Pizza Vendor Needed

We are looking for a vendor to make pizza at the Festival.  You must be able to make the pizza at your booth.   Over 50,000 people attend each year.  Please contact us if you are interested in having a pizza booth or any other food booth.

2018 Scholarships

The Council of Italian American Societies awards Scholarships to students of Italian descent.  The recipients will be announced later this month.

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

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 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 10th 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 12, 2018
11:00 AM Festival Opens for Lunch
07:30 PM Opening Ceremonies
08:00 PM Straight On-The Heart Tribute Band
July 13, 2018
11:00 AM Festival Opens for Lunch
07:00 PM Mojo
08:30 PM Satisfaction-The Rolling Stones Tribute Band
July 14, 2018
08:00 AM The Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk
10:00 AM Scholarship Breakfast
11:00 AM Festival Opens for Lunch
04:30 PM Mass at St. Bernard’s Church
06:00 PM Homemade Wine Contest

Please drop off entries at the Volunteer booth by 5 pm on July 14th, 2018.  The judging will take place in the Lock 3 commons area.

06:30 PM -8:00 PM Avanti
08:30 PM 50/50 Raffle Drawing
08:30 PM Lights Out Frankie Valli Tribute Band
10:00 PM Fireworks at dark

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

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Satisfaction-The Rolling Stones Tribute Band
“Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show” is the international ...
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Straight On

Straight On-The Heart Tribute Band
The Straight On Story…. Straight On is the dream child of the talented vocalist ...
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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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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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