Cinco de Mayo in Cicero Continues to Flourish

Near record crowds flooded Cicero’s fair grounds at the beginning of May to kick off the warm-weather slate of festivals in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Hosted by Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee, the annual celebration of Mexican culture on the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French saw live bands, food, rides and other carnival activities for the tens of thousands of people who attended the three-day event.

Alfredo Gomez Sepúlveda of the Mexican Consulate in Chicago joined Dominick on stage to help close out the festival on Sunday, May 7. They were also joined by the two teams who played in this year’s annual Larry Dominick Cup soccer championship game on Sunday.

“Cicero’s festival is the premier Cinco de Mayo event in all of Chicagoland,” Dominick said. “It doesn’t matter if you are Mexican, Mexican-American, or hailing from anywhere else in the world, this celebration is a great way to have a fun time and start the warm-weather season in Cicero.”

Dominick thanked CMCC members Maru Ayala and Frank Aguilar, as well as the Department of Parks and Recreation for continuing the successful celebration.