2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Schedule

***Tentative Schedule - Updated April 22, 2014***


QUEEN PAGEANT
Thursday, May 8, 7:00 p.m., Canton Palace Theatre
The Queen Pageant will take place on Thursday, May 8, at the Palace Theatre, where a Queen will be crowned along with six court members to coincide with the number of Enshrinees.  The queen and court will represent the community at all Enshrinement Festival activities from Friday, July 18 through Monday, Aug. 4. More information>>>

BALLOON CLASSIC/JACKSON-BELDEN FOOD FEST & FIREWORKS
Friday, July 18, 4:00 | Saturday, July 19, 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. | Sunday, July 20, 6:00 a.m.,
KSU at Stark/Stark State Campuses
Free Event
Large crowds enjoy 65 hot air balloons, dozens of food and beverage vendors, musical entertainment, mobile tours, and children’s activities making this a great event for the whole family. More information>>>

CONCERT AND FIREWORKS
Saturday, July 26, 6:00 p.m., Downtown Canton - Cornerstone Square

There’s no more dynamic way to celebrate than with the BOOM, BOOM, POW of a fireworks extravaganza! All activities will take place in downtown Canton in the Cornerstone Square area of Tuscarawas Street and Walnut Avenue, and there will be plenty of family fun including rousing musical entertainment and a wide variety of food vendors, children’s activities including face painters and balloon twisters, and fun for all ages. More information>>>

PIGSKIN RUN
Sunday, July 27, 8:00 a.m., Pro Football Hall of Fame
Get those running shoes laced up and join us at the 29th annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival races to experience the thrill of crossing the finish line right in front of the Pro Football Hall of Fame! Whether you're a serious runner or recreational walker, we have an event for you. More information>>>

COMMUNITY PARADE
Sunday, July 27, 2:30 p.m.,
Downtown Canton
On Sunday, July 27th, thousands of citizens are expected to enjoy an afternoon in the heart of downtown Canton with family and friends as a wide array of community youth groups, marching bands, antique vehicles, specialty units and a giant helium balloon participate in this spirit-filled community parade. Units begin on Market Avenue at 11th Street North, and travel south through the heart of the revitalized downtown. More information>>>

RIBS BURNOFF
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, July 30, 31 and August 1, 11:00 a.m. daily, Stark County Fairgrounds

The 2014 Ribs Burn Off is sure to be another exciting one for those of all ages! Join us for lunch or dinner to enjoy finger-licking good food and fun! Rib masters from around the country compete for barbecue glory and cash prizes. Don’t worry – for those who don’t enjoy food of the BBQ persuasion, there will be a variety of other food vendors and sweet treats. Families will also enjoy a day full of tunes. The music will begin on the Day Stage and end on the main stage with national recording artists. Keep an eye out for announcements for the 2014 lineup of entertainers! More information>>>

FIRST PLAY 2014
Thursday, July 31, 10:00 a.m., Downtown Canton to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Free Event; Info will be posted here in June; For more information, please email EducationalPrograms@Profootballhof.com
First Play officially kicks off the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Weekend. The event features nearly 1,500 children as they toss an official NFL football from one participant to the next along a three-mile route. The route begins at the iconic location where the NFL was founded, the Frank T. Bow Building in downtown Canton, to its final destination, the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

HALL OF FAMER PHOTO OP
Friday, August 1, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Front steps of the Hall of Fame
Join us as a large gathering of 80+ Hall of Famers pose together on the front steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to celebrate the induction of the newest class of football legends.

FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON
Friday, August 1, 11:30 a.m., Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Guests enjoy a delectable lunch, followed by a show featuring fashions running the gamut from casual to dressy and everything in between. Approximately 150 of the season’s hottest fashions are provided by regional stores, showcased by male and female models. More information>>>

ENSHRINEES' GOLD JACKET DINNER
Friday, August 1, 5:15 p.m., Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
The spotlight will be shining brightly on the 2014 Class of Enshrinees during the prestigious Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner on Friday night, Aug. 1, 2014, when the class will receive their Hall of Fame gold jacket. The evening will begin with a cocktail party and dinner prior to offering warm congratulations to the 2014 Class, along with nearly 80 returning Hall of Famers who are expected to be in Canton to celebrate and to welcome the newest members into their exclusive fraternity. The evening’s festivities will be emceed by a sports broadcaster of national acclaim. More information>>>

