2021 Events! Dates are Subject to Change

Sunday - July 25

Community Parade
Who doesn't love a parade? On Sunday, July 25 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, and a giant helium balloon will participate in this spirit-filled Community Parade. The…
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Downtown Canton
Community Parade FAQ

Friday, July 30 - Sunday, August 1

Balloon Classic
The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and its Events Department will continue planning for the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic. As we monitor the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health data, we will adapt our plans for health safety. Our website and social media will post frequent updates. We will continue taking steps to help protect you and your…
4:00 p.m. 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 Join runners and walkers for our fifth annual UP, UP & AWAY 5K, on Saturday, July 31 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 on the pictures below to watch a short video of the…
8:00 a.m.
Kent State University at Stark Campus
UP, UP & AWAY 5K FAQ

Thursday - 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. Beer Fest will feature the latest trends in ice cold beverages!   
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 and 2021 -- as they visit Canton for the 2020/2021 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 6

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 6. 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, 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…
11:30 a.m.
Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Fashion Show Luncheon FAQ
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner
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 2020/2021 Enshrinees receive their gold jackets, one of three iconic symbols of induction…
5:00 p.m.
Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner FAQ

Saturday - August 7

The Canton Repository Grand Parade
The Canton Repository Grand Parade Spectators are expected to join us on Cleveland Avenue to welcome members of the Class of 2020/2021 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! Congratulations to the 2019 Creative Costume Winner: Synchrony!…
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 2020/2021 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 and 2021, 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 7 for the 2020 Class and Sunday, August 8 for the 2021 Class, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium!…
7:00 p.m. Class of 2020: Saturday, August 7 - Class of 2021: Sunday, August 8
Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium
Enshrinement Ceremony 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 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 conversations about their favorite memories and…
12:30 p.m.
Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Roundtable FAQ
Concert for Legends
The 2021 Concert for Legends will take place on Monday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. ET in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The performer for the Concert for Legends will be announced at a later date. 
8:00 p.m.
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

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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