The Splendors of Southern Italy Tour 2018

Le Radici is sponsoring a Tour of Southern Italy May 12-25, 2018.  Deposit due Sep 30, 2017.  Please see attached flyer2018SplendorsofSouthernItalyFlyer


The Council of Italian-American Societies of Summit County awards scholarships to students of Italian descent pursuing a higher education.  Please see below for the 2017 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 spumoni for dessert.  Prices start at $8.00. 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 is sponsored by the Council of Italian-American Societies of Summit County and the City of Akron.  Thank you for making this a great festival.  See you in 2018


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 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
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
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 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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