Seasonal Special Happenings

Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement

When: Sat., Aug. 6 2011

Canton is not going to let one canceled football game ruin its biggest bash of the year. Saturday's event lineup is as entertaining as ever. The morning starts off at 8 sharp with the Timken Grand Parade: Marching bands, pageant queens, and a giant floating SpongeBob will escort dozens of NFL legends down Cleveland Avenue. At noon, grab your wallet and head to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the chance to have your favorite jerseys inked by former pros like Marshall Faulk and John Elway. A pre-enshrinement party happens from 4 to 6 p.m. with beer, BBQ, and music. And the enshrinement ceremony caps it all off at 7 p.m., when fans will fill Fawcett Stadium to honor the newest Hall of Fame members. Communications manager Pete Fierle expects nearly 50 past NFL stars to attend. "During the ceremony, it's very humbling for the enshrinee to see all these fans and legends from all over the country. For a football fan, there's really nothing better." Tickets are required for most events. Get them at, where you will also find a complete events schedule. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is at 2121 George Halas Dr. N.W. in Canton. — Barnes

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