Date: Sunday, May 05
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Buckingham Fountain
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Address: 301 S Columbus Drive
Chicago IL
Presenting Sponsor: ComEd

Join ComEd and the Chicago Park District as they #SwitchOnSummer2019 and celebrate the Buckingham Fountain’s 92nd birthday on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Now in its fourth year, the annual event will feature more than a dozen of Chicagoland’s most beloved organizations to help the city spring into summer with the official season-changing signal – turning on the Buckingham Fountain. The festivities will include free giveaways, family-friendly activities, and live entertainment.

Games, Giveaways & Entertainment

Check out our Kid Zone, presented by Chicago Parent Magazine!

Hosted activities include:

  • Face Painters
  • Costumed Characters
  • Connect 3 Basketball
  • Giant Kick Darts
  • Human Foosball Field
  • Giant Bag Toss
  • Carnival 3-in-1
  • American Ninja Warrior Wall
  • FREE giveaways and family activities from our event partners
  • FUN games to help you learn about saving money and energy
  • LIVE entertainment and music from local bands, Sixteen Candles and Today’s Trade

Learn More

Learn more about assessments, rebates, discounts and recycling. Visit ComEd.com/HomeSavings

Explore your solar possibilities at ComEd.com/Solar

*Please bring a reusable water bottle along! ComEd will have filtered water stations at this year’s event, to help reduce the amount of plastic waste.

Thank You to Our Event Partners

  • Adler Planetarium
  • Art Institute
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Chicago Architecture Center
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Chicago Children’s Theatre
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Chicago Parent Magazine
  • Chicago Park District
  • Chicago Sky/WNBA
  • Chinatown Special Events Committee
  • Diet Coke
  • Field Museum
  • Grant Park Music Festival
  • House Theatre
  • The Joffey Ballet
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Morton Arboretum
  • Museum of Science & Industry
  • National Museum of Mexican Art
  • Navy Pier
  • Old Town School of Folk Music
  • Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
  • Shedd Aquarium