American Fest Draws Thousands In Celebration

Thousands of Cicero and neighboring residents packed the town’s fairgrounds during the last weekend in June to celebrate Independence Day through American Fest.

The annual celebration of American independence featured live music acts that brought in crowds from all around to enjoy modern and classic musical hits, carnival rides for kids and adults, booths, delicious fair food, and much more. The June 28-July 1 celebration was held just before the Fourth because of the midweek date of the national holiday.

“American Fest continues to be one of the town’s favorite events, and it’s my own favorite,” said Cicero Town President Larry Dominick. “The diversity of the crowd celebrating American Independence reflects the unifying desires of our Founding Fathers.”

As is tradition, 7th Heaven capped off the four-day festival with its popular set timed to end as the annual fireworks show lit up the sky.

“I can’t think of a town that continues to bring in so many people for so many events,” said Town Assessor Emilio “Emo” Cundari. “With Cinco de Mayo’s size and now American Fest, I can only imagine what the fall events will bring.”