Summer Begins When Buckingham Fountain Turns On for the Season

In a city of iconic images perhaps the most iconic is Buckingham Fountain. With its bronze seahorses, 1.5 million gallons of water, and 150 foot spray, the fountain is one of the most photographed and most visited of all Chicago landmarks.

When it's turned back on for the summer Chicagoans know that outdoor festivals and al fresco dining are just around the corner.

ComEd and the Chicago Park District have joined forces for the fourth year in a row to "Switch On Summer."

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This year Buckingham Fountain will be turned back on May 6.  From 12pm to 3pm the seasonal switch will be celebrated with free giveaways, free family activities, and live entertainment. This year will also highlight the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics.

Summer's coming!

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 Switch on Summer with ComEd at Buckingham Fountain
Buckingham Fountain
500 S Columbus, Chicago, IL
How Much: 
Free

Join ComEd and the Chicago Park District to Switch On Summer in 2018 and celebrate the official season-changing signal - turning on the Buckingham Fountain.

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