See the lineup for the Canton Repository Grand Parade here

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CANTON – Are you ready for some marching bands and floats?

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Canton Repository Grand Parade returns Aug. 6. The parade runs from 8 to 10:30 a.m., starting in downtown Canton along Cleveland Avenue at approximately Fifth Street SW and travels north on Cleveland Avenue to 25th Street NW, where the parade begins to disband.

The Canton Repository Grand ParadeReturning Hall of Famer Tony Dungy
The Canton Repository Grand ParadeReturning Hall of Famer Tony Dungy

In addition to the marching bands and colorful floats, the parade will showcase the Class of 2022 enshrinees and returning Hall of Famers, classic vehicles, specialty units, celebrities and live mascots.

Live from the Canton Repository Grand Parade.

Posted by The Canton Repository / on Saturday, August 6, 2022

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Reserved bleacher seats are available. Buy tickets at or plant your chair along the 2.2-mile route.

The parade, which is organized by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, has long been a Canton tradition, with some people camping out along the route overnight to assure a premium viewing spot the next morning.

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Who's participating in the Canton Repository Grand Parade?

Here’s the parade lineup (subject to change):

  1. Canton City Police

  2. U.S. Army Color Guard, Cleveland Recruiting Battalion, Canton Army Recruiting Station

  3. Football player balloon, sponsored by The Canton Repository

  4. United States Army Band 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment: The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, sponsored by Huntington Bank

  5. The Walking Flag, sponsored by Joseph A. Jefferies Co.

  6. Family of 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinee Sam Mills

  7. Carolina Panthers drumline, PurrCussion

  8. Carolina Panthers cheerleaders, The TopCats

  9. Carolina Panthers mascot Sir Purr with Cat Cruiser

  10. 2021 Battle of the Bands Winner (banner)

  11. Massillon Tiger "Swing" Band, 2021 Battle of the Bands winner

  12. Obie the Tiger balloon

  13. Stark County Sheriff's Office Mounted Unit

  14. 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinee Tony Boselli

  15. Tony Boselli Family

  16. Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders, The Jacksonville Roar

  17. Jacksonville Jaguars mascot, Jaxson de Ville

  18. Cowboy and cow balloon, sponsored by M.K. Morse

  19. Hoover High School Marching Band

  20. Joe DeLamielleure, Elvin Bethea, Robert Brazile, Billy Shaw, Ron Wolf, John Lynch, LaTresa Doleman (wife of Chris Doleman), Randall McDaniel

  21. Pigskin, sponsored by Visit Canton

  22. 1932 Plymouth, 1930 Ford, 1934 Ford, 1920 Ford, 1925 Ford, 1928 Ford

  23. Sandy Valley Cardinal Marching Band

  24. Idaho potato

  25. 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinee Richard Seymour

  26. Richard Seymour family

  27. Cookie Monster balloon, sponsored by Synchrony

  28. East Canton High School Marching Band

  29. Aeneas Williams, James Lofton, Dan Fouts, Dermontti Dawson, Alan Faneca, Steve Atwater, Morten Andersen, Tom Mack

  30. NewsTalk 1480 WHBC - Kenny Roda and Jeff Turk of the Kenny and JT Show

  31. Mix 94.1 WHBC - Java Joel and Matt Fatone

  32. 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinee Leroy Butler

  33. Leroy Butler family

  34. Piggy Bank balloon, sponsored by Ziegler Nut and Bolt

  35. Ziegler Co. truck

  36. Bloom Township Marching Band (Bryant Young alumni)

  37. 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinee Bryant Young

  38. Bryant Young family

  39. Evan E. Worthing Early College High School Marching "Pride of Sunnyside" Band (Cliff Branch alumni)

  40. Las Vegas Raiders cheerleaders, the Raiderettes

  41. Family of Cliff Branch

  42. 1931 Chevrolet, 1927 Ford, 1928 Ford, 1931 Ford, 1931 Ford

  43. Northwest High School Marching Band

  44. 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinee Dick Vermeil

  45. Dick Vermeil family

  46. Black College Hall of Fame float, sponsored by Tomtreyco McDonald's

  47. The Magical Train, sponsored by Wishes Can Happen

  48. Family of Art McNally

  49. Kent State University mascot Flash and Kent State Stark campus Dean Denise Seachrist

  50. Birthday cake balloon, sponsored by Kent State University

  51. 1947 Ford Fire Recovery Truck (Enviroscapes)

