Columbus Day Sunday Festivities

Please click below for the reservation form for the lunch on Sunday, October 7, 2018

Columbus Day Sunday Festivities 2018

Italian Council Cotillion

The Italian Council Cotillion will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018. Please click below for the reservation form
Cotillion Reservation Form 2018

Upcoming Events

October 7:         Columbus/Italian Heritage Sunday Mass and Luncheon  Columbus Day Sunday Festivities 2018
October 13:       Italian Council Dinner Dance Cotillion at Tangiers Cotillion Reservation Form 2018

October 17:        Morra Tournament Carovillese Club 6:00 pm Morra Tournament 2018

October 17:        Italian Movie Night 7:00 p.m. Lake Cinema, Barberton  Admission $5 Free Movie Night

November 7:     Festival Appreciation Dinner 6:00 pm
December 3-     Council Christmas Party

2018 Scholarships

The Council of Italian American Societies awards Scholarships to students of Italian descent.  The recipients are listed under Previous 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 spumoni for dessert.  Prices start at $8.00. For carryout orders, call 330-929-6767.


Italian-American Festival

Thank you to everyone who came this year. Hope you had a great time. See you in 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 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 2017 in the Beacon’s Best contest.

Event Schedule
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October 21, 2018
02:00 PM – 7:00 pm Vines of Italy and Art Display – Nauti Vine Winery 3950 S Main St Akron 44319

Free Admission

Food and Wine available from the Winery

October 24, 2018
06:00 PM Viva La Panza Todaro’s Party Center 1820 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron 44313

Sponsored by the Italian American Professional and Businessmen’s Club

Admission $125.00

Contact Ralph Trecaso

November 7, 2018
06:00 PM Volunteer Recognition Dinner
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Christopher Columbus Statue
Christopher Columbus Statue at Columbus Park at the Akron Fulton Airport
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Columbus Day Ceremony 2017
Columbus Day Ceremony at St Anthony’s Church  2017
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Columbus Day Dinner Cotillion 2017
2017 Debutantes: Mia Elizabeth Latine, Isabella Rose Barb,  Sophia Rose Scarpitti.
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Columbus Day 2017
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