The Summit County Italian-American Festival Comes Back to Lock 3

Thu 7/12 @ 11AM-10PM

Fri 7/13 @ 11AM-10PM

Sat 7/14 @ 8AM-10PM

The Council of Italian-American Societies of Summit County charts its history back to 1947, with a club of Sicilian-Americans intent on celebrating Columbus Day. Along with that came what would become a whole weekend in mid-summer at Akron’s Lock 3, set aside for a carnival to commemorate Italian-American heritage.

Come for the food, homemade wine, inflatable kiddie rides, the Akron Rubber Ducks mascot and raffles. Music on the schedule includes tributes to Frankie Valli, Heart and the Rolling Stones (bonus points to whoever can spot the Italian in that list).

The festival concludes with Saturday-night fireworks (or, if you’re Italian, Roman candles). Admission is free.

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[Written by Charles Cassady]

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