Plan Your Event

Centennial Plaza is the “front door” to the City of Canton. It’s a special place to showcase the arts, crafts, music, sports and overall entertainment that bring the “Hall of Fame City” alive to its citizens and its visitors.

Events on Centennial Plaza will benefit residents and business, create a sense of local identity, unite diverse groups and raise community awareness about Canton.

The City and the Pro Football Hall of Fame will sponsor many events throughout the year, but even with those opportunities for the public to gather, times and dates remain available for other individuals and groups to host events at Centennial Plaza’s many available spaces.

It is vital that all events are well-organized and reflect the best entertainment and community involvement we can provide. For that reason, guidelines have been put in place to protect the health and safety of event guests and others using the Plaza and to preserve Centennial Plaza for years to come. These guidelines cover such topics as event licensing procedures, advertising and promotion of events, food and alcohol availability, using the Plaza’s sound system and video boards, animal control, insurance, parking, photography and various items prohibited in the Plaza.

Canton Centennial Plaza view of the Canton Script

Event Procedures

A. Complete the On-line “Request Information Form to ensure the accurate and prompt processing of the event reservation request. Our events team is here to help you plan your event. Contact us today to get your event plans in motion. 

Here are the steps you’ll need to take to host an event in Centennial Plaza:

B. Late Requests – Requests not received within 30 days of the event date may be denied.

C. Changes – Any changes to the original Event Application must be submitted a minimum of five (5) working days prior to the scheduled event. Additional Direct Cost fees may apply.

D. Cancellations – The cancellation of an event must be done a minimum of ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled event. Responsible parties will be held financially accountable for all charges that would have been incurred because of commitments made to facilitate the event if proper notice is not provided to HoF.

E. Direct Costs Are defined as all fees associated with having an event in Centennial Plaza, except for the actual Reservation Rates. Direct expenses include but are not limited to:

  • Operations personnel required to service the event
  • Audio/Visual technical support
  • Rental equipment
  • Utilities
  • Trash removal
  • Police and/or Fire
  • Security
  • Temporary Barricades
  • Parking
  • Alcohol