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Field Day Unplugged

Event information

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Fee: $5 per person.

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-727-8700

Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve

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Two people exchanging a wooden stick as a baton while running the grass. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Grab some pals to build your team of four and join us for some friendly competition in celebration of Unplug Illinois Day! The statewide initiative encourages people to unplug from their electronic devices and plug into play, creativity, friendship, adventure and family. Come ready to show off your athleticism just like on the schoolyard for field day events like relay races and minute-to-win-it challenges!

Each registered participant will receive a hot dog, beverage and side from Lil’ Deb’s food truck, and the top three winning teams will win prizes.

Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, July 11: 815-727-8700.


Participants should assemble a team of four and register themselves individually. When registering, you will be asked to include your team name. Please ensure all four or your team members use the same name.

This event will take place on natural surfaces and uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.