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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! Nearly 100 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 parade will begin on Market Avenue at 11th Street North and travel South through the heart of downtown.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic will attract 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, and an exciting Night Glow on Friday evening. Added excitement will be generated by the fabulous fireworks display which will take place on Saturday evening! There will be musical entertainment both Friday and Saturday nights along with two children's areas.
Whether you're in the mood for a funnel cake or a slice of pizza there is a vendor to meet your appetite! The Balloon Classic is truly an event for all families and friends to attend!
Join runners and walkers for our fifth annual Enshrinement Festival 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).
For the 21st year, the national celebration will begin with will begin with “Play Football First Play presented by Panini.” This great event will feature thousands of children who form a human chain and pass a football along a three-mile route from the location in downtown Canton where the NFL was founded to the front steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
For the fifth year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in partnership with the National Football League will host a camp during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The camp will take place at the National Youth Football & Sports Complex at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.
The Centennial Class of 2020 Autograph Session presented by Panini -- will feature members of the Class of 2020 -- as they visit Canton for the 2021 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.
The Hall of Fame Game kicks off Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls, which is a part of the overall Centennial Celebration for the birth of the NFL. It will take place on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 at 8 pm ET in the spectacular Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers will face off in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.
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 sound, lighting, and video this is a show you don't want to miss!
Join us for the Canton Repository Grand Parade in downtown Canton as we welcome the Centennial Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 Enshrinees and many more returning Hall of Famers. You will be dazzled by specialty units, giant helium balloons, fabulous floats, and marching bands.
The Class of 2021 Autograph Session presented by Panini -- will feature members of the Class of 2021 -- as they visit Canton for the 2021 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.