August Events 2014

In the blink of an eye we find ourselves approaching the end of summer, but the festivals and concerts are still coming! Grab your calendar and be sure to schedule in as many events as possible to soak of the final month of summer!

august eventsLegacy 5 at Hartville Kitchen – August 2
Legacy Five has enjoyed more success in their short career than many groups experience in decades. In their first ten years, Singing News magazine, Southern Gospel music’s leading fan and trade publication, has nominated Legacy Five for some 75 Singing News fan awards. They have also had 2 Dove Award nominations.

Harvest Festival at Zoar Village – August 2 & 3
Celebrate bringing in the last load of the harvest at the 41st Annual Harvest Festival and Antique Show. Peruse the booths of over sixty high-quality antique dealers and see period craftspeople demonstrate their skills. Enjoy the juried craft show and the art show, exhibit, and sale. Tour the scenic village including all the historic house museums. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride plus food and more fun! $8/adult. Children 12 and under FREE. Saturday, 10-6, Sunday, 10-5.

Canal Fulton Bicentennial Celebration – August 3
It’s the big one! Join Canal Fulton in celebrating 200 years of rich heritage at St. Helena Heritage Park. Free family fun, live entertainment, Car, Truck & Tractor Show, spectacular fireworks, huge Electric Light Parade, Tethered Hot Air Balloon rides, contests, tournaments, Canal Boat rides with music, exhibits and much, much more.

Ryan Humbert at Gervasi Vineyard – August 5
Enjoy a summer evening concert “Tangled up in Dylan: The Music of Bob Dylan” at the beautiful Gervasi Vineyard Pavillion starting at 8 PM. Purchase tickets online.

Hartville Art & Music Fest – August 9
Historic Downtown Hartville sidewalks and businesses will be filled with art exhibits, dance classes, demos, crafter booths, a kids’ craft zone, face painting, sidewalk chalk art, a photo booth, food trucks, live music and more!

Warrior Dash – August 9 & 10
Warrior Dash is the world’s largest obstacle race series, held on the most rugged terrain in more than 50 locations across the globe.  Participants earn their Warrior helmet by tackling a fierce 3 – 4 mile course and 12 extreme obstacles.  After conquering the Battleground, Warriors celebrate with turkey legs, beer steins and live music at a post-race party that’s in a league of its own!

38th Annual Grecian Festival – August 13 – 17
Greek Cuisine, pastries, culture and history. Free admission, parking and entertainment.  Sponsored by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Visit the AGORA gifts shops for jewelry, music and souvenirs. Fun for the whole family. Credit Cards Accepted. Indoor air-conditioned venue.

R&B Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - August 24
The 2nd Annual R&B Music Hall of Fame Indicuction Ceremony is coming to Canton! Watch as more than ten R&B greats are inducted, and enjoy entertainment from: The Kinsman Dazz Band, Enchantment, The Dynamic Superiors, The Delfonics, and The Sweet Impression!

Stark County Fair – August 26 – September 1
The 165th Annual Stark County Fair is held at the Stark County Fairgrounds in Canton.  Enjoy a Country concert, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derbies, band shows, harness racing, daily concerts and entertainment, barns, animals, exhibits, fair food and more!  Free parking on fair grounds. One of Ohio’s largest and longest-running agricultural fairs!

 and one more moving into September…

Yankee Peddler Festival – September 7 – 22
Step back into Early Colonial Days during this truly American event. For three weekends in September, Clay’s Park is transformed into the 18th century with musical and stage performers, traditional arts and crafts and the smell and taste of early colonial cooking. Step back in time as you walk through the wonder of the Yankee Peddler grounds, and enjoy the arts, crafts, food and entertainment that have become famous.

This is only a sample of the events going on in August in Canton/Stark County! Be sure to check our events calendar for a Full Listing of Events! Enjoy your final month of summer!

 

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She is a serious animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with her two dogs, and often a foster dog – she loves rescuing pitbulls! Laura enjoys having wine & game nights and traveling Stark County and beyond with her boyfriend and family.

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Birth of the NFL Sculpture Unveiling

If you’re looking for just one more thing to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame experience even more phenomenal, then get your FREE ticket to the unveiling of “The Birth of the NFL,”  on Friday, August 1st at 4:00 p.m. in downtown Canton.

birth of nfl“The Birth of the NFL” is the first of THE ELEVEN, a public art project with ArtsinStark and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, commemorating the 11 greatest moments in professional football history, as determined by the Hall. Click here for a short video about the construction of this piece! 

NFL Sculpture in Denver

The sculpture takes shape in Denver, CO

Denver artist, Michael Clapper, is the creator of this piece – a 25 foot steel sculpture that will be at the Frank T. Bow building, 201 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton 44702.  This site was the location of a Hupmobile showroom, owned by Ralph Hay, where he, as the owner of the Canton Bulldogs along with Jim Thorpe, George Halas and representatives of the charter teams, created the American Professional Football Organization (renamed the National Football League.)  The date was September  17, 1920.

In addition to Clapper, the event will feature NFL commissioner Roger Goodell,  Pro Football Hall of Fame CEO David Baker, Ralph Hay’s grandson – Dr. James King,  and Robb Hankins, president and CEO of ArtsinStark.  A special musical performance by Texas Southern University’s Oceans of Soul (2014 Enshrinee Michael Strahan’s alma mater) will begin at 3:30 p.m.

A limit of (2) FREE tickets can be picked up at the ArtsinStark offices, 900 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton during regular business hours.  (330) 453-1075.  These tickets are for Standing Room Only. For more information about THE ELEVEN, visit ArtsinStark.com/eleven or call 330-453-1075,weekdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She is a serious animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with her two dogs, and often a foster dog – she loves rescuing pitbulls! Laura enjoys having wine & game nights and traveling Stark County and beyond with her boyfriend and family.

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Ribs Burnoff 2014

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival is here! The Ribs Burnoff is a three-day outdoor event, July 30, 31, and August 1, held at the Stark County Fairgrounds! The event features a variety of food vendors, children’s fun, and live entertainment. Check out the event details and mark your Ribs-Girlcalendars!

The Ribs Burnoff begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m. each day. Families will be able to enjoy free entertainment including inflatables, and face painting, as well as mobile tours!  Also watch as the TimkenSteel Grand Parade floats come to life in the Exhibition Hall before they make their way to the parade route! And, of course, enjoy our main attraction: the fabulous Rib and Specialty vendors who always serve up some of their best eats!

Live Concerts!!! Click here for tickets!
Wednesday, July 30:
Classic rock band BLUE OYSTER CULT, presented in cooperation with WHBC/MIX 94.1
Thursday, July 31:
Country artist JANA KRAMER presented in cooperation with WQKX/K105
Friday, August 1:
Rock group POP EVIL, presented in cooperation with ROCK 106.9

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She is a serious animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with her two dogs, and often a foster dog – she loves rescuing pitbulls! Laura enjoys having wine & game nights and traveling Stark County and beyond with her boyfriend and family.

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