Cinco de Mayo Starts Summer Schedule of Events

Cicero kicked off the summer with its annual Cinco de Mayo, the largest of its kind in the Chicagoland area.

Hosted by Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee, the annual celebration of Mexican culture brought in record crowds to listen to live bands, munch on delicious fair food, enjoy carnival rides and games, and celebrate the start of a full slate of summer activities in the town.

The four-day festival at the Cicero Fairgrounds (34th & Laramie) capped off a series of events that included Miss Cinco de Mayo Ingrid Burgos presenting the annual Larry Dominick President’s Cup to Club Tijuana of Clyde Park after they bested the Scorpions at Clyde Park’s soccer field, the culmination of the regional tournament between Chicago and Clyde Park clubs.

“Not only do we have the best Cinco de Mayo festival in the region, but we have the best summer programs for our residents,” Dominick said. “This has been a grand festival for years and I always look forward to the celebration, especially as it brings so many people to our wonderful town to see what we have to offer.”