2018 Screen-Free Week Events

Taking a break from TV, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and video games is easier–not to mention more fun–when you’re taking a break with others.

Here are just a few of the great events planned for Screen-Free Week 2018. Don’t see an event in your state? Organizing a Screen Free Week is easy. Check out our handouts and resources for inspiration, then register your event to be listed here!

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  • Bob L. Burger Recreation Center, located in Lafayette, invites the public to sign up for their FREE Screen-Free Week program, no later than April 27. Participants will receive a pass to the Recreation Center for the week of April 30 – May 6, as well as a free book from the Lafayette Public Library. Register online or in person at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center.** 


  • In Avon, Pine Grove Elementary School will be celebrating Screen-Free Week with a variety of outdoor activities.
  • Students at Jerome Harrison Elementary School in North Branford will be celebrating Screen-Free Week this year.
  • Orange is the place to be for Screen-Free Week!  Students at Peck Place School will be celebrating Screen-Free Week with a health fair.  Offerings include yoga and tae kwon do classes.  Students at Race Brook School will be celebrating Screen-Free Week with Touch-A-Truck!  Kids will get to climb in and play on community trucks.  And students at Turkey Hill School will have some screen-free socializing while enjoying Italian ice.
  • How about ice cream in Wethersfield?  On Tuesday, May 1, join Emerson-Williams Elementary School as they celebrate Screen-Free Week at Main Street Creamery & Cafe, which will donate 20% of all sales from 4-7 p.m. that day to Emerson-Williams’ PTO.  Or join Hanmer Elementary School at Main Street Creamery & Cafe on Thursday, May 3, when 20% of all sales from 4-7 p.m. that day will be donated to Hanmer’s PTO.**


  • Homewood Public Library will be celebrating Screen-Free Week on Tuesday, May 1, with a screen-free version of karaoke for kids.**
  • In Geneva, children will be celebrating Screen-Free Week with a magic show, a scavenger hunt, and miniature golf.  Preregistration is required for all activities.**
  • Children in Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 will be celebrating Screen-Free Week one week early, from April 23-April 27, to coincide with their simultaneous celebration of Healthy Living Week.


  • In Frederick County, students at seven public elementary schools will be participating in a pilot program for Screen-Free Week.  They will be partnering with The Original Playhouse, a children’s museum in New Market that offers educational spaces and an outdoor garden playground.



  • St. Francis Farm will be celebrating Screen-Free Week early to coincide with school break, which runs from April 23-April 28.  They are offering a wide variety of free events for families at St. Francis Farm, and at participating sponsors in Pulaski, Richland, Orwell, and Williamstown.  Look out for library activities, evening nature walks, a bird walk, volunteer projects, nature activities, games, STEM activities, arts and crafts, a barn dance, and much more!  Details can be found here.**
  • Brighton Memorial Library, in Rochester, will be focused on games during Screen-Free Week! The library will be hosting a game and puzzle swap, family game day, and family game night.**


  • In Granville, community organizations will be organizing free events all week, including comic book day, a sports equipment swap, free admission to a school play, family board night, local history night, hikes, canoeing, and a kick-off festival at a local park.**