Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Free Family Friendly Events: ComEd’s annual “Switch on Summer” May 6th. 2018

Are you as sick of winter as we are, here at ChiIL Mama? Maybe if we turn on Chicago's iconic fountain, Mother Nature will take a hint and bring on the warm spring and summer fun. Come on out for ComEd’s annual “Switch on Summer” festivities. For the first year, the free event will take place on a Sunday from 12pm-3pm, making it a perfect opportunity for a family outing in the city! 

Click here for more info: Switch on Summer 2018

Join ComEd and the Chicago Park District as they mark Chicago’s official season-changing signal – turning on the Buckingham Fountain. The fourth annual “Switch on Summer” event will take place on Sunday, May 6th, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. and will include free giveaways, family-friendly activities, and live entertainment from Sixteen Candles Band. WGN Meteorologist Tom Skilling will serve as the event host, and more than 20 of Chicagoland’s most beloved organizations will join ComEd and the Park District to help kick off the city’s favorite season.

When: Sunday, May 6th, 2018, from 12:00-3:00pm
The fountain will be switched on at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Buckingham Fountain
301 S Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Games, Giveaways & Entertainment
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 Sixteen Candles

Learn More
Learn more about assessments, rebates, discounts and recycling. Visit ComEd.com/HomeSavingsExplore your solar possibilities at ComEd.com/Solar

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors
Adler Planetarium
Art Institute
Better Business Bureau Serving Chicago and Northern Illinois
Brookfield Zoo
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Parent Magazine
Chicago Park District
Chicago Sky Basketball
Chinatown Chamber of Commerce (Special Events Committee)
Diet Coke
Field Museum
Grant Park Music Festival
House Theatre
Icebox Derby (Internal ComEd)
Ignition/Havas (Internal ComEd)
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

The Joffrey Ballet

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