About the Fest


Unplugged Fest is a FREE festival where families can unplug from their electronic devices and connect with each other through fun activities in our Lake Zurich Area community!


Local families in our community can ditch their devices, try new activities and learn about the local businesses!

Local organizations within Lake Zurich are participating in Unplugged Fest. Each organization is hosting an activity for our community members to demonstrate what their organization is all about.

Each organization will have a "station" around the area that surrounds Shelter A & B at Paulus Park.

Scheduled vendor demonstrations will take place throughout the event to showcase their business!


Event Map & Schedule

Event MapEvent Schedule




Why was Unplugged Fest created?

About Alexis

With Covid-19 many people have turned to their devices for connection and entertainment. Kids today spend between 4-7 hours a day or up to 50 hours not related to school work on a device. This has increased since Covid-19. During the pandemic many small businesses and organizations lost business and participants. Because of this, I decided to host Unplugged Fest.

My name is Alexis, I am 12 years old and I am Junior Miss Lake Zurich Area. My platform is unplugging people from technology and connecting with each other through activities in my community. I want to help my community get unplugged from their devices, get reconnected with each one another, and to help local businesses increase their customers and participants. In addition I would like to empower kids like to me do big things even though they are young. They can do it!

In 2020 the Village of Lake Zurich Board of Trustees approved my idea and gave me to go ahead for Unplugged Fest.



Unplugged Fest Presentation



Event Information

Cost: FREE

Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Paulus Park, 200 S Rand Road, Lake Zurich