Canton Block Party

May 18, 2022

The Canton Block Party will be held Saturday, May 21 in downtown Canton. The event by the Canton Main Street Association is a fundraiser to make money for the new Canton Community Gateway Sign to be placed near Highway 61. It is hoped that the new sign will attract visitors and travelers to the town to discover the many businesses and amenities Canton offers.

A car show and cruise will be one of the featured events. Registration is from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Ayers Oil Parking lot at Fourth and Henderson Street. Terry Hawkins will register cars and lead the cruise. The cruise will take place at 4 p.m. and will travel leisurely south on Route B to the Mark Twain Casino Parking lot, then back north to the old Imperial Station where participants will stop briefly for pictures and be entered in a cash drawing. The cruise will then continue north on Route B back to Canton and cruise through the Senior Housing complex and then to eastern part of Lewis Street where the cars will be displayed during the party until 8 p.m. There is no registration fee. People can vote for their favorite vehicle and the monetary votes proceeds will go to the new sign. The car will the most monetary votes will win St, Louis Cardinal baseball tickets, Voting is from 5 to 7 p.m. with the winner announced at 7:30 p.m. Other prizes will also be given.

A corn hole tournament from 3 to 5 p.m. at the USB parking lot and sponsored by Pub 314. The tournament is for adults.

Classic Rock band Vin Fiz will be playing from 5-8 p.m. inside Lewis Street Playhouse. Free will donation with all monies going to Canton Gateway sign.

There will be Block party food specials at local restaurants, a 50/50 raffle and a five dollar wristbands for all kids activities including crafts, games, and face painting. Lewis County fire, police and ambulance vehicles will be available for kids to tour. In case of rain all activities canceled except Vin Fiz Concert from 5-8 pm at Lewis Street Playhouse.

All proceeds raised will go towards the Canton Community Gateway Sign to be placed near Hwy 61. Everyone is encouraged and invited to join the Canton community in this event.