Cicero District 99 can add another successful Back to School Fair to the books, following the thousands of Cicero and other area children and families that turned out for the annual end-of-summer education extravaganza Saturday, Aug. 10 at Unity Junior High School.
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
Supplies are limited and not guaranteed, so arrive early!
District 99 also has a station that gives away free library books.
Complimentary health services at the event include free health exams for children, thanks to Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Health Department.
Free dental exams are also provided, courtesy of Morton Family Dental of Berwyn.
Ninety-nine children receive complementary haircuts, courtesy of local salon Esther's Braids, Haircuts & Styling.
Attendees are provided hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy and more.
Jump in bounce houses, get your face painted, or spin the wheel to win cool District 99 accessories.
Come cheer on District 99 staff members and parents while they compete against one another.
Watch out — things get competitive!
The Back to School Fair provides a wide variety of musical performances.
Come listen to band performances by our very own District 99 drumline and the 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.
The Back To School Fair has also brought in entertainment such as Hispanic folkloric dancers and the Jesse White Tumblers.
Please contact District 99 if you would like to perform at the event.
Every year, the Back to School Fair 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 District 99, providing free hotspots for student-issued devices for all students.
In 2018, the local animal shelter in Cicero "Waggin' Tails" gave the community the opportunity to adopt animals for free.
Every year, several local or regional vendors, colleges, and organizations come out to promote their business.
Aug. 12, 2019- Suburban Life Publications- Back to school fair in Cicero
Aug. 10, 2019- Univision Chicago- Decenas de estudiantes reciben utiles escolares y vacunas gratuitas en la feria de regreso a clases de Cicero
Aug. 20, 2018- Suburban Life Publications- Cicero School District 99 celebrates start of school with family fair