5 Things to Do in Lisle, IL this Summer!

Things to Do in Lisle, ILIt’s no longer a secret that the Chicago Suburbs are vibrant and active during the summer months. All the fun you expect to have while visiting the city can be had practically right outside your door. Lisle is no exception and offers a variety of family activities all year long. The summer months are truly something to experience in Lisle as the events become larger than life in many instances. Some are traditional and happen once a year every year. Others are surprises that are sure to delight and create memories for the whole family.

When planning a visit to the Chicago Suburbs and Lisle, IL, be sure to contact the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau and we will gladly assist you in making accommodations to stay in Lisle and to plan a getaway to ensure you get to experience the most that Lisle has to offer. For more information on summer events taking place in Lisle or for assistance making reservations or booking a hotel, call us at 630-769-1000. You can also email us at lislevisitor@stayinlisle.com and we will respond to your email as quickly as possible.

Lisle’s Summer List of 5 Things to Do

1. Eyes to the Skies – June 29 – July 1

This annual festival is one of Chicagoland’s favorite family events. The Eyes to the Skies Festival is offering daily how air balloon rides morning and night (weather permitting). Experience the awe and magic of nightly balloon glows. For those that don’t want to go quite so high in the sky, there will be tethered balloon rides. Live music will be playing on two stages and there will be three nights of fireworks. Team Fastax America’s Skydiving Team will be performing and there is a huge children’s area, over 50 food vendors, a craft show, a great carnival and much more! NEW this year – LEGO® Let’s Play Tour. Visit Eyestotheskies.org to learn more.

2. French Market Returns to Lisle – June 2- Sept 29

The eclectic French Market is back by popular demand and will kick off on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Garfield Avenue adjacent to the Prairie Walk Pond. The market will be held each Saturday through September 29. Vendors change weekly and patrons can peruse the market for specialty merchandise, produce and more. Admission is free and so is parking nearby! This event is family-friendly and pet- friendly.

3. The Morton Arboretum Troll Hunt – Ongoing

Things to Do in Lisle, ILTake a journey to discover six giant, whimsical trolls created by Danish artist Thomas Dambo using reclaimed wood. Hunt to find these guardians of the forest among the Arboretum’s tree collection. Each troll resembles the trolls of European folklore and stands at an astonishing 15-20 feet tall. These trolls act as the protectors of our environment and have set clever “traps” to keep their homes safe.

4. The Downtown Lisle Car Show

This annual summer event will feature antique, classic and vintage cars, along with music, food, drinks, raffles and more! These fun and family-friendly events are the perfect way to enjoy warm, summer nights. During events, Main Street is closed and is transformed into a block party where unique cars are displayed. Enjoy music, food, beverages, prizes, raffles and more.

These free events are coordinated by the Kiwanis of Lisle and Lisle Heritage Society. Downtown Lisle Car Shows are held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month (except for September 15, which is the third Saturday of the month) from June through October in Downtown Lisle.

5. Lisle Park District Summer Entertainment Series – July 18, 25, & Aug 1

Listen to free live music concerts from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at newly-renovated Van Kampen Stage in Lisle Community Park. Special guests are slated for each day and be sure to bring a lawn chair and blanket—food & spirits are available for purchase.

Contact the LCVB to Learn More

The Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau can assist you in planning your day or weekend getaway. Call 630-769-1000 today to learn more or send an email to lislevisitor@stayinlisle.com.