Sept. 7, Pro Football Hall of Fame Craft Beer Fest: The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Hop Culture Magazine will host the Pro Football Hall of Fame Craft Beer Festival with beer tastings, food and music at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium from 6 to 10 p.m. The festival will be highlighted by craft beer from 50 breweries including one from each National Football League city. General admission tickets are $60 and include a taster glass and unlimited tastings from all 50 breweries. VIP tickets are $80 and include access to the VIP area, a taster glass, unlimited tastings, food options, an exclusive brewery-themed swag bag, a limited edition Craft Beer Festival glass and the opportunity to interact with a living Hall of Famer. Designated driver tickets are $20 and include admission to the event and a meal voucher. profootballhof.com
March 9: Canton Ballet’s Touchdowns and Tutus fundraiser: Kickoff time for Canton Ballet’s Touchdowns and Tutus fundraiser is 6:30 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. The Game Day Performance will feature local high school football talents paired with Canton Ballet dancers before a panel of celebrity judges. Preceding the performance will be a VIP Pre Game Reception at 5 p.m., which includes cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a private concert at the Zimmermann Symphony Center. At 7:30 p.m., the Tailgate After Party, a meet-and-greet with the celebrities and performers, music, specialty tailgate foods, drinks, cash bar and a tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum, will take place at the Pro Football HOF Event Center. Admission for the Game Day Performance is $25 for adults, $15 for students and $35 for Preferred Gold seating. The Tailgate After Party admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students. The Pre Game Reception admission is $65 per person. There is a VIP All Access Pass available for $125, which includes admission to all three events. Tickets are available online or by calling 330-455-7220. cantonballet.com
Feb. 11: WWE Live—Road to WrestleMania: WWE returns to Canton for the first time in 2019. See your favorite Smackdown WWE superstars including AJ Styles vs. the Miz, Charlotte Flair vs. Smackdown Women’s Champion Beck Lynch, Jeff Hardy and many more. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Tickets start at $15. To purchase tickets, call the Civic Center box office at 1-800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. Additional fees may apply. cantonciviccenter.com
Head to Northeast Ohio’s largest Fourth of July rib festival at Lock 3 with rib vendors from all over the United States competing for cash prizes and bragging rights. The event is July 1 through 4. Admission is free at Lock 3. “WONE’s Rock The Lock” will feature Vanity Crash at 6:30 p.m. and Bruce in the USA at 8:30 p.m. July 1. Check the site for more performances.