2018 Scholarships

The Council of Italian American Societies awards Scholarships to students of Italian descent. Download the application here. 2018 Scholarship Application

2018 Vendor Contract

Attention Vendors: Come join us for the 71st Annual Italian American Festival at Lock 3 in Akron. We were voted the best festival in the area for 9 years. Every year we attract 50,000 patrons. Please click here for the Vendor contract

Le Radici 20th Anniversary Dinner Dance

April 21, 2018 at Greek Orthodox Community Center, 129 S Union St, Akron. Download the flyer here: FLYER update 2-1 Le Radici 20th Anniversary

Sons of Italy Reverse Raffle

Sons of Italy Reverse Raffle, April 7, 2018, St George Family Center, Fairlawn. Doors open at 5:30, Buffet Dinner 6:30, drawing begins at 7:30. Download the flyer here: 2018 Reverse Raffle announcement

Italian Language Classes

Mondays starting March 5 at Le Radici Club House, 3411 Wyoga Lake Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, 6:30 to 8:00 pm for 7 weeks
$125.00 payable at first class. Anyone who belongs to a Council society gets a 50% discount. To register contact Dora Ricci Raymond, language teacher at 330-688-9694

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 festival dates for 2018 are July 12-14

The Original Italian American Festival was voted the best festival for the 8th 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 2016 in the Beacon’s Best contest.

Event Schedule
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July 12, 2018
11:00 AM Festival Opens for Lunch
08:00 PM – 8:00 PM Parade of the Flags/Opening Ceremony
July 13, 2018
11:00 AM Festival Opens for Lunch
July 14, 2018
08:00 AM The Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk
10:00 AM Scholarship Breakfast
11:00 AM Festival Opens for Lunch
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 14th, 2018.  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
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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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