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

September 21:  Sons of Italy Wine Tasting at Stow Silver Springs Lodge 6:30 pm
September 22:   IAC + Sicilian Women’s Club Spaghetti Dinner  Spaghetti Dinner 2018
September 24:  Sons of Italy Card Party at Cuyahoga Falls Quirk Cultural Center 5:30 pm
September 30:  Italian Community Family Picnic at Canton MAPS Air Museum 12 noon
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

November 7:     Festival Appreciation Dinner 6:00 pm

Italian American Community Heritage Picnic

Italian American Heritage Family Picnic

50/50 Raffle

The winner of the 50/50 Raffle was Charlotte Raymond who won $1935.00. Thank you!

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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September 21, 2018
06:30 PM Sons of Italy Wine Tasting Silver Springs Lodge, Stow
September 22, 2018
04:30 PM Italian American Citizens Club And Sicilian Women’s Club Spaghetti Dinner
September 30, 2018
12:00 PM Italian American Heritage Family Picnic MAPS Museum
September 24, 2018
05:30 PM Sons of Italy Card Party, Quirk Center, Cuyahoga Falls
October 7, 2018
10:00 AM Columbus/Italian Heritage Celebration Mass and Lunch
October 13, 2018
05:00 PM 71st Annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance Cotillion
October 17, 2018
06:00 PM Morra Tournament Carovillese Club
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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