Date and Time for this Past Event
- Thu, Aug 4, 2022 - Sat, Aug 6, 2022
200 S Main St
Ciao! Join us at Lock 3 and Main St for a Taste of Italy. This 3-day family festival will include authentic Italian food from pizza to sausage and peppers or an espresso and cannoli, enjoy an ice cold Peroni and a game of bocci or sip on assorted wine at our tasting.
We will have 3 nights of live entertainment beginning Thursday with Lights Out, America’s #1 Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Friday, dance the night away with ABBA Mania, A Tribute to Abba with DANCE FEVER and rounding out the festival Saturday with Wanted The Bon Jovi Tribute Band with TONY LANG BAND and then, we wish you buona sera with a fabulous fireworks display! Concerts begin at 7 pm. Free admission.
Thursday, Aug 4 | 4 -11 pm
Friday, August 5 | 11 am - 11 pm
Saturday, August 6 | 11 am - 11 pm
Support our downtown Akron businesses participating in the Taste of Italia festivities at Lock 3! They will be creating something special for the event.
– Fried Sausage Risotto Balls
– Basil, Lemon Butter, Calabrian Pepper Medley
– Chargrilled Mahi Mahi
– Cavatelli Pasta, Baby Heirloom Tomato Salad, Almond Gremolatta, Smoked Tomato Butter
– Aperol Spritz
– Prosecco/Aperol/Club Soda/Orange Slices
Spumoni, Lemon Ice and Negroni Sorbet
Limoncello Jell-O Shots, Aperol Spritzers, House Nut Mix
Peanuts, Candy, Chocolate
Peach Bellini, Limoncello Martini
*DORA establishments. You may purchase any adult beverage (21 and over) and pay a $1 extra for a DORA cup so you can enjoy your beverage at the event. (DORA cup must be purchased with every new drink).
Taste of Italia Vendors in downtown Akron, Ohio at Lock 3 include
Choose from 6 varieties of authentic Italian Stromboli.
DiRusso’s own sausage served on Italian hard rolls with fresh grilled onions, peppers, sauce and their signature blend of mozzarella and provolone.
Fresh, and baked on-site Italian pastries and coffee.
The most “twisted” pizzeria in downtown Akron with traditional pies and unique combinations will be sold by the slice on Main Street.
Maebell’s Gourmet Sensation
Enjoy freshly fried fish, chicken, and fries along with their new Italian sausage dish.
DaVinci's is a favorite with late-night locals known for their generous slices of both cheese and pepperoni pizza.
Akron’s tastiest homemade cookies, brownies, cake, peanut brittle, fudge, pies and popcorn.
Try one of their small batch, artisanal ice creams that are made with organic and locally sourced ingredients.
Ribs, ribs, ribs! And some of Akron’s best BBQ.
Lock 3 Cafe (Located in the Park)
Rigatoni (Carvolese Club Sauce) with Meatballs, Focaccia with Dipping Oil, Pizza by the slice from DiVinci's, Gio's Lasagna and Chicken Parm Sandwich from Spaghetti Warehouse