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 arrive early!

District 99 also has 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 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.

Carnival Games and Snacks

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.

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 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.

Outside Performances

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.


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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.

Vendor Opportunities

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


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Media Appearances

Event Contacts

   Lydia Herrera    (708)-863-4856

          Donations                   Entertainment             Performances       Vendor Registration      ​​


Jacqueline Pisano     (708) 863-8626

Media Inquiries


Thomas Eukovich (708) 863-8626

         Coordination          Promotions



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Thousands turn out for sixth annual Back to School Fair
Thousands turn out for sixth annual Back to School Fair
Jacqueline Pisano, Coordinator of Media and Public Relations

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.