Switch on Summer - the official season-opening of Buckingham Fountain, May 5 from noon to 3 pm.

Date & Time: Sun, May 05, 2019 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Fee: $0.00

Age Range: All Ages

Categories: Family Fun Night Out in the Parks


Join ComEd and the Chicago Park District to Switch On Summer in 2019 and celebrate the official season-changing signal - turning on Buckingham Fountain. Now in its fifth year, the annual event will feature more than two dozen of Chicagoland's most beloved organizations, including the Shedd Aquarium and Brookfield Zoo, to help the city spring into summer. The festivities will include free giveaways, family-friendly activities, and live entertainment. This year's event will also highlight the 85th Anniversary of the Chicago Park District, with complimentary slices of Eli's Cheesecake while supplies last.
The fountain will be switched on at 2:00 p.m.


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 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


Add to Calendar 2019-05-05 12:00:00 2019-05-05 15:00:00 Switch on Summer with ComEd at Buckingham Fountain Grant (Ulysses) Park Chicago Park District noreply@chicagoparkdistrict.com America/Chicago public
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