Wake Forest Unplugged

Wake Forest Unplugged...Get Connected
Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 ~ 4-6 pm
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road

What do you get when you spend an entire afternoon free from electronic devices that often seem to control us instead of the other way around? The answer: “Wake Forest Unplugged...Get Connected." 

Sponsored by the Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board (RAB), "Wake Forest Unplugged...Get Connected" is a rare opportunity for Wake Forest-area residents to "disconnect" from cell phones, PDAs, and computers, and "re-connect" with their community, friends, and family.

The RAB will host a variety of organized games and activities, including sack and relay races, corn hole, and miniature golf, from 4-6 p.m. in the vicinity of the Walker Garden. 

Join other Wake Foresters for an afternoon of free games and activities at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, beginning at 4 p.m. 

Even if you can't make it out to Joyner Park, you and your family can still participate by simply "unplugging" from your televisions, personal computers, blackberries, phones, and video games for the afternoon and instead engage in healthier, more active pursuits.


Free Concert Featuring "Ellis Dyson & The Shambles"
Wake Forest Unplugged...Get Connected will culminate with a free concert in beautiful E. Carroll Joyner Park. Ellis Dyson & The Shambles will perform from 5-7 p.m., but area residents are encouraged to arrive early and take part in the array of planned games and activities, scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

Ellis Dyson & The Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from piedmont murder ballads to traditional jazz. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old. The Shambles have made waves with their theatrical and explosive live shows and masterful musicianship that electrifies every audience. Bursting with exuberance and effortless expertise, this playfully hootin’ and hollerin’ act is guaranteed to bring the ruckus.

You're also invited to bring a kite to fly and/or take a stroll along any of the park's numerous trails.