2018 Vendor Contract

Attention Vendors: Come join us for the 71st Annual Italian American Festival at Lock 3 in Akron. We were voted the best festival in the area for 9 years. Every year we attract 50,000 patrons. Please click here for the Vendor contract

Le Radici 20th Anniversary Dinner Dance

April 21, 2018 at Greek Orthodox Community Center, 129 S Union St, Akron. Download the flyer here: FLYER update 2-1 Le Radici 20th Anniversary

Sons of Italy Reverse Raffle

Sons of Italy Reverse Raffle, April 7, 2018, St George Family Center, Fairlawn. Doors open at 5:30, Buffet Dinner 6:30, drawing begins at 7:30. Download the flyer here: 2018 Reverse Raffle announcement

Italian Language Classes

Mondays starting March 5 at Le Radici Club House, 3411 Wyoga Lake Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, 6:30 to 8:00 pm for 7 weeks
$125.00 payable at first class. Anyone who belongs to a Council society gets a 50% discount. To register contact Dora Ricci Raymond, language teacher at 330-688-9694

Carovillese Club Sausage Dinner-“La Salsicciata”

At the Carovillese Club-570 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Cocktails(Open Bar) 6:00 pm, Buffet Dinner 7:00 pm, Live Entertainment Gli Italiani. Tickets $45 available at the bar or call 330-929-6767

Carovillese Club Pasta Dinner

Join us every Tuesday from 4 to 7:30 pm at the Carovillese Club at 570 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave in Akron for homemade pasta.  The meal includes pasta with meatballs and homemade sauce, salad, bread and butter, and spumoni for dessert.  Prices start at $8.00. For carryout orders, call 330-929-6767.


Italian-American Festival

The festival dates for 2018 are July 12-14

The Original Italian American Festival was voted the best festival for the 8th year in a row in the Beacon’s Best Contest. The 71st Annual Italian-American Festival is sponsored by the Council of Italian-American Societies of Summit County and the City of Akron. 


About us

We’re an organization of 14 Italian-American Societies founded in Akron on November 10, 1947.

Our festival was voted the best festival from 2009 thru 2016 in the Beacon’s Best contest.

Event Schedule
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July 14, 2018
11:00 AM Festival Opens for Lunch
04:30 PM Mass at St. Bernard’s Church
08:30 PM 50/50 Raffle Drawing
10:00 PM Fireworks at dark

The fireworks will begin about 10 p.m. or about dusk

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Avanti Band
The-Avanti-Band-1-1 The Avanti Band may be best described as “today’s” Italian / ...
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Aftermath Experience the Sixties show recreates the sights and sounds of the 60s featuring ...
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Victory Highway
the Band  The ’70s brought success for Cy, Bruce and Mike on the Cleveland music ...
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Lights Out Frankie Valli Tribute Band
LIGHTS OUT is a four part vocal group that performs America’s #1 Tribute to Frankie ...
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Fleetwood Mac Mania

Fleetwood Mac Mania
Formerly Fleetwood Mix, FLEETWOOD MAC MANIA is a stunning visual and musical tribute to ...
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1964 The Tribute
Since the early 80’s, “1964”…The Tribute has been thrilling audiences all over ...
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