Street closings for Concert & Fireworks
CANTON, OHIO (July 27, 2010) – As has been previously announced, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Concert & Fireworks activities will not only be held on a new date this year--Thursday, July 29--but also at a new location in downtown Canton--Cornerstone Square in the area of Walnut Avenue and Tuscarawas Street. Fireworks drop zone parameters and street closings for Thursday, July 29, 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 5th Street on the south. In addition, at 6 p.m., the Cherry Street Bridge will be closed at 11th Street South, going north to Tuscarawas Street. Vehicular traffic is advised to exit/access Route 30/Interstate 77 via 11th Street and Market Avenue South. While Tuscarawas Street East will be closed to vehicular traffic between Piedmont and Cherry, spectators will be permitted to set up chairs on that stretch of Tuscarawas Street. * CONCERT AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES: Beginning at 1 p.m.: Walnut Avenue from Tuscarawas Street going north to 5th Street will be closed; 5th Street will remain open all evening to vehicular traffic. Beginning at 2 p.m.: Intersecting streets including 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 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 at approximately midnight. There are many parking options in the surrounding area, including the NewMarket parking garage on the corner of 3rd and Market South, which will be open for business. The Cornerstone Square and Millennium parking garages will be closed to the public. This event will signal the dynamic kick-off to the 11-day, 18-event Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. The format and activities will remain the same with great family activities beginning at 6 p.m. and including face painting, balloon twisters, kids’ crafts, a variety of food vendors, and music including True Blue Band, Malone University Singers, and Albany (Georgia) Marine Band. At 10 p.m., Zambelli, “the First Family of Fireworks,” (www.zambellifireworks.com), 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: www.profootballhofef.com.