70th Annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance Cotillion October 14, 2017

Please click here for the flyer Cotillion Reservation Form 2017

Columbus/Italian Heritage Celebration Sunday October 8, 2017

Please click here for the flyer Columbus Italian Heritage Celebration

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

Columbus Day Debutantes

The Italian Council is looking for young ladies of Italian descent to participate in the Columbus Day Dinner Dance Cotillion.   Please click here for the registration form Debutante Registration

50/50 Raffle

The drawing was held at 8:30 pm on July 15 at the Lock 3 Stage.  The jackpot of $2250.00 was won by Vincent Ciccolini.

ITALIAN COUNCIL 2017 SCHOLARSHIP

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 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 is 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.  Thank you for making this a great festival.  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 2016 in the Beacon’s Best contest.

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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
Aftermath Experience the Sixties show recreates the sights and sounds of the 60s featuring ...
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Victory Highway
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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
Formerly Fleetwood Mix, FLEETWOOD MAC MANIA is a stunning visual and musical tribute to ...
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1964 The Tribute
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