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  • Hall of Fame 2013 Enshrinement Festival schedule

  • Hall of Fame 2013 Enshrinement Festival - all information can be found at 330-456-8207 or www.profootballhoffestival.com

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  • Hall of Fame 2013 Enshrinement Festival - all information can be found at 330-456-8207 or www.profootballhoffestival.com
    JULY 19 - 21
    2013 Balloon Classic/Jackson-Belden Food Fest  Dozens of food and beverage vendors, musical entertainment, mobile tours, and children’s activities at both the Balloon Classic and Jackson-Belden Food Fest areas. 4 p.m. Free. Kent State University Stark and Stark State University.
    JULY 27
    Concert and Fireworks  Fireworks extravaganza. Downtown Canton in the Cornerstone Square area of Tuscarawas Street and Walnut Avenue. 6 p.m. Free.
    JULY 28
    Two-Mile and 5-Mile Races  Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival 2-Mile and 5-Mile Races cross the finish line right in front of the Pro Football Hall of Fame after making it up “heartbreak hill.” 8 a.m. Fees start at $20. Pro Football Hall of Fame.
    Community Parade  More than 100 diverse parade units including community youth groups, marching bands, the walking flag, antique vehicles, specialty units. 2:30 p.m.  Free. Downtown Canton.
    JULY 31 - AUG. 2
    2013 Ribs Burnoff  Entertainment including inflatables, face painting and more. 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Free. Stark County Fairgrounds.
    AUG. 1
    First Play  A three-mile long human chain of area youngsters that stretches from the Frank T. Bow Building in downtown Canton (201 2nd Street S.W.) where the NFL was founded in 1920, to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 10 a.m. Free.
    AUG. 2
    Fashion Show Luncheon  Lunch, followed by a show featuring fashions running the gamut from casual to dressy and everything in between, from plaids to sequins, leggings to jumpsuits, mini skirts to evening gowns, and clutches to giant handbags. 11:30 a.m.  Tickets are $57 to $69.
    Enshrinees Gold Jacket Dinner  Offer a warm welcome to the 2013 Class of Enshrinees as they briefly tour through each dining area, and again as they receive their gold NFL Alumni jacket, one of the symbols of their induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $115 to $132.
    Friday Night Reception  Enjoy an exclusive event on the grounds of the Hall of Fame prior to the Gold Jacket Ceremony. Reception includes dinner, beer and wine. 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets prices to be announced. Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Dr. NW.
    AUG. 3
    Timken Grand Parade The parade steps off at 8:00 a.m. in downtown Canton — on Cleveland Avenue around 5th Street SW. Units travel north on Cleveland Avenue to 25th St. NW where the parade begins to disband.
    Mounted Memories Autograph Session  With past Hall of Famers. Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Dr. NW.  
    Enshrinement celebration fan party  Tailgate along with a Hall of Famer, great music, great food, drinks and beer. 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets prices to be announced. Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Dr. NW.  
    Page 2 of 2 - Enshrinement ceremony  2013 Enshrinees: Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson, Warren Sapp. 7 p.m. Ticket prices to be announce. Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Dr. NW.
    AUG. 4
    Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees Game Day Roundtable  Lunch and roundtable discussion with current class of enshrinees. 12:30  p.m. Tickets are $52 to $65. Canton Memorial Civic Center. 330-456-7253.
    Autograph Session  3 to 6 p.m. Ticket prices to be announced. Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Dr.
    Fan Appreciation Tailgate Party  Enjoy traditional tailgate style food, Pepsi products and beer. 5 to 7 p.m. Ticket prices to be announced. Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Dr. NW.  
    NFL/Hall of Fame Game  Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins. 8 p.m. Tickets are $52 to $72. Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Dr. NW.  
    AUG. 6
    Drum Corps International Competition  Precision formations of high-stepping marchers and vibrantly colored costumes featuring Canton’s Bluecoats and seven other of the nation’s top-ranked corps, including (in alphabetical order): Carolina Crown from Ft. Mill, SC; Cascades from Seattle, WA; Oregon Crusaders from Portland, OR; Pacific Crest from Diamond Bar, CA; Spirit of Atlanta from Atlanta, GA; The Academy from Tempe, AZ; and The Cadets from Allentown, PA. 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $28.