Massillon, the second largest city in the county, is known for its sports tradition. The Massillon Tigers high school football team is the pride of the city
Downtown Massillon storefronts sport colorful awnings as they compete with outlying commercial centers. The City’s Summer Concert Series and the Duncan Plaza Concerts fill the summer air with music twice a week. The downtown is filled during summer months with the Cruise-On-In and Dance Party, Family Fun Fest, and the Massillon Museum Island Party. Fans and traditionalists flock to the football stadium in the fall.
The canal towpath, revived as a hiking and biking trail from Cleveland through Massillon, augments the town’s thirty parks and green spaces. The Massillon Museum, the community’s cultural hub, is at the heart of downtown activities, offering ever-changing exhibitions, a popular coffee shop, research opportunities, classes, and a creative and constant parade of free public events.
Massillon is the Corporate Home for Freshmark producers of Sugardale and Superiors Meats as well as Shearers Snacks. Heinz Foods has a large production facility producing quality products out of its Massillon operation that is shipped around the world. More information at Massillon WestStark Chamber of Commerce