The Downtown Canton Events schedule is getting shaken up this year, starting with Vintage Canton in May, a fabulous lineup for Canton Blues Fest in June, along with a new event in September! Be sure to mark your calendars as some events have changed season. You don’t want to miss out on these great events!
Vintage Canton – *NEW DATE* May 21
Many of you are used to tasting wine and small bites of delicious food in the fall at Vintage Canton! This year, the event will take place on Thursday, May 21, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. along Central Plaza North in downtown Canton. Vintage Canton is a sophisticated downtown event, offering center city charm alongside live music, cuisine from local restaurants, and of course, quality wines. The popular Beer Garden will return with a diverse offering of craft beers too!
Canton Blues Fest – June 12 & 13
The headliners for the Canton Blues Festival have been announced! This free outdoor blues festival will take place on Market Square in downtown Canton on Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, with headliners taking the stage nightly at 8:30 p.m.
Opening act Jimmy Thackery will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and then headlining artist Tommy Castro and the Painkillers will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Biscuit Miller will perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and then Albert Castiglia will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. The jam-packed lineup features 17 unique blues acts, with live music running daily from noon to 10:30 p.m. at the new “Back Porch” location!
Dan Holt – 4:00 pm
John Sutton & Luther Trammell – 6:00 pm
Cody J. Martin – 8:00 pm
Jon Mosey – 2:00 pm
Matt Basso – 4:00 pm
Travis Black – 6:00 pm
Tim Milligan – 8:00 pm
Canton Farmers’ Market – Saturdays, June 20 through October 17
The market runs every Saturday morning, rain or shine from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. The market has a lot more to offer than just fresh, local produce. There is live music, local artists, health checks from our sponsor Aultman Health Foundation, pet day, organic gardening tips and cooking demonstrations. Come join your friends and neighbors, and maybe even make some new ones at the market.
Taste of Canton – No event in 2015
Taste of Canton, which is usually held in May, will be on hiatus this year.
Canton Kickoff Celebration *NEW EVENT* – September 10-12
Due to the changes related to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, there will be an addition of a three-day event in downtown Canton this September 10, 11, and 12, which will coincide with the first game of the NFL season on that Thursday. Stay tuned for more information to come!
Light Up Downtown – December 3
The whole family will be enchanted as you take a magical journey with Christopher Pop-In-Kins, Santa’s Official Children’s Elf, as he pops in again this year during Light Up Downtown on the main stage on Market Square with Christopher poppin’ up at Light Up Downtown – there’s sure to be fun croppin’ up around every corner.