Stark County, Ohio – Visit Canton, the Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, and ArtsinStark, the County Arts Council, awarded $253,400 in marketing and events grants for the 2018 grant cycle. Visit Canton and ArtsinStark awarded $61,400 in Community Partnership Grants, funds intended for community marketing and events initiatives that encompass authentic historic and cultural places, attractions, traditions, history, music or art. Visit Canton and ArtsinStark also awarded $192,000 in Arts Support funds for use by the seven ArtsinStark 2018 major operating grantees – Canton Museum of Art, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Canton Palace Theatre, Players Guild Theatre, The Canton Ballet, Massillon Museum, and Voices of Canton – for the purpose of enhanced events and marketing initiatives with merit to bring new visitors from outside of Stark County.
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Visit Canton introduces a new summer program in 2018, “Pigskin’s Pals”. Registered participants ages 12 and under will receive a membership card that provides access to free, kid-friendly activities at area attractions May 5 through September 3, 2018.
The Ohio high school football 73rd annual North South Classic all-star game will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Massillon, Ohio at Washington High School’s Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. The North South Classic is contested between the top senior football players in the state of Ohio as selected by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association.
With the construction for the Gervasi distillery and boutique hotel underway, GV Destinations has released the name, renderings and logos for the two new buildings that will reside on the south end of the 55-acre estate.
Stark County, Ohio – Visit Canton, the Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, plans to enter a cooperative agreement with ArtsinStark to commit 1% of the Stark County lodging tax allocated for the operation of the convention and visitors’ bureau to grant assistance for arts initiatives and events consistent with the promotion of travel and tourism to Stark County. The agreement is set to take effect next week, following a vote of approval by the Board of Commissioners of Stark County. The cooperative agreement between the three parties would be in effect through December 31, 2027.
Canton, Ohio (February 1, 2018): Gervasi Vineyard will be expanding Gervasi Village with the addition of a luxury boutique hotel and distillery on the 55-acre estate. The construction of this two-building expansion will begin this spring.
Four ticket options are now on sale for the Ohio High School Athletic Association football state championship games, which will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2.