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 organizations!

Local organizations within the Lake Zurich area 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 YMCA.

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


Event Map


Unplugged Fest 2022 Demonstration Schedule

11:00 AM W. Kim Tae Kwon Do

11:30 AM Foglia YMCA Aquatics

12:00 PM Yin Yang Pilates

1:00 PM Lake Zurich Youth Lacrosse

1:30 PM Trinity Irish Dancers

2:30 PM Lake County Sheriff K9 Demonstration - K9 Axle and Deputy Gauer

3:00 PM Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

3:15 PM Boy Scouts Troop 964

3:30PM Foglia YMCA Family Yoga


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 13 years old and I am the former Junior Miss Lake Zurich Area current Miss Illinois Earth and Junior Miss Shining Star. 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 one another, and 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 2021 and have approved it again for 2022.



Unplugged Fest Presentation From 2020



Event Information

Cost: FREE

Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

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