2018 Events

All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events

Photo Contest
Check back soon for the 2018 Photo Contest information! Contact Erin Adcock with any questions at 330-458-2053 or erina@cantonchamber.org 2017 Photo Contest Winners:  Congratulations to Ray Stewart of North Canton who won Best of Show for his photo from the Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions! He also won First Place for his photo from the…
Various All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events
Outdoor Events
Photo Contest FAQ

Wednesday - May 16

Queen & Royal Ambassadors Pageant
Congratulations to the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen & Royal Ambassadors  (Left to Right) Maria Newlon, Makenna Remenaric, Reilly Dittemore, Imani Bush (Queen), Yasmine Agyekum, Emerson Cowles We want to say thank you and welcome to our 2018 PFHOFEF Queen & Royal Ambassadors contestants!  The queen and five royal…
7:00 p.m.
Canton Palace Theatre
Queen & Royal Ambassadors Pageant FAQ

Sunday - July 22

Community Parade
Community Parade Who doesn't love a parade? On Sunday, July 22 thousands of citizens will enjoy 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, the walking flag, antique vehicles, specialty units, and a giant helium balloon will participate in this…
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Downtown Canton
Community Parade FAQ

Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29

Balloon Classic & Fireworks
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic & Fireworks annually 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 of July 27, 28, and 29. There is a total of five scheduled flights, weather permitting, and an…
4:00 p.m. Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29
Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic & Fireworks FAQ

Saturday - July 28

UP, UP & AWAY 5K
UP, UP & AWAY 5K SATURDAY JULY 28, 2018 Register now for our 2nd annual UP, UP & AWAY 5K, Saturday, July 28 .  Bring your family and start your morning at the beautiful Kent State University at Stark campus for a 5K looping course while being surrounded by the excitement of the potential for hot air balloons to both launch and fly over the campus.   We are…
8:00 a.m.
Kent State University at Stark Campus
UP, UP & AWAY 5K FAQ

Wednesday - August 1

Play Football First Play
The Pro Football Hall of Fame, in partnership with the NFL, will celebrate the kickoff to the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week powered by Johnson Controls on Wednesday, August 1 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. EDT in Canton, Ohio. For the 19th straight year, the national celebration has begun with Play Football First Play during which 3,000 children form a human chain and pass…
10:00 a.m.
Downtown Canton
Play Football First Play FAQ
Play Football Skills Camp
Play Football Skills Camp will take place on Wednesday, August 1 at the Youth Sports Complex from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
6:00 p.m.
Youth Sports Complex

Thursday, August 2 - Sunday, August 5

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.  Visit our Sponsor booths for giveaways and special prizes!  Beer Fest features the latest trends in ice cold beverages and will be featuring a Class of 2018 collectable,…
Noon Thursday, August 2 - Sunday, August 5
Pro Football Hall of Fame Campus
Class of 2018 Autograph Session
Preserve your football memories with autographs from the Class of 2018 as they visit Canton for the 2018 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.     
3:30 p.m. Thursday, August 2
Pro Football Hall of Fame Event Center
Class of 2018 Autograph Session 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 come cheer on the Baltimore Ravens vs. the Chicago Bears! If you’ve never experienced seeing an NFL game up this close, you won’t want to miss out -- so be sure to join us!   
8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 2
Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium
Hall of Fame Game FAQ

Friday - August 3

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 3 . 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
2018 ANNUAL TICKET RENEWAL PAYMENT At the 2018 event, guests will enjoy delicious wine, lunch and a decadent dessert, followed by a show featuring fashions from casual to dressy and everything in between. The season’s hottest fashions will be provided by local and regional stores, and showcased both male and female models. Lots of fun and lively entertainment will be…
11:30 a.m.
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Fashion Show Luncheon FAQ
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner
2018 ANNUAL TICKET RENEWAL PAYMENT Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Enshrinees - Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, and Brian Urlacher! Guests at the 2018 event will witness the Class of 2018 Enshrinees receive their gold jackets, one of three iconic symbols of induction -- the other two being the bronze bust…
5:00 p.m.
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner FAQ

Saturday - August 4

The Canton Repository Grand Parade
2018 ANNUAL TICKET RENEWAL PAYMENT The Canton Repository Grand Parade           Celebrating the Class of 2018 Enshrinees: Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, and Brian Urlacher! Celebrating the Class of 2018 Enshrinees: Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian…
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Downtown Canton
The Canton Repository Grand Parade FAQ
Returning Gold Jackets Autograph Session Presented by Panini
Preserve your football memories with autographs from Hall of Fame legends as they return to Canton for the 2018 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 2018, assume their rightful place among pro football's elite.  At Tom Benson Hall of Fame Field on Saturday, August 4, fans will witnessthe induction of the Class of 2018: Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss,…
7:00 p.m.
Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium
Enshrinement Ceremony FAQ

Sunday - August 5

Enshrinees' Roundtable
2018 ANNUAL TICKET RENEWAL PAYMENT Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Enshrinees - Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, and Brian Urlacher! The 2018 event will offer an unscripted, up-close-and-personal format where the Enshrinees share stories and memories of their careers. An  NFL Network broadcaster will…
12:30 p.m.
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Roundtable FAQ
Concert for Legends
The 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Concert for Legends will feature Maroon 5 on Sunday, August 5 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 9 at 10 AM ET. Fans can purchase tickets online at www.ProFootballHOF.com/tickets .    
8:00 p.m.
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

Monday - August 6

Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions
TOUR OF CHAMPIONS - MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018 Join us on Monday, August 6th for the 2018 DCI Tour of Champions, presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival.  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…
7:30 p.m.
Paul Brown Tiger Stadium
Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions FAQ

2018 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.

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