2023 Events!

Sunday - July 23

Community Parade Presented By AultCare
  COMMUNITY PARADE PRESENTED BY AULTCARE Ziegler Nut & Bolt | AEP Ohio SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2:30 PM Who doesn't love a parade? On Sunday, July 23 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 Presented By AultCare FAQ

Friday, July 28 - Sunday, July 30

Balloon Classic Presented By Aultman
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic Presented by Aultman attracts 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.  There are a total of five scheduled flights each year, and an exciting   Night Glow on…
4 - 10 pm Friday, July 28 - Sunday, July 30
Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic Presented By Aultman FAQ

Saturday - July 29

UP, UP & AWAY 5K
2022 PFHOFEF UP, UP & AWAY 5K CLICK HERE for the Race Results CLICK HERE for photos Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 Up, Up & Away 5K on July 30.  We hope to see you again soon at more Pro Football HOF Enshrinement Festival events! 2022 Schumacher Homes Awards 5K Run/Walk: -Finisher medals -Top 3 Male and Female overall -Top 3 Male…
8:00 a.m.
Kent State University at Stark Campus
UP, UP & AWAY 5K FAQ

Thursday - August 3

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. Click here for more information.  
8:00 p.m.
Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium
Hall of Fame Game FAQ

Friday - August 4

Fashion Show
The Fashion Show is one of the inaugural events of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, and continues to be a success today, 58 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 sound,…
11:00 a.m.
Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Fashion Show FAQ
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner
The Class of 2023 will receive their Gold Jackets on Friday, August 4th at the Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner. Nine football legends have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2023.  Come join us to celebrate these incredible players on this day they will never forget while making some memories of your own!  QUESTIONS OR NEED FURTHER INFO --…
5:00 p.m.
Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner FAQ

Saturday - August 5

The Canton Repository Grand Parade
The Canton Repository Grand Parade Drive down Cleveland Avenue through the heart of Canton, Ohio, on the night before The Canton Repository Grand Parade, and you’ll find a most unusual sight – over two miles of roped-off camping chairs, pop-up tents, and hundreds - if not thousands - of spectators already camped out, guarding their spots along the route in…
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Downtown Canton
The Canton Repository Grand Parade FAQ
2023 Enshrinement Ceremony
The focus of the entire celebration is the emotional Enshrinement where the newest Hall of Fame members, assume their rightful place among pro football's elite.   Click here for more information!
12:00 p.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Concert for Legends
The 2023 Concert for Legends at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.  Click here to purchase tickets!
8:00 p.m.
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

Sunday - August 6

Enshrinees' Roundtable
The Enshrinees' Roundtable is a one of a kind event that offers an unscripted, up-close-and-personal format hosted by an emcee where members of the newly elected Class of 2023 Pro Football Hall of Famers share stories about their lives and their career in football. If you are a football fan, this event is for YOU!                    …
Noon
Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Roundtable 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.


***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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