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.
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.
GV Winter Crawl Feb. 25 Escape to Gervasi Vineyard for the winter wine and beer crawl from 1 to 5 p.m. Stroll the beautiful Tuscan-inspired 55-acre estate and taste award-winning Gervasi wine and beer perfectly paired with an appetizer bite. Each guest will receive a GV wine glass and a discount at The Marketplace boutique gift shop. Check the site for more information. gervasivineyard.com
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
Light Up Downtown: Enjoy 14 blocks of free family fun in downtown Canton from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. December 7. All of your favorite holiday characters will visit from winter wonderlands, and it is all brought to life at Central Plaza. Enjoy the stage show at 5:45 p.m. There will be fireworks immediately following the stage show. cantonchamber.org
Christkindl Markt: Now an annual Canton tradition, Christkindl Markt is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show with a holiday theme that features more than 100 artists and artisans from around the world. That Little Italian Kitchen will offer delicious cuisine to hungry shoppers. Celebrity guests Robin Swoboda (November 10) and Fox 8’s Andre Bernier (November 11) will be there at 2 p.m. with special programming. There also will be strolling violins, Santa Claus and more. Admission is $7, and children 12 and younger get in free. The event is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. November 10 and 11 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 12 at the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts. For more information, call 330-453-7666. cantonart.org
Run now wine later race: Experience the beauty of an autumn morning as you run through Gervasi Vineyard, passing the grapes ripe for harvest, orchards and more. Traverse the Middlebranch Trail through wetlands and forest, loop around the GlenOak campus and finish at Gervasi Vineyard where you can enjoy food and beverage. This 4.5 mile trail run/walk is sure to please. It all starts at 10 a.m. October 7. Registration rates depend on when you register and how many people you register. Check the site for more details. gervasivineyard.com
The Little C Music Festival: Head to downtown Canton on September 15 and 16 for a celebration of Canton’s music community hosted by Hey Monea! There will be live music and food trucks on Fourth Street, as well as indoor music at Buzzbin Art & Music Shop. The festival is free. Check the site for more information. littlecmusicfestival.com
Stark County Fair: From August 29 through September 4, come on down to the Stark County Fairgrounds to enjoy the 2017 Stark County Fair, featuring concerts and entertainment, daily racing pig shows, a tractor pull, high school band shows, harness racing, livestock shows and Junior Fair sales, exhibits, barns, animals, horse shows, rides and more. Gate admission is $6. starkcountyfair.com
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