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What’s There to Do in Canton? Special Happenings April 25-28

April 12, 2019- We know many of you are in town for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Full or Hall Marathon, the OHSFCA North South Classic, or one of the many other events happening, and want to know what else is going on the area! Check out everything that is happening in Canton and the surrounding communities the same weekend as your special event!

Thursday, April 25th

Soul'd Out Dinner Concert -- Matinee @ Hartville Kitchen 
Soul’d Out Quartet, which is comprised of Dusty Barrett (tenor), Bryan Hutson (lead), Matt Rankin (baritone), Ian Owens (bass), and Michael Howard (pianist), is not only a vocal group continuing the heritage of Southern Gospel music, but is also and foremost a ministry team answering God’s call as stated in Ephesians. 

NEA Big Read Keynote Address with Ron Bash @ Massillon Museum
Rash will share his process and inspiration behind this year’s NEA Big Read book, Burning Bright. FREE to attend!

Friday, April 26th

Moonlight Market @ Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market
Looking for something different? Hosted outside under our pavilion, our Moonlight Market will have a unique atmosphere with music, food trucks, lights, and vendors. 

"Steel Magnolia's" @ The Roxy Theatre
A community theater production of “Steel Magnolias” comes to Minerva’s Roxy Theatre> Synopis: Through clouds of hairspray and over the buzz of blow dryers, six southern spitfires gather each week to gossip and support each other through thick and thin. But those bonds are about to be tested when M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby face a life-changing event. Tickets are just $10 for the production!

Saturday, April 27th

Jack Cullen Memorial Trout Derby @ Lock 4 Trailhead in Canal Fulton
The Jack Cullen Memorial Trout derby, for children ages 4 - 15, takes place at the Lock 4 Trailhead. Bait, beverages, and food will be for sale. Bring your own pole. Door prizes and trophies provided by the Stark County Park District, Stark County Federation of Conservation Clubs, and the Berkley Fishing Team.

Kids Mini Marathon @ Stadium Park
Our annual Kids race! FREE to any child between the ages of 1 and 16. This is a fun, non-timed event! The distance is 1.2 miles (roughly) that starts and finishes in Stadium Park at the Marathon starting line. All kids will get a special item as they finish the race AND will receive a Canton Parks and Recreation Superhero Cape!

Troll Mania on Main @ The Troll Hole Museum
Enjoy a fun, FREE troll-themed adventure in Downtown Alliance! The Troll Hole Museum houses the Guinness World Record troll doll collection, over 10,000 trolls and troll memorabilia, including the new DreamWorks "Trolls" Movie exhibit! Pickup your treasure map and then visit over 14 Shops with trolls hidden inside. Follow the map and locate the trolls hiding in the shops & galleries in Downtown, Alliance.  Win a small prize at each shop and return your completed map to the Troll Hole Museum to enter into a grand prize drawing for one of three amazing prizes!

Ohio High School Football North South Classic @ Paul Brown Tiger Stadium
Catch a double header at the 2019 North South Classic, in Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. The first game kicks-off at 12 noon and features top athletes from divisions IV, V, VI and VII. Game two begins at 4PM featuring top athletes from division I, II and III. A $10 ticket includes admission to both games and can be purchased online at, or at the gates on game day.

Spring Through The Warehouse District in Warehouse District, Canton 
We have even MORE Amazing Local Businesses for a One-of-a-kind event to Discover, Shop & Dine!! Along with Sales, Guest Vendors, Give-a-ways & chances to Win some awesome stuff and MONEY!!

YMCA Healthy Kids Day @ Beech Creek Gardens
Awake summer imagination with fun activities encouraging families to explore the outdoors, be physically active and healthy, and connect with nature. Guests will enjoy FREE general admission from 9AM until Noon.

HOF Community Day @ Pro Football Hall of Fame
Join us at the Hall this Saturday during the third day of the 2019 NFL Draft for Community Day and save on your visit! Museum visitors who live in 446 or 447 ZIP codes will receive:
50% off Museum Admission, Free Parking + 20% off in the Hall of Fame Store. Also, for the second straight year, HOF President & CEO David Baker will announce an NFL Draft selection live from the Hall of Fame Gallery.

