2019 Events

Thursday - May 9

Queen & Royal Ambassadors Pageant
Congratulations to the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen & Royal Ambassadors (Left to Right) Lainey Smith, Haley Burns, Abbey Anderson, Emma Kirkbride (Queen), Maya Polen, Lauren Rhodes The Canton Palace Theatre was once again the setting for our 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen & Royal Ambassadors Pageant! A…
7:00 p.m.
Canton Palace Theatre
Queen & Royal Ambassadors Pageant FAQ

Sunday - July 21

Community Parade
Community Parade   Who doesn't love a parade? On Sunday, July 21 thousands of citizens enjoyed 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 participated in…
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Downtown Canton
Community Parade FAQ

Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28

Balloon Classic
THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING 2019 BALLOON CLASSIC!  Thank you to our sponsors, community partners, safety officials, pilots, volunteer committee, volunteers, entertainers, and vendors for an amazing event!  The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic attracted balloonists from throughout the United States. It has become one of the most popular of all…
4:00 p.m. Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28
Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic FAQ

Saturday - July 27

UP, UP & AWAY 5K
THANK YOU! CLICK HERE for the 2019 race results. What a beautiful day for our PFHOFEF Up, Up & Away 5K, Saturday, July 27!  We want to thank everyone for participating in this great event.  The weather was perfect for the hot air balloons to fly over while as our runners and walkers enjoyed the campuses of Kent State at Stark and Stark State College.  All of…
8:00 a.m.
Kent State University at Stark Campus
UP, UP & AWAY 5K FAQ

Wednesday - July 31

Play Football First Play
In partnership with the National Football League, we celebrated the kickoff to the NFL’s 100th season and the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls on Wednesday, July 31. For the 20th straight year, the national celebration began with Play Football “First Play.” This great event featured thousands of children who formed…
10:00 a.m.
Downtown Canton
Play Football First Play FAQ
Play Football Skills Camp
For the fourth straight 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 on  Wednesday, July 31, 2019 . The camp took place at the National Youth Football & Sports Complex at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. The Play Football “Skills…
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 2019 collectable, limited-edition beer stein!  
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 -- featured members of the Class of 2019 -- as they visited Canton for the 2019 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 cheered on the Denver Broncos vs. the Atlanta Falcons!  If you’ve never experienced seeing an NFL game up this close, you won’t want to miss out next year!  
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 had 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 was 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, 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 state-of-the-art…
11:30 a.m.
Canton 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.
Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner FAQ

Saturday - August 3

The Canton Repository Grand Parade
The Canton Repository Grand Parade Nearly 200,000 spectators joined us on Cleveland Avenue to welcome members of the Class of 2019 Enshrinees and many returning Gold Jackets. Specialty units, giant helium balloons, fabulous floats, and marching bands dazzled the crowd!  Please contact Erin Adcock, Event Manager, at 330.458.2053 or erina@cantonchamber.org for more…
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 2019 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, assumed 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 witnessed the induction of the Class of 2019 -- which will be…
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 members of the Class of 2019 Enshrinees shared stories and memories of their careers. At the event, an  NFL Network…
12:30 p.m.
Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Roundtable FAQ
Concert for Legends
The 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Concert for Legends featured Imagine Dragons at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. It was truly a night to be remembered!  
8:00 p.m.
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

Monday - August 5

Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions
T he Tour of Champions event series is an exciting live entertainment format featuring top World Class corps.  Spectators at Akron's Infocision Stadium on August 5th had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the drum corps experience with exclusive fan-member interation, pre-show and intermission entertainment and more!  The corps were at their peak performance levels…
7:00 p.m.
Infocision Stadium
Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions FAQ

All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events

Photo Contest
The deadline has passed to submit photos for the 2019 Photo Contest. Check back soon to see the winning photos!  Please contact Erin Adcock, event manager, with any questions at 330-458-2053 or erina@cantonchamber.org .  Thank you to our sponsor Western Reserve Group!    
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.

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