Celebrate Unplug Illinois Day on Saturday, July 13!

On Saturday, July 13, 2019, communities across Illinois will celebrate Unplug Illinois Day! People will ditch their electronic devices and ‘unplug’ to enjoy everything their local park and recreation agencies have to offer. Unplug Illinois encourages people to get out, unplug, play and engage with each other through experiences at local park and recreation agencies.

Featured Unplug Illinois Day Events

  • Batavia’s Annual Windmill City Festival from noon to 11:00 p.m. will celebrate the community’s heritage on the river walk in front of Batavia City Hall. Windmill City festival encourages the community to unplug with a variety of activities including inflatables, the golf challenge, a talent show and live bands.  Learn more at windmillcityfest.org.
  • Bolingbrook will celebrate Unplug Illinois day at Parkie’s Pool Party from noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Pelican Harbor Outdoor Aquatic Park. Admission for the day will be $4 for residents and $8 for non-residents and all proceeds go to the Lily Cache Special Recreation Association.  Learn more at Bolingbrookpark.org.
  • The Byron Park District and Forest preserve encourage residents to unplug into nature with the ByronFest 5K race through the beautiful Forest Preserve. This race is family friendly and is part of the Rockford Roadrunner Circut. Learn more at byronparks.org/special-events#byronfest.

  • The Mount Prospect Park District GREEN team will “pop up” at the playgrounds around Mount Prospect to give away essentials for outdoor fun, including free reusable water bottles, frisbees, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk and more just for enjoying the great outdoors. Learn more at mppd.org.
  • The Normal Park District will be hosting Superhero Day at the Fairview Aquatic Center from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Kids should come dressed as their favorite superhero when they come to the pool for a day of fun, activities, giveaways, a photo booth and some surprise guest appearances!  This event is free to attend with the usual aquatic center admission price!  Learn more at http://www.normal.org.


Unplug Illinois engages you and communicates that:


  • Parks are a place to play

  • Parks deliver value

  • Parks create healthier communities

Only one in three children are active every day.”

-President’s Council on Fitness