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Taste of Italia

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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.


– Arancini

– 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

The Akron Civic Theatre*

Drink Special

The Lockview*

Limoncello Cocktail

Chill Ice Cream

Spumoni, Lemon Ice and Negroni Sorbet


Limoncello Jell-O Shots, Aperol Spritzers, House Nut Mix

The Peanut Shoppe

Peanuts, Candy, Chocolate

Barley House*

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.

Rimedio’s Bakery

Fresh, and baked on-site Italian pastries and coffee. 

Twisted Tomato

The most “twisted” pizzeria in downtown Akron with traditional pies and unique combinations will be sold by the slice on Main Street. 

Stray Dog

Maebell’s Gourmet Sensation

Enjoy freshly fried fish, chicken, and fries along with their new Italian sausage dish. 

DaVinci’s Pizza

DaVinci's is a favorite with late-night locals known for their generous slices of both cheese and pepperoni pizza. 

Homemade Delights 

Akron’s tastiest homemade cookies, brownies, cake, peanut brittle, fudge, pies and popcorn.

Henry’s Creamery 

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