2021 Events!

Sunday - July 25

Community Parade Presented By AultCare
COMMUNITY PARADE PRESENTED BY AULTCARE SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2:30 PM THANK YOU to all our sponsors, participants, audience, and Community Parade committee for making our 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Community Parade presented by AultCare a success!  The weather was beautiful it and it was great to see a wonderful crowd down Market Avenue after the…
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Downtown Canton
Community Parade Presented By AultCare FAQ

Friday, July 30 - Sunday, August 1

Balloon Classic
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic 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 yaer, and an exciting   Night Glow on Friday evening.…
4 - 10 pm Friday, July 30 - Sunday, August 1
Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic FAQ

Saturday - July 31

UP, UP & AWAY 5K
2021 PFHOFEF UP, UP & AWAY 5K SATURDAY, JULY 31 CLICK HERE FOR RACE RESULTS Thank you to everyone who participated in the UP, UP & AWAY 5K on Saturday, July 31 at Kent State University at Stark Campus.  We hope to see you again next year! 2021 Schumacher Homes Awards   5K Run/Walk: -Beautiful finisher medals -Top 3 Male and Female…
8:00 a.m.
Kent State University at Stark Campus
UP, UP & AWAY 5K FAQ

Wednesday - August 4

Play Football First Play Presented by Panini
In partnership with the National Football League, we will kickoff the NFL’s season and the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls on  August 4, 2021 . For the 21 st  year, the national celebration will begin with “Play Football First Play presented by Panini.” This great event will feature thousands of children who form…
10:00 a.m.
Downtown Canton to Pro Football Hall of Fame
Play Football First Play Presented by Panini FAQ
Play Football Skills Camp
For the fifth year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in partnership with the National Football League hosted a camp during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls. The camp took place at the National Youth Football & Sports Complex at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. The Play Football “Skills Camp,” for children ages 11-14,…
6:00 p.m.
Youth Sports Complex

Thursday - August 5

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 6

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 Ceremony
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. Members of the Centennial Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 Enshrinees received their gold jackets, one of three iconic symbols of induction --…
5:00 p.m.
Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Ceremony FAQ

Saturday - August 7

The Canton Repository Grand Parade
The Canton Repository Grand Parade Order your 2021 Canton Repository Grand Parade DVD now! Congratulations to the 2021 Canton Repository Grand Parade Grand Prize Float Award Winner: Akron Auto Auction/Value Auto Auction The 12th Man Float Congratulations to the 2021 Canton Repository Grand Parade Battle of the Bands Winner: Massillon Tiger "Swing"…
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Downtown Canton
The Canton Repository Grand Parade FAQ
2020 Enshrinement
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.  There are currently 326 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame!     
6:30 p.m.
Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium
2020 Enshrinement FAQ

Sunday - August 8

Enshrinees' Roundtable
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 2020/2021 Enshrinees shared stories and memories of their careers.                                QUESTIONS OR NEED FURTHER INFO -- Contact Event…
Noon
Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Roundtable FAQ
2021 Enshrinement
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.  There are currently 326 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame! 
7:00 p.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Monday - August 9

Concert for Legends
The 2021 Concert for Legends at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium featured Brad Paisley. 
8:00 p.m.
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events

Photo Contest
The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival are proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Photo Contest . Best in Show has been awarded to  Margie Blake  for her stunning photo of the South Shore Drill Team. Other winners include: First Place Canton Repository…
Various All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events
Outdoor Events
Photo Contest FAQ

In August 2021, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a once-in-a-lifetime, multi-day Centennial Celebration commemorating the birth of the National Football League with several large-scale events, including – for the first time – holding TWO Enshrinements, for the Centennial Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021, in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The Centennial Celebration kicks off on the campus of the Hall with the 2021 Hall of Fame Game, featuring the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers, followed by four straight days of Centennial Celebration events in Canton including the Fashion Show, Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Ceremony, Enshrinees’ Roundtable, The Canton Repository Grand Parade, and 2021 Concert for Legends, featuring Brad Paisley and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

A Note About The Drum Corps Show: Drum Corps International and Bluecoats recently announced that a drum corps show will be hosted in the Akron / Canton region on Monday, August 9th. While this event will not officially be a part of the Enshrinment Festival, we are excited for the return of the Bluecoats and a show in this region! For more information visit Bluecoats website.

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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