Are you ready for a party?

It’s a 3-day, once-in-an-every-other-lifetime celebration of America’s Game in the city where it all began … Canton, Ohio!

The party starts on September 17, 2020 with the dedication of Centennial Plaza in downtown Canton.

The fun will continue through the rest of the weekend with great fan events and plenty of family-friendly activities.

Check back here for more information as we kick off a fun weekend here in the birthplace of the NFL!


On September 17, 1920, at Ralph Hay’s Hupmobile dealership in downtown Canton, Ohio, owners representing 10 professional football teams met, organized and formed the American Professional Football Association. The name was changed to the National Football League in 1922.

For the past century, the NFL has grown in popularity and become a fabric of our culture. On September 17, 2020, we will celebrate the National Football League’s 100th birthday in the city where it was born.

Artwork by Dirk Rozich • Commissioned by Dr. James F. King