50/50 Raffle

Tickets for the 50/50 raffle are $1.00 each, a book of 6 for $5.00, or 3 books for $10.00. The drawing will be at 8:30 pm on July 15 at the Lock 3 Stage.  Currently the jackpot is $636.50.

7th Annual Andrea Rose Teodosio 5K

Please click on this link for further information  http://www.andrearose.org/events

Pickup time for packets is Thursday July 13th 11 am to 2 pm and Friday July 14th 11 am to 7 pm

Vendors -2017 Italian American Festival

Become a part of the 70th Annual Italian American Festival.  We had over 50,000 visitors last year.   Please click below for the Vendor Application.

Council of Italian 2017 Vendor Application (1)

Tour of Italy 2017

The Italian Community of Akron- Le Radici is sponsoring a 12 day tour of Italy.  The dates are July 30-August 10, 2017.  Please see the attached flyer.
Tour of Italy Flyer


The Council of Italian-American Societies of Summit County awards scholarships to students of Italian descent pursuing a higher education.  The recipients will be announced in  June

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 range from $6.00 to $8.25. For carryout orders, call 330-929-6767.


Italian-American Festival

The Original Italian American Festival was voted the best festival for the 8th year in a row in the Beacon’s Best Contest.
The 70th Annual Italian-American Festival sponsored by the Council of Italian-American Societies of Summit County and the City of Akron will be held July 13th, 14th and 15th, 2017.  Come celebrate with us.  Admission is free.


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 2015 in the Beacon’s Best contest.

Event Schedule
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July 13, 2017
11:00 AM Festival Opens for Lunch
06:30 PM -8:00 PM Victory Highway
08:00 PM – 8:30 PM Parade of the Flags/Opening Ceremony
08:30 PM -11:00 PM Fleetwood Mac Mania
July 14, 2017
11:00 AM Festival Opens for Lunch
06:30 PM -8:00 PM Aftermath
08:30 PM -10:30 PM 1964 The Tribute
July 15, 2017
00:00 PM Fireworks at dark
08:00 AM The Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk
10:00 AM Scholarship Breakfast
11:00 AM Festival Opens
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 15th, 2017.  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
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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 photo 2

Aftermath Experience the Sixties show recreates the sights and sounds of the 60s featuring ...
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victory highway

Victory Highway
the Band  The ’70s brought success for Cy, Bruce and Mike on the Cleveland music ...
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light out pix

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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