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Buckingham Fountain to restart on Saturday

Buckingham Fountain is prepped for its return this weekend. It will be switched on in Grant Park, May 22, 2021, for the first time since 2019, according to the Chicago Park District.

Buckingham Fountain is tested on May 20, 2021. It will be switched on in Grant Park on Saturday, May 22, for the first time since 2019, according to the Chicago Park District. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

Assistant Chief Operating Engineer Eric Kelmar tests operations inside the mechanical room next to Buckingham Fountain, May 20, 2021.

Assistant Chief Operating Engineer Eric Kelmar tests operations inside the mechanical room next to Buckingham Fountain, May 20, 2021. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

Engineer Eric Kelmar performs tests inside the Buckingham Fountain control station, May 20, 2021.

Engineer Eric Kelmar performs tests inside the Buckingham Fountain control station, May 20, 2021. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

A control dial inside the Buckingham Fountain.

A control dial inside the Buckingham Fountain. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

Engineer Eric Kelmar tests operations inside the Buckingham Fountain control station, May 20, 2021.

Engineer Eric Kelmar tests operations inside the Buckingham Fountain control station, May 20, 2021. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

Assistant Chief Operating Engineer Eric Kelmar talks with people as he tests Buckingham Fountain, May 20, 2021.

Assistant Chief Operating Engineer Eric Kelmar talks with people as he tests Buckingham Fountain, May 20, 2021. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

Buckingham Fountain, on May 20, 2021. The fountain is scheduled to restart on Saturday.

Buckingham Fountain, on May 20, 2021. The fountain is scheduled to restart on Saturday. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

Jorge Moran, left, and husband Ralph Moran make a selfie during testing of the Buckingham Fountain, May 20, 2021.

Jorge Moran, left, and husband Ralph Moran make a selfie during testing of the Buckingham Fountain, May 20, 2021. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

People catch testing of the Buckingham Fountain, May 20, 2021.

People catch testing of the Buckingham Fountain, May 20, 2021. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

A lakefront visitor catches testing of the Buckingham Fountain, May 20, 2021.

A lakefront visitor catches testing of the Buckingham Fountain, May 20, 2021. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

The Buckingham Fountain control station during its testing, May 20, 2021.

The Buckingham Fountain control station during its testing, May 20, 2021. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

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