank T. Bow Building in downtown Canton (201 2nd Street S.W.) where the NFL was founded in 1920, to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. More than 1,400 area youths between the ages of six and seventeen will participate in this exciting…
10:00 a.m.
Downtown Canton
First Play 2014 FAQ

Friday - August 1

Hall of Famer Photo Op
Fans witnessed a gathering of the game's immortals for a one-of-a-kind photo on the front steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The public was invited to this free event, and encouraged to capture the moment and share their pictures on social media with the hashtag #PFHOF14.
9:30 a.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Fashion Show Luncheon
The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Fashion Show Luncheon was held on Friday, August 1 and provided a high level of fashion and fun to more than 3,000  attendees!  Guests enjoyed a delectable lunch, followed by a show featuring fashions running the gamut from casual to dressy and everything in between. Many of the season’s hottest fashions…
11:30 a.m.
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Fashion Show Luncheon FAQ
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner On Friday, August 1, 2014, the Class of 2014 Enshrinees -- Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan, and Aeneas Williams --  were presented their gold jackets. And f or the first time ever, the prestigious event was broadcast live by the NFL Network!  The jacket is one of three…
5:00 p.m.
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner FAQ
Friday Night Reception at the Hall of Fame
Fans enjoyed an exclusive event on the grounds of the Hall of Fame prior to the Gold Jacket Ceremony.  Reception included dinner, beer and wine.  Then guests had an exclusive afterhours access to the Pro Football Hall of Fame with a self-guided tour of the museum during a special televised broadcast of the Enshrinees Gold Jacket Presentation. 
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday, August 1, 2014
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Friday Night Reception at the Hall of Fame FAQ

Saturday - August 2

TimkenSteel Grand Parade
2014 TimkenSteel Grand Parade More than 200,000 spectators joined us on Cleveland Avenue to welcome the Class of 2014 Enshrinees - Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan, Aeneas Williams - and many more returning Hall of Famers. Specialty units, giant helium balloons, fabulous floats and marching bands including Tennessee State…
8:00 a.m.
Downtown Canton
TimkenSteel Grand Parade FAQ
Fanatics Authentic Autograph Session Presented By Panini (Hall of Famers)
Preserve your football memories with autographs from Hall of Fame legends as they return to Canton for the Enshrinement festivities. Your favorite Hall of Famers will be on hand to sign football memorabilia.
12:00 p.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Returning Hall of Famers Autograph Session Presented by Panini
Preserve your football memories with autographs from Hall of Fame legends as they return to Canton for the Enshrinement festivities. Multiple autograph sessions are held on the Pro Football Hall of Fame campus. For participants and times, visit ProFootballHOF.com.
12:00 p.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Legends Club VIP Enshrinement Tailgate Party
Just hours before the Enshrinement Ceremony, you can join four members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the game's elite fans inside the Legends Club. Your VIP ticket gets you inside access for pictures, autographs and an amazing array of food, desserts, soft drinks and a full bar.
4:00 p.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Enshrinement Celebration Fan Party
If you think tailgating along with a Hall of Famer, great music, great food, drinks and beer sounds like your kind of party, then look no further.  This exclusive tailgate party on Hall of Fame grounds provides entertainment before the Class of 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony.
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Enshrinement Celebration Fan Party FAQ
Enshrinement Ceremony
The focus of the entire celebration is the emotional Enshrinement Ceremony where the newest Hall of Fame members, the Class of 2014, take their rightful place among pro football's elite.
7:00 p.m.
Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium
Enshrinement Ceremony FAQ

Sunday - August 3

Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable
Guaranteed to be a Football Fan's Fantasy! This annual event is indeed a football fan's fantasy! On Sunday, August 3, 2014, an enthusiastic crowd of football fans enjoyed lunch, followed by a center stage roundtable presentation featuring the members of the Class of 2014 Enshrinees -- Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan, and Aeneas…
12:30 p.m.
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable FAQ
Special Autograph Session
SPECIAL AUTOGRAPH SESSION A special autograph session, presented by Panini, will feature Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, and Aeneas Williams from the Class of 2014.  The special autograph session takes place from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EDT in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Event Center.      
3:00 p.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Special Autograph Session FAQ
Legends Club VIP NFL/Hall of Fame Tailgate Party
Kick off the 2014 NFL preseason with the ultimate tailgate party inside the Legends Club. Your tickets get you behind the velvet rope, where you'll join four Pro Football Hall of Famers, while enjoying an unrivaled spread of food, desserts, soft drinks and a full bar - all while our DJ keeps the party going with the hottest music.
5:00 p.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Fan Appreciation Tailgate Party
Get the party started before the big game at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Tailgate in style on Hall of Fame grounds with an all-inclusive package featuring traditional tailgate food and beverages.  Returning Hall of Famers will be on hand for meet and greet opportunities.  Get pumped up for the big game with jock jams and an NFL/Hall of Fame Game souvenir. Click here for…
5:00 p.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Fan Appreciation Tailgate Party FAQ
NFL/Hall of Fame Game
To kick-off of the 2014 season, the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will square off in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game! Unlike other NFL games, the NFL/Hall of Fame Game is played in a historic Fawcett Stadium, high school stadium in Canton, Ohio. If you’ve never experienced seeing an NFL game up this close, you won’t want to miss out on getting your tickets for this…
8:00 p.m.
Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium
NFL/Hall of Fame Game FAQ

Monday - August 4

Drum Corps International Competition
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The Drum Corps International Competition held on Aug. 4, 2014, at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon signaled the conclusion of the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival.  The final of 23 events over two and a half weeks, enjoyed by nearly 700,000 people, saw Canton’s own Bluecoats finish a very close second to The Cadets of Allentown, PA. The show’s…
7:30 p.m.
Paul Brown Tiger Stadium
Drum Corps International Competition FAQ

The greater Canton/Stark County community is proud to host the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. Join approximately 700,000 people at 24 diverse events over two and a half weeks as they celebrate the induction of football heroes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame located in Canton, Ohio!   A dedicated staff, team of more than 4,200 volunteers, and generous sponsors give the support necessary to plan and stage these action-packed festivities.

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