CANTON, OHIO (July 23, 2012) – The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Concert & Fireworks activities will, for the third consecutive year, be held in downtown Canton at Cornerstone Square in the area of Walnut Ave. and Tuscarawas St., but this year on a new night of the week, Saturday, July 28. Street closings and fireworks drop zone parameters for Saturday, July 28, have been closely coordinated with the Canton Police and Fire Departments, and they are as follows:


  1. Beginning at 10 a.m.: Walnut Ave. from Tuscarawas St. going north to 5th St. will be closed; 5th St. will remain open all evening to vehicular traffic.
  2. Beginning at 10 a.m.: Intersecting streets including 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, will be closed from Piedmont to Cherry Ave. (meters will be bagged accordingly).


  1. 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 Ave. on the east, and Tuscarawas St. on the north to 5th St. on the south.
  2. At 8 p.m., the Cherry Street Bridge will be closed at 11th St. South going north to Tuscarawas St. Vehicular traffic is advised to exit/access Route 30/Interstate 77 via 11th St. and Market Ave. S.

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

Following clean-up and removal of staging and equipment, the areas noted above are tentatively scheduled to be re-opened at approximately midnight. There are many parking options in the surrounding area, including the New Market parking garage on the corner of 3rd St. and Market Ave. S, which will be open for business. Cornerstone Square and Millennium parking garages will be closed to the public. The fun will begin at 6 p.m. with food and family fun, including face painting, balloon artists, costumed characters and crafts for the kids in the Chesapeake Energy Family Fun Zone. Musical entertainment will include Attack Cat, the Malone University alumni band, and the rock and roll of Jimmy and the Soul Blazers. Plenty of souvenirs will be available for purchase, and lots of food vendors will be onsite to satisfy appetites. The festivities will conclude with an incredible pyrotechnic display launched from the Cornerstone Square parking deck approximately 10 p.m. – featuring the magic of Zambelli, “the First Family of Fireworks.”