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The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019
2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival
Schedule of Events
2019 Community Parade
July 21st – 2:30 PM
On Sunday, July 21 thousands of citizens will enjoy an afternoon in the heart of downtown Canton with family and friends for lots of fanfare and fun!
2019 Balloon Classic & Fireworks
July 26th – July 28th
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic & Fireworks attracts balloonists from throughout the United States. It has become one of the most popular of all Festival events with more than 130,000 spectators viewing the balloon activities over the weekend.
There is a total of five scheduled flights, weather permitting, and an exciting Night Glow on Friday evening. Added excitement is generated with the fabulous fireworks display which will occur on Saturday evening! There will be musical entertainment both Friday and Saturday nights along with two children’s areas.
Whether you’re in the mood for a funnel cake or a slice of pizza there will be a vendor to meet your appetite! The Balloon Classic & Fireworks is truly an event for all families and friends to attend!
Friday, July 26
6:30 – 8:00 PM: Dance Fever
8:00 – 8:30 PM: Donut Eating Contest Presented by Aunt Mary Ann Donuts and Cafe
9:30 – 10:00 PM: Balloon Glow
8:30 – 11:00 PM: Aftermath Experience the Sixties
Saturday, July 27
6:30 – 8:00 PM: Country Reign Band
8:30 – 10:00 PM: Whiskey Loco
10:00 – 10:30 PM: Fireworks
10:30-11:00 PM: Whiskey Loco
2019 Up, Up & Away 5K
July 27th – 8:00 AM
Register for the third Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Up, Up, & Away 5K. Participants can run or walk the 5K course looping the beautiful campus of Kent State University at Stark. There is always excitement of the potential for hot air balloons to launch and fly overhead.
2019 Play Football First Play
July 31st – 10:00 AM
The Pro Football Hall of Fame in partnership with the NFL will celebrate the kickoff to the
2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.
For the 20th straight year, the national celebration has begun with Play Football “First Play” during which thousands of children form a human chain and pass a football along a three-mile route from the location in downtown Canton where the National Football League was founded to the front steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
This event is free. Please register in order to participate.
Limited spots remain, don’t miss out!
2019 Play Football Skills Camp
July 31st – 6:00 PM
For the fourth year straight, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in partnership with the National Football League will host a camp during the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.
HOF Fun Fest
August 1st – August 4th
The Official Tailgate of the Enshrinement Festival on the Field Turf of the Hall of Fame.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2019 Autograph Session Presented by Panini
August 1st – 3:00 PM
Preserve your football memories with autographs from six members of the Class of 2019 as they visit Canton for Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.
A Pro Football Hall of Fame Autograph Session ticket also entitles the holder to admission into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.
Hall of Fame Game
August 1st – 8:00 PM
The Hall of Fame Game kicks off our annual Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls. It will take place on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 8 pm ET in the spectacular Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The Atlanta Falcons and the Denver Broncos will face off in the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.
Fashion Show Luncheon
August 2nd – 11:30 AM
The Fashion Show Luncheon is one of the inaugural events of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, and continues to be a success today, 56 years later. Takes place at the Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center.
2019 Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner
August 2nd – 5:00 PM
Congratulations to the Class of 2019 – Champ Bailey, Pat Bowlen, Gil Brandt, Tony Gonzalez, Ty Law, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed and Johnny Robinson!
Guests at this event will witness members of the Class of 2019 Enshrinees receive their gold jackets, one of three iconic symbols of induction — the other two being the Bronze Bust and the HOF Ring of Excellence.
The Canton Repository Grand Parade
August 3rd – 8:00 AM
Nearly 200,000 spectators will join on Cleveland Avenue to welcome members of the Class of 2019 Enshrinees and many returning Gold Jackets. Specialty units, giant helium balloons, fabulous floats, and marching bands will dazzle the crowd!
Returning Gold Jackets Autograph Session Presented by Panini
August 3rd – 12:00 PM
Preserve your football memories with autographs from Hall of Fame legends as they return to Canton for the 2019 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.
August 3rd – 7:00 PM
The Class of 2019 (Champ Bailey, Pat Bowlen, Gil Brandt, Tony Gonzalez, Ty Law, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed and Johnny Robinson) will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. The Enshrinement Ceremony takes place at the spectacular Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton and will be televised nationally by NFL Network and ESPN.
2019 Enshrinees’ Roundtable
August 4th – 12:30 PM
The Enshrinees’ Roundtable is truly a one of a kind event that offers an unscripted, up-close-and-personal format where the Class of 2019 Enshrinees share stories and memories of their careers.
Concert for Legends Featuring Imagine Dragons with Bishop Briggs
August 4th – 8:00 PM
Imagine Dragons, a multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning band, will headline the 2019 Concert for Legends Presented by Ford on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. ET in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Bishop Briggs will open the 2019 Concert for Legends.
Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions
August 5th – 7:00 PM
Be sure to join us at the 2019 DCI Tour of Champions show presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, in partnership with the Canton Bluecoats
New location — Infocision Stadium in Akron.