CANTON, OHIO (July 25, 2011) – Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Concert & Fireworks activities will be held for the second consecutive year in downtown Canton at Cornerstone Square in the area of Walnut Avenue and Tuscarawas Street. Fireworks drop zone parameters and street closings for Thursday, July 28, have been closely coordinated with the Canton Police and Fire Departments, and they are as follows:

DROP ZONE: No later than 6 p.m., the buildings, parking lots, and streets within the following area must be vacated: Piedmont on the west through Cherry on the east, and Tuscarawas Street on the north to Fifth Street on the south.

At 8 p.m., the Cherry Street Bridge will be closed at 11th Street S going north to Tuscarawas Street. Vehicular traffic is advised to exit/access Route 30/Interstate 77 via 11th Street and Market Avenue S.

While Tuscarawas Street E will be closed to vehicular traffic between Piedmont and Cherry, spectators will be permitted to set up chairs on that stretch of Tuscarawas.


Beginning at 1 p.m.: Walnut Avenue from Tuscarawas Street going north to Fifth Street will be closed; Fifth Street will remain open all evening to vehicular traffic.

Beginning at 2 p.m.: Intersecting streets including Second, Third, and Fourth Sts., will be closed from Piedmont to Cherry (meters will be bagged accordingly)

Following clean up and removal of staging and equipment, the areas noted above are tentatively scheduled to be re-opened approximately at midnight. There are many parking options in the surrounding area, including the NewMarket parking garage on the corner of Third and Market S, which will be open for business, however the Cornerstone Square and Millennium parking garages will be closed to the public. This event will signal the dynamic kick-off to this year’s 17-event Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. There will be a variety of great family activities beginning at 6 p.m., including face painting, balloon twisters, kids’ crafts, a variety of food vendors, and music including True Blue Band, Malone University Singers. At 10 p.m., Zambelli, “the First Family of Fireworks,” (, will provide an extraordinary fireworks display choreographed to music and best described as phenomenal. The fireworks will be launched from the top deck of the Cornerstone Square parking garage, providing a vast expanse of unobstructed viewing opportunities. Check the Web site periodically for updated information: