2019 Events

5/15/2019 Tentative

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. 5/15/2019 Tentative
Canton Palace Theatre
Queen & Royal Ambassadors Pageant FAQ

7/21/2019 Tentative

Community Parade
Community Parade Who doesn't love a parade? On Sunday, July 22 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 this spirit-filled…
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 7/21/2019 Tentative
Downtown Canton
Community Parade FAQ

7/26/2019 - 7/28/2019 Tentative

Balloon Classic & Fireworks
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS, VENDORS, PILOTS, ENTERTAINERS FOR A GREAT 2018 EVENT! The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic & Fireworks attracted 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…
4:00 p.m. 7/26/2019 - 7/28/2019 Tentative
Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic & Fireworks FAQ

7/27/2019 Tentative

UP, UP & AWAY 5K
THANK YOU We want to THANK all our participants, sponsors, volunteers, and everyone that make our 2018 PFHOFEF Up, Up & Away 5K successful!  The weather was perfect, balloons were beautiful, crowd was amazing, and the Kids Fun Run warmed all our hearts!  We hope to see everyone next year!   Congratulations to everyone for finishing, those that won door…
8:00 a.m. 7/27/2019 Tentative
Kent State University at Stark Campus
UP, UP & AWAY 5K FAQ

7/31/2019 Tentative

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. 7/31/2019 Tentative
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. 7/31/2019 Tentative
Youth Sports Complex

8/1/2019 - 8/4/2019 Tentative

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 8/1/2019 - 8/4/2019 Tentative
Pro Football Hall of Fame Campus
Class of 2019 Autograph Session
Fans preserved their football memories with autographs from the Class of 2018 as they visited Canton for the 2018 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.     
3:30 p.m. 8/1/2019 Tentative
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. 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. 8/1/2019 Tentative
Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium
Hall of Fame Game FAQ

8/2/2019 Tentative

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. 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. 8/2/2019 Tentative
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Fashion Show Luncheon
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS, AND STORES FOR A GREAT 2018 EVENT!  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, 55 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…
11:30 a.m. 8/2/2019 Tentative
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Fashion Show Luncheon FAQ
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS FOR A GREAT 2018 EVENT! Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Enshrinees - Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, and Brian Urlacher! 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…
5:00 p.m. 8/2/2019 Tentative
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner FAQ

8/3/2019 Tentative

The Canton Repository Grand Parade
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 Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy…
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 8/3/2019 Tentative
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. 8/3/2019 Tentative
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, assumed their rightful place among pro football's elite.  At Tom Benson Hall of Fame Field, fans witnessed the induction of the Class of 2018: Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, and Brian…
7:00 p.m. 8/3/2019 Tentative
Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium
Enshrinement Ceremony FAQ

8/4/2019 Tentative

Enshrinees' Roundtable
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 offered an unscripted, up-close-and-personal format where the Enshrinees share stories and memories of their careers. An  NFL Network broadcaster hosted the festivities as an entertaining…
12:30 p.m. 8/4/2019 Tentative
Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Enshrinees' Roundtable FAQ
Concert for Legends
The 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Concert for Legends featured Lee Brice and Maroon 5 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. It was truly a night to remember! 
8:00 p.m. 8/4/2019 Tentative
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

8/5/2019 Tentative

Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions
The 2018 DCI Tour of Champions, presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival was held Monday, August 6 at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.  The Tour of Champions event series is an exciting live entertainment format featuring top World Class corps.  Spectators had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the drum corps experience with pre-show and intermission…
7:30 p.m. 8/5/2019 Tentative
Paul Brown Tiger Stadium
Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions FAQ

All Outdoor Enshrinement Festival Events

Photo Contest
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 First Place for her photos from the Canton Repository Grand Parade and the Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions. …
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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