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5 Things To Do This Weekend: August 11-13

August 9, 2017- It's the weekend, whoop, whoop! Enjoy these last few weeks of summer with great kids activities, events for history lovers, and just overall summer fun! Get out and explore everything Canton has to offer!

1. Collings Foundation "Wings of Freedom Tour" | August 11-13 | MAPS Air Museum 

You don’t want to miss seeing these historical planes take flight! The MAPS Air Museum will be hosting the Collings Foundation's 2017 "Wings of Freedom Tour" at our location on the west side of the Akron/Canton Airport off of SR241. Many rare Collings World War II aircraft will be available to see, walk through, and take rides on for a fee. The Collings Foundation is scheduled to bring to the event a Boeing B-17 " Flying Fortress" bomber, a Consolidated B-14 "Liberator" bomber, a B-25 North American "Mitchell" bomber, and a North American P-51 "Mustang" fighter. The $6 - $12 entry fee not only allows you to see these aircraft but also the entire MAPS Air Museum collection as well. One can make arrangements in advance to take a flight on one of the Collings Aircraft by calling 978-562-9182. Or, just come to the museum during the event.

2. Memphis | August 11-13 | Players Guild Theatre

Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS tells the story of a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, MEMPHIS is filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll! Performances are Friday and Saturday evening at 8PM and Sunday afternoon at 2PM. Tickets $29 for adults, $26 for Seniors, and $22 for Students. 

3. Sandy and Beaver Canal Fishing Derby | August 12 | Whitacre Park

Cast your line and reel in the big one! The event is FREE and open to all ages 4 to 15 from 8AM until 11AM. Please bring your own fishing pole, gear, and live bait. Parents are not permitted to fish; however, they can help the younger children with baiting the hook and taking the fish off  of the hook. All fish must be alive to be measured and eligible for prizes. Pre-registration required.

4. Massillon Fun Fest | August 12 | Downtown Massillon & Massillon Museum 

THIS IS A FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT! There is no cost for most activities; some have a minimal charge. Games, story times, prizes, face painting, contests, art projects, dancing, crafts, health and safety activities, athletic events, and music. The Massillon Public Library Bookmobile and a children’s book sale will be on hand. Children can meet the Stark County tourism mascot, Pigskin, and the U.S. Coast Guard character, Coastie. The day will be filled with hands-on experiences: sand art, beaded and edible jewelry, fossils, inflatables, remote control cars, balloon crafts, wooden projects, spirit masks, mining for gemstones, flower arranging, Little Tykes riding, and a preschool sensory experience. There will be carnival games, running drills, corn hole, spray hair color and temporary tattoos, build-your-own trail mix, face painting, and a petting zoo. Among the health and safety booths will be spinal screening, dental screening, and seat belt safety. Children will get to spin the Atkinson Feucht Hare school supply wheel, where everyone wins.

5. Summer Serenades in the Park | August 13 | Quail Hollow Park

Enjoy this Sunday afternoon performance beginning at 4PM. Serenades in the Park is a free, family-friendly series of brass, woodwind, and string ensembles performing all over Stark County. Everyone is invited to bring your favorite picnic food, games, and blanket or chair and enjoy the setting and music. 

Allison Rowe


Allison Rowe is the Marketing Coordinator for Visit Canton.  She enjoys shopping, spending time with friends & family, going to concerts, and watching football!  Allison can be found trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and hanging out at Canton First Fridays.

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