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
July 5, First Friday: First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events. It begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m., followed by the event downtown from 6 to 10 p.m. The theme for July is Chalk the Walk. The free First Friday family movie at the Canton Palace Theatre is “Wonder Park,” and it starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. downtowncanton.com
April 13: Community Egg Hunt, The community egg hunt will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Helena Heritage Park in Canal Fulton. It is for children 12 and younger. Make sure to bring your own basket and meet the Easter Bunny. This event is free and open to the public. cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov
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
Jan. 18, Donut Day at the Library: Learn how to make donuts, learn a new recipe and decorate a mini donut from Peace Love and Little Donuts at Perry Sippo Branch. Check the site for more information. starklibrary.org
Dec. 6, Light Up Downtown: Mark your calendars for Light Up Downtown, brought to you by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Special Improvement District. Enjoy 14 blocks of attractions, ice skating, entertainment, refreshments, sleigh rides, singers and dancers, a visit from Santa and amazing fireworks. It’s fun for all ages, and it’s free.
Second annual Hall of Fame City BrewFest: Aug. 2, The second annual Hall of Fame City BrewFest is being held in downtown Canton from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will be hosted by Canton Brewing Co. in celebration of Hall of Fame week in Canton for the newly inducted Hall of Famers. The HOF City BrewFest will be held in the Speakeasy at Canton Brewing Co. and will include beer sampling from some of the best local breweries, food served by Canton Brewing Co., as well as music and additional entertainment. Tickets will be available for purchase for $25 ahead of time and at the door, and each admission comes with 20 beer sampling tickets.
720 Market: A City Affair—July 14, Head to St. Paul’s Church in North Canton from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to peruse the unique and curated, special event open-air market. It’s a fresh opportunity to shop local, support local businesses and experience a local venue in a new way. It showcases local makers, bakers, brewers, growers and more along with community nonprofits, live local music and food vendors.
2018 Summer Kids Movie Series—June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6: The Canton Palace Theatre and the Canton Professional Educators’ Association (CPEA) present the eight-week movie series Summer Kids Movies. The movies will begin at 1 p.m., with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $1, and group reservations are available by calling 330-454-8172 until 4 p.m. the Friday before the movie. All tickets are sold at the door the day of the movie showing. The schedule includes “Ferdinand” on June 18, “Despicable Me 3” on June 25, “Early Man” on July 2, “The Smurfs: Lost Village” on July 9, “Emoji Movie” on July 16, “Kung Fu Panda 3” on July 23, “Elf” on July 30 and “Wonder” on August 6. cantonpalacetheatre.org