2017 Events

All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events

Photo Contest
2017 Photo Contest Winners:  Congratulations to Ray Stewart of North Canton who won Best of Show for his photo from the Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions! He also won First Place for his photo from the Canton Repository Grand Parade. Lora Ury of Canton won First Place for her photo from the Drum Corps International Competition Tour…
Various All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events
Outdoor Events
Photo Contest FAQ

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Queen Pageant
   THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS 2017 Queen & Court (Left to Right) Andre' Green, Emily Beuter, Morgan Benson, Lee Ann Burczynski (Queen), Grace DiGiulio, and Delaney Besse   T he Canton Palace Theatre was the setting for our beautiful 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen Pageant.  We want to thank all our…
7:00 p.m. 2018 Date TBA
Canton Palace Theatre
Queen Pageant FAQ

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Community Parade
Community Parade Who doesn't love a parade? On Sunday, July 23 thousands of citizens enjoyed an afternoon in the heart of dowtown Canton with family and friends for lots of fanfare and fun! Almost 100 diverse parade units including community youth groups, marching bands, the walking flag, antique vehicles, specialty units, and a giant helium balloon participated in this spirit-filled…
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 2018 Date TBA
Downtown Canton
Community Parade FAQ

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Balloon Classic & Fireworks
Thank you for a great Balloon Classic & Fireworks! The 2017 Balloon Classic & Fireworks  was held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 28, 29, and 30.   There were dozens of food and beverage vendors, musical entertainment, mobile tours, and children’s activities.  The Up, Up & Away 5k was on Saturday, July 29th. For pictures and…
4:00 p.m. 2018 Dates TBA
Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic & Fireworks FAQ

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UP, UP & AWAY 5K
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE For those that registered and participated in our Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, and did not receive a Finishers Medal, that have just arrived.  They are at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, 222 Market Ave., N in Canton, and our hours are 8:30am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Those not living in the area, please…
TBA 2018 Race Date TBA
Kent State University at Stark Campus
UP, UP & AWAY 5K FAQ

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Play Football First Play
The Pro Football Hall of Fame, in partnership with the NFL, celebrated the kickoff to the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week powered by Johnson Controls on Wednesday, August 2 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. EDT in Canton, Ohio. For the 18th straight year, the national celebration has begun with Play Football "First Play" during which 3,000 children form a human chain and pass a…
10:00 a.m. 2018 Date TBA
Downtown Canton
Play Football First Play FAQ

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HOF Fun Fest & Beer Fest
A large crowd enjoyed the fun at the HOF Fun Fest & Beer Fest on the Hall of Fame Campus.  The FREE activities took place on Thursday, August 3 from noon to 7 PM, Friday, August 4 from 11 AM till 5 PM, Saturday, August 5 from noon to 6 PM, and Sunday, August 6 from noon to 7 PM.  Fans enjoyed live music, DJ's, special guest appearances, Beer Fest, sponsor giveaways, and…
Noon 2018 Date TBA
Pro Football Hall of Fame Campus
Class of 2018 Autograph Session
Please check in periodically at www.profootballhof.com for pricing and on-sale dates for 2018.    
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 2018 Date TBA
Pro Football Hall of Fame Event Center
Class of 2018 Autograph Session FAQ
Fan Appreciation Tailgate Party
We had the party started before the big game at the Pro Football Hall of Fame with tailgating in style on Hall of Fame grounds with an all-inclusive package featuring traditional tailgate food and beverages.  Returning Hall of Famers were on hand for meet and greet opportunities.  Fans got pumped up for the big game with jock jams and an NFL/Hall of Fame Game souvenir.
5:00 p.m. Date TBA
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Fan Appreciation Tailgate Party FAQ
Hall of Fame Game
Unlike other NFL games, the Hall of Fame Game is played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a brand new, state-of-the-art, NFL-quality stadium right here in Canton, Ohio. Enthusiastic fans cheered on the Arizona Cardinals vs. the Dallas Cowboys! If you’ve never experienced seeing an NFL game up this close, you won’t want to miss out -- so be sure to join us in 2018!  
8:00 p.m. 2018 Date TBA
Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium
Hall of Fame Game FAQ

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Gold Jacket Photo Op
Fans had the special opportunity to witness a gathering of the game's immortals to celebrate excellence at this photo opp on the front steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 . The public was invited to this free event, and encouraged to capture the moment and share their pictures on social media with the hashtag #PFHOF17.
9:30 a.m. 2018 Date TBA
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Fashion Show Luncheon
At the 2017 event, guests enjoyed delicious wine, lunch and a decadent  dessert, followed by a show featuring fashions from casual to dressy and everything in between. The season’s hottest fashions were provided by local and regional stores, and showcased both male and female models. Lots of fun entertainment was enjoyed as well! CLICK HERE to download valuable…
11:30 a.m. 2018 Date TBA
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Fashion Show Luncheon FAQ
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner
Congrats to the Class of 2017 Enshrinees - Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis, Kenny Easley, Jerry Jones, Jason Taylor, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Kurt Warner! A capacity crowd of guests at the 2017 event witnessed the Class of 2017 Enshrinees receive their gold jackets, one of three iconic symbols of induction -- the other two being the bronze bust and the ring.  The evening began…
5:00 p.m. 2018 Date TBA
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner FAQ

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The Canton Repository Grand Parade
The Canton Repository Grand Parade More than 200,000 spectators joined us on Cleveland Avenue to welcome the Class of 2017 Enshrinees and many returning Gold Jackets. Specialty units, giant helium balloons, fabulous floats and marching bands dazzled the crowd! Please Contact Erin Adcock, Event Manager, at 330.458.2053 or erina@cantonchamber.org for more information.…
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 2018 Date TBA
Downtown Canton
The Canton Repository Grand Parade FAQ
Returning Hall of Famers Autograph Session Presented by Panini
Gold Jackets were on hand to sign football memorabilia. Click here for more information . 
12:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 2018 Date TBA
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Enshrinement Ceremony
The focus of the entire celebration is the emotional Enshrinement Ceremony where the newest Hall of Fame members, the Class of 2017, assume their rightful place among pro football's elite.  At Tom Benson Hall of Fame Field on Saturday, August 5, fans witnessed the induction of the Class of 2017: Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis, Kenny Easley, Jerry Jones, Jason Taylor, LaDainian…
7:00 p.m. 2018 Date TBA
Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium
Enshrinement Ceremony FAQ

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Enshrinees' Roundtable
Congrats to the Class of 2017 Enshrinees - Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis, Kenny Easley, Jerry Jones, Jason Taylor, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Kurt Warner! The 2017 event offered an unscripted, up-close-and-personal format where the Enshrinees shared stories and memories of their careers.  NFL Network broadcaster Steve Wyche was an entertaining emcee for the festivities. …
12:30 p.m. 2018 Date TBA
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Roundtable FAQ
Concert for Legends
The 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival featured the first-ever pairing of Toby Keith and Kid Rock performing at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's  Concert for Legends on Sunday, August 6.   
8:00 p.m. 2018 Date TBA
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

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Drum Corps International Competition
TOUR OF CHAMPIONS - MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017 Spectators at the 2017  Tour of Champions event series  at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium on August 7, had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the drum corps experience! 1st Place: Santa Clara Vanguard - Santa Clara, CA (95.725 ) 2nd Place: Carolina Crown - Ft. Mill, SC (95.575) 3rd Place: Bluecoats -…
7:30 p.m. 2018 Date TBA
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 a wide variety of diverse events 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 4,500 volunteers, and generous sponsors give the support necessary to plan and stage these action-packed festivities.

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