2016 Festival Raffle

This year’s raffle will be a 50/50 drawing.  Tickets are $1 each or $5 for eight tickets.  Currently the winner will receive $881.00.  Please watch this website for updated amounts.

VENDORS

If you are interested in being a vendor at this year’s Italian American Festival, please click on the link below to download an application.  If you have any questions, please contact Theresa Romeo at 330-990-4620.

2016 Vendor Contract

ITALIAN COUNCIL 2016 SCHOLARSHIP

The Council of Italian-American Societies of Summit County will be awarding scholarships to students of Italian descent pursuing a higher education.  The scholarships will be awarded Saturday July 9, 2016 at the President’s Breakfast during the Italian American Festival. The application may be obtained from any member of the Italian Council or the application may be downloaded from this website.  The deadline is Friday May 6, 2016

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 7th year in a row in the Beacon’s Best Contest.
The 69th Annual Italian-American Festival sponsored by the Council of Italian-American Societies of Summit County and the City of Akron will be held July 7th, 8th and 9th, 2016.  Come celebrate with us.  Admission is free.

Please check this website for our list of events in the coming weeks.

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 7, 2016
11:00 AM Festival Opens for Lunch
06:00 PM – 7:00 PM Wedding Soup Tasting
06:30 PM Good Fellos Show Band
08:00 PM – 8:30 PM Parade of the Flags/Opening Ceremony
08:30 PM Charles Di Raimundo and His Italian Stallions
July 8, 2016
11:00 AM Festival Opens for Lunch
04:00 PM – 7:00 pm Gene Fiocca Band in the Commons area
06:30 PM Monica Robins and the Whisky Kings
08:30 PM Hollywood Nights A Tribute to Bob Seger
July 9, 2016
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 – 7:00 PM Homemade Wine Contest

Please drop off entries at the Volunteer booth

06:00 PM Nied’s Hotel Band
08:30 PM Satisfaction The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show
09:00 PM 50/50 Raffle Drawing
10:30 PM -Fireworks
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