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Switch on Summer: A Virtual Experience

June 11, 2020

Besides school being out and the arrival of warmer weather, ComEd’s annual Switch on Summer event is a telltale sign that summer is here!

Under normal circumstances, ComEd and the Chicago Park District would join forces to turn on Buckingham Fountain and welcome the arrival of summer at the annual event.

But due to COVID-19, the celebration is going virtual and will be following a new format. Rather than switching on the Buckingham Fountain for Switch on Summer, this year ComEd will Switch on Togetherness.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, Switch on Summer will celebrate the arrival of summer, as well as those who have persevered through weeks of social-distancing – including families and essential workers.

Watch this space in the future for information on how you can access this year’s celebration with family on your computer or electronic device. There will be a musical performance, special video messages and fun activities for the family. Don’t miss this summer kick-off celebration!