  52. Lake High School Blue Streak Marching Band

  53. Donnie Shell, Anthony Munoz, Carl & Molly Eller, Dave Casper, Bill Polian, DeBorah Little (wife of Floyd Little), Dave Wilcox

  54. 1950 Cadillac, 1928 Ford, 1929 Ford, 1930 Ford, 1931 Ford

  55. GlenOak High School Marching Band

  56. 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival General Chairman Dennis Manzella

  57. Race car driver balloon, sponsored by DRB Tunnel Solutions

  58. Freedom float, sponsored by Newcomer's Chapel of Pigeon Run United Methodist Church

  59. Marine Forces Reserve Band

  60. Dr. Tim Novelli, The Patriot Project

  61. Medal of Honor Recipient Michael Thornton

  62. Medal of Honor Recipient James McCloughan

  63. MAPS Air Museum

  64. Issac Bruce, Jim Kelly, Paul Tagliabue, Kenny Easley (+guest), Franco Harris, Jimbo Covert, Linda Brown (wife of Roosevelt Brown)

  65. 97.5 WONE Matt Spatz and Amanda

  66. 1964 Chevy, 1965 Ford

  67. Louie the lightning bug (AEP)

  68. Central Catholic High School Band

  69. Light bulb balloon, sponsored by AEP

  70. Udderly Smooth Cow

  71. Louisville Constitution Town Queen and Court float

  72. 2022 Canton Repository Grand Parade Chairman Steve Roman

  73. Sugardale/Freshmark mascots and van

  74. Beaver balloon, sponsored by The Beaver Companies

  75. The Beaver Companies antique truck

  76. Jackson High School Marching Band

  77. Fairplay Family Center float

  78. Fairplay Family Center branded car

  79. FeLeap the Frog, Stark Parks mascot

  80. 1958 Studebaker, 1982 Delorean, 1981 Delorean

  81. American Flag Eagle balloon, sponsored by Solmet Technologies

  82. Bob Golic, WNIR 100 FM

  83. EN-RICH-MENT band

  84. Canton Mayor Thomas Bernabei and his wife, Bebe

  85. Anya Van Rose (musical performance) float

  86. Train balloon, sponsored by Aultman Health Foundation

  87. 1923 Model T delivery truck (Yohe Supply)

  88. The Ohio Lottery float

  89. Canton McKinley High School Marching Band

  90. The Good Family Fire Department

  91. Perry High School Marching Band

  92. K1 Speed Go Karts, sponsored by K1 Speed

  93. Canton South Wildcat Band

  94. Oscar the Grouch balloon, sponsored by Kimble Recycling and Disposal

  95. 12th Man float, Akron Auto Auction and Value Auto Auction

  96. Amanda Sterling, chairman of the board, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

  97. Tuslaw Marching Mustangs band

  98. Ali Lumin, ACBC

  99. Ernie with rubber duck balloon, sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital

  100. Toaster Mobile, sponsored by Schwebel Baking Co.

  101. Burnt Timbers Fire Department

  102. Dan Stansbury, Rock 106.9 WRQK

  103. South Shore Drill Team, sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Corp.

  104. Summit Academy Schools float

  105. The Wheelmen

  106. Alliance Aviator Band

  107. Pluto balloon, sponsored by Woodside Pet Cemetery

  108. Carol Caprita, owner of Woodside Pet Cemetery

  109. Build-a-Bear

  110. Sherp (all-terrain vehicle), sponsored by Ohio Auto Warehouse

  111. Canton City Fire Department

This article originally appeared on The Repository: 2022 Canton Repository Grand Parade lineup