"Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present" is the first comprehensive assembly of work by prominent American artists focusing on football, on view August 1 – October 29, 2017 at the Canton Museum of Art. Along with the exhibit, several collaborative events are planned to bring "Scrimmage" to life over three months throughout the Canton community, allowing audiences from around the country to discover and explore football and art in a community steeped in both.
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The American Breweriana Beer Collectibles Show will be open to the public on Saturday, July 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McKinley Grand Hotel in Canton, Ohio. Breweriana items from all over the US will be on display and for sale.
Spring Hill Historic Home in Massillon, Ohio, will host the annual Underground Railroad Experience. The award-winning presentation allows participants to experience a series of historical-based vignettes from the perspective of a runaway slave in the early nineteenth century. Small groups are led on a 45 minute trek that encounters a sampling of the dangers and conflicts encountered by freedom seekers of the 1800s including a climactic encounter between local abolitionist farm owners and the predatory slave catchers of the period.
Canton, Ohio and the Ohio Athletic Conference have been selected to host the following three championships at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village: • 2020 NCAA Division III Football Championship - Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium • 2021 NCAA Division III Football Championship - Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium • 2022 NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Championship - Performance Center
Canton Parks and Recreation will host Oddmall’s “Riverside Ramble” at Stadium Park on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The event will host art vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, games, activities and the Ohio Kubb Championship. The event will take place from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association football state championship games will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton in 2017 and 2018 following approval from the OHSAA Board of Directors at its January meeting Thursday. The OHSAA staff had previously confirmed the intent to return to Canton in 2017 and 2018 and the 9-0 vote Thursday by the board of directors makes the move official.