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
May 18, North Canton Craft Beer Festival: The North Canton Craft Beer Festival will showcase eight Stark County region brewers and their special guests at MAPS Air Museum. Local breweries include Canton Brewing Company, Lockport Brewery, Maize Valley Winery & Craft Brewery, Muskellunge Brewing Company, Paradigm Shift Brewing, Royal Docks Brewing Company, Sandy Springs Brewing Company and Shale Brewing Company. Plus, each local brewery will invite a surprise “guest” brewer. In total, there will be 16 brewers, and attendees will have the chance to sample 25 brews. Those looking for extra time to chat with brewers, sample beer and make a “snacklace” can purchase a VIP ticket, which grants access an hour early with entertainment options not available to standard ticket holders. The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. for standard ticket holders and 4 to 8 p.m. for VIP ticket holders. The cost is $50 for VIP, $35 for pre-sale, $40 at the door and $10 for designated drivers. For more information, contact the North Canton Chamber of Commerce at 330-499-5100. squareup.com/store/northcantonchamber
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.
Tadmor Shrine Circus Mar. 23-25 Come see the circus at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Performances are at 6:30 p.m. March 23, 10 a.m., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 24 and 1 and 5:30 p.m. March 25. Performances have both reserved seating and general admission. Reserved seat tickets are $30 for VIP and $20 for regular reserved seats. General admission tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for children 3 to 12 and free for children 2 and younger.
High-Mileage Hike Jan. 13 Lace up your hiking boots and get out with Stark Parks for this 4.5-mile hike. Dress for the weather. Hikers will meet at 9 a.m. at the E. Maple Street ball fields trailhead of Hoover Trail. starkparks.com
Free exhibit opening—Mom, what’s that?—Many items that used to be commonplace are now quaint nods to the past. You might remember them, but do your kids know what they are? This exhibition will feature artifacts from the late 20th century, such as rotary phones, typewriters, VCRs and lots more! The exhibit opening is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 26, and it’s free. The exhibit will be on view until September 3 at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. mckinleymuseum.org
The Repository Select Rite Aid Stores Spee-D Foods Buehler's Fresh Foods Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations Aultman Hospital Gift Shop Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations News Depot Avenue Arts Marketplace Yum Yum Tree Alliance Grapes in a Glass