Grand Parade FAQ

When and where is the Grand Parade? The parade steps off at 8:00 a.m. in downtown Canton, Ohio -- on Cleveland Avenue approximately 5th Street SW.  Units travel north on Cleveland Avenue to 25th St. NW where the parade begins to disband.

Are reserved seats available? Yes. Reserved seats are $9.00 and can be purchased by contacting Kim Miller, ticket manager, at 330-458-2048 or 800-533-4302 (prices subject to additional processing fee and handling charge). Bleachers and chairs are provided ONLY to ticket holders so purchase soon!

What if I don’t want to purchase reserved seats? Reserved seating is the best way to go to guarantee a great view of the units. If you wish to bring your own seats for viewing, plan to go early, stake out a good spot and remember to pick up donuts!

How long is the parade route? The parade route is 2.2 miles long. As a spectator, expect almost two hours of fanfare from the first unit to the last!

What kind of units will I see in the parade? The Grand Parade has something for everyone!

  • The current Class of Enshrinees
  • Returning Hall of Famers
  • Giant Helium Balloons
  • Floats
  • Animal Units
  • Bands
  • … plus many more unique and fun specialty units!

I have a relative in a band – will I see them on T.V.? Unfortunately we cannot guarantee television coverage for all units. We could not put on this event without our sponsors who receive priority for television coverage.

I can’t find my seats! What should I do? Look for someone in orange! Our parade marshals will be wearing orange shirts and will be able to direct you to your seats on parade morning.

Can participants in the parade throw candy or other items to the spectators, or approach spectators to distribute goodies or information?  Sorry, this is strictly prohibited for safety and liability reasons.

QUESTIONS OR NEED FURTHER INFO -- CONTACT ALEXIS SHEPHERD: 330.458.2053 or alexiss@cantonchamber.org