Back To School Fair

an annual end-of-summer education extravaganza and kick-off celebration for the upcoming academic year for area children and their families

FREE School Supplies

Supplies are limited and not guaranteed so get there nice and early! 

We also have a station that gives away FREE library books. 

Dental Exams, Haircuts, and Physicals Provided

Complimentary health services at the event include free health exams for children thanks to Town of Cicero President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Health Department.

FREE dental exams from Morton Family Dental of Berwyn.

99 children receive complementary haircuts, courtesy of local salon Esther's Braids, Haircuts & Styling.

Carnival Games and Snacks

Attendees are provided FREE hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, and more! 

Come jump in our bounce houses, get your face painted, or spin the wheel to win cool District 99 accessories! 

Parent vs Staff Soccer Game

Come cheer on District 99 staff members and parents while they compete against one another. 

Watch out things get competitive!


Live Music and DJ Jerry

The Back to School Fair provides a wide variety of musical performances. 

Come listen to band performances by our very own D99 drum-line and the prestigious J. Sterling Morton High School Band.

Entertainment for attendees are provided by District 99 employee Jerry Jaramillo, who spins hits all day on his turntable, along with live rock 'n roll performances from the District 99 house band, Los D99ers.

Outside Performances

The Back To School event has also brought in entertainment such as Hispanic folkloric dancers and the Jesse White Tumblers.

Please contact us if you would like to perform at our event!


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Every year our Back to School Event hosts a large promotion.

In 2019, a mobile truck from T-Mobile greeted guests at the main entrance, providing assistance with technology questions and showcasing new mobile products. T-Mobile has entered into a Chromebook hotspot partnership with us, providing free hotspots for student-issued devices for all of our students.

In 2018, the local animal shelter in Cicero "Waggin Tails" give our community the opportunity to adopt animals for FREE!

Media Appearances

We love when the media comes out to cover or preview our event.

The last two years the Univision Deportes 1200AM radio came to do a live talk show from our event.

My Suburban Life newspaper have also come out the past couple of years to take photos and do a short write-up. 

The event is also catching the attention of local and regional news stations. Last year Univision Chicago came out to do a news package on the event. 


Vendor Opportunities

Every year several local or regional vendors, colleges, and organizations come out to promote their business.



This community effort could not be made possible without the collaborative efforts from the organizations below.

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Contact Information

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For promotional opportunities please contact Thomas Eukovich, Communications Coordinator, HERE

To reserve a vendor spot please contact Lydia Herrera, event organizer HERE

For media requests please contact Jacqueline Pisano, Coordinator of Media and Public Reations, HERE


LOCATION: Unity Junior High School (2115 S. 54th Ave.)