50/50 Raffle

The jackpot of $1487.00 was won by Ron M.   Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Festival.

Italian Opera Outing

The Italian American Professional and Businessmen’s Club is sponsoring an outing at Little Italy on Sunday, July 28, 2019. For more information, please download the flyer Opera Outing

2019 Debutantes

The Italian Council is looking for young ladies between 15 and 19 to participate in the Columbus Day Cotillion on Saturday, October 12. Please click here for the application

Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk

Please download the flyer here

2019 Italian American Scholarship

Congratulations to this year’s Scholarship Recipients

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 ice cream for dessert.  Prices start at $8.00. For carryout orders, call 330-929-6767.


Italian-American Festival

Join us again in 2019. The dates are July 11-13, 2019

The Original Italian American Festival was voted the best festival for the 10th year in a row in the Beacon’s Best Contest. The 72nd 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 2018 in the Beacon’s Best contest.

Event Schedule
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July 13, 2019
08:00 AM Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk
10:00 AM Scholarship Breakfast
12:00 PM Festival Opens
12:15 PM ETC Rouge Show Choir on the Main Street Stage
01:00 PM McArdles Dancers dance to Italian Music on the Main Street Stage
02:00 PM Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show on the Main Street Stage
03:15 PM Michelle Hujar and Mike Ruby sing Italian Arias on the Main Street Stage
04:00 PM Catholic Mass on the Main Street Stage
05:30 PM Italian Music on the Main Street Stage
07:00 PM Roxxymoron on the Lock 3 Stage
08:30 PM The Rat Pack Memories on the Lock 3 Stage
08:30 PM 50/50 Raffle on the Lock 3 Stage
10:00 PM Fireworks
11:00 PM Festival Ends
July 28. 2019
01:00 PM Italian Opera Outing
August 5, 2019
07:00 PM Italian Council Meeting
October 12, 2019
00:00 Columbus Day Cotillion

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Cats on Holiday
Cats On Holiday is a Cleveland based Swamp Pop band that has been pleasing audiences for ...
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Voted “Best Local Band” by Akron Life Magazine two years in a row, Roxxymoron ...
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“ABBAMANIA” is rated as the number one Abba production in the world. The cast of ...
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Straight On – The Heart Tribute Band
Straight On is a band comprised with some of Northeast Ohio’s most talented ...
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Rat Pack Memories
MEMORIES OF THE RAT PACK is a celebration of the lives and music of the three most famous ...
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Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
Outback Ray has been performing animal shows since 1987 and is fully licensed and insured. ...
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