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.
“The Wedding Singer” Oct. 11-28, The year is 1985. The place is New Jersey. A wannabe rock star (aka a professional wedding singer) is left at the altar and finally changes his tune. The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, “The Wedding Singer’s” sparkling new score does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in 20 years. See the show live on the Main Stage at North Canton Playhouse. Tickets are $15. Check the site for showtimes. northcantonplayhouse.com
Little C Music Festival, Sept. 14-15. Enjoy the Little C Music Festival presented by Hey Monea!, a unique music festival experience, right here in Canton. The festival will feature national and local recording artists, with special collaborations and surprises the whole weekend. The festival is at The Auricle. Check the site for more information. littlecmusicfestival.com
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
2018 Angel Auction, May 11: Mark your calendars to join the Aultman Women’s Board for a safari through the plains of Africa during the 2018 Angel Auction, “Splendors of the Serengeti.” The 49th annual event will be under the direction of auction co-chairs Jen Clark and Ann McCabe. Enjoy an evening of fabulous live entertainment, a delicious catered dinner and hundreds of unique live and silent auction items. There will be two exciting raffle packages available this year. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Canton Civic Center. Reservations are $175 per person or $350 per couples. For more information, call 330-363-6198. aultmanfoundation.org/home/womens-board/angel-auction/event/
Join more than 10,000 runners from 48 states and 12 countries at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon. Events include the Draft Day 5K, a fun run/walk that features a high five from a Hall of Famer at the finish line, the full marathon, half marathon and the five person team relay. All Sunday races finish inside of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. There is a welcome party on April 26; a health and fitness expo and NFL Draft viewing on April 27; packet pick-up, Draft Day 5K, awards ceremony and health and fitness expo on April 28; and the marathon, half marathon, team relay and post race tailgate festival on April 29.
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