Thousands of people flooded Cicero’s fairgrounds at 34th and Laramie in celebration of everything south of the border during the annual Mexican Independence Day celebration this September. Heading out to the grounds from September 10-13, residents from Cicero and nearby communities gathered to listen to live music while enjoying rides, food and many other offerings, courtesy of the partnership between the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee and the Town’s Department of Special Events.
As Sunday, September 13, arrived, festival goers lined Cermak Avenue to watch the annual Mexican Independence Day Parade as Town President Larry Dominick helped lead the floats through the city and lead spectators back to the final day of the celebration.
“Cicero is a community filled with many diverse cultures and we are proud to celebrate all of them,” Dominick said. “This is definitely one of the best gatherings we have, showcasing some of the best of our Town.”
As the day turned to night, Dominick was joined by Mexican Consul General Carlos Jimenez Macias and Amber Moreno, this year’s Señorita Cicero, along with Town Officials to ring in Mexican’s freedom with the traditional El Grito.