Music Through the Decades @ Canton Woman's Club
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and mingle as you view the beautiful tablescapes designed by our members to represent a favorite song from decades past! Then after lunch Kevin DiSimone and Hilary James will perform some of the songs plus many more! Tickets are $30, and include lunch. 

FREE Public Winery Tours @ The Crush House at Gervasi Vineyard
Join us Saturday afternoons for free tours of our state-of-the-art winery at The Crush House. Tours begin at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm and last approx. 30 minutes. 

String Art: Pick Your Project @ Strung by Shawna
Join us for a fun DIY custom String Art Class taught by Strung by Shawna. This is a fun, new take on a striking old-fashioned art form. Over 150 designs to choose from, so sign-up today!

Brewery Tour @ Canton Brewing Company
Get a behind the scenes tour of our brewery and learn the processes used to make our delicious craft brews! Tours are given on the 4th Saturday of every month at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

"Behind Bedroom Doors" Walking Tour in Downtown Massillon
Explore downtown Massillon with us as we visit locations that would have been important to any young couple during their courtship and marriage. Learn how to flirt, who was really in charge, and how to make sure your Victorian marriage will be a happy one.

Make-N-Take Succulents in Teacups @ Boomdyada
Choose a tea cup or mug and plant a beautiful succulent arrangement in it! Just $10 each to make.

4th on 4th: Movie Madness
Head to 4th Street in Downtown Canton, to enjoy an evening out on the town! Stop out and test your movie knowledge with a street wide movie themed game, photo ops, deals and make and takes for all.

Chorus for a Cause present "Isn't Life Amazing?" @ Little Flower Catholic Church
A concert performed by A Chorus for a Cause to benefit NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness). Tickets are just $15 per person, for this magnificent concert. 

Live Music -- Strangled Darlings @ Royal Docks Brewing Co.
Strangled Darlings cuts up the pattern for an indie band while squeezing a full band out of a duo. Grab a beer and enjoy the live music all evening long!

The GeezeCats -- Oldies Rock-N-Roll @ Lions Lincoln Theatre
Hear the hits of the 50s and 60s performed in the style of the originals at the Lions Lincoln Theatre.Tickets start at $15 for this concert. 

Sunday, April 28th

Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon 
Join us for the 6th Annual Marathon / Half Marathon / Team Relay and 5K! Start and Finish at the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- don't want to participate? Cheer on runners throughout the route. See the full schedule of events here!

Public Distillery Tours @ The Still House at Gervasi Vineyard
Tours will begin at 12 pm and 1 pm.  Get an up-close look at the production process behind Gervasi Spirits!

Earth Day Celebration @ Kent State University at Stark
Enjoy a FREE family-friendly afternoon filled with environmental educational activities, nature walks, games, crafts, mock fossil digs, entertainment, giveaways and much more! Reservations are required -- so make yours today! 

Earth Day @ Beech Creek Gardens
Celebrate Earth Day by uniting with others from the local community to do something meaningful for the environment and the planet! There will be volunteer opportunities for all ages.

Happening Throughout the Weekend

Canton Film Fest @ Canton Palace Theatre
Enjoy 3 day full of films, special guest, and more in Canton's most beautiful movie house, April 26th-28th. With a variety of films, speaker panels, and special activities; this is one event you don’t want to miss! Check out the full schedule of events and to purchase your tickets here.

Art in Bloom @ Beech Creek Gardens
This Spring Flower & Art Exhibit is a “horticultural art gallery” of color and fragrance. Explore our gardens and trails and discover unique artwork highlighting many local artists. While visiting, enjoy creating your own art project in the hands-on, make & take art studio. This is a fantastic event for the whole family! April 15, 2019 through May 26, 2019, Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 12-5 pm, at Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve in Alliance. General admission applies. Beech Creek Members and children ages 2 and younger receive free admission.

Explore the MUST-DO activities while you are in Canton, Ohio here!

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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