2019 Events

Thursday - May 9

Queen & Royal Ambassadors Pageant
The 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen & Royal Ambassadors Applications are now being accepted. CLICK HERE for more information. Take a moment to review a short clip on the experience of past Queen and Royal Ambassadors! Click here to access the video! An additional opportunity that can go a long way toward enhancing your experience with us…
7:00 p.m.
Canton Palace Theatre
Queen & Royal Ambassadors Pageant FAQ

Sunday - July 21

Community Parade
Community Parade Click here to apply for the 2019 Community Parade! Who doesn't love a parade? On Sunday, July 21 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, antique vehicles, specialty units,…
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Downtown Canton
Community Parade FAQ

Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28

Balloon Classic & Fireworks
Balloon Classic & Fireworks Pilot Applications and Vendor Applications are now available!  The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic & Fireworks 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. The…
4:00 p.m. Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28
Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic & Fireworks FAQ

Saturday - July 27

UP, UP & AWAY 5K
UP, UP & AWAY 5K JULY 27, 2019 Mark your calendars now for our third Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Up, Up, & Away 5K.  Participants can run or walk our 5K course looping the beautiful campus of Kent State University at Stark.  There is always excitement of the potential for hot air balloons to launch and fly overhead.   We…
8:00 a.m.
Kent State University at Stark Campus
UP, UP & AWAY 5K FAQ

Wednesday - July 31

Play Football First Play
The Pro Football Hall of Fame, in partnership with the NFL, celebrated the kickoff to the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week powered by Johnson Controls on Wednesday, August 1 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 a football along a three-mile…
10:00 a.m.
Downtown Canton
Play Football First Play FAQ
Play Football Skills Camp
Play Football Skills Camp took 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 1

HOF Fun Fest & Beer Fest
HOF Fun Fest was FREE and OPEN to the public all weekend long!  Fans enjoyed DJs, live bands, Gold Jacket Chalk Talks, special guest appearances, inflatables, games and contests every day. Beer Fest featured the latest trends in ice cold beverages and featured a Class of 2018 collectable, limited-edition beer stein! Visit http://www.profootballhof.com/fun-fest for more…
Noon
Pro Football Hall of Fame Campus
Class of 2019 Autograph Session
Fans will get the opportunity to get autographs from the Class of 2019 - Champ Bailey, Pat Bowlen, Gil Brandt, Tony Gonzalez, Ty Law, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed and Johnny Robinson - as they visit Canton for the 2019 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.     
3:30 p.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Event Center
Class of 2019 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. In 2018, enthusiastic fans cheered 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 in 2019!   
8:00 p.m.
Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium
Hall of Fame Game FAQ

Friday - August 2

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 2. 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 Halll of Fame Enshrinement Festival, and continues to be a success today, 56 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…
11:30 a.m.
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Fashion Show Luncheon FAQ
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner
Congratulations to the Class of 2019 - Champ Bailey, Pat Bowlen, Gil Brandt, Tony Gonzalez, Ty Law, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed and Johnny Robinson! 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.…
5:00 p.m.
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner FAQ

Saturday - August 3

The Canton Repository Grand Parade
The Canton Repository Grand Parade           The applications for the 2019 Canton Repository Grand Parade is now available! Click here to apply!   Celebrating the Class of 2019 Enshrinees: Champ Bailey, Pat Bowlen, Gil Brandt, Tony Gonzalez, Ty Law, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed, and Johnny Robinson Nearly 200,000 spectators…
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 preserved their football memories with autographs from Hall of Fame legends as they returned 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 2019, will assume their rightful place among pro football's elite.  There are currently 318 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and on Saturday, August 3, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, fans will witness the induction of the Class of 2019 -- which…
7:00 p.m.
Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium
Enshrinement Ceremony FAQ

Sunday - August 4

Enshrinees' Roundtable
Congratulations to the Class of 2019 - Champ Bailey, Pat Bowlen, Gil Brandt, Tony Gonzalez, Ty Law, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed and Johnny Robinson! The Enshrinees' Roundtable is truly a one of a kind event that offers an unscripted, up-close-and-personal format where the Class of 2019 Enshrinees share stories and memories of their careers. An  NFL Network broadcaster hosts the…
12:30 p.m.
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Roundtable FAQ
Concert for Legends
The 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Concert for Legends will feature Imagine Dragons at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. It will truly be a night to remember!   Concert for Legends tickets with headliner Imagine Dragons will go on sale Friday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. and may be purchased at www.ProFootballHOF.com/tickets. Ticket prices range from $55 to $289. More info on…
8:00 p.m.
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

Monday - August 5

Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions
Be sure to join us at the 2019 DCI Tour of Champions show presented by the Pro Footall Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, in partnershp with the Canton Bluecoats -- at our new location -- Infocision Stadium in Akron,  T he Tour of Champions event series is an exciting live entertainment format featuring top World Class corps.  Spectators have the opportunity to immerse…
7:00 p.m.
Infocision Stadium
Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions FAQ

All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events

Photo Contest
Check back soon for more information on the 2019 Photo Contest! Please contact Erin Adcock with any questions at 330-458-2053 or erina@cantonchamber.org Congratulations to the 2018 Enshrinement Festival Photo Contest Winners!  Terri Barbush of North Canton won Best of Show for her photo from the Balloon Classic & Fireworks.   Lora Ury of Canton won…
Various All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events
Outdoor Events
Photo Contest FAQ

2019 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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