2020 Events

Thursday - May 7

Queen & Royal Ambassadors Pageant
2020 PFHOFEF QUEEN & ROYAL AMBASSADORS The 2020 Queen & Royal Ambassadors application is available! Click here to access the online application! The date for the 2020 Queen & Royal Ambassadors pagaent will be Thursday, May 7, at the Canton Palace Theatre.  Applications and tickes will be available on Monday, February 10, Canton Regional Chamber of  Commerce,…
7:00 p.m.
Canton Palace Theatre
Queen & Royal Ambassadors Pageant FAQ

Sunday - July 26

Community Parade
Community Parade Potential parade units, click here to access the Community Parade Application! Who doesn't love a parade? On Sunday, July 26 thousands of citizens will enjoy an afternoon in the heart of downtown Canton with family and friends for lots of fanfare and fun! Nearly100 diverse parade units including community youth groups, marching bands, the walking flag,…
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Downtown Canton
Community Parade FAQ

Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2

Balloon Classic
The Balloon Classic Pilot Application is now available! Click here to access the online application. Concessions vendors can now complete the online application! Click here to access the online 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…
4:00 p.m. Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2
Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic FAQ

Saturday - August 1

UP, UP & AWAY 5K
2020 PFHOFEF UP, UP & AWAY 5K SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 Join runners and walkers for our fourth annual UP, UP & AWAY 5K, on Saturday, August 1 at the beautiful Kent State University at Stark campus while hot air balloons float in the sky (weather permitting).   PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FUTHER INFORMATION.   CLICK HERE for the 2019 race…
8:00 a.m.
Kent State University at Stark Campus
UP, UP & AWAY 5K FAQ

Monday - August 3

Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions
T he Tour of Champions event series is an exciting live entertainment format featuring top World Class corps.    Spectators at Akron's InfoCision Stadium will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the drum corps experience with exclusive fan-member interaction, pre-show and intermission entertainment and more!  Eight of the world’s best drum and bugle…
7:00 p.m.
Infocision Stadium
Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions FAQ

Wednesday - August 5

Play Football First Play
In partnership with the National Football League, we will celebrate the kickoff to the NFL’s 100th season and the 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls on Wednesday, August 5. For the 21st straight year, the national celebration will begin with Play Football “First Play.” This great event will feature thousands of children…
10:00 a.m.
Downtown Canton
Play Football First Play FAQ
Play Football Skills Camp
For the fifth straight year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in partnership with the National Football League will host a camp during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls on  Wednesday, August 5, 2020 . The camp will take place at the National Youth Football & Sports Complex at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. The Play Football…
6:00 p.m.
Youth Sports Complex

Thursday - August 6

HOF Fun Fest & Beer Fest
HOF Fun Fest is FREE and OPEN to the public all weekend long!  Fans will enjoy DJs, live bands, Gold Jacket Chalk Talks, special guest appearances, inflatables, games and contests every day. Beer Fest will feature the latest trends in ice cold beverages and featured a Class of 2020 collectable, limited-edition beer stein!  
Noon
Pro Football Hall of Fame Campus
Pro Football Hall of Fame Autograph Session presented by Panini
The  Pro Football Hall of Fame Autograph Session presented by Panini -- will feature members of the Class of 2020 -- as they visit Canton for the 2020 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.     
3:00 p.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Event Center
Pro Football Hall of Fame Autograph Session presented by Panini 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 will cheer on their favorite team!  If you’ve never experienced seeing an NFL game up this close, you won’t want to miss out this year!  
8:00 p.m.
Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium
Hall of Fame Game FAQ

Friday - August 7

Gold Jacket Photo Op
Fans will have 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 7. The public is invited to this free event, and encouraged to capture the moment and share their pictures on social media.
11:15 a.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Fashion Show Luncheon
The Fashion Show Luncheon is one of the inaugural events of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, and continues to be a success today, 57 years later. It is arguably the largest and finest fashion show in Ohio with nearly 3,000 guests. Showcasing a variety of fashions, including men, women and children's clothing from local and national stores and using state-of-the-art…
11:30 a.m.
Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Fashion Show Luncheon FAQ
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!  Nearly 29,000 men have played in at least one National Football league game, but since the Pro Football Hall of Fame was established in 1963, only 318 football players, coaches and/or contributors have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Guests at this event will witness members of the Class of 2020 Enshrinees receive their gold…
5:00 p.m.
Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner FAQ

Saturday - August 8

The Canton Repository Grand Parade
The Canton Repository Grand Parade Nearly 200,000 spectators are expected to join us on Cleveland Avenue to welcome members of the Class of 2020 Enshrinees and many returning Gold Jacket Hall of Famers.  Specialty units, giant helium balloons, fabulous floats, and marching bands are sure to dazzle the crowd! Click here to access the online application to become a…
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Downtown Canton
The Canton Repository Grand Parade FAQ
Returning Gold Jackets Autograph Session Presented by Panini
Fans preserve their football memories with autographs from Hall of Fame legends as they return to Canton for the 2020 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls. 
12:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
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 2020, assume their rightful place among pro football's elite.  There are currently 326 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and on Saturday, August 8, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, fans will witness the induction of the Class of 2020 -- which will…
7:00 p.m.
Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium
Enshrinement Ceremony FAQ

Sunday - August 9

Enshrinees' Roundtable
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!  The Enshrinees' Roundtable is a one of a kind event that offers an unscripted, up-close-and-personal format where members of the Class of 2020 Enshrinees will share stories and memories of their careers. At the event, an  NFL Network broadcaster will host the festivities as an entertaining emcee.The new class will be led into…
12:30 p.m.
Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Roundtable FAQ
Concert for Legends
The 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Concert for Legends will truly  be a night to be remember! More information soon!   
8:00 p.m.
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events

Photo Contest
Congratulations to our 2019 Photo Contest Winners! Check out all of the amazing photos below!  Please contact Erin Adcock, event manager, with any questions at 330-458-2053 or erina@cantonchamber.org .  Thank you to our sponsor Western Reserve Group!   Nicole Anderson of Canton won Best of Show for her photo from the Balloon Classic.  …
Various All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events
Outdoor Events
Photo Contest FAQ

2020 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

INCLUDING ENSHRINEMENT WEEK POWERED BY JOHNSON CONTROLS 

(DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.)

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.

***Audio, video, photographic, and/or any other devices used for reproducing images and sounds of said events are prohibited without express consent of the Festival in the way of media credential or other specific authorization.  Credentials are offered to the media for the sole purpose of reporting the events and depicting the same through written, audio, video, photographic media.  All secondary, non-editorial, or commercial use of video, audio, photographic recordings, or other materials obtained through the use of media credentials is expressly prohibited.

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