Balloon Classic

Event Details
Time 4:00 p.m.
Days Friday, July 30 - Sunday, August 1
Location Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic FAQ

The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and its Events Department will continue planning for the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic. As we monitor the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health data, we will adapt our plans for health safety. Our website and social media will post frequent updates. We will continue taking steps to help protect you and your family’s health by following all applicable guidelines and recommendations concerning COVID-19 safety.

Pilots click here to access the pilot application! 

Vendors click here to access the vendor application!

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic will attract balloonists from throughout the United States. It has become one of the most popular of all Festival events with more than 130,000 spectators viewing the balloon activities over the weekend. The 2021 event will be held on July 30, 31, August  and 1.  

There are a total of five scheduled flights, and an exciting Night Glow on Friday evening. Added excitement will be generated by the fabulous fireworks display which will take place on Saturday evening! There will musical entertainment both Friday and Saturday nights along with two children's areas.

Whether you're in the mood for a funnel cake or a slice of pizza there is a vendor to meet your appetite! The Balloon Classic is truly an event for all families and friends to attend! 

Want to learn more about how hot air balloons operate? Please feel free to download the attached document, Ballooning 101.        

 For more information on volunteering please email event manager, Andrea Hartman, at

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