2014 Events

All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events

Photo Contest
2013 MARKED HE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENSHRINEMNENT FESTIVAL!  THE FIRST PHOTO CONTEST WAS HELD IN 1989, SO THIS YEAR MARKED ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY. 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…
Various All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events
Outdoor Events
Photo Contest FAQ

Thursday - May 8

Queen Pageant
2013 Queen & Court
  APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 10 BY 5 PM Thank you for your interest in the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen Pageant.   Applications are now closed.  A queen and seven (7) court members will be chosen on May 8, 2014, at the Canton Palace Theatre.  The number of Court members coincides with the number of football…
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 FLY THE SKIES STARTING FRIDAY, JULY 18TH! Check out the 2014 Balloon Classic/Jackson-Belden Food F est: Friday thru Sunday morning, July 18 - 20!   There will be 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…
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. We host lots of…
6:00 p.m. Saturday - July 26
Downtown Canton - Cornerstone Square
Concert and Fireworks FAQ

Sunday - July 27

Pigskin Run
 NEW NAME...SAME GREAT EVENT!   REGISTER NOW     Join us on Sunday, July 27 , for our Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Pigskin Run!  This new name reflects the natural tie to the football theme that is central to the enshrinement of football heroes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where this event held. In celebration of the…
8:00 a.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Pigskin Run FAQ
Community Parade
COMMUNITY PARADE WAS FUN FOR ALL! Who doesn’t love a parade!  On Sunday, July 28th 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, a patriotic float sponsored by Arcadia Grille, antique…
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 will be another fun-filled and delicious event!  Families will be able to enjoy free entertainment including inflatables, face painting, as well as mobile tours and a full day of musical entertainment on the day stage!  People will be able to watch as the Grand Parade floats come to life in the Exhibition Hall before they make their way to the Grand Parade!…
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, August 1, 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

Fashion Show Luncheon
The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Fashion Show Luncheon -- to be held Friday, August 1 --  is sure to provide a high level of fashion and fun to 3,500 attendees!  Guests will enjoy 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…
11:30 a.m.
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Fashion Show Luncheon FAQ
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner Friday, August 1, 2014 Be there in person to welcome the Class of 2014 Enshrinees -- Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan, and Aeneas Williams. During the 2013 Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner, the spotlight shined on Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells,…
5:15 p.m.
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner FAQ
Friday Night Reception at the Hall of Fame
Enjoy an exclusive event on the grounds of the Hall of Fame prior to the Gold Jacket Ceremony.  Reception includes dinner, beer and wine.  Then guests will have exclusive afterhours access to the Pro Football Hall of Fame with a self-quided 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
Join us for the 2014 TimkenSteel Grand Parade Join us on AUGUST 2ND in DOWNTOWN CANTON as we 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. You will also be dazzled by specialty units, giant helium balloons, fabulous floats and marching bands…
8:00 a.m.
Downtown Canton
TimkenSteel Grand Parade FAQ
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

Returning Hall of Famers Autograph Session
Preserve your football memories with autographs from returning 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. Participants and times TBA.
Noon
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Returning Hall of Famers Autograph Session FAQ
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 will enjoy 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
Class of 2014 Autograph Session
CLASS OF 2014 AUTOGRAPH SESSION Take advantage of an extraordinary opportunity to secure the autographs of members of the  Class of 2014 Enshrinees that will be announced Super Bowl Weekend 3:00 p.m. -- Pro Football  Hall of Fame You are sure to  make memories to last a lifetime at this autograph session.     Nearly 23,000 men have played…
3:00 p.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Class of 2014 Autograph Session FAQ
Fan Appreciation Tailgate Party
A returning Hall of Famer will mix, mingle, and celebrate with the fans. Enjoy beer, soft drinks, an impressive buffet and a live DJ spinning jock jams and party music. Plus, each guest receives a Hall of Fame souvenir.  Click here for more information! DON'T MISS IT IN 2014 -- SUNDAY, AUGUST 3rd !
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
Join us on Monday, August 4th for the  2014 DCI Tour of Champions, presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival and Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps. The Tour of Champions event series is an exciting live entertainment format featuring top World Class corps. Spectators will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the drum corps experience with exclusive…
7:00 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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