FRIDAY NIGHT RECEPTION
Friday, August 1, 6:00 p.m.
, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Enjoy an exclusive event on the grounds of the Hall of Fame prior to the Gold Jacket Ceremony. Reception includes dinner, beer and wine. Then guests will have exclusive afterhours access to the Pro Football Hall of Fame with a self-guided tour of the museum during a special televised broadcast of the Enshrinees Gold Jacket Presentation. Purchase tickets>>>

TimkenSteel GRAND PARADE
Saturday, August 2, 8:00 a.m., Downtown Canton
Nearly 200,000 spectators will line the 2.2 mile route to congratulate the Class of 2014 Enshrinees, who will be joined by a large contingent of returning Hall of Famers. Watch as giant helium balloons, marching bands, specialty units, and fabulous floats entertain the crowd in the heart of downtown Canton. This is a classic event that has been attended by generations of football fans and locals alike! More information>>>

RETURNING HALL OF FAMERS AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS PRESENTED BY PANINI
Saturday, August 2, Noon, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Preserve your football memories with autographs from returning Hall of Fame legends as they return to Canton for the Enshrinement festivities.  Participating Enshrinees will be signing in hour-long sessions. Prices vary per Hall of Famer.

MM SHOWS LLC., AUTOGRAPH SESSION PRESENTED BY PANINI
Saturday, August 2, Noon, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Preserve your football memories with autographs from returning Hall of Fame legends as they return to Canton for the Enshrinement festivities.  Your favorite Hall of Famers will be on hand to sign football memorabilia during two 1-hour sessions.

ENSHRINEMENT CELEBRATION FAN PARTY
Saturday, August 2, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Pro Football Hall of Fame
If you think tailgating along with a Hall of Famer, great music, great food, drinks and beer sounds like your kind of party, then look no further.  This exclusive tailgate party on Hall of Fame grounds provides entertainment before the Class of 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony.  Purchase tickets>>>

LEGENDS CLUB VIP TAILGATE PARTY
Saturday, August 2, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Pro Football Hall of Fame
Kicking off just prior to the Class of 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony, you will join four members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the game’s most elite fans inside the Legends Club for the party of a lifetime. Your ticket gets you inside access for pictures, autographs and an amazing array of food, dessert, soft drinks, as well as a full bar. Purchase tickets>>>

CLASS OF 2014 ENSHRINEMENT CEREMONY
Saturday, August 2, 7:00 p.m., Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium
The focus of the entire celebration is the emotional Enshrinement Ceremony where the newest Hall of Fame members, the Class of 2014, take their rightful place among pro football’s elite.  Purchase tickets>>>

ENSHRINEES GAMEDAY ROUNDTABLE
Sunday, August 3, 12:30 p.m., Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
The roundtable discussion is an unscripted, up-close-and-personal format where the Enshrinees share stories and memories of their careers. While never knowing for sure exactly what to expect, we can assure you that it will always provide emotion, insight, and humor. More information>>>

CLASS OF 2014 AUTOGRAPH SESSION PRESENTED BY PANINI
Sunday, August 3, 3 p.m., Pro Football Hall of Fame
Seize an extraordinary opportunity to secure autographs and meet the members of the Class of 2014 up close and personal.

LEGENDS CLUB VIP TAILGATE PARTY
Sunday, August 3, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Pro Football Hall of Fame
Kick off the 2014 NFL Preseason with the ultimate tailgate party inside the Legend’s Club. Your ticket gets you behind the velvet rope, where you’ll join four Pro Football Hall of Famers, while enjoying an unrivaled spread of food, desserts, soft drinks and a full bar- all while our DJ keeps the party going with the hottest music. Purchase tickets>>> 

FAN APPRECIATION TAILGATE PARTY
Sunday, August 3, 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Pro Football Hall of Fame
Kick off the NFL preseason in style at this exclusive fan tailgate party at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Enjoy traditional tailgate style food, Pepsi products and beer. Party with 2,000 of the best football fans around with awesome music and the chance to shake hands with a Hall of Famer.  Purchase tickets>>>

NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME
Sunday, August 3, 8:00 p.m., Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium
Kick off the 2014 NFL preseason at the annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game in Canton. The game takes place next to the museum on Hall of Fame Field in historic Fawcett Stadium. Purchase tickets>>>

DRUM CORPS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Monday, August 4, 6:30 p.m., Paul Brown Tiger Stadium (Massillon)

The 2014 Drum Corps International Competition promises to be an exciting show featuring eight of the best drum corps in America, including five of the top twelve. The corps will be at their peak performance levels just days before the world championships.  Precision formations of high-stepping marchers and vibrantly colored costumes are sure to thrill music fans of all ages. More information>>>

***All times are Eastern***